The Nottingham South Methodist Circuit Spring Walk took place on Saturday, 26th May.
We started at Ruddington at 10 o'clock, visited Clifton and finished at West Bridgford with a Bring and Share Tea.
Thy Kingdom Come was part of a Global wave of prayer between Ascension Day (10th May) and Pentecost (20th May).
The Methodist Church joined up with different churches locally and up and down the country to pray at a variety of events.
As part of 'Thy Kingdom Come', Radcliffe-on-Trent Methodist Church joined with the other Radcliffe churches and prayer walked every single street in Radcliffe and Upper Saxondale.
Crossing the ford by Crookford Hill on a 6 mile circular walk from Clumber Park Hotel to Hardwick Village and edge of Clumber Park. Good weather and reasonably dryish paths. Coffee and cake afterwards at Thorsby Hall courtyard cafe.
On the evening of Saturday, 3rd March, about 40 church members and friends met in the Hall to eat together. The meal was Italian-themed with a menu consisting of tomato salad and mozarella cheese, a main course of delicious home-made Lasagne (with or without mushrooms and a vegetarian option) and a dessert of, of course, Cornetto ice cream.
This food was greatly enjoyed by everyone, but the main object of the evening was fellowship and conversation, of which there was lots - even while eating was in full swing!
This event took place on Saturday, 10th February from 9.30am to 12 noon.
This year the focus was on the Hidden Entrepreneurs - helping those people in developing countries to build businesses and create a better future for their families and communities.
There was a good attendance throughout the morning. People sat to enjoy coffee, delicious cakes and lots of conversation.
The Traidcraft Stall was a highlight, offering a wide variety of Fair Trade products, gifts and cards.
Proceeds from the morning were £230.
This event was held in the hall on 23rd January and was attended by 33 members and friends, as well as many helpers. This year the chosen charity was 'Action for Children', the national children's charity that has close ties to the Methodist Church. An excellent lunch consisting of Chicken Stroganoff and jacket potatoes, followed by an assortment of desserts and tea and coffee, was enjoyed by everyone.
The Radcliffe-on-Trent Methodist Church Advent Fair was held on the morning of Saturday, 2nd December. There was the usual array of stalls, including cakes and preserves, toiletries, Christmas cards, Traidcraft and gifts, as well as a Tombola and a Raffle. Father Christmas sat in his Grotto, which was accessed by train! The Community Cafe occupied the schoolroom, so there was opportunity to rest with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.