Weekly Notices 25th November 2018

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Brian Buck in memory of Sheila.

RECEIVING COMMUNION

We have a number of people in the congregation who are unable to come to the communion rail to receive the bread and wine.  This concern was raised at Church Council and it has been agreed that in future everyone should remain seated and the elements will be brought to the congregation. 

THANK YOU

A very big thank you to everyone who helped with the Thanksgiving Meal last Saturday – those who cooked, set up the room, cleared up afterwards or just came and supported us.  If you lent flan dishes, jugs etc. please collect them from the hall after the service.

The day after the meal there was an article in our paper with the headline “Why I think we Brits should celebrate Thanksgiving” with the message that we rarely take enough time to think about what we are really thankful for, but expressing our thanks can have social, mental, physical and spiritual benefits and leave us feeling uplifted.  I hope this event has left you with some of those benefits and an understanding of why we did this.

Sue Gladden        

FRIDAY COFFEE ROTA

The new rota for the three months commencing 7th December is now available in the foyer. Please add your name to one or more dates to help Arthur on a Friday.

SCOUT POST STAMPS

Stamps are now available from John Turner. The last date for posting will be 12 noon on Wednesday, 12th December.

MEN’S COFFEE MORNING

The next coffee morning is on Monday, 26th November from 10.30 a.m. in the Hilda Shore Room.  All welcome.

Arthur Kilshaw

CHRISTMAS FAIR

A reminder that this year’s Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, 1st December from 10.30 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Coffee/tea and mince pies will be available plus soup and bread at lunchtime.  Stalls will include, cakes & preserves, toiletries, jewellery, crafts, toys & games, bottle tombola, charity Christmas cards and bric-a-brac (good qualify items only please!!)

Contributions for the various stalls may be left in the Vestry.  Donations of cakes would be much appreciated.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT

Our last meeting of this year is the Christmas Party on Thursday, 6th December, when we start at the earlier time of 11 a.m.  There will be more food than usual – all with a Christmas theme plus entertainment after lunch from storytellers Susan and Marco.  As always, anyone with current or recent caring experience is very welcome to come along and please don’t worry if this is your first visit – you will be very welcome.

Sue Gladden

CHRISTMAS & MORE

A reminder of the concert to be staged in church on Saturday, 8th December at 7.30 p.m.  It will be an eclectic mix of performers and a very varied programme.  Please see the posters, the foyer screen and the church website for more details – there’s not enough room here to include the full cast list!  Tickets costing £5 (£1 for children) are available from Graham Gladden and David Cross or pay on the door. There will be refreshments. The proceeds will be divided between local charities and the church.  Please support this new venture and bring your friends. 

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

As in previous years, Christmas is the time we focus on the fund-raising for this charity that has been partnered with the Methodist Church since 1969.  A large Communal Christmas Card will be in the foyer from this Sunday for the congregation to send Christmas wishes to each other.

CIRCUIT SUPERINTENDENT

In accordance with the Stationing processes, a prospective Superintendent visited the Circuit on the 12th November.  The Circuit Invitations Committee are pleased to announce that following the visit they agreed to invite Rev Heather Cooper to become the Superintendent Minister of the Wirral Circuit from 1st September 2019.  She has accepted the invitation, subject of course to the final approval of Methodist Conference.

CAROL SINGING AT MORRISON

We will be singing at Morrisons on two occasions this year - the first on Wednesday, 12th December and the second on Tuesday, 18th December.  Meet at Morrisons at 6.30 p.m. on both dates.

OMMUNITY CAROL SINGING

You are invited to join with St. Bridget’s Music Group to sing Christmas Carols at the Ring o’ Bells on Saturday, 22nd December beginning at 11 a.m.  All welcome.  Free mince pies and coffee.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Church is looking for a member to act as Secretary for the Gift Aid and weekly envelopes distribution.  This position needs to be filled as soon as possible.  Please speak to Elizabeth (tel: 625 6018) if you would like to know more.

PLAN OF SERVICES AT WEST KIRBY

Copies of the new plan covering the three months commencing 2nd December are now available.  Pick up your copy from the table in the foyer.

DATA PROTECTION

Dirk is proposing to circulate a regular email  with “News from WKMC” to all those in the congregation who have passed on their email addresses.  If you DO NOT wish to receive such emails please contact Dirk on dirkwkmc@gmail.com or Elaine Phillips on elaine5649.ep@gmail.com  and your email address will be removed from the proposed circulation list.

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