Hassocks United Reformed Church Bulletin.
June 2024

 

Sunday services at 10.30am: 2 June, Mr Stuart Dew. 9 June, The Revd David Cumbers, Communion. 16 June, the Revd David Cumbers. 23 June, a family service led by members of the church family. 30 June, Mrs Heather McNiven.

 

Thursday services at 10.30am. 6 June, Mr Stuart Dew. 13 June, Dr Graham Campling. 20 June, Mr Stuart Dew. 27 June, the Revd David Cumbers.

 

Refreshments are served after Sunday and Thursday services.

 

Bible Study. Monday 11 June at 11am. Small hall.

 

Transform Trade, Messy Church and Coffee are on the morning of Saturday 8 June.    

 

The plant and cake sale on Saturday 18 May raised £800.05. This was an excellent outcome, thanks to a lot of hard work by those who made it possible.  

 

Open Garden. The next church fund-raising event  is an Open Garden on the afternoon of Saturday 13 July at 36 College Lane, Hurstpierpoint.

 

Joint pastorate services. The next will be a Communion service at Haywards Heath  at 10.45am (note time) on Sunday 7 July. Haywards Heath church is in South Road opposite the entrance to the Orchards shopping centre.

 

Our church AGM will be on Sunday 21 July after morning worship.

 

Baby Station. Help is wanted with our long-running Baby Station group, which has been much valued by many people over many years. Parents retain responsibility for their own children; the leaders are there to talk, and listen, and arrange tea and coffee. Maybe you know of people who have previously attended with their children, who would like to return and help. See Helen Abel for details.

 

Big Brew. Coffee lovers, book the date! A big brew coffee morning is being planned for Saturday 14 September, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Fair Trade Foundation.

 

Safeguarding. Advice regarding safeguarding and the church's safeguarding policy have been updated. Copies will shortly appear in the church vestibule, at the entrance to the main hall and on the church website www.hassocks-urc-church.org.uk

 

What is the URC? There are leaflets in the vestibule  which give a brief introduction, or you can go to www.urc.org.uk  and click on 'Who we are'.

 

New brief. The Church of England reports higher church attendances for the third successive year – a 5% increase on 2022 – but still below pre-Covid levels. 


A profound thought.  Wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the acknowledgement of error. There will be a small prize for the first person to correctly identify to whom those words are accredited. Suggestions to Stuart Dew.

 


 

Hassocks United Reformed Church Bulletin.
May 2024

 

Sunday services at 10.30am:  5 May, Mrs Fran Boto. 12 May, the Revd David Cumbers, Communion. 19 May, the Revd Simon Franklin. 26 May, a family service led by members of the church family.

 

Thursday services: 2 May, Mrs Heather McNiven. 9 May, the Revd David Cumbers. 16 May, Mrs Heather McNiven, Communion. 23 May, the Revd Peter Scotland. 30 May, Mrs Claire Levin.

 

Refreshments are served after Sunday and Thursday services.

 

Bible Study. Monday 13 May. 11am. Small hall.

 

Transform Trade, Messy Church and Coffee are on the morning of Saturday 11 May.    

 

Saturday 18 May at 10am. Plant sale on the church forecourt. Do you have spare seedlings? Or resulting from splitting?  Please leave them beside the church on Friday, or bring them early on Saturday. Coffee and cake will be available. Cake donations welcome.

 

Coming soon. An Open Garden event. Watch this space for details.

 

Churches in Burgess Hill are having a 'Thy Kingdom Come' prayer week. Burgess Hill URC are actively involved, although not hosting a meeting. Prayer meetings will be:

Monday 13 May at 7pm – Burgess Hill Methodist
Tuesday 14 May at 7pm - Gateway Baptist
Weds 15 May at 7pm - Centre Church
Thursday 16 May at 7pm – Kings Church
Friday 17 May at 7pm - Salvation Army
Sat 18 May at 7pm - Kingdom Faith at Woodlands Mead school
With a Pentecost service  at 6pm on Sunday 19 May at St Andrew's Church

 

Next joint Mid Sussex pastorate service will be a Communion service at Haywards Heath URC, at 10.45am on Sunday  7 July. The church is in South Road, between Boots and Robert Dyas. For those with long memories, it is near where Woolworths used to be!

Congratulations. We don’t always get to hear when people celebrate significant life events, but we do know that Pam and Ray Snashall and Julia and Peter Scotland have both celebrated – or are celebrating - 60th wedding anniversaries.  We celebrate with them  …..  and with any others we may have missed.

 

Suzanne. Our friend and former member Suzanne Glossop is in hospital, having dislocated her hip. She would love to hear from those who remember her. Contact is via her son, Bernard Glossop. 22 St. Martins Road, Ashton on Mersey, Sale M33 5PU or [email protected]

 

Contacting the minister: The Revd David Cumbers is available on [email protected] or 07732 759529

 

Reassurance for those who don't read the small print about phones and computers. You're not the first. Adam and Eve failed to note the Apple terms and conditions.

 


Hassocks United Reformed Church Bulletin.

