Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 27th of November

"From Heaven You came, helpless babe,
Entered our world, Your glory veiled;
Not to be served but to serve,
And give Your life that we might live."
Graham Kendrick S of Fell. 120

Monday 28th October

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Monday Evening Fellowship

19:30

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Angela Braburn - "The Murder of Mary McGill"

Tuesday 29th November

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

In Church

See Additional Notices

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 30th November

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 1st December

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Choir Practice

All who enjoy singing are welcome to come along

If anyone would like to join with the choir, please come along to choir practises each Thursday You will be very welcome

Contact Glenn Howard (Organist) 840485.

In Church

19:30

Sunday 4th November

Sacrament of Holy Communion

09:00

Church

Rev. Jan Fraser

Morning Worship

10:30

Church

Mr Cliff Hill

Evening Service

18:30

Crossens Methodist Church

Mrs Jean McKenna

Additional Notices

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship As from Tuesday 1st November, the Tuesday Prayer Fellowship will be held in church each Tuesday for the next three months from 7-00pm. This follows a suggestion from Church Council that as a church we need to be praying together for the life of our church and direction for the way forward. Do please come along and share in this very important time together. Prayers for our church will be from 7-00pm – 7-30pm. Please feel free to come along even if you are not able to stay for the whole time.

Advent Devotions at Crossens Methodist commences TOMORROW (Monday). Speakers are planned for the 1st two sessions (28th Nov & 5th Dec) but volunteers are needed to conduct 12th & 19th December. Please contact Rev. Jan if you can help.

All for Jesus Worship and sessions with renowned speakers. Friday Evening/Saturday 2nd & 3rd DECEMBER at All Saints Church Rawlinson Road. Total cost £10. To book, e-mail: www.openwell.co.uk (see poster outside lounge for more details).

Christmas Buffet Lunch - Sunday 4th December. If you have not yet booked, please do so today by adding your name to the list in the lounge & choosing menu. Adults £7, children £3.50. Pay the helpers as listed.

Monthly Tuesday Afternoon Fellowship Tuesday 6th December – Christmas Party 2-30pm. If you need a lift, please contact Margaret Boston 211548.

Christmas Services

Sunday 11th December – All Age worship & Nativity 10.30am

As usual, toys are requested for disadvantaged children in Southport for Christmas. These will be received during the morning service on December 11th. Please do not wrap your gifts to make sorting easier. Thank you.

Saturday 17th December – Christmas Messy Church 4-00pm

Sunday 18th December - Carol Service in church 4-00pm

Annual Trip to the Pantomime Saturday 7th January (matinee) Tickets are now available for this annual church outing to the Little Theatre. Children of the church free, adults £8. To book, please see Stan or Kath Rimmer (tel 225067) or any youth leader.

Rosie's Cards For Christian AidRosie Turner has some sample Christmas cards which can be ordered for Christmas. Please ask to see them. Suggested donation £1 each.

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