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June 2006


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Last September we welcomed Rev Daniel Williams and his family into our circuit, from Cuba.  St Stephens hosted a Cuban Evening on 3 June, a lovely summer evening.

Over 200 people came to enjoy the company of Daniel, Laura and their three children.  There was hardly enough space for anyone else to get through the door.  Extra seats were needed!  The tables groaned with the weight of delicious food that had been prepared for us to eat - and eat it we did!

The evening was a wonderful time of Christian fellowship for all that attended.  A big thank you to Barbara and team and all those who made this event possible.


Rev Solomona Potogi has served in the Chasetown section for the past five years, a period of ministry that has been outstandingly successful and a very memorable experience.

The farewell for Solomona, Ana and their two sons took place at Chasetown Methodist Church on 11 June.  It started at 4 pm with a gorgeous cream tea followed by a service at 6 pm led by Terry Trigg and Rev Ray Goode.  Mona and Ana told of their highs and lows of their ministry here in England, shared a farewell song and we sang a verse of 'And can it be' in their native tongue.

We wish them God's blessings on their return to Somoa.


This month, June, St Stephens is 39 years old!  To mark this we are holding a gift day on Sunday 25 June.  The morning service will be led by President of Network, Sheila Jackson. The gift day is an opportunity to thank God for all His blessings on this church by making a donation to its continuing work.


An open air concert at Mike and Val's house will be held on Saturday 15 July at 7 pm.  Tickets are 5.50 and can be obtained from Barbara, pat or Val.  Bring your deckchairs and a picnic plus your umbrella just in case! All proceeds to Jeel-Al-Amal School.


The Day Centre recently celebrated, being 21 years old.  This social group provides fun, friendship and fellowship for elderly people who normally cannot get out of their homes unaided.  Thanks to Peggy and the team for all their work and care.



The second visit from the choir to our circuit is on Saturday 1 July at 7 pm at Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church.  This is an opportunity to hear again the Gospel through the media of music, song, drama and the spoken word. Tickets are 4.50


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