Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 15th of November

"Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith."
Hebrews 10 v 22 (NRSV)

Monday 23rd November

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group


Church Lounge

Monday Evening Fellowship


Church Lounge

All welcome.

Speaker : Angela Braben - 'Disasters in Court'

Tuesday 24th November

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship


121 Balmoral Drive

All welcome.

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 25th November

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 26th November

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'


Church Lounge

All welcome.

Choir Practice

New members welcome.

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


Friday 27th November

Setting up for Christmas Fair & Decoration of the Hall


Please come and help. See Additional Notices.

Church Hall

Saturday 28th November

Christmas Fair


Pass the word around and bring your friends

Hall open from 9-30am for last minute items for stalls & especially

Cakes for the cake stall. Looking forward to a great day together.

Sunday 29th November

1st Sunday in Advent

Morning Worship and Toy Service


Rev Jan Fraser

Gifts and toys will be gratefully received for the Foodbank.
See Additional Notices.

Circuit Advent Service


Rev Jan Fraser

Marshside Road Methodist Church

Do come along and share in this special service.

Additional Notices

Christmas Fair Please come along on Friday evening from 7-30pm to help set up and decorate the hall. Please will all stall holders decorate their stalls as they are able – tinsel, small Christmas trees, battery fairy lights etc. would all help to make the room look ‘Christmassy’. Stall holders please wear bright, Christmassy colours. There is a special appeal for CAKES for the cake stall. Please bring along on Saturday morning.

Gifts for Christmas Toys & Gifts for Christmas to be given to needy families via the Foodbank will be received in church on Sunday 29th November. Gifts for any age group will be gratefully received and there is a particular request for gifts suitable for teenagers. Please bring your gifts wrapped and labelled with the age for which the gift will be appropriate. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Crossens & Marshside Road Advent Devotional Meetings will be held at Crossens on the Wednesdays of Advent, starting on 2nd December, at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Concert by the Octave Choir 'Christmas Cracker' will be held at Greenbank High School on Friday 4th December 7-30pm. Sefton Junior Brass Band, and the renound flautist Jeff Rimmer will also be taking part. Tickets £7 from Sue Hughes, tel. 576482. Concert in aid of the Newman Holiday Trust.

Connell Court Christmas Coffee Morning This takes place on Saturday 5th December from 10 am. Admission £1.00.

Christmas Buffet Lunch Sunday 6th December. Tickets priced £7 for adults, £3-50pm for children will be available from Sunday 15th November. Book the date!

NEXUS Instead of the normal Nexus meeting, St Cuthbert's will be holding their annual Community Carol Service on Tuesday 8th December from 7.30 pm. Refreshments. All welcome.

Queenscourt Hospice Concert with Marshside Brass Band and the Roundelay Choir will be held on Thursday 17th December 7-30pm here at Marshside Rd. Book the date.

Food Hygiene Course If you have not yet given your name in to attend this course on Saturday 16th January 2016 from 9-15pm – approx. 3pm., please do so by Sunday 29th November to Dorothy Simpkin. The course will be held here in the lounge.

Circuit Visit to Iona Abbey The Circuit are planning a visit to Iona Abbey between 8th and 15th April 2016. If you wish to be considered for a place on this event please advise John Cass on 01704 562 697 ( by 12 noon on Monday 23 November 2015. It may still be possible to obtain a place after this date but that cannot be guaranteed. It is anticipated that the cost will be in the region of £600 per person travelling in the Circuit Minibus, plus spending money. If you are unable to travel this year but may wish to go in a future year please also advise John. Shared dormitory accommodation will be provided in the Abbey. The title for the week is 'Living and Worshipping with Difference'.

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 Food Bank by placing items as listed in the boxes in the porch or lounge or contributions towards the cost of the necessary extension to the food storage space at the Lakeside Centre in the box provided.

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: All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.