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2017.01.19 (Thu)

4th January 2017

OPEN-HOUSE

International Friendship

... we welcome all visitors to Loughborough from other nations ~ to enjoy a time of warmth and friendship ...

... the 'Lounge' at Emmanuel Church Centre - 43 Forest Road, LE11 3NW ... most Sundays, 2.30 pm till 4.30 pm ...


Don’t forget ….. Sunday 8th January is …..

OPEN-HOUSE

from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm


Refreshments, games, information, laughter, conversation, FRIENDSHIP and more!

Tell your overseas friends about OPEN-HOUSE ~ and bring them with you.



JANUARY >>
06 Fri          Epiphany
09 Mon         University Spring 2017 Term begins.
19 Thu         Free Lunchtime Concert at Emmanuel Church (refreshments at
                       12 noon, concert begins at 12.45 pm. 
25 Wed         Robert Burns Night
27 Fri          Chinese New Year’s Eve
28 Sat         Chinese New Year (1st 2nd and 3rd day of 1st lunar month)
29 Sun         Christian Aid Lunch in Emmanuel Centre (until 2 pm ‘ish)
29 Sun         Chinese Spring Festival – Golden Week


All the activities of OPEN-HOUSE are open to people from every nation in the world ~ we welcome overseas visitors of all races, languages, ages, faiths and cultures ~ no-one need feel excluded.

We speak in everyday English so that everyone can understand everyone else.

You are welcome to come to our social activities on Sunday afternoons, to walks and days out on Saturdays, and to meals and other events during the week.
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2017.01.12 (Thu)

21st December 2017

OPEN-HOUSE

International Friendship

... we welcome all visitors to Loughborough from other nations ~ to enjoy a time of warmth and friendship ...

... the 'Lounge' at Emmanuel Church Centre - 43 Forest Road, LE11 3NW ... most Sundays, 2.30 pm till 4.30 pm ...


to all the OPEN-HOUSE friends

from all the OPEN-HOUSE friends


a very

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

to everyone


and may the

NEW YEAR ~ 2017

be a time of Peace for all


Our next meeting will be on Sunday afternoon, 1st January, 2017




DECEMBER >>
22 Thu         Free Lunchtime Concert at Emmanuel Church at 12.45 pm
                       “The 8 at Christmas”.
24 Sat         Christmas Eve.
25 Sun         CHRISTMAS DAY –
                       when we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus.

26 Mon         Boxing Day / Saint Stephens Day - Public holiday.
27 Tue         Public Holiday ..... fancy a WALK, anyone ?
31 Sat         New Years Eve – Party-time, perhaps ?

JANUARY >>
01 Sun      New Years Day
                       OPEN-HOUSE meets as usual at 2.30 pm – Welcome to 2017
02 Mon         Bank Holiday (public holiday)
04 Wed         School Spring Term begins
06 Fri          Epiphany
09 Mon         University Spring 2017 Term begins.
19 Thu         Free Lunchtime Concert at Emmanuel Church (refreshments at
                       12 noon, concert begins at 12.45 pm. 
25 Wed         Robert Burns Night
27 Fri          Chinese New Year’s Eve
28 Sat         Chinese New Year (1st 2nd and 3rd day of 1st lunar month)
29 Sun         Christian Aid Lunch in Emmanuel Centre (until 2 pm ‘ish)
29 Sun         Chinese Spring Festival – Golden Week
 
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2016.12.15 (Thu)

15th December 2016

OPEN-HOUSE

International ~ Friendship

... we welcome all visitors to Loughborough from other nations ~ to enjoy a time of warmth and friendship ...

... the 'Lounge' at Emmanuel Church Centre - 43 Forest Road, LE11 3NW ... most Sundays, 2.30 pm till 4.30 pm ...

From the OPEN-HOUSE Team ...


            Next Sunday, 4th December 2016 from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm


Refreshments, games, information, laughter, conversation, FRIENDSHIP and more!

... tell your overseas friends about OPEN-HOUSE ~ and bring them with you ...


OPEN-HOUSE welcomes overseas visitors of all ages, and from all nations and cultures, to a place where friendships can be made - to the mutual benefit of all




Tomorrow, Friday 16th December - we have our Annual OPEN-HOUSE Christmas Dinner & Celebration at St Peter’s Centre on Storer Road, Loughborough, LE11 5EQ, starting at 6.30 pm.   You must have already purchased a ticket for this event.   Please arrive on time as the evening’s events includes a hot Christmas meal as well as some seasonal entertainment.
 
