Weekly Notices 24th 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.

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by June Kennedy in memory of loved ones.

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

SINGING CAFÉ

The next Singing Café at St. Luke’s, Hoylake is from 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 28th March.  All welcome.

WOMEN’S AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP

The next meeting is on Thursday, 28th March at 2.30 p.m. in the Hilda Shore Room. This will be a Members Afternoon – bring your favourite poem.  There will also be and bring & buy table.

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.

FASHION SHOW

Prenton Methodist Church is holding a charity fund raising Fashion Show featuring clothes from M&Co on Monday, 1st April at 7.30 p.m.  Entrance £6 to include tea and biscuits.

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

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 subject 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

MAUNDY THURSDAY MEAL

Greasby Methodist Church will be hosting this year’s Group Meal on the 18th April. There will shortly be a sign-up sheet for those wishing to go.  In the meantime put the date in your diaries.