Weekly Notices 3rd February 2019

FLOWERS

The flowers today are kindly given by Marian Holden in memory of loved ones.  

MOVING HOUSE

David & Elizabeth Delasalle will be moving to Maidenhead later this month -  they will be greatly missed. They invite the congregation to join them to share coffee and cake in the church hall after morning service on the 10th February which will be their last Sunday in church before moving.

NEW MINISTER

Following the visit to our church of a prospective minister to replace Kim, we have been informed by the Circuit Invitations Committee that Rev Yangsun Yi has accepted their invitation to join the Circuit from September 2019.  Yanagsun is excited about joining us.  She will have oversight of West Kirby, Greasby and Irby.  This appointment is, as always, subject to ratification by the Methodist Conference.

BIBLE SOCIETY

There will be a retiring collection on behalf of the Bible Society after this morning’s service.

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.

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the Circuit Prayer Diary for February are now available in the foyer.  Please pick up a copy.

THE BEACON

The latest edition of The Beacon is now available.  If you haven’t already picked up a copy then please do so, don’t wait for your Pastoral Visitor to give you one.

Pastoral Visitors – please take as many as you need for those who don’t attend church regularly or who are currently indisposed.  Thank you.

Sue Gladden

MEN’S COFFEE

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, 4th February from 10.30 a.m. in the Hilda Shore Room.  All welcome.

Arthur Kilshaw

FRIDAY COFFEE ROTA

Volunteers are still needed to fill the gaps in the rota to help Arthur on a Friday morning.  Please add your name to one or more of the dates on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.

CARERS SOUP ‘N’ SUPPORT - TO ALL THOSE WHO ENJOY READING

Since 2008 “The Reader” has pioneered the use of Shared Reading to improve well-being and reduce social isolation.

At the next meeting of Carers Soup ’n’ Support to be held on Thursday, 7th February from 12 noon until 2 p.m. there will be a taster session of Shared Reading with representatives of The Reader organisation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Following that they will be staying on to discuss with us the possibility of setting up a new group based at church.

Anyone interested in finding out more will be very welcome (you don’t have to be a carer on this occasion, but if you want lunch it would be helpful to know in advance –(please let Carole Barnett know)

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

This is the theme of the evening service on Sunday, 10th February in the Church Hall.  Dirk’s band, Borderline, will be playing Beatles songs as well as choruses and hymns.  Each song has a story attached to it with contributions from several church members, grandparents and members of the band.  Coffee and cake from 6.15 p.m. – so come along and bring a friend.

CIRCUIT WEEKEND AWAY

A weekend of fun, fellowship, worship and learning is to be held from the 24th to 26th May 2019 at The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire.  Rev Jackie Bellfield will be the speaker.

The all-inclusive cost is £150.  If you would like to go or would like further details please contact Rev Sheila Prest by email on revsheilaprest@hotmail.co.uk or phone her on 07810 002 331.

INVITATION FROM CASAI (CHURCHES AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE ISSUES)

For those who offer pastoral care to survivors of sexual abuse,  CASAI invites you to “A day of Learning & Awareness” at The Gateway Community Resource Centre, 85-101 Sankey Street, Warrington WA1 1SR on Thursday, 7th March 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  For further details and book for lunch/refreshments contact Col on 07889398409 or email at thunderandrainbows@gmail.com