Circuit Bible Studies 'The Letter of James' at St Philip & St Paul with Wesley on four Wednesdays in August (16th & 23rd). Please see poster for details. ALSO Circuit Evening Services 20th & 27th August. Details of venues later or see poster. BOTH these events are a great opportunity for the Circuit to come together in fellowship and enjoy sharing together. Please come along to any you can. Everyone is welcome.
Steve Wild On 26/27th August, Ainsdale are delighted to welcome Rev’d Steve Wild (former president of the conference) to round off their 150th year and extend a welcome from friends around the circuit to join them.
On Saturday at 3pm Steve will be leading a workshop on ‘sharing your faith’. At 7pm there will be a 3 course summer supper with Steve as guest speaker. Free admission to the meal but by ticket only. On Sunday, Steve will lead worship at 10-45 am and this will be followed by a faith lunch. For further details, visit our website or phone 01704 573210
Sunday 27th August There will be no morning service at Marshside Road. There is an invitation to attend Crossens Methodist, one of the other churches in the circuit or go along to Ainsdale to hear Rev Steve Wild.
SonfestWe invite you to be part of Sonfest Southport! Join us on Saturday 2nd September at 11am Kings Gardens. We are taking God’s promises into the streets and to do that well, we need many people there with us! Please join us on the day and invite a friend! If you have two hours to give, we’d love your help volunteering on our team. Contact Tina Powsey on 07825304338 or sign up online at www.SonFestSouthport.org. All volunteers receive their very own SonFest t-shirt. Follow us on Facebook @SonFestSouthport and tell your friends!
There will be an orientation for anyone interested in volunteering at Christ Church at either 1pm or 7pm. This meeting will cover logistics, rotas, health and safety and t shirts will be given out to be worn at the event.
Safeguarding Refresher There will be a safeguarding referesher course at Marshside Road Methodist Church in the lounge at 9am on 30 September. Anyone who did the safeguarding course more than 4 years ago needs to attend. Please let Lynn Mayor know if you will be attending Tel 212059 or email email@example.com
The Southport Foodbank During the 12 months from April 2016 to March 2017, the church donated 259.45kg of food to the Foodbank. We are very grateful to all who contributed and continue to do so. At present, the demand for food is exceeding donations received. It is very sad that we are needed but whilst we are, we will continue to supply those who are less fortunate than ourselves. God Bless You all. Carol Dury
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
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.