Marshside Road Methodist Church

Girls' Brigades

The motto of the Girls' Brigade is "Seek, Serve and Follow Christ" and its Aim is "To help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life"

Annual Display and Awards Evening on 20th of June 2013.

The evening started with the presentation of awards and trophies to the girls before moving on to a game of "Traffic Lights - "Red....Green. ....amber....pink!"

The younger girls then told the story of the "Bear Hunt" complete with audience participation, cotton wool snow storm and a black bear waiting in the cave. After a presentation to show the badge work the girls have been working towards, the story of the loaves and fishes was retold and bread shared amongst the audience

The display was concluded with remarks from Cynthia May and the grace before tea, coffee and molten milk biscuits were served.

Congratulations to the girls and also the officers, Heather Jackson, Tracey Lynwode, Karen O'Meara and Elaine Evans (who has completed 40 years service as a GB officer in the 5th Southport Company at Marshside Methodist Church)

Annual Display and Awards Evening on 20th of June 2013.

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All sections of the 5th Southport Company meet, together with the Church's Boys' Brigade 10th Southport company, on Wednesday nights in the Church Hall. The sections meet at the following times :

Section Time Age Range Activities
Explorers 18.30 - 19.30 Games, craft, Bible readings, activities and devotions
Juniors 18.30 - 20.00 Games, craft, Bible readings, activities and devotions
Seniors 19.30 - 21.30 Games, craft, Bible readings, activities and devotions
Brigaders 19.30 - 21.30 Games, craft, Bible readings, activities and devotions

On 16th April, it was the District Service at St. Simon's and St. Jude's. The theme this year was international countries, which have Girls' Brigade. Our Seniors and Brigaders worked very hard on a poster for Jamaica. The Company, which won, was St. Simon's and St. Jude's.

Contact Captain Heather Jackson on 532977 for more details!

History

The Girls' Brigade is an international and interdenominational Christian youth organization. It was founded in 1893 in Dublin, Ireland. The modern organization was formed as the result of the amalgamation of three like-minded and similarly structured organizations in 1964. These organizations were the Girls' Brigade of Ireland (1893), the Girls' Guildry of Scotland (1900), and the Girls' Life Brigade of England (1902).

The motto of the Girls' Brigade is "Seek, Serve and Follow Christ" and its Aim is "To help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life"

The 5th Southport Company was formed at Marshside Road Methodist Church in 1964.

The highlight of the 2012 session was the District competition which we hold each year in memory of Mrs Marilyn Hopkins who held office as our District Commissioner for many years. This year the theme was the parable of the talents. Each group started with £10.00 and had to come up with their own ideas to make more money.

Our girls held a coffee morning and the total raised was £115. This money was given to the Benjamin Gautrey Foundation which was set up in memory of the teenager from Marshside who was tragically killed in a motorcycle race. Ben's mum, Lorraine, was delighted to receive the cheque when she came into Girls' Brigade.



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