Weekly Notices 24th February 2019

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Betty Jones in memory of loved ones.

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.

THANK YOU

Bill & Mabs Shepherd would like to thank the church for the lovely flowers they received this week.  They were much appreciated.

LEGO CHURCH

On Sunday morning, 3rd March Nick Jeffries, Wirral Circuit Children’s Worker, will come and explain to the congregation about Lego Church.

After the service there will be a “Question & Answer” session with Nick and Dirk in the Church Hall.  We hope you will join us to try and make this possible “Fresh Expression” a success.

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.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

If anyone has an Action for Children collecting box can they please give it to Catherine Jackson over the next couple of weeks so the contents may be counted.

PLAN OF SERVICES AT WEST KIRBY

Copies of the new plan covering the three months commencing 3rd March are available.  Pick up your copy from the foyer.

FRIDAY COFFEE ROTA

The new rota for the three months commencing 1st March is now on the window sill in the foyer.  Please add your name to one or more of the dates to help Arthur on a Friday morning.

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”.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT

The next meeting will be on Thursday, 7th March 12 noon to 2 p.m. when the speaker will be Lucy Taylor from Home Instead Wirral on “Staying Nourished – healthy eating in older age”.  As always anyone with current or recent caring experience is very welcome to attend.

Sue Gladden

WIRRAL FOODBANK

Please continue to bring tins, packets, jars etc. to put in the boxes in the foyer.  When full volunteers from church will take the items to either the Foodbank in Birkenhead, Tesco Heswall or Sainsburys Upton.

 The following items are needed:

Tinned - potatoes, tomatoes & fruit, sugar, UHT milk, sponge puddings, fruit squash, Nappies (all sizes)

Toothpaste,  toothbrushes, shampoo

SHARED READING TASTER SESSION

Following the presentation that we had on 7th February, The Reader Organisation are coming back 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 will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer from next week.

Sue Gladden

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU!

Last Sunday morning Jim Drake drew to everyone’s attention Church Council’s concern over the future of our church and the number of volunteers who have or would like to resign from the various roles within the church.  Despite appeals very few people have come forward to take their place.  We need Pastoral Visitors, Stewards, a Property Steward, Booking Secretary, Projectionists to name a few.  One vacancy has been filled – Valerie Doodson has succeeded Elizabeth Delasalle and is now the new Gift Aid Secretary.

Church Council therefore decided at its recent meeting that a small group get together to consider the possibility of employing a Church Administrator and what tasks that person could take on.  Jim will lead this group and appealed to the congregation for volunteers to come forward to join him.  Please speak to Jim if you feel able to help.

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

WORSHIP AT WIRRAL METHODIST CENTRE

Details of Wednesday Worship at Thingwall for February to May are now on the noticeboard in the foyer.

All are welcome to come and worship each Wednesday from 1 p.m.  This is preceded at 12.30 p.m. with a shared lunch – bring your own – drinks provided.

WEST KIRBY CHURCHES TOGETHER – LENT STUDIES

There are lots of events happening throughout Lent at the various churches.  Please take a leaflet detailing times and venues from the foyer.

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