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Thank heaven for the church ladies with typewriters. The folowing actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services in the USA.

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water’. ‘The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus’.

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house.  Bring your husbands. 
Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again, giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell? Come early and listen to our choir practice.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5.00pm – prayer and medication  to follow. 
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind.They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

This evening at 7.00pm there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7.00pm. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7.00pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

Thanks to Andrew B.

Burton Joyce Players

They say that there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes – but after visiting Burton Joyce Village Hall last week, I need to add another to the list. An evening at Burton Joyce Players’ annual panto is always certain to be a great night out.

The audience was taken on a magic carpet ride to old Baghdad where Ali Baba and the forty thieves (not to mention a camel) found themselves knee deep in skulduggery and fun.

Notable for their devotion to shopping were the Sultan’s wives  Cascara, Mascara, Hysteria, Mysteria and Wisteria – with some outstanding musical numbers. Full marks to the choreographer, Jennifer Reckless.

All pantos need a convincing “baddie” and head thief Mustapha Lot (Patrick McDonough) played a convincing crime boss with his two main thieves Bin Dozy (Christopher Mercer) and Bin Lazy (Adam Miller) and a host of smaller performers making up the (not quite) forty of the title.

As usual, the lead roles of the show, Ali Baba (Victoria Jones) and Dame Baba (Gavin Alston-Holmes) put on magnificent performances. As expected, Dame Baba’s wardrobe excesses made a visual feast, with the most mobile bust in NG14 bringing the house down (you had to have been there to believe it)!

So, forget death and taxes and look out for next year’s panto from the BJ Players.

In the meantime, their next production, a comedy, “Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders” takes to the stage on 2nd – 4th May, so look out for more details in the Woodborough Web.

Woodborough Ladies

In January for our first meeting in 2019 our speaker was Dr Ann Featherstone, who gave an interesting talk about “A Storm in a Tea Shop – The Waitresses’ Strike of 1908 in London“.

Ann’s research is the first time this story has been told, recounting how waitresses all went on strike in their smart restaurants to support the campaign working for women’s rights.

February 7th at 8.00pm in The Institute, our speaker will be Bev Baker, Curator at the  National Justice Museum, Nottingham with her subject “ Crime and Punishment “

The Crafty Chatters

A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.