CAMP JOY – ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
Friday 28th February 2020 7pm
A few years ago, a member of the Solihull Methodist Church – Malcolm Evans – fulfilled a dream by participating in the ‘Round the World Yacht Race’ on the clipper Switzerland. The trip of a lifetime! He now fascinates us by telling us about his adventures
and all about the experience about life aboard a small boat crossing the oceans of the world. I doubt he will convince many of us to follow in his footsteps, but at least we can be enthralled by coming along to listen to Malcolm’s stories about his trip.
TICKETS ARE FREE – with tea, coffee and cake provided. Book your tickets (to ensure there is enough cake!) through the Church Office.
The event is part of our Camp Joy fundraising project, so donations for Camp Joy will be welcome on the day. For more information on Camp Joy, visit our Project 2019/2020 page here.
A GREAT CAMP JOY BARN DANCE (8th February)
Three things make for a great Barn Dance – a lively band, a good caller and a crowd wanting to dance. We had all three in Solihull Methodist Church Hall last Saturday night. The Cats Whiskers band were at their foot tapping best and the caller was a star getting everyone on their feet joining in. Sixty plus people filled the hall, with ages ranging from 3 to over 80 all enjoying the dancing together throughout the evening. Excellent food and drink was served up at at the mid-time break, and besides a great evening enjoyed by everyone some £550 was raised towards the Church’s Camp Joy project, helping to rehabilitate gangsters in Cape Town.
BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS
The Camp Joy church project reached its halfway point of 12 different fund raising events with a traditional evening of which Robbie, himself, Scotland’s greatest poet, would have been delighted.
The room was set for 24 guests and decorated with tartan prominent and Scots’ ballads in the background. The fish soup was delicious, the haggis properly addressed, stabbed, and enjoyed with tatties, swedes, peas (and a wee dram) and followed with an exquisite desert. Meanwhile a Scots’ quiz tested many.
Robbie’s 37 full years of life, from his tough upbringing to triumph in Edinburgh; his attractiveness and wonderful gift for word pictures of people and day to day life were described and toasted; his whimsical Ode to a Mouse read; and all joined in singing 4 of his songs. Well done, especially, to the organisers and those who helped behind the scenes.