We hope you are all well and are enjoying the lovely weather we have been blessed with over the recent weeks. Here are some updates regarding Acre Mill and dates activities that have been planned for the coming weeks.
Acre Mill is very much open!
Family Day Out to Thompson Park, Burnley Saturday 19th June 2021. We will meet around 10:30 am near the playground area. Current restrictions allows for a group of 30 to meet outdoors. We plan to take part in the small water-based activities on the boating lake (kayaks, row boats), ride the miniature railway train and enjoy the small splash park. We hope to enjoy a picnic in fine weather! All the activities are dependent on the park's own opening times, weather and will be a 'walk in' type arrangement-no booking is needed it is first come first served on the day. There is a park map attached and The Boathouse Facebook page link is below for any up-to-date information regarding the activities and café.
Family Lakes Day Trip Saturday 3rd July 2021. This is a great day out and we have booked to take part in water sports activities at Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre. The itinerary is to meet at the outdoor centre in Windermere for 10 am to take part in the water sports beginning at 10:30am (kayaks, paddleboards), enjoy a picnic lunch on their green area where there is a playground then move onto Brockhole on Windermere for the afternoon. We will finish with a traditional chip shop tea. The cost of the water sports is £10 per person. The children are being paid for by a gift from our friends at Christian Endeavour.
Please let us know (email, Facebook or in person) if you want to book a place for the Lakes water sports. We need to know by this Sunday, 13th June please.
Details are available in the links below:
Further information will be available nearer the time for those that are attending. (directions, post codes and medical/consent forms)
Children's Bible Club (children aged 4 to 12) Our weekly meetings are now taking place on Thursdays at 6pm until 7pm following the latest government guidelines. The children take part in games, sing praise songs, crafts, listen to bible stores and have good fun together. All children are welcome and it would be lovely to see them
Toddlers (pre-school aged children) Our weekly toddler group is meeting on a Tuesday morning for children with a parent or carer. This session has to be pre-booked to ensure we do not go above the allowed number of 15 children. Please get in touch of you would like to book a place.
Sunday Services with Sunday School Church services are also running weekly in person in our church building starting at 10:30 am. Each week there is a different person leading and it feels great to be worshipping in person together as a Christian fellowship. There is also Sunday School which meets for children aged 0 to 18 and all children are welcome to join.
13th June: Rob Winterbottom
20th June: David Hollows
27th June: David Isherwood
4th July: Sunday School Anniversary (see below)
11th July: Rob Winterbottom
18th July: Miles Alderson
Sunday School Anniversary Sunday 4th July 2021 10:30am. Following the Lakes Day trip is the anniversary of our Sunday School and we are celebrating this by having a special service focussing on our children and our children's work. The service will be led by our children's team leaders and it will be a family service. We hope, restrictions allowing, that we will be able to enjoy a lunch together and fellowship after the service. There is also a treat of Dave's ice cream van visiting us for some tasty desserts!
Mid Week Meeting Weekly meetings have now restarted and are taking place on Wednesdays, starting at 7.30pm. It is a devotional time for bible study, discussion, sharing and prayer. All are welcome to join us.
A warm welcome is extended to everyone to all of the above, and it would be great to see you at some or all of the events that are planned. The past year has been a hard one in many ways and we are now looking forward and seeking to unify our church family, rebuild relationships and to enjoy our Christian faith together as a family of God. We do so adhering to the latest government guidance regarding COVID-19; the current risk assessments and advice is on our church website. If any of the restrictions change, we will update our fellowship accordingly.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need anything, support, prayers or more information.
God Bless and Take Care
We have produced a Risk Assessment and a Guide with information about the safe opening of Acre Mill for services.