Last week (03.03.2014) Aroma Coffee Shop appeared in Time Magazine (Europe Edition)! Their main centre page feature explored approaches to dementia care in Europe, and cited Aroma, Haxby as a place of note!
Aroma has been trying to raise awareness of dementia in the local community, training their staff and encouraging other local businesses to become more dementia friendly. The article briefly tells the story of two Aroma customers for whom Aroma has made a real difference.
See the article here – Time Magazine March 3rd 2014
Those of you who donated on-line for the transport of your shoe boxes should have received confirmation that our shoe boxes went to Kyrgyzstan with a link to some more information.
If you donated on line and have not received the information you can put your reference number in the web site and they should send you a link.
Remember to start collecting bits and pieces for your shoe boxes for this year.
Flying Duck’s Theatre present their 2014 pantomime – Alice in
One moment Alice is enjoying a lovely sleep, the next she’s off down a rabbit hole with a couple of white rabbits.
With the help of a crazy cast of characters, a few cups of tea and script that looks suspiciously like last year’s, Alice restores peace and harmony to the land of Wigginton. All the usually singing, dancing and falling over.
“Laugh your head off – or else!” – Queen of Hearts.
“What’s all this about a pantomime then!” – Tweedle Dum
Get your tickets before they someone makes them all disappear – forever!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated a shoe box this year – 600 were sent to the warehouse in November ready to be delivered to Romania or Kyrgyzstan. Those of you who paid your donation for delivery on-line should be receiving an email at the end of January to say where your box went.
This means 600 children who would not have received a gift this Christmas have something to treasure and know someone thousands of miles away cares.
Remember, start looking for those bargains to go in next years box!
People of all ages came together this Christmas Eve for our come and take part nativity service. It was a wonderful time worship and celebration as together we retold the story of Jesus’ birth with costumes and singing. As well as Mary and Joseph we had a full complement of angels, shepherds and wise men, not forgetting the innkeeper. Most important of all James did a great job of playing baby Jesus.
Celebrate the coming of the Christ Child with us this Christmas. Over the next few days there will be a variety of opportunities for us to retell the Christmas story, to give thanks and to receive Jesus for ourselves. Please do join us.
18:30 Carol Service
In this traditional service we retell the Christmas story with readings and carols.
16:00 Nativity for All
A short informal service for all the family when together we tell the Christmas story with costumes and carols. Come and take part.
23:30 Christmas Eve Holy Communion
A quiet reflective service to mark the coming of Jesus into the world.
10:00 All Age Christmas Celebration
Leave the turkey to cook itself, then come and join the celebration. Bring a present to show.
10:30 All Age Worship with Christingle
Come and make a Christingle as we continue to celebrate that God sent Jesus to be the Light of the World.
This Christmas you can get in the picture at Aroma Coffee Shop. Come along to Aroma on Saturday 14th or Saturday 21st and bring your camera/phone.
In front of the coffee shop you’ll have an opportunity to put yourself, friends and family in to the nativity scene and become part of the Christmas story this Christmas. Continue reading
Yes – it may seem early but we are now making a start to organise the Scarecrow Festival for the first weekend in May – 3rd, 4th and 5th. If you have any new ideas of how we can improve the festival, or can offer help at any level we will be pleased to hear from you.
Our Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday 29th September, and this year, in addition to the harvest of the usual fruit and vegetables, there will be a harvest of tools.
We’ll be accepting gifts of unwanted tools for use overseas where they will be put to very good use, thanks to the charity Tools With a Mission (TWAM)
TWAM started over twenty-five years ago collecting and refurbishing tools and equipment no longer needed and sending them overseas. All consignments are sent to known agencies for defined needs who are invited to contribute by payng for transport.
If you have unwanted equipment or tools then why not use them to help people become self sufficient. Please bring gifts of unwanted tools to the church hall on Saturday morning (28th) (10am to 12noon) or to the service at 10:30am on Sunday (29th).
The kind of tools we’d like to receive include:
- All types of hand tools for carpenters, motor mechanics, builders, electricians, plumbers and engineers
- Electric power tools (drills, sanders, planers), lathes, bench and band saws
- Sewing machines, knitting machines (please make sure thay are complete)
- Laptops and flat screen computers
- Sewing and craft items
- Garden forks, spades, hoes and rakes
- Sledge hammers, pick axes
- Manual typewriters
- Motor lawn mowers, strimmers and chainsaws (electrical versions of these items cannot be accepted)
You can find out more details on the website: www.twam.co.uk
Philip and Cameron join in cutting the Aroma birthday cake. Photo:Scott Jones
Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church was packed out this Sunday as people gathered to give thanks and celebrate five years of Aroma Coffee Shop.
Our previous minister, Rev Cameron Stirk, was the driving force behind starting Aroma and he returned, with his wife Lucy and their family, to lead this special service. Cameron spoke about the parable of the great feast and the importance of Aroma and the church being places, like the Kingdom of God, where ALL are made welcome.
After the service many people stayed to share in a faith lunch. The church hall was only just large enough to seat everyone.
A big birthday cake had been made for the occasion by Angie Padfield. Cameron joined forces with our current minister, Rev Philip Turner, in cutting the cake.