There is nothing as uplifting as praising the Lord in song and the UCM believe firmly in that joyful principal.
Many years ago one of our much loved (but sadly now deceased members) Sheila Bennett suggested that we hold our own ‘Songs of Praise’ style meeting. This has been carried on occasionally throughout the years.
However, it was suggested recently, following Sheila’s sad parting that we hold a celebration in her honour and revive the old tradition. Thus, on Thursday 21st February the church hall at Raddenstile Lane reverberated with joy and music.
We sang a selection of favourite hymns chosen by members and invited anyone who would like to join us.
Derek Richards (member Lorriane’s husband) was our music DJ and secretary Siobhan Canham provided us with a wealth of interesting facts about the hymns and their composers.
Sheila’s husband Eric joined us in the singing. It was a really fantastic afternoon and one we will certainly be repeating again in the future. We raised the sum of £192 for our chosen charity this year – The Bramble children’s ward at RD & E hospital.