Weekly Notices 7th October 2018

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the Prayer Diary for October are now available in the foyer.  Please help yourself to a copy.

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent coffee morning.  I am delighted to say that the sum of £285.70 was raised.

          Elaine Phillips     

MWiB AUTUMN GATHERING

Maghull Methodist Church will be hosting the Autumn Gathering on Tuesday, 9th October beginning at 11 a.m. (drinks served from 10.30 a.m.) and ending at 3 p.m.  All ladies are invited to enjoy a day of worship and fellowship including a presentation to “Wirral Women & Children’s Aid”.  Bring a packed lunch.

INGING CAFÉ AT ST. LUKE’S

The next Singing Café is on Thursday, 11th October from 10.30 a.m. at St. Luke’s, Hoylake.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING

The next CC meeting is on Thursday, 11th October at 7.30 p.m. in Room 1.  This meeting is open to all but only members of CC may vote on any matters.

AGE UK WIRRAL DOOR KNOCK

Age UK Wirral are organising a door knock in West Kirby in the morning and early afternoon of Tuesday, 16th October.  This has already been done with great success in other parts of the Wirral.  The idea is to make people in the area aware of services that are available to help them should they need it.  This is done in partnership with other agencies e.g. Police, Fire Brigade, Local Authority, local charities and churches.

We will be hosting this event so volunteers will be meeting in the Hilda Shore Room from 9.30 a.m. to be given the information they needed and then sent out in pairs to visit homes around the bottom of Black Horse Hill (as this is the area of West Kirby identified as being the most likely to experience social isolation).

This is a great opportunity to promote our community engagement programme and reach out to people in need so if you would like to be involved please speak to Dirk Uitterdijk, Sue Gladden, Ian Jackson or David Cross.

LIVERPOOL DISTRICT METHODIST WOMEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB

The next lunch will be on Wednesday, 17th October 11.45 a.m. for 12 noon at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.  The speaker will be Carole Codd who will share “Anecdotes of a Registrar”.  Tickets are £15 and are available from Jill Cumming.

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 be available from mid-October but put the date in your diary/calendar now!

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.

BBC RECORDING OF SONGS OF PRAISE

The BBC will be recording for Songs of Praise at Christ Church, Bessborough Road, Oxton on Thursday, 18th October 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  The recording will be marking the 100th anniversary of the death of the poet Wilfred Owen on 4th November 1918.

Please let me know by Wednesday, 10th October if you would like to take part as I will be making a group booking for members of our church.

Elaine Phillips

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)

HARVEST THEME

Our theme of “Loving…..”throughout October continues as follows:

14th “……….…..our neighbours”  (with a focus on Mercy Ships – not all our neighbours are next door)

21st “………………..…..each other”. The service will include communion.

28th  “……………….our God”

SERVICE ON 14th OCTOBER

Please note there will be a retiring collection on behalf of Mercy Ships following the morning service on 14th October.