On Sunday, 18th December, at 6.25 pm, there will be Christmas Carol Services at Emmanuel Church and at Kings Church.   You are especially invited to either of these happy occasions, and several OPEN-HOUSE  supporters will be at each venue.   We always enjoy hot mince pies and mulled wine after the service.   You know where Emmanuel Church is; King’s Church is on the road junction next to Sainsbury’s.   We look forward to seeing you there (be early to get a good seat!).
 
Next Thursday 22nd December there will be a free Lunchtime Concert at Emmanuel Church.   Vocal group   “The8” will perform a varied programme of Christmas music.   The Concert begins 12.45 pm with soup and roll lunches served from 11.30 am (there is a small charge for the lunch).
 
Christmas Markets - a series of markets including a farmers market, weekly retail markets and a specialist arts, craft and food market – often with entertainment and music – will be held in the town centre over the next two weeks.   For full details of Loughborough Council’s Local Christmas programme visit: www.loveloughborough.co.uk/christmas

If you would like to follow the OPEN-HOUSE postings on Facebook then please contact Andrew Rick - mailto:andrew.rick@talktalk.net - and he will arrange access for you to this closed group. An increasing number of our members are making use of this site which is updated on a regular basis and contains lots more information about events happening in Loughborough town or at the University.



Key dates for the month ahead


DECEMBER >>
21 Wed  Astronomical Winter begins today.
                       (usually 21 or 22) Winter Solstice.

22 Thu  Free Lunchtime Concert at Emmanuel
                       Church at 12.45 pm “The 8 at Christmas”.

24 Sat   Christmas Eve
25 Thu  CHRISTMAS DAY –
                       when we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus.

26 Mon   Boxing Day / Saint Stephens Day - Public holiday.
27 Tue  Public Holiday ..... fancy a WALK, anyone ?
31 Sat  New Years Eve – Party-time, anyone ?

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2016.12.15 (Thu)

1st December 2016

OPEN-HOUSE

International ~ Friendship

... we welcome all visitors to Loughborough from other nations ~ to enjoy a time of warmth and friendship ...

... the 'Lounge' at Emmanuel Church Centre - 43 Forest Road, LE11 3NW ... most Sundays, 2.30 pm till 4.30 pm ...

From the OPEN-HOUSE Team ...


            Next Sunday, 4th December 2016 from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm


Refreshments, games, information, laughter, conversation, FRIENDSHIP and more!

... tell your overseas friends about OPEN-HOUSE ~ and bring them with you ...


OPEN-HOUSE welcomes overseas visitors of all ages, and from all nations and cultures, to a place where friendships can be made - to the mutual benefit of all





Pre Christmas events in Loughborough-
For full details of the 2016 Christmas programme visit: www.loveloughborough.co.uk/christmas 
 
* Loughborough Rotary Club Santa Fun Run and Walk, Sunday, December 4.
     The event starts at 11-00 am in Loughborough Market Place.

* Christmas Cracker Market, Wednesday, December 14 – Sunday, December 18
     A series of markets including a farmers market, weekly retail markets and a specialist arts, craft and food market.   All markets will have entertainment and music.

* Christmas Fun Day, Sunday December 11   Festive music, street entertainment and a car boot sale.
 
Loughborough’s commercial radio station is back on the air on 107MHz FM.   Broadcasting 24 hours a day with a mix of local news and information and adult contemporary music the new service is called “Fosse107”.   Their web site also contains local news and information and a full programme schedule.   http://fosse107.co.uk/

If you would like to follow the OPEN-HOUSE postings on Facebook then please contact Andrew Rick - mailto:andrew.rick@talktalk.net - and he will arrange access for you to this closed group. An increasing number of our members are making use of this site which is updated on a regular basis and contains lots more information about events happening in Loughborough town or at the University.



Key dates for the month ahead


DECEMBER >>
01 Thu  Meteorological Winter begins today.
14 Wed  University Autumn 2016 Term ends
                       (Spring 2017 Term begins 8 Jan).

