Weekly Notices 1st March 2020

FLOWERS

The flowers this week are kindly given by Jill Cumming in memory of loved ones.

PLAN OF SERVICES MARCH TO MAY 2020

Copies of both the Circuit Plan and West Kirby’s Plan are now available in the foyer.

MARCH PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the Circuit Prayer Diary for March are now available in the foyer.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

This runs from 24th February until 8th March.  Everyone is reminded that during any events at or connected to church they should ensure that, wherever possible, Fairtrade products are used.

Buying Fairtrade is easy, there are over 6,000 products, from coffee and tea to flowers so when you shop look for the Fairtrade mark.

If you want to learn more there are some excellent pamphlets in the foyer.     

LENT STUDIES

As part of the Lent Studies put together by Churches Together in West Kirby, there will be three self-contained evening studies at this church.  They will be led by Ian Jackson starting on Wednesday, 4th March from 7.30 p.m. until 8 p.m. the subject will be “Live Your Faith”.  All welcome to join.

Ian Jackson

SINGING CAFÉ

The next session at St. Luke’s Hoylake is on Thursday, 5th March from 10.30 a.m. until 12 noon.  All welcome.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT

The next meeting is on Thursday, 5th March when the topic is “Tax, Care and Toy Boys – tax planning with the Co-op”.  Despite the rather unusual title this session covers some important issues and was very well received when we ran it two years ago.  As always, lunch is between 12 and 1 p.m. with the speaker following, ending at 2 p.m.  All with current or recent caring experiences are very welcome to attend.

Sue Gladden

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

This year’s service takes place at 2 p.m. on Friday, 6th March at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Frankby Road, Newton.  The service has been prepared by Christian women in Zimbabwe and the theme is “Take Your Mat and Walk”.  This is a service for everyone men, women and young people.  All are welcome.

HOLIDAY@HOME REUNION AFTERNOON

On Sunday, 8th March we have invited our holiday makers from last summer’s Holiday@Home for a reunion afternoon.

We are hoping that members of the congregation will join us for a short service followed by a Bring & Share Tea.  The service will be in the hall starting at 3.30 p.m.  All are invited.

Catherine & Carole

WORLD MISSION FUND

If anyone has a World Mission Fund box can they please hand it to Elaine Phillips so the contents may be counted.  There are also envelopes available if anyone would like to make a gift aided donation.   This Fund supports Mission Partners working overseas, awards grants for many projects and provides scholarships and leadership training.

LIVERPOOL DISTRICT METHODIST WOMEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB

The next lunch is on Wednesday, 25th March at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool at 11.45 a.m. for 12 noon.  The speaker will be Pat Ashcroft B.E.M.  and her talk is entitled “Trek Croatia” (in aid of Mencap). Tickets £15 available from Jill Cumming.

GOD IN LOVE UNITES US

A reminder to pick up your copy of The Methodist Church’s Report on Marriage & Relationships and the Study Guide.

Sufficient copies of the report and study guide are available in the foyer for everyone to have a copy.  Every church is asked to encourage their congregations to study it and meet together to discuss its contents.

A meeting to look at some of the biblical perspectives of the Report has been arranged for Thursday, 26th March at 7.30 p.m. at Lower Bebington Methodist Church.   The meeting will be led by Rev Heather Cooper, with Rev Sheryl Anderson and Rev Christine Jones.

LOST PROPERTY

Graham still has an unclaimed fountain pen from the Remembrance display.  Contact Graham if it is yours.

CRAFT GROUP

Thank you for all your donations of cards and other items since Christmas.  If we are to produce as many boxes this year we will need a little help.

We are in need of knitted hats, mittens, small scarves, puppets.  If you are a sewer we need pump bags, pencil cases, marble bags.  We also need small cuddly toys, games, sewing items – in fact anything we can fit in a shoebox.  I do have knitting patterns if needed.  Thank you.

Sally Brimble

CHURCH VACANCIES

The position of Church Council Secretary will become vacant when Elaine Phillips stands down at the end of August 2020.  Also David Armitage wishes to stand down as Church Treasurer at the same time.

If these positions are not filled then Church Council cannot meet, resulting in problems in the management of the church.

Please speak to Elaine or David if you feel willing and able to take on either of these roles and would like to know more.

Also the position of Property Steward remains vacant following Scarthe’s retirement last year.