Shoebox Appeal As in previous years, the shoebox appeal will be launched this Sunday. Shoe
boxes and leaflets are available in the church lounge and filled shoe boxes will be dedicated on 16th November.
Items to fill the show boxes can be left in the vestry beforehand and donations of money towards the
transportation of the boxes can be made by placing in an envelope, marked 'Shoebox Appeal' and placed on the
collection plate. Once again, we look forward to this church being able to make a generous contribution to
this great appeal.
Envelopes for 'All we can' – the new name for the Methodist Relief and Development Fund
(MRDF) will be in the pews. your contributions will be gratefully received. Please place your envelope on the
collection plate for the next two weeks. Thank you.
Volunteers for Painting the Hall Needed for the one day only on Friday 24th October
from 9-00am to help complete as much of the painting as possible before contractors come in the following
week to do the high painting. Please come along whether you have been before or not. You will be very welcome.
Church Away Day Saturday 25th October 2014 Please Note : This has been postponed until a later
Singing The Faith Thanks to money given by the family in memory of Mrs Mary Hodge,
the choir are now using this new Methodist Hymn Book. If anyone would like to purchase a large print version
for their own use, priced £15.00, please speak to one of the Stewards.
Christmas Fair This will be held on Saturday 22nd November 10-30am – 1-30pm.
Please book the date. If you would like to help and have not done so before, please speak to Joyce Smith
or Dorothy Simpkin. Now is the time to start collecting items for stocking the stalls. A list of stalls
will be available shortly but needed urgently are: Prizes for Tombola and/or raffle and items for mystery
parcels (new) with a value of one pound or over, suitable for men, women or children. Please leave items in
the outer vestry in a bag, clearly marked from now onwards.
Quiz in aid of the Christmas Fair. These are now on sale from Mrs Dorothy Mitchell price
£1.00. These are always great fun so have a go!
A Date For Your Diary Christmas Buffet Lunch Sunday 30th November. More details later.
Visit to the Pantomime (Dick Whittington at the Little Theatre) Saturday 3rd January at 2-30pm.
Children from Creche, J Team & Teen Scene will be taken free. Adults wishing to attend £9.00. There are 50
tickets available (priority being given to the children) so if you wish to go, please contact Kirsty
Howard. Tel. 01704 260532 (mobile 07814706813) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended Holy Communion If you know of any friends who are not able to attend worship and would like to
receive Holy Communion in their own homes, please pass their details on to Rev. Jan Fraser or Mrs Joanna Simpson.
Fair Trade We are a Fair Trade Church and use only fairly traded tea & coffee. If anyone has a preference
as to which tea or coffee is used, please speak to Sheila Jones, Lin Mayor or Avril Merone.
Paperback books wanted to sell on the stall in the lounge and at Thought for the Day in aid of church
funds. If you have any, they will be very welcome.
Keyholders If you no longer require your keys for the church, could you please return them to me. The keys for the
church are expensive to replace so any surplus ones will cut down any unnecessary expense. Thank you. Bob Owen.
Southport Food Bank Please continue to support the Southport food bank by placing items as listed in the box in the church porch.
Foods urgently needed: Tinned fruit; Steamed puddings; tinned meat; long life milk; fruit juices; sugar.
Refreshment List A new list for the coming three months is on the hatch door (kitchen/lounge). Please add your name to
the list for the dates you are able to help. More help is needed and if those who are able could do two Sundays in the 3 month period,
that would relieve those who have to regularly step in to cover dates not covered. Please try to help so that this time of fellowship
after services can continue.
Wanted - For Queenscourt Hospice Shop Churchtown DVDs, clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac, jewellery, toys and furniture.
Many thanks. Tel. 225466.
Memorial Book For all enquiries and to arrange entries into the Memorial book, please contact Pat Rees tel. 226520.
Church Letting Office is Mr David Goldson tel. 514390. e-mail: email@example.com All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.