16 Fri  OPEN-HOUSE Annual Christmas Dinner & Party – 6.30 pm –
18 Sun  Carol services at Emmanuel Church and King’s Church
                        ....... more details later ...

21 Wed  Astronomical Winter begins today.
                       (usually 21 or 22) Winter Solstice.

22 Thu  Free Lunchtime Concert at Emmanuel
                       Church at 12.45 pm “The 8 at Christmas”.

24 Sat   Christmas Eve
25 Thu  CHRISTMAS DAY –
                       when we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus.

26 Mon   Boxing Day / Saint Stephens Day - Public holiday.
27 Tue  Public Holiday ..... fancy a WALK, anyone ?
31 Sat  New Years Eve – Party-time, anyone ?



160111 Sunset over Loughborough

161201 Outwoods#
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2016.11.24 (Thu)

23rd November 2016

OPEN-HOUSE

International Friendship Café

... we welcome all visitors to Loughborough from other nations ~ to enjoy a time of warmth and friendship ...

... the 'Lounge' at Emmanuel Church Centre - 43 Forest Road, LE11 3NW ... most Sundays, 2.30 pm till 4.30 pm ...

From the OPEN-HOUSE Team ...


            Next Sunday, 20th November 2016 from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm


Refreshments, games, information, laughter, conversation, FRIENDSHIP and more!

... tell your overseas friends about OPEN-HOUSE ~ and bring them with you ...


OPEN-HOUSE welcomes overseas visitors of all ages, and from all nations and cultures, to a place where friendships can be made - to the mutual benefit of all





TODAY - 24th November the FREE Emmanuel Lunchtime concert will feature a cello recital by Richard May. You can also enjoy a pre-concert soup and roll lunch for a small charge in the Church Centre. Lunches are served from 12 Noon and the concert commences at 12.45 pm with a duration of approximately 50 minutes. Further information is available by clicking on this link:- https://www.facebook.com/events/1679315232379411/

Some of you may have visited the International Day at Loughborough Students Union last week. You can read a full report about it here:- https://www.lsu.co.uk/news/article/0/International-Day-2016-was-a-huge-success/

Christmas is fast approaching and Loughborough’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday afternoon. For more details follow this link:- http://loveloughborough.co.uk/event/christmas-lights-switch/.http://loveloughborough.co.uk/event/christmas-lights-switch/ The fun takes place between 1pm and 5pm, but if you come down early to OPEN-HOUSE you should have time to go on to see the lights switched on.

‘Love Loughborough’ are running a number of events in the Town centre in the run up to Christmas. You will find full details on their web site here:-  http://loveloughborough.co.uk/christmas/

If you would like to follow the OPEN-HOUSE postings on Facebook then please contact Andrew Rick - mailto:andrew.rick@talktalk.net - and he will arrange access for you to this closed group. An increasing number of our members are making use of this site which is updated on a regular basis and contains lots more information about events happening in Loughborough town or at the University.



Key dates for the month ahead


NOVEMBER >>
27 Sun  Advent begins – see note below
30 Wed  Saint Andrew’s Day

DECEMBER >>
01 Thu  Meteorological Winter begins today.
14 Wed  University Autumn 2016 Term ends
                       (Spring 2017 Term begins 8 Jan).

16 Fri  OPEN-HOUSE Annual Christmas Dinner & Party – 6.30 pm –
                       Buy your ticket at OPEN-HOUSE this Sunday !

18 Sun  Carol services at Emmanuel Church and King’s Church ....... more details later ...


ADVENT


Advent is a Latin word which means ‘coming'. It is a Christian ‘season’ in which we are invited to reflect on the coming (birth) of Christ on the first Christmas Day, and on the Christian conviction that He will come again when human history, as we know it, comes to its end. It also reminds us of the highly personal coming of Jesus Christ which we can also experience at a personal level, if we invite Him into our lives as Saviour and Lord. It is by taking Advent seriously that we can be properly prepared to observe the twelve-day season of Christmas.



All the activities of OPEN-HOUSE are open to people from every nation in the world ~ we welcome overseas visitors of all races, languages, ages, faiths and cultures ~ no-one need feel excluded. We speak in everyday English so that everyone can understand everyone else. You are welcome to come to our social activities every Sunday afternoon, to walks and days out on Saturdays, and to meals and other events during the week.


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