Weekly Notices 15th April 2018

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Jean McIntosh in memory of loved ones.

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING

The ACM will take place after this morning’s worship.   Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the 2017 ACM and Reports for 2018 are now available in the foyer.

Elaine Phillips,  Church Council Secretary

CHURCH FAMILY

A reminder that Bill Spraggett’s funeral takes place at Landican (family only) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 19th April followed at 11 a.m. by a Service of Thanksgiving here in church – as there is no heating in church please wrap up warm. 

Eileen Evans’ funeral will take place at Landican at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 27th April followed by a Service of Thanksgiving here at 12 noon.

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of April’s Circuit Prayer Diary are now available in the foyer.  Help yourself to a copy.

BIBLE STUDY AND MEAL

The next circuit bible study to be led by Marcus Torchon is on Monday, 16th April, 12.15 p.m. at McDonalds, Cheshire Oaks.

SPECTRUM

We are organising a Beetle Drive in the Hilda Shore Room at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 16th April.  Let me know if you would like to join us on this occasion, you will be very welcome.

Catherine Jackson  (Tel: 625 5814)

METHODIST WOMEN IN BRITAIN - SPRING GATHERING

The MWiB Liverpool District Spring Gathering will be held at Moreton Methodist Church on Thursday, 19th April from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (drinks served from 10.30 a.m.) The theme for the day is “Trusting in the Promises” and the afternoon session will be led by Deacon Denise Creed.

We will also hear from Viv Beech and her involvement in developing the garden at the Women’s Refuge which is the current Special Project.  All are welcome to a day of worship and fellowship.  Bring a packed lunch, drinks provided.

MEN’S GET TOGETHER

A men’s get together is planned at Wetherspoons (The Dee Hotel) on Tuesday, 24th April from 12.30 to 2 p.m.  All welcome – whether you attend West Kirby Methodist Church or are coming as a friend.  No need to sign up – just come along.  Contact Dirk (07847 039 533) or Graham Gladden for further details.

WIRRAL SHOE BOX APPEAL

T4U is the new charity which the Wirral Shoe Box Appeal is now connected to. They will be holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 25th April at The Women’s Institute in Thornton Hough from 10.30 to 12 noon. The organiser of T4U is Dave Cook who was the originator the Shoe Box Appeal 27 years ago.  The advantages of joining with this charity are they accept chocolate, home stuffed toys, bubbles and liquids of any volume plus playing cards.  Suggested donations to each shoe box is £2.50 not £5.  They would like to provide home boxes for a family and baby boxes.

T4U would also like to install hand-washing facilities in a school of 800 pupils as well as improving the quality of their lives.

If you would like to come to this Coffee Morning then lifts can be arranged  - please speak to Veronica Ward.

LIVERPOOL DISTRICT LUNCHEON CLUB

A three course lunch for Methodist ladies is to be held on Wednesday, 25th April at 12 noon at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. The speaker will be Mr Roy Taylor and his amusing talk is entitled “To Travel Gleefully”.  If you would like to come please speak to Jill Cumming. Tickets cost £15.

SYRIAN EVENING

You are invited to a Syrian Evening, celebrating Syrian culture, food and music with stories of the journey on Saturday, 28th April from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. at St. Agnes’ Church Hall.  The evening is being organised by St. Agnes’ Justice & Peace Group and Rasha Yousseff, a Syrian archaeologist who is now settled in the UK and working for refugees in the Wirral/South Manchester area.  Tickets including food are £3.  Children and unwaged free.  Please contact Margaret Smith on 0151 678 6201 or Anna Gibson 0151 625 4359 for more information and tickets.

Carole Barnett

EASTER OFFERING

A special Circuit Service to dedicate the Easter Offering takes place here at West Kirby at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, 29th April.  The preacher will be Rev Sheila Prest.