Weekly Notices 8th December 2019

FLOWERS

The flowers this week are kindly given in memory of Mary Johnson by her family.

DAVID & VALERIE

A reminder that David & Valerie’s wedding takes place during the morning service next Sunday, 15th December.  Rev George Palmer will be taking the service, assisted by Rev Viv Gasteen as Registrar. Following the service the Church family are invited to join them in the Church Hall for some celebratory cake(s) with the usual tea and/or coffee.

THANK YOU

A very big thank you to all those who donated Christmas gifts for young people at the recent service. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

John Turner

METHODIST WOMEN IN BRITAIN

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent coffee morning which raised £120.50 for MWiB general funds.

Elaine Phillips

CIRCUIT PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the December Prayer Diary are now available in the foyer.

GOOD NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

The latest edition of “Good News” is now available.  Pick up your copy from the table in the foyer.

FRIDAY COFFEE ROTA

Arthur needs help on a Friday morning.  Please add your name to one or more of the dates on the new rota in the foyer.

LITTLE LAMBS

We are short of helpers to make the refreshments in the kitchen or be a friendly face in the hall on a Tuesday morning.  If you have a couple of hours to spare PLEASE consider joining the team.  For further details speak to Elaine Phillips or Carole Barnett.

SUNDAY STEWARDS

We are also short of Sunday Stewards.  PLEASE consider helping out on a Sunday.  For further details speak to Elaine Phillips.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN

Once again we will be thinking about Action for Children and how we continue to support this charity. 

There is a large communal Christmas card in the foyer.  This is for people to send their good wishes to others and by putting the money they saved into the charity box.

We will also be singing carols at Morrison’s Supermarket on Dee Lane on Thursday, 19th December from 6.30 p.m. until around 8 p.m.  Come along and have some fun singing carols and raising money for Action for Children.

Catherine & Ian Jackson

ADVENT PRAYERS

Please join John, Carole, Dirk, Graham & Dick at special Advent prayer sessions with a short reflection each Friday during Advent, from 9.45-10.15 a.m. in Room 1.

LEGO CHURCH

The next session is on Wednesday 11th December 3.30-5 p.m.

SINGING CAFÉ

The next Singing Café at St. Luke’s, Hoylake takes place on Thursday, 12th December from 10.30 a.m.  All welcome.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP

This year’s Christmas lunch is on Thursday, 12th December, 12 noon at The Railway, Meols.  There is £8 still to pay on the day which includes a tip but not a coffee.

SERVICE AT LEAR HOUSE

The small group who lead a service at Leaar House, Darmonds Green once a month would appreciate some extra help at their Christmas Carol Service on Friday, 13th December at 3 p.m. Anyone who could help with singing, reading or just giving out hymn sheets would be welcome.  For further information speak to Heather Morgan, Val Crighton or Gill Kilshaw

SCOUT GROUP CAROL SERVICE

The annual Carol Service takes place on Friday, 13th December at 7 p.m.  Please come and support the young people and sing some carols.  There will be coffee and mince pies afterwards.

Catherine & Ian Jackson

FILM@FOUR

On Saturday, 21st December we will be showing the Christmas film “The Polar Express” starting at 4 p.m.  There will be a bring and share tea, finishing about 6.30 p.m.  All welcome – come and join the fun.  Mince pies will be provided.

Catherine & Ian Jackson

A CHRISTMAS PLAY PERFORMED BY FUSE

FUSE is a Christian Youth Group involving teenagers from St. Michael’s, URC, Riverway and Hope Church.

Everyone is invited to their Christmas play “Mary – the teenage pregnancy that shook the world” on Saturday, 21st December at West Kirby URC at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Seating is limited to 100 at each performance so tickets, costing £5 per adult, should be booked in advance through Dan Sach (dansach@hotmail.com or 08916 326 141)  The play is suitable for children aged over 8 years.  No charge for under 18s. 

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

The working group set up by Church Council have now completed the recruitment process and I am delighted to tell you, we have offered Heather Playfer the position and she has accepted. She started work on Monday 18th November.

Heather will share the church office with Dirk, working mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Her family have all been regulars at Bacon Butty, Little Angels, Lego Church and Beavers, assisting also with other church activities.  She will be a considerable ambassador for our church.

As the first point of contact for most church matters, you will be able to reach her either by email at wkmccontact@gmail.com  personally at the office or phone 625 3224 and leave a message if she isn't available. Other contact numbers will be available shortly.

These are challenging but also exciting times and with our help Heather will play her part in making this new role a great success.

Jim Drake

CHRISTMAS TREES

The church has some 3ft artificial Christmas trees which are no longer needed.  If you would like one, please see Graham Gladden.  A small donation to church funds would be appreciated.