What’s happening at your local Methodist Church?

Mondays 10-12 Chester Green Chums Parent and Baby/Toddler group. Whether your little one is 3 weeks or 3 years old we’d love to see you! 

Tuesdays 10.30 – 12 Messy Play. A chance for your children to get really messy and do all those things you’d rather not do at home! 
Wednesday 6.45 – 7.45pm Dave’s Fitness Class. A fun and friendly exercise class. 
Thursdays 10-11 Mums n Tots Yoga. A new class which helps mums/dads/grandparents get some exercise and relaxation whilst the children enjoy it too! 
Sundays 11am Service with Little Fishes Sunday Club for children. 
Once a quarter evening service with men’s choir.
First Sunday in the month Messy Church service – breakfast 10.30, all age informal service in the hall 11am where adults and children join together with songs, stories and crafts. 
October – 2nd October Messy Church. 
All other Sundays 11am. 
We are a small and friendly Church family who would love to welcome you! 
Advance Notice – Christmas Fair! 
Our annual Christmas Fair will take place on Sat 26th Nov from 10.30 – 1.00 with Santa’s grotto, cakes, kids activities, hot lunch, raffle etc. Please put the date in your diary! Stalls available – book now! The fair will also include nearly new baby/childrens clothes/toy/equipment etc. Any donations welcome and any items sold we will give 50% back to you if requested. Contact Abigail for more info on 01332 722488.

Chester Green Panto

Following two separate days of auditions for this year’s panto, we are delighted to announce that we have a full complement of actors, including some new faces, to enable us to produce a full version of ‘Humpty Dumpty’ (if you remember, last year’s production had to be cut down to ‘Snow White and the Three Dwarves’!). Rehearsals have already started, and the actual dates of the performances will be announced soon, but we’re hoping to build on last year’s success and run for three nights instead of just two.

To help raise funds for the panto, we will be holding some quiz evenings in Chester Green, the first of which will be on Friday, 7th October, in the Coach and Horses, Mansfield Road. Other dates/venues will be announced later. Because of the format of the quiz, we will need small prizes for these evenings, so if you can donate anything (unwanted Christmas/birthday gifts, a spare bottle of wine – if there is such a thing! – for example), we would be really grateful. Donations can be left with Mick, the landlord of the Coach and Horses, or at Isobel the Florist’s, so many thanks to them for that support. We plan on it being a slightly different quiz night, so come along and have some fun as well as helping to raise money. The quiz will start at 8pm.

Finally, we have to say a big thank you to Tim at Alternative Tiles, Mansfield Road, who has made a generous donation in support of the panto. Without such help we could not put on the panto, so please show your appreciation and support Alternative Tiles and other local businesses when possible.

Community Centre Holds National Men’s Singing Event

There are still some places available for this FREE ‘Learn to Sing in Harmony’ one-day course at Chester Green Community Centre on Sunday 16th October from 10am to 4pm.

Derby is one of around 40 towns in the UK taking part on this day and is fortunate to have secured the coaching services of a top British ‘lead’ singer and coach. Organised by Derby A Cappella Chorus and supported by the national music charity ‘Harmony Foundation’ it is designed to encourage more men to take up singing. Our easy learning system is aimed at both newcomers and those who have not sung for a while. It is an opportunity for men to sing along with an established harmony group whilst learniing how it’s done.
To reserve your place or for more information ring Tony 01332 558644 or Gordon 01332 518594 (gordonsavage@yahoo.co.uk)