Advent Quiet Day 'Begin Advent with God' on Monday 4th December 10-00am – 3-30pm at St Peter’s Church, St Peter's Road Birkdale. All are welcome to this Circuit event but booking is essential. Please 'phone the circuit office, 01704 562697. Please bring a Bible and packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
Packing Hampers For The Foodbank On Wednesday 6th December at 1-00pm, the Circuit are helping to pack hampers and sort the big Christmas store donations for the foodbank. If you can help, please come along to the foodbank at Lakeside. Please let Rev. Marie-Anne Kent tel. 513128, e-mail email@example.com know you are coming.
Toy and Gift Service Next Sunday 10th December, during the morning service, toys and gifts will be received for distribution to families in Southport via the foodbank & the Salvation Army.
Your gifts will be much appreciated by needy families. Please do not gift wrap to make sorting easier. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.
Christmas Buffet Lunch Sunday 10th December. Bookings now being taken. Please see notice in lounge. To book, please contact Joyce Smith 224122, Dorothy Simpkin 229987, Sheila Jones 227661 or Lin Mayor 212059. Please book by Next Sunday 3rd December.
Russell Road Methodist Church Sunday 10th December 2-30pm – Carol Singing, Stalls etc. An offering will be taken for Queenscourt Hospice. Everyone welcome.
Leyland Road Methodist Church are hosting an evening of laughter with Tom Elliott, Christian comedian, on 15th DECEMBER at 6-00pm. Tickets £5.00. All welcome.
For Information To Marshside Road Congregation At a recent Church Council at Crossens Methodist Church, it was agreed that following their Harvest in 2019, Crossens Methodist would cease to meet, and join together with Marshside Road in forming a new congregation with a new name. Though this will not happen quickly because of the processes and procedures involved as part of the connexional church, it is hoped that the next 18 months will be a real time of celebration for the people of Crossens as they put up their 'Mission Accomplished' sign over their fellowship and hopefully hear the whisper of the Spirit saying "Well done, good and faithful servants." Crossens are really excited about creating a new church with Marshside Road and it is hoped we can support them in this. Please keep them in your prayers as they come to terms with this brave and momentous decision.
Bible Society CDs are now available of 'Sing Good News'. These can be ordered from Carol or Derrick Chamberlain, £5.00 each. All proceeds for Bible Society.
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
Tradecraft(Fairtrade) There is a new catalogue from Traidcraft with lots of new items including Christmas Cards. If anyone is interested in seeing this please see Sue Hitchings, (Fairtrade rep)
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.