April  2024

 

Sunday services at 10.30am:  7 April, Mr Stuart Dew. 14 April, pastorate service at  Burgess Hill (See note below). 21 April, Communion, the Revd David Cumbers, followed by Church Meeting. 28 April, a family service led by members of the congregation.

 

There will be a Mid-Sussex Pastorate All Age service at Burgess Hill at 10.30am on Sunday 14 April. There will be no service at our church that day. Burgess Hill church (All Saints) is at the top of Junction Road, three minutes walk from Burgess Hill railway station. Parking is available in front of the church and in nearby streets.  New directives prevent us from arranging transport, but if you need help getting there please ask other members of the congregation who may be happy to assist with lifts. There will be two more pastorate services this year; at Haywards Heath on Sunday 7 July (Communion) and at Hassocks on 15 September.

 

Thursday services: 4 April, Mrs Heather McNiven.11 April, the Revd David Cumbers.18 April, Communion, Dr. Graham Campling. 25 April, Mrs Claire Levin.

 

Refreshments are served after Sunday and Thursday services.

 

Bible Study. Monday 8 April. 11am. Small hall.

 

Transform Trade, Messy Church and Coffee are on the morning of Saturday 13 April.  

 

Campaigning by Traidcraft ensured that people are now able to buy Fairly traded products in many supermarkets. However, an exploitative trade system still exists and Transform Trade is  providing  an alternative.  By April 2030 they hope to enable at least 1000 more businesses to bring hope to people living in poverty. At Hassocks  we send the profit from our  stall and coffee morning  to Transform Trade.  Please rise to my challenge to make a small purchase each month to show your support. Julia Scotland

 

Church Meeting. After morning worship on Sunday 21 April.

 

Saturday 18 May at 10am. Plant sale on the church forecourt. Coffee and cake will also be available.

 

Green bin. The church now has a green bin to help us deal with tree and grass cuttings from the church gardens. Collection day is fortnightly on a Wednesday.

 

Churches in Burgess Hill are having a 'Thy Kingdom Come' prayer week. Prayer meetings will be:
Monday 13 May at 7pm – Burgess Hill Methodist
Tuesday 14 May at 7pm - Gateway Baptist
Weds 15 May at 7pm - Centre Church
Thursday 16 May at 7pm – Kings Church
Friday 17 May at 7pm - Salvation Army
Sat 18 May at 7pm - Kingdom Faith at Woodlands Mead school
Sunday 19 May at 6pm - St Andrew's
Burgess Hill URC are actively involved, although not hosting a meeting.

Contacting the minister: [email protected] or 07732 759529.

 


 

Hassocks United Reformed Church Bulletin.
March 2024

 

Sunday services at 10.30am:  3 March, Mrs Annette Squire. 10 March, Mothering Sunday, the Revd David Cumbers. 17 March, Communion, the Revd David Cumbers. 24 March, Palm Sunday, Family service led by members of the congregation. 30 March, Easter Day. Communion,the Revd Peter Scotland.

 

Thursday services: 7 March, Mrs Claire Levin.14 March, the Revd David Cumbers.  21 March, Communion, Mrs Heather McNiven.  28 March, Maundy Thursday, Communion,  Mrs Heather McNiven. 

 

Refreshments are served after Sunday and Thursday services.

 

Maundy Thursday 28 March. A Communion Service at 7pm led by Mr Stuart Dew.

 

Good Friday 29 March. A service at 10am (note time) led by the Revd David Cumbers. 

 

Lent Studies continue on Tuesday mornings throughout March beginning at 10.30am. Each session includes a video talk, Bible study, and discussion, led by David Cumbers. The study follows a course called 'He chose the Nails', based on a book by Max Lucado. If you can't make the session at our church, there will be parallel sessions, as follows:

 

 

Hassocks at 10.30am

Burgess Hill at 10am

Haywards Heath at 10.30am

Session 1

27th February

21st February

23rd  February

Session 2

5th March

28th February

1st March

Session 3

12th March

13th March

8th March

Session 4

19th March

20th March

15th March

Session 5

26th March

27th March

22nd March

 

There will be no Monday Bible study in March. The next will be on Monday 8 April.  

 

Transform Trade and Messy Church  are on Saturday 9 March.

 

A Murder Mystery event! Coming soon on a date to be decided. Watch for details.

There will be a Mid-Sussex Pastorate All Age service at Burgess Hill
at 10.30am on Sunday 14 April. There will be no service at our church that day. Burgess Hill church (All Saints) is at the top of Junction Road, three minutes walk from Burgess Hill railway station. Parking is available in front of the church and in nearby streets.  Those needing transport should contact Helen Abel. Communion at Hassocks in April will be on 21 April.

 

Church Meeting dates for 2024: 21 April, 21 July (AGM) and 20 October.

 

The Flower list for 2024 is available on the vestibule notice board if you would like to choose a date to remember a loved one. The normal arrangement is that you give Heather McNiven or Wendy Quantrill a donation for the flowers, and they buy and arrange them.

 

Contacting the minister: [email protected] or 07732 759529.