Spring (ish) Dawdles with Graham

A few more dates and times below – all still welcome, nothing really strenuous but breathing, fitness, wellbeing improving with all who have been on many of the walks.

  • Monday 21st March, 14:00 – Quarry Car Park, Werneth Low Rd, SK14 3AA,
    top of Joel Lane, slightly left and on right. Hilly but NOT the hill.
  • Wednesday 30th March, 10:30 Mill Brow (car park), OL1 2RT, Nr St.
    Matthew’s Church perhaps with a stop in the cafe in Chadderton Park.
  • Friday, 8th April, 14:00, Hurst Nook URC, OL6 9HJ, on street parking – will be
    walking along Nook Lane toward the golf course and Knott Hill Reservoir.

Graham will be on sabbatical after these dawdles, but the walks will continue on Wednesday mornings after Easter (starting 27th April). So watch this space for details of times and meeting places.

Tuesday Conversations

We’re glad to note that the Tuesday Conversations continue on Zoom on Tuesdays at 7:30pm

As we step into Lent, we will be sharing in a 5-week series starting on 8th March based on the film “I, Daniel Blake” – The story of a 59-year-old carpenter who, after surviving a heart-attack, must fight bureaucratic forces to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Please note the Zoom details are as follows:

Meeting ID: 856 2836 0477
Passcode: 694220

Oldham & Tameside Partnership Gathering – Sat 5th March

We grew out of a brave, radical vision for being a church – committed to following Jesus, healing the divisions within the church, and making a Jesus-shaped difference in our communities and nations.  

 When we set up Missional Partnerships, we did so in response to a fresh call of the Spirit and in order to “see Jesus more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly”.  

This is a day to discover and celebrate the excitement of just how unique and radical our United Reformed Church is!  We’ll examine what it means to be a URC in order to be able to respond even more faithfully to all that the Spirit has for us.  We’ll explore:

  • Why we govern ourselves through Councils (church meeting, Synod and General Assembly)
  • Why the Bible is as important as it is to us
  • Why we’re so passionate about joining with other denominations
  • Just how committed we are to discipleship and mission
  • How important our public, prophetic role is in our wider society
  • How we can expect the Spirit to lead us into growth and more faithful witness in our communities

Your money back if you’re not excited and inspired

(it’s free …)!

Next Gathering – Save the New Date

The date for our next Partnership Gathering had been set as Saturday 29th January but had to be postponed to the the impact of the Omicron variant.

The new date has been agreed as Saturday 5th March 9:30am – 12:30pm and will conclude (as usual) with an opportunity to join together for a soup n roll lunch. We are hoping to meet at Shaw & Heyside URC and, if we can get the techie stuff to work, we may be able to go hybrid, or at least record some/all of it for later viewing.

Further details will be shared nearer the time, but make sure you have it clearly marked in your diary – we’d hate you to miss out!

Winter Dawdles with Graham

Dates and times below – all welcome, nothing really strenuous but breathing, fitness, wellbeing improving with all who have been on many of the walks.

  • Friday, 11 Feb, 14:00 – Reddish Vale visitors centre SK5 7HE
  • Wednesday, 23 Feb, 14:00 – Daisy Nook visitors centre M35 9WJ
  • Tuesday, 1 Mar, 10:30 – Etherow Country park, SK6 5JD.
  • Monday, 7 Mar, 14:00 – Jet Amber Fields Car Park, Dunkirk Ln, Hyde SK14 4
  • Saturday 12 Mar, 14:00 – Croft Edge (off Greenbridge Lane), Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7EW. We might explore a pub that has been recommended or sample the delights of a cafe to enable us to decide on the next series…. days, times 

Contact Graham for more information (revgtarn@gmail.com)