Weekly Notice 16th December 2018

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Jean McIntosh in memory of Doreen Jarvis.

PLAN OF SERVICES AT WEST KIRBY

Copies of the new plan covering services up to the end of February 2019 are available.  Pick up your copy from the table in the foyer.

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the Prayer Diary for December are now available.  Pick up a copy from the table in the foyer.

ADVENT BOOKLET

Rev Jackie Bellfield has produced an Advent Booklet with readings, reflections and prayers.  Pick up your copy from the foyer.

SPECTRUM

This group will meet again at Sue & Graham Gladden’s house on Monday, 17th December starting at 7.30 pm. For our annual Christmas sing along,

CAROL SINGING AT MORRISON

We will be singing again at Morrisons on Tuesday, 18th December.  Meet at Morrisons at 6.30 p.m.

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP

The next meeting is on 20th December 10 a.m. for 10.15 a.m.  The Group will be studying Christmas Readings.

DAVE NICHOLAS

Dave will be returning on the morning of Friday, 21st December at 10.45 a.m. to give a short concert of Christmas and other light music.  For those of you who don’t know Dave, he is the cinema organist at the Philharmonic Hall and you can be sure of some good entertainment.

COMMUNITY CAROL SINGING

You are invited to join with St. Bridget’s Music Group to sing Christmas Carols at the Ring O’ Bells on Saturday, 22nd December beginning at 11 a.m.  All welcome.  Free mince pies and coffee.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

As in previous years, Christmas is the time we focus on the fund-raising for this charity that has been partnered with the Methodist Church since 1969.  A large Communal Christmas Card is in the foyer for the congregation to send Christmas wishes to each other.

The Christmas Day collection will, as usual, go to support the work of Action for Children.

DONATIONS TO WIRRAL FOODBANK

All donations placed in the boxes in the foyer now go to the Wirral Foodbank.  However, we will have to bag up our donations and take them either to Wirral Foodbank, Unit 14, Wirral Business Centre, Dock Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1JW or they may be dropped off at Tesco Heswall or Sainsburys Upton.

I am sure there are members of the congregation who shop in one or other of these supermarkets and could do their bit to help by filling up some bags and take them to the collection boxes in one of these supermarkets. With Christmas fast approaching donations need to be received by midday on Thursday, 20th December.

REVISED JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Church has been advertising for a member to act as Secretary for the Gift Aid & Weekly Envelopes Schemes.  We are now fortunate in that a member has volunteered to deal with the computer aspects of the job.  This means that the job as Secretary is “doable” by an individual with little or even no specialist technical skills Elizabeth (015 1625 6018) would be pleased to discuss the job description with anyone who would like further details.  A volunteer is needed from 1st January 2019.