DBC Building Fund
The church building
We meet in it every Sunday and throughout the week for services and many other activities, but unfortunately DBC's present church building is coming to the end of its useful life; it is also, praise God, getting too small! The time was ripe for the Building Project. In order to raise funds for the new building we will be organising many events over the next few years, and we'd love you to join us!
So far there have been two extremely enjoyable Murder Mystery Nights, a Beetle Drive, three Quiz Nights, a Popcorn & Candyfloss Party, an Art & Craft Fair, a successful 100-Days-Without-Chocolate challenge, a sponsored walk/run/ride/pram-push around Draycote Water, two Hardanger embroidery workshops, a Jukebox concert, a Remembrance event, two curry evenings, an Arabic food event, a Cream Tea, Shisha embroidery workshops, Christmas Craft Fairs, a Previously Loved Sale, freestyle embroidery workshops, Christmas embroidery workshops, and a Chaplain's cruise with tea & cake.
- Saturday 2nd June (Sold Out) / Saturday 14th July, 2-4pm – Goldwork embroidery workshop at DBC
Goldwork is a centuries-old needlework technique using various metal threads and fine hollow and coiled wires to create an embroidery that is richly glowing and sparkling with light. Often used in church and military embroidery, kings and queens were also partial to it, and it was used on the present Queen's coronation robe. Our project won't be quite so ambitious, but you will learn techniques including padding, couching, cutwork and chipwork to create a card with two pretty flowers and a bee – a queen bee perhaps…?
Scissors and 4" hoops will be available to use during the workshop, but do feel free to bring your own if you wish.
£15 including all materials; coffee & tea available.
- Saturday 9th June, 10.30am-5.30pm – Virtual reality games at DBC
Part of our Church Anniversary celebrations. Ever wanted to try virtual reality? Have a go at archery, table tennis and more! We'll have two HTC VIVE VR systems set up.
Suggested donation £3 per game.
- Home-made vanilla, chocolate or orange fudge, £2 a bag (8 pieces)
Download the order form, send or give it to Martin & Ruth, and before you know it you've got a perfect gift (but we quite understand if you want to keep some for yourself, too).
From time to time limited edition or seasonal goodies may be available, such as hand-made toffee or Easter eggs.
- Hand-crocheted toys/mascots and loveys/blankies made to order, prices £7.50-£12
Animals, mermaids, security blankets, even fruit – there seem to be no boundaries to what Linda can crochet. Great gifts for babies and toddlers to cuddle, or as decorative items for those who have outgrown the toddler stage (but you can still cuddle them when no-one is looking.) Patterns by One & Two Company.
- Personalised key-rings from £1.50
These make a delightful and personal gift. Each one is transparent and can feature any name or message you wish, but do bear in mind that the more characters (letters & spaces) you want, the smaller they will be.
There is a full-colour overview of available designs, and it may also be possible by special request to add your own picture for a small extra charge (provided, of course, that the picture doesn't infringe copyright law).
From previous experience, these key-rings will sell very easily to family and friends so, if you wish to, you can make a good contribution to the DBC Building Fund by offering them for sale.
- Photographic postcards from £1.50
Pete and Fleur take photographs wherever they go, of wildlife, buildings, scenery, anything that catches their eye; and the best get made into postcards that are perfect both for special occasions and to simply let someone know you are thinking of them!