Weekly Notices 9th September 2018

NOTICES FOR 16th SEPTEMBER

I will be away until 15th September, therefore, next week’s notices have already been printed.  Any additional notices should be handed to Renee who is the Steward on duty on the 16th.

Elaine Phillips

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by David Gane in memory of Margaret.

FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING

Volunteers are still needed to help serve the coffee and wash up afterwards.  Please add your name to one or more of the dates on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Arthur Kilshaw

THURSDAY HOUSE GROUP

There has been a change of date for this House Group.  It will now take place on Thursday, 13th September at 7.45 p.m. at Jill Cumming’s house, 49 Grange Farm Crescent.

SERVICE AT THE DALES

The next service at The Dales, Marine Park is on Friday, 14th September at 2 p.m.

John Barnett

MESSY CHURCH TRAINING

A training session is planned for Friday, 21st September from 11.30 a.m. to approx. 1 p.m. followed by a buffet lunch. It is important that you sign up on the form in the foyer soon so we know how many people to cater for.  Jane Leadbetter, the National Co-ordinary for Messy Church will be the speaker.   Attending does not mean you are automatically signed up as a volunteer.  For further details phone Dirk on 07847 749533.

BREAD MAKING

The next session is on Saturday, 22nd September starting at 10 a.m. with a £2 donation per family.  We will also make pizza, which we will eat together.  Come along, enjoy a chat, coffee, a slice of freshly baked bread and good fun.  Phone Dirk for more details on 07847 739533.

WHOLLY, HOLEY, HOLY (“Engaging everyone in worship”)

This Liverpool District event (which includes the Wirral Circuit) is to be held at Maghull Methodist Church on Saturday, 22nd September from 9.30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start and will finish at 4 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be the President of the Methodist Conference Rev Michaela Youngson.  There will be various workshops and lunch will be provided (suggested donation of £5 to cover costs).

Please see poster on the noticeboard in the foyer for further details.

SPECTRUM

The next meeting will be on Monday, 24th September, Room 1 at 7.30 p.m.  If you have any oddments of wool of any ply or colour, please bring it with you, we are going to be making Pom Poms.  All welcome.

Catherine Jackson

SHOEBOXES FOR ROMANIA

The shoeboxes need to be ready for the second week in October.  Please come and help fill the boxes between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 25th September.

Gillian Ladlow (Tel: 625 1063)

Elaine Moss (Tel: 625 1365)

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2018 takes place at hundreds of venues around the UK on Friday, 28th September.  Once again all proceeds from our Coffee Morning on the 28th will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.  Please put this date in your diaries and come along and support this worthy charity.  There will be a cake stall – so please get baking.  There will also be a bring and buy stall.

APPEAL FROM LITTLE LAMBS

To help with one of our crafts we need kitchen roll tubes – so when your kitchen roll is empty please don’t throw it away – hand it to Carole Barnett or myself.

Elaine Phillips

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Throughout September there will be a flip chart in the foyer with some PritStick glue sticks nearby – why?  Because we’d like to have a display of photos or pictures you’ve found in magazines or anywhere else of things in the natural world that makes you go “wow”.  It can be an animal, scene, anything.  Over the coming Sundays please bring your pictures and stick them on the flip chart.  If you can’t find a picture then just write a word.  If the page is full then turn over and start a new page.  The uniformed organisations have been asked to contribute so this can be a real church wide activity and by 7th October we’ll have a great display.

HARVEST FLOWERS

Due to holidays etc. we are going to be short of people to decorate the church this year on the morning of Saturday, 6th October.  You don’t have to be a flower arranger, but if you would like to help in any way (e.g. being a “gofer” – making the coffee, clearing up afterwards etc.) you will be most welcome.  Please speak to Sue Gladden for more information.

HARVEST THEME

Throughout October our morning services will follow a theme of “Loving……” as follows:

7th       “……………our world”

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”    

NEWS FROM ST. BRIDGET’S

We have heard that Emma Speaker will be leaving St. Bridget’s to be Vicar of a church in Runcorn.  Many of you have heard Emma preach at our United Services and she gave her testimony at the Summer Praise in the Park.  Emma’s farewell service is on the 16th September at 10 a.m.  We send Emma our very best wishes as she takes up her new appointment.