Weekly Notices 17th March 2019

LOVE LIFE LIVE LENT

A sheet has been produced with suggestions on how you could “be generous to yourself, your neighbours & the world” during the six weeks of Lent e.g. make someone laugh, feed the birds, phone/text someone to say goodnight.  Pick up a copy from the foyer.

LENT

As you came into church you will have seen candles burning under the cross.  As the weeks of Lent pass, a candle will be extinguished until, on Good Friday, no light will shine – a symbol of that darkest of days.  As the candles are blown out we will be thinking about the meaning of Lent and its implications for our lives and our faith.  On Easter Sunday – well, I expect you can imagine what will happen!

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by John & Jane Sprigge with happy memories of their parents.

CHURCH FAMILY

Vic Brown’s funeral takes place at Landican on Wednesday, 20th March at 10.30 a.m.

MEN’S COFFEE MORNING

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

Arthur Kilshaw

SPECTRUM

Spectrum will meet again on Monday, 18th March at 7.30 p.m. in the Hilda Shaw Room when we will be making some quick and easy decorations to put in the Christmas shoe boxes.  All are welcome to join us.

Catherine Jackson

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP

Rev Ann Rigby-Jones is unable to lead the session on 21st March at 10.15 a.m.   Instead we will have a DIY session on Philippians 3:1-11 with coffee and share our thoughts on this passage.  If you would like to come and share your thoughts or just listen to others, or would like a coffee – all are welcome.  The theme is “Joyful Freedom!”

Ann Taylor

SHARED READING TASTER SESSION

A reminder that The Reader Organisation are coming to do a taster session for those who are interested in taking part in the proposed new group. This will be on Tuesday, 26th March at 2 p.m.  There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Sue Gladden

LEGO CHURCH INSTRUCTION TIME

On Friday, 29th March after the coffee morning Nick Jeffries will be leading this session – lunch will be provided. At least four volunteers are needed for each monthly session – people to set up, someone on the door, someone to welcome plus someone to do the refreshments.  Please add your name to the list in the foyer.  Phone Dirk for more details on 07847 739633 or leave a message on 625 3224.

METHODIST WOMEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB

The next lunch at the Adelphi, Liverpool is on Wednesday, 3rd April at 12 noon.  The speaker will be Barbara Creamer whose talk is entitled “Family Visit to Japan”.  Tickets are £15 and available from Jill Cumming.

ST. MARK’S GOSPEL AT WEST KIRBY URC

Howard Jones will be bringing St. Mark’s Gospel to us in a fast pace and punchy solo performance at West Kirby URC on Sunday, 7th April at 7.30 p.m.  It will be café style worship with refreshments.  Do come and bring your friends to this special event.

Carole Barnet & Dirk

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT – CHANGE OF DATE

The next meeting will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m.  on Thursday, 11th April NOT 4th April.  This is because the speaker cannot now make the original date.  The subject5 is “Owls in therapy” and the speaker, Anita Morris, will be bringing her owls with her.  As well as carers anyone who would like to see the owls is very welcome.

Sue Gladden

MWiB LIVERPOOL DISTRICT SPRING GATHERING

Enjoy a day of fellowship on Thursday, 11th April at St. James’ Church, Rainhill from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The speaker will be Rev Sally Binymin telling stories from Liverpool’s poorest & travelling people.

Coffee from 10.30 a.m.  Bring a packed lunch, drinks provided.  The church is a short walk from Rainhill Station.  If any ladies would like to attend or would like further details please speak to Elaine Phillips.

WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION SCHEME (WECS)

The Church’s financial year 2019/20 commences on 1st April.  The envelopes for Church Members who make their weekly donation via WECS can be collected from me after the morning service.  If any Church Member not currently giving via WECS would like to join the Scheme they should speak to me.  The Church benefits from Gift Aid if you give via WECS.

Valerie Doodson. New Gift Aid Secretary

WORKING PARTIES AT THE CIRCUIT CENTRE

The Circuit is planning to hold two days for working parties at Thingwall to assist a number of areas as follows:

·         Grounds maintenance

·         Sorting/cataloguing resources

·         Reviewing paperwork

·         Keeping those busy supplied with refreshments

Come for an hour or more on Saturday, 30th March and Wednesday, 1st May between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.  See poster in foyer for further details.

ANNUAL REPORTS

I would like to make a start on typing up the Church’s Annual Reports.  Would secretaries of all the various groups associated with the church please let me have their reports as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Elaine Phillips