Weekly Notices 22nd July 2018

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Kate Duthie in memory of loved ones.

NOTICES DURING AUGUST

Please note there will be one notice sheet covering the whole of August.  Any notices for events/meetings in August should be sent to me no later than Tuesday, 31st July.   Any additional notices may be handed to the Steward on duty to be read out.

Elaine Phillips

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the July Prayer Diary are now available in the foyer.

FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING

Please note the last coffee morning before the August break will be on 27th July.  Coffee mornings will resume on 7th September.

Arthur Kilshaw

HEBREW CIRCLE DANCING

The last session will be on 28th July Donations will be received towards expenses.  Please sign the sheet in the foyer or phone Mary Goh on 632 4234.

CYBER AWARENESS SESSION

A reminder that Catherine Watts is holding another cyber awareness session on Saturday, 28th July at Church from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. All ages welcome.  There are still spaces available so please register your interest by signing the sheet in the foyer.

CIRCUIT PRAYER BREAKFAST

Irby Methodist Church will be hosting the final Prayer Breakfast to be led by Marcus Torchon on Saturday, 28th July at 8.30 a.m.  All welcome.

CIRCUIT SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

This act of worship is on Sunday, 29th July at 4 p.m. at Woodchurch where the preacher will be Rev Ann Rigby Jones.  It will give us the opportunity to gather and give thanks for the ministries of Marcus Torchon as he leaves the Circuit to serve in the Coventry and Nuneaton Circuit, David Smith who is retiring as Church and Centre Manager at Woodchurch and Peter Colyer who is retiring from the Circuit Leadership Team.

OUR CHURCH – THE WAY FORWARD

A reminder that at the last Church Council Meeting it was agreed that a group be set up to look at the way forward for our church.  It is important that this group should comprise not only members of Church Council but also any church member who feels they can contribute to looking into issues concerning our church.

 Please speak to any member of the leadership team if you would like to be part of that group or have any thoughts or suggestions to make.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT

The next meeting will be our summer event which this year is a film show starting at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, 2nd August.  There will be a break for lunch at the usual time of 12.00 but this time NO SOUP!  Instead we will be having a summer lunch of sandwiches, cakes, scones and strawberries and cream or ice cream.  The second half of the film will be shown after lunch and we should be finished by 3.00 p.m.  Even if you have never been before, if you are a carer or former carer you are very welcome.

Sue Gladden

YOUR CIRCUIT NEEDS YOU!

Instead of the usual Circuit Meeting at the end of September, there is to be an Away Day open to all church members on Saturday, 29th September at Barnstondale Centre beginning at 9.30 a.m.   (coffee from 9 a.m.) ending at 3.30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

This is YOUR opportunity to come together and help resolve the issues we will be facing from September 2019 in terms of human and financial resources etc.  We need to address our problems.  If you wish to have further details or would like to attend please contact Rev Sheila Prest on 07810002331 or email at

revsheilaprest@hotmail.co.uk

For catering purposes Sheila needs to know numbers by 31st July.

Details may also be found on the noticeboard in the foyer.

STRAWBERRY TEA

A very big thank you to all those who attended the recent Strawberry Tea. I am delighted to say that the total has now reached £490.75.  Our church’s contribution together with other money raised by MWiB events across the Liverpool District will go towards re-designing the garden and children’s play area at the Women’s Refuge.  If anyone would like to make a donation please speak to me.

Elaine Phillips

THE LEPROSY MISSION

Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to TLM after the special service on 17th June.  We have now gathered the donations together and sent them to TLM.   The sum raised is much more than £400 and gift aid will add to this.  Several people asked that their gifts be used exclusively for the Anandaban Hospital project, so we have requested TLM to devote all our donations to this cause.  These contributions are, of course, in addition to the £290 that we gave to TLM in February.

Deborah & David Armitage