NEXUS (Churches together in North Meols) The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th June 7-30pm at St Cuthbert’s Church. This will be led by members of Marshside Road Church
Come On and Celebrate an evening with the Octave Choir at Ainsdale Methodist Church on Friday 16th June 7.30 pm in aid of the Ainsdale Community Care Scheme and Action Pulmonary Disease. Everyone welcome. To book phone Sue Hughes tel 576482 or the church office 574838
Christian Viewpoint for Men Friday 16th June at Park Golf Club. Speaker : Rob Milton – 'Is there life after death?' All men welcome. To book dinner (££8.50) phone 551928 by today please.
Safeguarding Training Dates Refresher Courses (for those who attended the course 5 years ago): Tues. 27th June 9-30am – 12-30pm Liverpool Rd; Tues. 4th July 2-00pm – 5-00pm Liverpool Rd. There are two additional dates: Saturday September 30th 9am-12-30pm Marshside Road and Sun. 15th October 1.30pm – 5pm Marshside Road. To book, please contact Lin Mayor tel. 212059
The Annual Church and Community Garden Party will be held on Saturday the 24th of June. The procession led by Marshside Brass Band will leave Paul's Lane (at the Fleetwood Road end of Radnor Drive) at 1.45 pm and Chris Wright's School of Dance and Drama will be performing at 2.15pm. Help is required to set up the Garden Party on the Saturday morning and to tidy up afterwards and also help with the BBQ/Refreshments during the Garden Party, please speak to Mike Owen, Stan Rimmer or a member of the Leadership Team if you are available to help. Any donations of cakes for the refreshments tent can be brought on the day. Many Thanks and we look forward to another brilliant day for our Church and local Community. The Leadership Team
There is also a request for toys, games, Jigsaws etc. Please hand to Mrs Joyce Smith or bring on the day
Duggie Dug Dug's Crazy Science Party will take place on Saturday 24th June 3-30pm – 5-00pm (Church Garden Party/Youth Weekend). This is for children year 6 and under and will be held in the church hall. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. Please book on line – www.mrmcddd.eventbrite.co.uk or speak to one of the youth leaders for more details.
Church Council Meeting Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm If you have any items for the agenda please let Sue Hitchings have them by 20th June please.
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.
National Methodist Children's & Youth Event (3 Generate) will be held at Pontins, Ainsdale 24th – 26th November. Volunteers for stewards, night stewards, facilitation team, worship, admin, logistics & setting up & down are required. This will be a great opportunity to share with all involved. If you can help, please go to www.methodist.org.uk/3Generate/volunteering
First Aid Refresher Course Date to be confirmed. This will be at Leyland Road & the cost £20. If interested, 'phone Leyland Road church office 536648 to reserve a place.
The Southport Food Bank Please continue to support the foodbank by placing items in the boxes in the church porch or lounge. The foodbank is currently short of the following items: Pasta; tinned tomatoes; puddings; long life milk; tea, tinned cold meats. Thank you. Carol Drury
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: firstname.lastname@example.org All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.