Lent Bible Studies at Crossens Methodist Church 8pm Thursday commencing Thursday 6th March. The theme:
Be Attitudes exploring the Beatitudes and how they influence our living today.
Week 1: Living Well; Week 2: Living Openly; Week 3: Living Purposefully; Week 4:
Living Lovingly; Week 5: Living Differently. There is an invitation to all to come and share in this
NEXUS (Churches together in North Meols) The next meeting is at Crossens Methodist
on Tuesday 11th March & will be led by members of St John’s Crossens.
North Meols Ecumenical Bible Studies "The Miracles of Jesus" All are welcome.
Wednesdays: 12th March St Patrick’s; 19th Churchtown URC; 26th St Stephen’s Banks; 2nd April Crossens Methodist;
9th April St Cuthbert’s Church.
Annual Daffodil Day Service Monday 17th March 2-30pm at Lord St West URC. Speaker: Rev. Jan Fraser,
soloist: Hilary Jackson. All ladies are welcome. For catering purposes, please sign the list in the lounge if you
intend to go. Numbers have to be in by February 28th.
Pastoral Visitors' Meeting Tuesday 18th March 7-30pm in the Primary
Cathedral Trip Would those going on this outing on 28th March please meet at the church ready to
leave at 5-30pm. (ALSO, Money for the Tweed Mill trip is now due. Please hand to Dorothy Mitchell)
"Walk Through the Bible" New Testament at Lord Street West United Church on Saturday 29th March
9-30am – 5-00pm. It is necessary to book a place and booking forms are available in the vestry. The fee for the
day which includes an event work book is £14. Packed lunch required. This is an exciting event, not to be missed,
so book your place as soon as possible.
Roundelay Choir "A Spring Evening in Song" Monday 31st March 7-30pm at Leyland Road Methodist Church
in aid of Leyland Road Church funds. Tickets for Leyland Road office tel. 536648.
MRDF We would like to invite you as members of Marshside Road Church to a special event to launch our
future plans and preview our new identity. You will have the opportunity to hear a representative of one of our partner
organisations working in rural India. This will be on Wednesday 2nd April 7-30pm at Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling
St, Preston. If you are going, please register on www.mrdf.org/future or call Rebecca Branch 0207467 5132.
"Exploring Christianity" This 8 week course, setting out the basics of Christianity, will take place
here at Marshside Road from Monday 28th April. There is an invitation to any who would like to attend this course
and invitations will be available shortly In addition there is a request for any from within the Church who feel they
could offer to be leaders of small groups on the course. If you feel you could help in this way or would like to
know more about it, please speak to our Minister, Rev. Jan as soon as possible. There will be a preparatory
meeting on Tuesday 1st April.
Change of Date The Church AGM will now be on Sunday 25th May instead of Sunday 4th May. Please note
the date. More details later.
Holiday Club Week commencing Monday 11th August. More helpers are needed for Holiday Club. If
you feel you could help, please speak to our minister or any youth leader.
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.
Outings The following outings have been arranged. To book, contact Dorothy Mitchell (228430)
April 8th - St Asaph – Tweed Mill/Restaurant, White Church & Abakan (for craft shopping) £10
May 17th – Ashton-u-Lyne market & Moravian Church Craft Fair - £12 (book with Barbara Eyes)
June 10th – Knutsford’s Tapestry, Arley Hall & Gardens - £22.50
July 1st - Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre & Lady Heyes Craft Centre - £15
August 12th – Shugborough National Trust House & Gardens - £20
Dates for your diary
Saturday March 22nd Brunch at Crossens Methodist Church
Saturday March 22nd Concert Roger Gabriel Tickets £5 from Barbara Eyes. Refreshments
Saturday March 29th Christian Aid Coffee Morning (Lounge) 10-30am – 12noon
Bible Society - Soup and Sandwich Lunch Sunday 6th April after morning service
Garden Party 2014 Even though the Garden Party is 6 months away, the planning has already started. We are
holding the Garden Party at the same time as last year, on the 21st of June, so please keep that date free in your diaries.
Over the next few months the Leadership Team will be putting the finishing touches to the traditional attractions but also
planning for some new additions. If you feel you would like to volunteer on the day or have items to donate (books, fancy
gifts, items for the tombola etc.) then please speak to a member of the Leadership Team. We look forward to hearing from you
and really appreciate your support on what we hope will be a brilliant day for our Church. Thank You, The Leadership Team.
Methodist Prayer Handbook – ‘Light and Hope’ for 2013-2014 is available from Dorothy Simpkin price £3.15.
The book contains prayers/guidance for prayer and Lectionary Bible readings.
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 When supporting the Southport Food Banks in Southport, it has been suggested from the collection
point in Asda that items most desperately needed are baby foods and toiletries. Something to bear in mind when shopping.
Refreshment List A new list for the coming three months is on the hatch door (kitchen/lounge). Please add your name to
the list for the dates you are able to help. More help is needed and if those who are able could do two Sundays in the 3 month period,
that would relieve those who have to regularly step in to cover dates not covered. Please try to help so that this time of fellowship
after services can continue.
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 David Goldson tel. 514390. e-mail: email@example.com All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.
Please Note : Mr Stan Carson has kindly agreed to take over the diary for bookings during David’s absence
in February & March so all booking requests for March onwards should be made to Stan Tel. 228883.