Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 16th of October

"Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14 v 6 (NRSV)

Monday 17th October

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group


Church Lounge

Monday Evening Fellowship


Church Lounge

All welcome.

Julie Rowlandson - "Summer Camp for disadvantaged Children of Ukraine"

Tuesday 18th October

Church Council Meeting


In Church

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 19th October

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 20th October

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'


Church Lounge

All welcome.

Saturday 22nd October

Brunch - in aid of 'All We Can'.

Usual Marshside Fare (Bacon Butties, soup, tea cakes etc) plus "specials of the day". Everyone welcome.

10:00 - 13:00

Church Lounge

Sunday 23rd October

Morning Worship


Local Arrangement

Evening Service with Communion


Crossens Methodist Church

Rev. Jan Fraser

Additional Notices

Circuit Choir There is to be a circuit choir for the Circuit service on 20th November. If you would like to join the choir, please contact Brenda Pomfret 578080 or e-mail: Please note: There is a rehearsal TOMORROW, MONDAY (17th) at 7-30pm at Ainsdale Methodist

Church Council Tuesday 18th October 7-30pm. Would members of Church Council please bring along their own copies of the minutes of previous meeting etc. as this is very helpful in reducing the cost of photocopying. Thank you. Sue Hitchings (Church Council Minute Secretary).

Loneliness Social & Spiritual Needs In Later Life A half day conference organised by 'Christians on Aging Merseyside' Tuesday 18th October 1-30pm – 4-15pm at The Quaker Meeting House School Lane Liverpool L1 3BT. More details available in the vestry.

MWiB Liverpool District Autumn Gathering at Moreton Methodist Church on Thursday 20th October from 11-00am (drinks served from 10-30am). The theme 'Inspirational Women' Please bring packed lunch. Full details and directions available in the vestry.

One World Week 23rd – 30th October. Envelopes will be in the pews for World Missions. The theme is: 'Including You' – Acting together for world peace. Please place your contributions in the envelope on the collection plate. Thank you in advance for your support.

Church Lunch on Sunday 30th October, the Leadership Team are holding a church lunch in the lounge following the morning service. There will be four courses plus tea/coffee. Starter leak & potato soup or pate followed by shepherd’s pie or vegetarian alternative. Dessert & cheese and biscuits. Cost £5. Tickets limited to 50, first come, first served. Please add your name to the list in the lounge along with any dietary requirements. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy this time of food and fellowship.

Circuit Service Sunday 20th November 11am at Leyland Road Methodist. If there are any adults or children over 6 years of age who would like to take part in Liturgical Dance, please contact Terry Swettenham 01704 530096 or e-mail before Friday 28th October.

The Foodbank Harvest Appeal Many thanks to everyone for their gifts for the foodbank. When it was weighed in, it totalled 159.95kg (for those of us who still work in Imperial Measure, that is 352.63 pounds or 25.19 stones! We are so grateful for your continued support which enables us to help those within our community who are less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you again. Carol.

Methodist Prayer Handbook Please see me (Dorothy Simpkin) if you have ordered a copy or if you would like one. £3.50.

Homestart in Southport are urgently looking for volunteers to help support struggling families. Please refer to the leaflets in the porch and phone the number given for more information.

Come Dine With Me at your local hospital We need your help to make a difference - why not become a 'Dining Companion'. Please see notice on the board for further details

Transport There are a few Church Members who, for various reasons are no longer able to come to Church, but would really value some transport. To make this possible we need to put together a rota of volunteer drivers If you are willing to help with this please speak to Joan Owen (220436) or Margaret Boston (211548). Thank you.

British Heart Foundation Donations We are looking for donations for Bric-a-Brac, Books, CDs/ DVDS, because we are getting short on your donations We are looking for little pieces of furniture e.g. Coffee Tables, news papers racks, wine racks, stools. For more information see me. Chris Purcell or 07817212383 for BHF shop volunteers and Fundraising team for The British Heart Foundation Merseyside. Many thanks.

International Aid To assist with the refugee crisis, International Aid (situated on the A59 on the LongtonBusiness Park) are desperately in need of clothing, shoes, bedding & blankets and dried foods including rice and pasta. If you can help, please take your items to the centre or if this is not possible, let me know and I will arrange to take them over. Thank you. Dorothy Simpkin

Franky's Pizza On the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, you are welcome to go along to the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Kew, to make Pizza between 11am - 1-00pm. The cost of ingredients is £2. This is a time of fellowship, food and fun. All are welcome.

Food Bank Please continue to support the foodbank with items as listed and don’t forget the appeal for carrier bags. Please note: Foodbank is short of the following: Toilet rolls, cat/dog food, fruit juice (long life or cordial), cold meat, puddings (not rice), long life milk and tins of macaroni. Thank you.

Flowers & Pastoral Care If you know of anyone who is ill or housebound please let Joyce Smith (Tel. 224122) know so that Church Flowers can be taken to them. Also please let Joan Owen (Tel. 220436) know when people are admitted to hospital or are sick at home so that the Pastoral Visitors and Minister can be contacted.

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.

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 Bob Rowlandson tel. 224689. e-mail: All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.