Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 7th of February

"As for God, his way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him."
2 Samuel 22v31 (NRSV)

Monday 8th February

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group


Church Lounge

Missions Committee Meeting


57 Marshside Road

All with an interest in missions welcome to come along

Monday Evening Fellowship


Church Lounge

All welcome.

Speaker : Elaine Allen "The Ovaltinies"

Tuesday 9th February

Bible Study Fellowship

Speaker Mrs Janice Atfield -
'The Splendour & Peace of Jerusalem'


Church Lounge - All Welcome

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 10th February

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 11th February

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'


Church Lounge

All welcome.

Choir Practice

In preparation for Lent and Easter. All who enjoy singing are welcome to come along

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


Sunday 14th February

Morning Worship


Mrs Heather Draper

Evening Service


Local Arrangement

Crossens Methodist Church

Additional Notices

NEXUS The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th February at St John’s C/E Church, Rufford Road. Everyone welcome. The meeting will be led by members of St Patrick’s Church.

Christian Viewpoint For Men Dinner Friday 12th February at 7-30pm at The Park Golf Club. The speaker is Aram Kay – 'God is Good'. If any men would like to go, please give your name to John Simpkin tel. 229987 TODAY please.

Church Council Meeting Tuesday 23rd February 7-30pm in the church. Any items for the agenda to Joanna Simpson tel. 227765 by 16th February. Thank you.

Lent Devotional Meetings will be held at Crossens Methodist Church each Tuesday throughout Lent commencing Tuesday 16th February (with the exception of Tuesday 23rd February when it will be held at Marshside Road). Please make a note of the dates and come along and join us. Please note: The Tuesday Prayer Fellowship group will be joining these meetings. More details next week.

Action For Children Last year our church raised £398.39 from League of Light collection boxes plus annual donations.In addition £75.00 was raised from a pew collection on Action for children Sunday. Thank you for your generosity and continuing support. It is now time to return your collection boxes for emptying. Please hand them to Dorothy Taylor by the 21st February.

Foundation Course for Creating Safer Space February 25th at 7.30pm. This course is for anyone with any voluntary (or paid) role in the Methodist church. If you are new in post and have not yet attended please let Lin Mayor know. Tel:212059 or e-mail :

The Missions Project that as a church we have been supporting since last March, CBM finishes at the end of February. So far we have raised a total of £712.05. Please continue to save those 5p coins, last year we managed to raise over £1200, will we reach that amount again?.

Missions Brunch Saturday 5th March so please keep the date free, this is normally to raise funds for our next Mission project which from March 2016 is to be the Southport Food Bank.

Yarn Bombing St Philip and St Paul with Wesley are planning a yarn bombing of St Philips School at Easter. We are looking for knitters and crocheters to make symbols of new life eg butterflies, flowers, animals, leaves etc to put on the school railing for Easter weekend. Unfortunately we will not be able to return items. If you can help, or for more information please contact Rebecca Ainscough or 07988350735

Circuit Youth Event The Big Sleepover for Year 6 and above is planned for 25th-26th June here at Marshside Road starting at 3pm on the Saturday and finishing at 12 on the Sunday after worship. Young people, please put this in your diaries.. Youth leaders and young people are invited to the planning meeting on Tuesday 29th March at 8-00pm at 25 Falkland Road. Booking forms and more information will be available in April.

Soul Survivor The Southport Circuit are once again taking bookings for Soul Survivor which will be held in Staffordshire from Wednesday 27th July – Sunday 31st July (returning home Monday 1st August). This Christian festival is particularly with 11-18's in mind but is open to any age group. The cost, including tickets, food & transport is £150. The leaders include Rev. Jan Fraser, David Taberner & Nigel Mawdsley. Contact Rev. Jan for more details.

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