Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 19th of February

"We love because he first loved us."
1 John 4 v 19 (NRSV)

Monday 20th February

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Monday Evening Fellowship

19:30

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Trevor Davenport - "Treasures of the Sefton Coast"

Tuesday 21st February

Tuesday Prayer Meeting

19:00

8 Cotty's Brow

All Welcome

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 22nd February

Thursday 23rd February

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Church Council

19:00

Church Lounge

Saturday 25th February

Brunch

In aid of Boys' and Girls' Brigade

See Additional Notices

10:00 - 13:00

Church Hall and Lounge

Messy Church

All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult Songs, stories, crafts and food - worship in a different setting

16:00 - 18:00

In Church

There is an invitation for members of the congregation to come along and share in this special event, worship in a different way.

Sunday 26th February

Morning Worship

10:30

Church

Mrs Jean McKenna

Evening Praise

18:30

Crossens Methodist Church

Mrs Shirley Potts

Additional Notices

Christian View Point for Men - Men's Dinner Friday 24th February 7-30pm at the Park Golf Club. The speaker will be Rev. Phil Mason, Chaplain to Bolton Wanderers Football Club. To book, please 'phone Ken Revill, 01704 567576.

Brunch Saturday 25th February 10-00am – 1-00pm in the lounge in aid of Boys' & Girls' Brigades. If anyone would like to donate a cake or cakes, they will be very welcome for the cake stall. Do come along and give the Brigades your support. Thank you. Boys, girls & officers.

Circuit Prayer Meetings will be held as listed below. Please come along as you are able.

  • March 14th 7-30pm – Marshside Road
  • April 12th 7-30pm – Leyland Road
  • May 25th 7-00pm – PPW (Ascension Day)
  • June 7th 12noon – Lord St West
  • July at bescar Lane (to be confirmed)

MWiB Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 25th February 10-00am – 12 noon at Leyland Road Methodist Church. Cake stall. Proceeds in aid of Mary’s Meals. Everyone welcome.

Womens' World Day of Prayer Friday 3rd March 2-00pm at Lord Street West U.C.

Daffodil Day Service The ladies of Victoria Methodist Church invite you to their annual Daffodil Day Service on Monday 13th March at Lord Street West Church at 2-30pm. The speaker will be Rev. Marie-Anne Kent. The collection will be donated to 'Revitalise' respite and holiday care centre here in Southport for disabled people and their carers. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. A list will be available in the lounge shortly for names of those attending to assist with catering.

URC Big Worship Event will be held on 8th July at the Southport Convention Centre. All are welcome. Please refer to the notice on the notice board for more details. Booking form available from the vestry.

The Southport Food Bank is very grateful for your continued support. Following our Tesco collection at the beginning of December and the generosity of people over the Christmas period, our shelves are now looking pretty healthy. Financially, things have improved and we now have funding to cover the whole of this year and into next. Although we have a lot of food at present, it soon goes out. We will quickly get short of cold meat and tea. Many thanks again. Carol.

Boxes in the church porch and lounge available for your continued contributions.

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.

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: shebob5@talktalk.net All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.