September 1, 7-10pm. Themed on music from the 70s, 80s and 90s with DJ Lee. Family-friendly. Everyone friendly! Free, but if you can, please bring a pudding or cake to share.
Mo Blue on behalf of Positive Steps hands over new vests and footballs to a local team Anthony, (see centre) is one of one of our day-time volunteers and is also member of the team. It’s great that the number of sporting activities that Positive Steps hosts and supports, has now been expanded to just down the road at the Pitz Power League.
Women's Footprints attended 'Home' to watch a performance of the stage show 'Hot Brown Honey'. For some of the women it was the first time they had watched a live performance. Here are some of us afterwards with the cast.
On Sunday we heard from – and prayed for – Millie Gatenby as she told us about her upcoming trip to Nicaragua.
"Hello all! For those who don’t know, on June 2nd I will be flying to Managua, Nicaragua in Central America to volunteer with a local development non-profit organisation called CEPAD. CEPAD is a Nicaraguan Christian organisation focusing work on helping communities and individuals to be the principal actors in their own development.
The work of CEPAD revolves around education, helping people develop the tools they need to sustain themselves and their families. CEPAD walks alongside rural communities using a variety of programs in sustainable agriculture, leadership training and economic development to find local solutions to local needs."
Millie has costs to cover whilst in Central America (travel, accommodation, living and vaccinations) and also wants to donate to the families, projects and communities she'll be working with and would appreciate any donations to help.
If you want to know more, visit Millie’s GoFundme page here.
The Kingdom of God is like... What a great time the over-50s (and a couple of others who sneaked in) had today together eating lovely food – including scones with jam and cream (which way round do you put them on?) and playing bingo for prizes. Thanks to Mo for organising, Simon for calling those all-important numbers – two little ducks included, and Anthony for the jokes.
This week's women's group session at Positive Steps involved using up old duvets to make these masterpieces. It was a taster session called 'Duvet Knee Warmers'. All of the stitching was done by hand with duvets and fabric from items such as curtains and clothes. So next time you are thinking about throwing out a duvet, think again!
Last Sunday was our AGM - Annual General Meeting. This might sound boring, but at Brunswick we use this as an occasion to celebrate as we look back over the previous year with thankfulness at all God has done for and in and through us, and to commit ourselves afresh for the year to come. To get an idea of what we mean, you can download and read our Annual Reports booklet here.
Our women's group hosted a pamper session shared with women from WAST Manchester and the Lab Project. Pampering c/o students from Manchester College. Thank you. The group meets every Monday morning at Positive Steps – new members always welcome.
Our Women's Footprints group made aprons from material ends and tea towels. Our youngest member models one she made with mummy. The group meets every Monday morning – new members always welcome.