We made nearly £50 at our Fairtrade cake sale today. Thanks to the bakers and the buyers. Chocolate seemed to be a popular choice, just ahead of Lent!
To celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
4th March 2019, 10am - 2pm.
Brunswick Parish Church
Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent (the run-up to Easter), is also known as Pancake Tuesday. So... we're having a Pancake Party. Eat pancakes with numerous toppings, play games, and make sure to ask someone where the pancake and shrove bit fits into Lent! Next Tuesday, March 5, 3:30-6:30pm. Everyone welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Download a poster here.
You are invited to take part in two fun and interactive workshops that will give you simple strategies to make yourself and other people happier.
Each session involves a mixture of group discussion and practical exercises.
Facilitated by Alys Kay, Postive Psychology Practitioner and Coach, University of Manchester.
Practicing self-compassion and kindness. Monday 4th Feb, 1Oam-12pm.
In this workshop you will develop an understanding of what kindness and compassion mean, and share some thoughts on what gets in the way of being compassionate to yourself. You will be introduced to two exercise to help foster self=compassion and understand the positive impact of acts of kindness.
Learning Optimism. Monday 18th March, 10am-12pm.
In this session you will learn the difference between optimism and pessimism, and share ideas and thought about helpful and unhelpful aspects of optimism and pessimism. You will also be introduced to a tool that will help you to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
Please note this is a women only event. Contact Mo for more info. Download a poster.
To help us get the most out of the forthcoming season of Lent and provide one of a number of resources, we have invited Henry Martin, to introduce his new book 'Eavesdropping: learning to pray from those who talked to Jesus' at an informal gathering here at Brunswick church on Sunday 10 February 7pm. The book is a brilliant resource, both for the general journey of prayer and particularly one which offers a thought for each day throughout Lent.
Simon says: "Having attended the official launch at Sacred Trinity last Friday where Henry read a little, and also led a brief discussion, I feel confident in recommending this event to our own congregation, but have extended the offer to the rest of the deanery too."
All are welcome to join us - nibbles and drinks provided. More info about 'Eavesdropping'.
Money doesn’t buy you happiness. Or does it?
Join the conversation at our free interactive workshop for women. Get to grips with the economy around you, and talk about issues that affect you and your community. If you think economics isn't for you, then this workshop is. No need to register, just come along.
28 January, 10:30-12:30pm. Brunswick Church. Email or phone 0161 273 6608 for more info or download a poster.
Please note this event is for women only.
Any excuse for a celebration? We're having a Scottish-themed one on Friday January 25, which happens to be 'Burns Night' – the annual celebration of Scotland's most famous poet, (whose 'Auld Lang Syne' you may have sung recently to welcome in the New Year!)
Hunt the Nessie and other fun games, music from DJ Simon, food with a Scottish flavour. Bring & Share drinks. All about having a good time together as a celebration of our community. For all ages, from 6:30-9pm.
PLEASE NOTE: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Email or phone 0161 273 6608 for more info. Download a poster.
Two more workshops at Positive Steps this week. Women's Footprints had a healthy eating workshop supported by Near Neighbours. The Over 50s group had a Reminiscence Workshop allowing the group to gather their favourite memories for a photo frame.
Do you know someone who would like to join in activities like this? Send Mo an email.
This is a taster workshop in how to create short animations using green screen technology. It’s easy, a lot of fun and anyone can do it. Tuesday, 15th January, 11am to 2pm at Brunswick Church. Free. Email Mo for more info.