Friday, 13 March 2009

Early Centenary Highlights

We are only midway into the third month of the centenary year of
Caversham Heights Methodist Church but already we have had a number of exciting events, with many more still to come. Many of us are eagerly looking forward to the visit to our evening service this coming Sunday of this year's President of Conference, the Revd Stephen J. Poxon,

who will be accompnaied by the Chair of the District, the Revd Dr Andrew Wood, since this is part of the President's visit to the Southampton District. We are catering for about 200 people because it will be a Circuit Service and, since we are the host church, I am hoping that a good number of our folk will turn out to hear the President even though a number of them feel very strongly that evening services should be abolished as out of date!

Then on Thursday (the 19th) we have our third visit of the Riding Lights Theatre Company. It is 5 years since they last came to Caversham and so we are expectanrly awaiting their new production 'REDEMPTION SONG'. I will write more about this in my next post.

Three days later, on Sunday (the 22nd) we have another visiting preacher for our annual Mission in Britain Service. This time we will welcome the Revd Dr Mark Wakelin whom many will remember in the days when he was head of MAYC (Methodist Association of Youth Clubs). Mark is now one of the Connexional Team Secretaries and his brief is Internal Relationships, so we look to him to point the way forward as we serve Christ in this community in the 21st Century.


Sally said...

Sounds like a very good and very bust time, I really like Riding Lights, and haven't seen that production yet.

Olive Morgan said...

Especially for me as the Media Publicity Director, Sally, and it's a bit disappointing when I fail to get a mention in the local papers, although one of them did carry my story on its website (with a special square highlighted in blue and headed 'This week on the website'). Next week I'll be busy making sure that they all get photos and a write-up of each event. My life revolves round deadlines - but I'd rather be busy than bored!