Weekly |Notices 8th March 2020

FLOWERS

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

CHURCH VACANCIES

The position of Church Council Secretary will become vacant when Elaine Phillips stands down at the end of August 2020.  Also David Armitage wishes to stand down as Church Treasurer at the same time.

If these positions are not filled then Church Council cannot meet, resulting in problems in the management of the church.

Please speak to Elaine or David if you feel willing and able to take on either of these roles and would like to know more.

Also the position of Property Steward remains vacant following Scarthe’s retirement last year.

HOLIDAY@HOME REUNION AFTERNOON

This afternoon, Sunday, 8th March, we have invited our holiday makers from last summer’s Holiday@Home for a reunion afternoon.

We are hoping that members of the congregation will join us for a short service followed by a Bring & Share Tea.  The service will be in the hall starting at 3.30 p.m.  All welcome.

Catherine & Carole

MARCH PRAYER DIARY

Copies of the Circuit Prayer Diary for March are now available in the foyer.

FRIDAY COFFEE ROTA

The new rota covering the three months to the end of May 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.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP

The next meeting of TAF is at 2.30 p.m. on the 12th March when Rev Alan Fisher will give an illustrated talk on his visit to a Leprosy Mission Hospital.  There will be a few packs of TLM Christmas cards on sale at knockdown prices.  All are very welcome at what should be an inspiring meeting.

SERVICE AT THE DALES

The next service at The Dales, Marine Park is at 2 p.m. on Friday, 13th March.  An opportunity to take church to people who can no longer come to church.  All welcome.

John Barnett

ASYLUM LINK MERSEYSIDE

A Churches Together evening of stories and music from asylum seekers takes place on Saturday, 14th March  at West Kirby URC beginning at 7 p.m. with coffee and cake and finishing at 9 p.m. No charge but donations much appreciated including donations of cakes.  All welcome.

Dirk Uitterdijk

MISSIONBANDFORU

An evening of music for the soul takes place at The Beacon One World Coffee Shop adjacent to Heswall Methodist Church on Wednesday, 18th March from 8 to 10 p.m.  Free admission, donations much appreciated.

CHURCHES TOGETHER PRAYER WALK

The walk  takes place on Wednesday, 25th March.  Do the whole walk or meet up at any of the following places or just come for the final prayers and a drink and cake at our church.

11.45 a.m. Packed lunch and prayers at St. Michael’s, Newton

1.10 p.m.  The Column

1.25 p.m.  Sisters of Jesus Way, Abbey Road

2.00 p.m.  St. Bridget’s

2.30 p.m.  St. Agnes

3.00 p.m.  St. Andrew’s

3.20 p.m.  URC

3.45 p.m.  Riverway

4.00 p.m.  Methodist Church

LIVERPOOL DISTRICT METHODIST WOMEN’S LUNCHEON CLUB

The next lunch is on Wednesday, 25th March at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool at 11.45 a.m. for 12 noon.  The speaker will be Pat Ashcroft B.E.M.  and her talk is entitled “Trek Croatia” (in aid of Mencap). Tickets £15 available from Jill Cumming.

GOD IN LOVE UNITES US

A reminder to pick up your copy of The Methodist Church’s Report on Marriage & Relationships and the Study Guide.

A meeting to look at some of the biblical perspectives of the Report has been arranged for Thursday, 26th March at 7.30 p.m. at Lower Bebington Methodist Church.   The meeting will be led by Rev Heather Cooper, with Rev Sheryl Anderson and Rev Christine Jones.  Lower Bebington would like to get an idea of numbers so if you wish to attend please sign the sheet in the foyer. (If you would like to go but need a lift please speak to Ray Ward or Elaine Phillips).

CRAFT GROUP

We are in need of knitted hats, mittens, small scarves, puppets.  If you are a sewer we need pump bags, pencil cases, marble bags.  We also need small cuddly toys, games, sewing items – in fact anything we can fit in a shoebox.  I do have knitting patterns if needed.  Thank you.

Sally Brimble

WORLD MISSION FUND

If anyone has a World Mission Fund box can they please hand it to Elaine Phillips so the contents may be counted.  There are also envelopes available if anyone would like to make a gift aided donation. 

ADOPT A PLANTER

The planter outside the Hilda Shore entrance was looked after by Mary Goh, but it is looking a bit neglected since Mary & Kim left.  If you would like to take this on and brighten up the entrance please speak to Elaine Phillips.