Snippets from the PCC meeting – 30th April 2019
Among the items discussed at the April meeting of the PCC were:
Family-centred activity and worship
Our plan to look for special occasions for family-centred activity and worship started with an event on the day before Mothering Sunday when 15 adults and 15 children attended.
Messy Church on Good Friday, which is now an established event at which the children build the Easter Garden and learn about the meaning of Good Friday and Easter had a slightly larger attendance.
We hope to do something a bit different for the day before Fathers’ Day.
The Treasurer has now received the information he needs to complete the accounts and they have been submitted to the Independent Examiner. Once they have been approved they will be made available for inspection by church members.
Carrier Bag Fund
St Chad’s Church was nominated by the Pattingham Co-op store to receive donations from the The Midcounties Co-operative Carrier Bag Good Causes Fund.
Since September we have received just over £1,000, which has helped cover the costs of the seasonal Communion service books which we have produced over the last year.
We are grateful for this support from a local business.
The number of people attending church on Easter Day was encouragingly good. Maureen had expected attendance to be down as many of our regulars were away but that was made up by others.
There were over 20 children, which was a challenge for the Sunday School – and Anna rose to it.
Three firms have looked at the problem with the clock and all agreed about what needs to be done.
We decided which quotation to accept and the relevant part has now been taken away for repair, after which it will be replaced.
Dorothy Steel has volunteered to join the PCC and has been co-opted as a member. There are still vacancies for two more members. If you would like to find out what more speak to the Vicar, one of the churchwardens or any PCC member.