Weekly Notices 17th February 2019

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Di Sleight in memory of her Dad.

FLOWER DONORS

We have nine Sundays this year when no-one is donating towards the flowers.  If you would like to donate money in memory of someone on any of those Sundays, would you please sign the sheet in the foyer or speak to me.  The flowers are later given out to those who may be ill or in need of the church’s support.

Jennifer Pantall

CHURCH FAMILY

We have heard the sad news of the deaths of Olive Bonner and Eileen Whittle.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.

Olive’s funeral takes place at Landican at 12 noon on Thursday, 28th February. Eileen’s funeral takes place at Landican at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 5th March.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

A big thank you to all who supported last Sunday’s wonderful evening with songs from past and present and stories of love with music from Dirk’s band Borderline.  Special thanks also to those involved in leading the worship, providing the refreshments and the crafts.

WORLD MISSION FUND

Envelopes are now available if you wish to make a donation to support the work of the Methodist Church overseas.  If you have a World Mission Fund box please hand it to Elaine Phillips so the contents may be counted.

MEN’S COFFEE MORNING

The next coffee morning is on Monday, 18th February at 10.30 a.m. in the Hilda Shore Room.  All welcome.

Arthur Kilshaw

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP

The next meeting is on 21st February, 10 a.m. for 10.15 a.m.  The Group will be studying Philippians 2:19-30 and will be led by Chris Conway.

BREAD MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The next bread making morning is on Saturday, 23rd February at 10 a.m.  Cost is just £2 per family. We had a great time last month, but need more support from the church.  This initiative was set up in response to Church members needing “people contact” on a Saturday.  So come along, perhaps with a friend or grandchild, or just come at 11.15 a.m. to eat pizza slices with us and enjoy tea & coffee together.  We light a candle in Room 1 around 11.30 a.m. and say a silent prayer for a loved one or someone who needs support.  Contact Dirk on 07847 739 533 if you want to come. 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

This year’s annual service takes place on Friday, 1st March at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s URC, Birkenhead Road, Meols.  This service has been prepared by Christian women of Slovenia and is entitled “Come – Everything is Ready”.

In 2018 the movement voted to drop the word “Women” from its title.  Women will continue to prepare each service, but it is now a service for everyone.

INVITATION FROM CASAI (CHURCHES AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE ISSUES)

For those who offer pastoral care to survivors of sexual abuse, CASAI invites you to “A day of Learning & Awareness” at The Gateway Community Resource Centre, 85-101 Sankey Street, Warrington WA1 1SR on Thursday, 7th March 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  For further details and book for lunch/refreshments contact Col on 07889398409 or email at thunderandrainbows@gmail.com

LENT STUDY 2019

Rev Viv Gasteen will be leading a Lent Study here at WKMC with friends from other local churches each Monday during Lent commencing 11th March at 10.30 a.m.  The title is “The Things He Carried”

AN EVENING OF FOLK MUSIC

Moreton Methodist Church are raising funds for the Leprosy Mission by holding an Evening of Folk Music on Friday, 15th March at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £6 including refreshments.

WIRRAL FOODBANK

We have heard that the following items are urgently needed:

Tinned - potatoes, tomatoes & fruit

Sugar, UHT milk, sponge puddings

Fruit squash, nappies (all sizes)

Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo

BIBLE SOCIETY

The Bible Society collection on the 3rd February raised the grand sum of £237.  If you missed the opportunity to donate on the 3rd February it is not too late to make a contribution.

If any member of the congregation would like to sign up to the “£5 Bible a Month Scheme” I can let them have the necessary form, or as Hannah suggested, maybe a few members could club together to contribute to the scheme; again I can make the necessary arrangements.

Valerie Doodson

MERSEYSIDE FOR ROMANIA

If you have goods for Romania, I can take them now.  Clothing and shoes for all ages, towels and bedding, toiletries and serviceable pots, pans etc. are always needed.  You can bring things to church or to my house – 29 Springfield Avenue, or ring me for collection.

At this time of year we also collect £500 for Father Constantine’s feeding scheme for the many poor in his town.  It would be helpful to me if donations were in envelopes with your name on!  Cheques may be made out to “Merseyside for Romania”. Thank you for your generosity.

Gillian Ladlow

Tel: 625 1063