In Acts 4:23, we read, ‘On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.’ Reporting back to the church what has been happening and letting people know what is coming up takes quite a bit of time and effort! We do try, through our blog here, through our Facebook page, through our monthly newsletter, through weekly notices and through face-to-face conversations to let everyone know what has been happening and what is coming up, but our apologies if we don’t always succeed!

As a result of our recent visits to Carrfield Primary School, local ministers will be attending their family picnic on 2nd July. We’ll be talking to families about the work we do and giving out goodies, so please pray we will know God’s favour in everything we do and say.

Services throughout July will be as usual on Sundays and Fridays, but the school holidays start on 19th July, so there will be no youth club or Parent & Toddler group after this for the summer. Please note there is currently no badminton meeting on Friday evenings.

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 13th July at 4 p.m. Please join us for this important meeting as we look back at all God has done over the past year and look forward to the year ahead.

On Wednesday 17th July there will be a ‘Churches Together’ prayer meeting at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Lockwood Road at 10.30 a.m. Let’s pray for boldness in our witness and for unity as we join together.

On Sunday 21st July we will be holding a dedication service for Rebekah Turner in the evening at 6 p.m. Join with us as we give thanks to God for the gift of new life and as we pray for this family to know God’s leading and guidance in every area of their lives. There will be cake and refreshments served after the service, where we will also be celebrating Garry’s upcoming 60th birthday!

On Saturday 27th July there is a community event (‘Love Your Park’) held at Thurnscoe Flower Park between 12 noon and 4 p.m. Julie and others from the Dearne Community Arts’ Festival committee will be advertising the arts’ festival at that event and helping to decorate a sun bear sculpture which will feature in Big Local Thurnscoe’s ‘Go Wild!’ sculpture trail in the school holidays. All welcome to join in the decoupage fun!

For those living in Bolton-on-Dearne, the first of the holiday Family Fun Days (organised by the Dearne Area Team) will be on Monday 29th July (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) at the community centre in St Andrew’s Square.

Phew! Don’t say nothing ever happens in the Dearne!