Thanks from Roundabout

The Roundabout Team would like to thank the many people who work in the production and distribution of Roundabout Magazine: those who deliver the magazines to every home in the parishes of Pilton, Croscombe, Dinder and Dulcote, Terry Scott-Alexander our printer, Gail Milne who co-ordinates the advertisements in the central supplement, our advertisers and everyone who contributes reports, news and future events.

The donations received from groups and individuals are much appreciated.

RE-IMAGINING CHURCH COURSE

The course will resume on Thursday 7th January at 7pm, in Croscombe Church Room. The last session will be on the morning of Saturday 16th January (planned to be a double session).

Revd Chris Butler

PRAYER and a PINT

The next meeting will be on Monday 11th January
at Crossways Inn, North Wootton at 8pm.
Prayer and a Pint is an opportunity for discussion in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd Monday each month and anyone is very

welcome to just come and join in.
We will probably be in the ‘blue room’ but ask at the bar and they will direct you if you can’t spot us.
For further details or information please contact Revd. Chris Butler 01749 899061 butlerchristine19@gmail.com

YOS

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to a new school term.We are not meeting in January as it will be the night before the new school term. February’s meeting will be a trip to see some of our members performing in the pantomime!
YOS is open to children of all parishes in year 6 upwards. We meet in Dinder Village Hall on the 1st Sunday of each month 6.00pm-7.30pm. For further information please contact Sandra Kirkham 342221 or Becky Gilbert 676739.

ANOTHER CALENDAR, ANOTHER YEAR

So the new calendar has been hung up on the wall and 2016 has arrived. Maybe at New Year you look back over the past year or maybe you look forward to the new. None of us knows exactly what the future will bring but many of us have hopes and dreams we long to be fulfilled, and fears and worries which we hope will never happen.It is often a time of reflection, of looking back, and as I look back over the last 12 months, the things that come to my mind are the many, many examples I hear of people helping each other in our villages. I know towns can be friendly too but I think villages can be wonderful places to live where people do often go out of their way to help each other.

Often we want to repay the kindness. There was a film that came out a few years ago called “Pay it Forward”. It was based on a true story, and the premise was that on the first day of the new school term a teacher wrote an assignment on the blackboard: ‘Think of an idea that could change the world’ – what an amazing assignment. One of the young boys in the class took up the challenge and decided that he would try something he called ‘paying it forward’ – basically if someone does you a good turn, you pass it on to three other people. They then pass it on to three others etc. The film was about the effect that had on the local community and then the world.

That strikes me as a pretty good challenge to start 2016 with ‘think of an idea that could change the world’ or take someone else’s idea like “pay it forward” and see what happens.

Revd Chris Butler