"This is my commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you."

What's On!

Notices for w/c Sunday the 19th of April

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group


Church Lounge
Monday 20th
Bible Study Fellowship

Speaker Mrs Janice Atfield -
"Living to please God"

10:30 -

Church Lounge - All Welcome
Tuesday Prayer Fellowship


8 Crostons Brow

All welcome.
Yoga with Jools

19:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094
Tuesday 21st
Girls' and Boys' Brigade

further information from Kay Owen 225126

or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall
Wednesday 22nd
Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15 -

All welcome.
Ladies Choir Practice

meeting in the choir vestry.

All ladies who enjoy a sing are

welcome to join the choir

in preparation for Ladies’ Sunday 26th April.

Thursday 23rd

10:30 - 13:00

in aid of Missions Aviation Fellowship

Bacon barms, cakes etc.

Everyone welcome

Church Lounge
Saturday 25th
Morning Worship - Ladies Weekend


Rev Sally Binyman
Evening Service

Sacrament of Holy Communion


Rev Jan Fraser

Crossens Methodist
Sunday 26th

Additional Notices

MWiB - The Easter Offering Service will be held at Victoria Methodist Church on Monday 27th April at 2.30 pm when the Easter Offering gifts will be dedicated. All women are invited to attend. If you would like a lift please contact Sheila Jones tel. 227661. Old postcards are being collected for the MWiB Liverpool District Project, Mission Aviation Fellowship. If you have any old postcards please take them to the Easter Offering Service or give them to Sheila Jones to take. Thank you.

Roundelay Spring Concert will be held here at Marshside Road on Monday 27th April at 7-30pm in aid of the new hall costs and Queenscourt Hospice. Please keep the date free and come along and support Roundelay.

A Request from Boys' and Girls' Brigades We are taking the children away to Kirkham on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd. One of the children does not sleep very much. She keeps herself entertained and is very good. However, we need 2 adults who would be willing to do an 'awake in the night' so that we can ensure that whilst others are sleeping, she is safe. If anyone would be willing to help in this way and is CRB/DBS cleared, to cover one or both nights on the 1st & 2nd May, please contact Kay Owen tel. 225126. Thank you.

Brunch at Crossens Saturday 2nd May 10-30am – 1-00pm. All welcome. In aid of the church Gift Day.

Birthday Celebration On Saturday May 2nd 2015, Mrs Dorothy Culshaw will be celebrating her 80th Birthday with an 'open house party in the lounge from 2pm – 4pm to which all friends from the church are welcome.

Boys & Girls’ Brigade Display & Awards Evening Saturday 9th May. Please book the date and come along and support our young people and their leaders.

Christian Aid For your diaries: Christian Aid Week this year runs from 10th-16th May. Please see Avril if you are willing to help and have not helped before with the house to house collection.

The Church Annual General Meeting will be held during the Sunday morning service on the 24th May. Following on from last year's presentation which included photos from many of the Church organisations we would like to create a new presentation for this year's ACM. I would be really grateful if each organisation could take 2 or 3 photos during one of their meetings and pass them onto me before the 17th of May. The photos can be printed out, on a SD card or memory stick and can be given to me while I'm at Church or e-mailed to me on MikeOwen10@aol.com. Thanks Mike Owen

Outings May 12th: Oswaldtwistle Mill & Chocolate Factory – Total cost £17 (Deposit £10); July 14th Hot ice Show (Matinee) £10, Fish & Chips £9.95, coach £12. Total cost £32. (Deposit £10) December 7th: Browsholme Hall, Trough of Bowland to see it dressed for Christmas & a Christmas meal – Hall £5.50, meal £19.50 , coach £12. Total cost £37. (Deposit £10) All enquiries & to book to Dorothy Mitchell tel. 228430.

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.

Methodist Conference Ordination Service Subject to final approval from the Connexion, Rev. Patrick Evans’s ordination service will be at 4pm on Sunday 28th June 2015 at Leyland Road. In anticipation of this, tickets for the ordination service will be available on line and by phone from 9am on Monday 30th March. Details can be found here

Urgent - Accommodation Required Have you got a spare room and would be prepared to accommodate a young person (possibly from abroad) from September until July 2016? The young person will be working with the Schools Workers Trust but also helping with the youth work here at Marshside Rd for the year. If you can help, please speak to Rev. Jan or one of the Leadership Team.

Methodist Conference 25th June – 2nd July at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre (Floral Hall). Volunteers are needed for Stewards, the Help Desk, Collators & Drivers. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the team supporting the Methodist Conference. If you can help or would like to know more, please contact: Iain Henderson tel. 0151 638 4362 or e-mail (see poster outside Lounge).

Food Bank Please continue to support the Food Bank by placing items as listed in the boxes in the porch or lounge or contributions towards the cost of the necessary extension to the food storage space at the Lakeside Centre in the box provided.

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.

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: elisda@btinternet.com All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.