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November 2012

Corporate Communion Sunday, 4th November at 10.15 am

I'd like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who helped to make such a success of the MU cake stall at the Autumn Fayre. We made £143, which is a magnificent contribution to Church funds.

On 15 November the evening MU group are having a social evening plus a cooking show. The aims of this are to try to encourage more people to join MU, to raise funds for MU, and to help Save the Family provide packs of basic kitchen equipment for families leaving their care. There will be a cookery demonstration using "Pampered Chef" kitchen equipment, an opportunity to use some of the equipment, and a chance to taste the items cooked. Pampered Chef products will be on sale, but there will be absolutely no obligation or pressure to buy. Pampered Chef will give MU a percentage of the value of items sold. All members and friends of MU would be very welcome.

The date for our Christmas Party is different from the date in the programme and will now be on Saturday, 8 December at 12 noon for 12.30 pm at the Black Lion. The cost will be £10 for 2 courses plus coffee and a mince pie. Money will need to be in by Sunday, 2 December at the very latest. For details of menu choices please contact Connie Mason or any MU Committee member. As always, non¬members are very welcome to attend this event.

Afternoon MU Group

The Revd David Ash was the speaker at our October meeting. David asked members about ambitions that they had fulfilled or would still like to fulfil. David then went on to speak about ambitions which he had fulfilled including singing in a large choir, acting on a London stage and, after working in youth and social work, being ordained as a priest.

The next afternoon meeting will be on 19 November at 2.00pm at the Town Hall, when our speaker will be Revd Simon Airey who will be talking about Health and Education in South Sudan, prior to the civil war.

Ellesmere eMU's

The speaker at our October meeting was Muriel Rayner who gave an illustrated talk about her work in India as part of Voluntary Service Overseas. Muriel went to India under the auspices of the Trefoil Guild and gave US a faScinating insight into life in India and her work helping in a creche for the children of itinerant building workers.

The next evening meeting will be the social evening/cooking show on 15 November as mentioned above and will be at 7.30pm in St John's Room. Please come and bring your friends.

Yours in love and fellowship.

Jo