Weekly Notices 21st October 2018

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Jenny Green in memory of her Mum, Tilda Tubb.

MERCY SHIPS

Following last week’s service highlighting the work of Mercy Ships I am delighted to say that the retiring collection amounted to £413.05.  A big thank you to all who donated so generously.

Valerie Doodson

DISASTER IN INDONESIA

All We Can and The Methodist Church in Britain are calling for generous support for the appeal for the people of Indonesia following the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi.

All We Can envelopes are available if you wish to make a donation.  Envelopes may be put in the offertory bags or given to one of the stewards.

WOMEN’S AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP

The next meeting is on Thursday, 25th October at 2.30 p.m. in the Hilda Shore Room.  Gillian Ladlow will be talking about Eddie Askew.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT

The next meeting is on Thursday, 1st November 12 noon until 2 p.m. when the speaker will be from Merseytravel, talking about the help that is available to enable people to travel around.  Home Instead Wirral will be make the meal for us on this occasion.  As always, anyone with current ore recent caring experience is very welcome to come along.

Sue Gladden

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES

The Christmas shoeboxes from “Teams4U” are now available in the foyer.  Please take one and fill it – guidance on suitable contents and donations are given in the accompanying leaflet, but we are happy to explain further if you have any questions.  Please return your filled box to church by Sunday, 11th November.  Thank you.

Ray & Veronica Ward

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX LUNCH

Our lunch to launch the 2018 campaign is on Saturday, 3rd November at St. Michael’s Church, Pensby from 12 noon (cost £10).  Details of our volunteer plans for this year will be given.  If you would like to attend please give your name to Veronica Ward as soon as possible.  If you need a lift please also let her know.

PRELIMINARY NOTICE – THANKSGIVING MEAL

There is to be a Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, 17th November at 5 p.m.  Come and find out about the story of the Pilgrim Fathers and their early experiences in America.  Crafts and activities for the whole family and of course a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

A sign-up sheet and tickets (£6 for adults and teenagers, £2 for children over 5, free for under 5s) will soon be available. Put the date in your diary/calendar now!

Sue Gladden

MERSEYSIDE FOR ROMANIA

72 shoeboxes were collected from 29 Springfield Avenue on 10th October, to be sent off at the end of the month.  Also a vanload of clothes, bedding and toys, which will be much appreciated.

I would like a break and therefore will not be collecting goods until February 2019.  Also both Jean and Dave need time to regain their health and I do not like to ask them to organise collection of goods.

Thank you all so much for giving so generously.

WORSHIP AT THE CIRCUIT CENTRE

A reminder that worship is held each Wednesday at the Circuit Centre, Thingwall beginning at 1 p.m.  You are welcome to come earlier - bring sandwiches and share lunch at 12.15 p.m. before worship begins.  Details of the services up until December 2018 are on the noticeboard in the foyer.

IBRA BIBLE READING NOTES FOR 2019

I will shortly be ordering copies of “Fresh from the Word” – Bible reading notes for next year.  The cost is the same as last year at £9.75 which includes P&P.

If you would like a copy please let me know as soon as possible.

Anne Cross (Tel: 625 9284)

BREAD OF LIFE COMMUNITY PROJECT

We have been advised that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this project has now ceased to operate.  However we will continue to accept donations of tins, jars, packets etc. which will be given to a local Foodbank.

Gillian Ladlow (625 1063)