Holy Saturday 19th April Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy week and quite often forgotten about after the
trauma of Good Friday. It commemorates the day that Christ's body lay in the tomb. For the first disciples it must have indeed
been a black Saturday but traditionally the church has seen it as a time of waiting in joyful expectation of Easter Sunday.
Iím inviting you to come and join me on Holy Saturday at 4pm to make bread and explore what it means to wait. If you can make it
there will be a sign up sheet in church and if possible could you bring a bowl and a measuring jug with you on the day. I am
looking forward to spending a quiet reflective time with you on this day that is as important as the rest of Holy Week. Rev. Jan.
MWiB Weekend Saturday 26th April 10-30am Ė 12-30pm there will be a Brunch in the lounge. Proceeds for the Liverpool
District Project - Action for Children, 'Liverpool Volunteer Mentors & Counselling Runaways' & the Methodist Church World Mission fund.
Everyone is welcome to join us for food and fellowship. Sunday 27th, the preacher will be Rev. Jan Fraser
with items by the Ladies' choir.
Connell Court Coffee Morning Saturday 26th April 10-00am. Tickets £1 from Malcolm Baxter or pay at the door.
Saturday 26th April Youth & Children's Workers Training Day - Details on Liverpool District Web site.
Concert by Michael Black. Saturday 26th April 7.30 pm in aid of the kitchen/hall project. Michael Black is a
vocalist/guitarist and performs a wide range of music. Everyone welcome. Tickets and further details from Mrs Barbara Eyes.
Extraordinary Church Council Meeting Sunday 27th April following morning worship. Please try to attend.
"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.
Run Of Hope Saturday 3rd May around the Marine Lake. This is a fun run of 5km or 10km to raise money for
local charities including the Southport Food Bank. More details by phoning 01704 544419. Entrance fee 10p.
Easter Offering Service Tuesday 6th May 2-30pm at St Francis of Assisi, Kew when the Easter offerings will be dedicated.
All welcome. If you would like a lift, please contact Sheila Jones tel. 227661.
Boys' Brigade & Girls' Brigade Display Saturday 10th May 6-30pm when the Inspecting Officer will be Darren Wright.
Please book the date.
Outing to Ashton Under Lyne Market & Fairfield Moravian Church Craft Fair Saturday 17th May. There are
still some tickets available price £12. Please telephone Barbara Eyes tel. 228523.
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.
Change of Date The Church AGM will now be on Sunday 25th May The annual report to the church meeting this year
will take the form of an illustrated report. I'm asking that if you are a member or leader of a meeting/group would you kindly take a
photo of a typical meeting and write a caption to go with the photo as a summary about what the meeting/ group does. When you have
done this could you send it to Mike Owen (MikeOwen10@aol.com) who will collate it into a power point presentation for
the ACM. If you have any problems or need any help I'm sure Mike, Stan or one of the teenagers would be more than willing to give
any help and advice needed. Rev. Jan.
5th Southport Girls' Brigade 50th Anniversary Celebration 7th & 8th June. There is an invitation to all past members
of the 5th Southport Girls' Brigade (who are currently Brigader age or above) to a celebration evening on Saturday 7th June at
the Fleetwood Hesketh Sports & Social Club at 7-30pm. Please reply by Friday 23rd May to
e-mail: email@example.com or tel. 01704 532977 and please pass on these details to any contacts you may have. Sunday 8th June 10-30am
there will be a special celebration service to which all are invited.
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.
Mary Jones Walk Retracing the steps of Mary Jones (25 miles) in mid Wales in aid of Bible Society. If
you are interested in joining the walk or would be willing to sponsor someone who is doing the walk, please refer to the
letter and sponsor form on the Missions Notice Board in the hall for more details.
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.
Sunday 6th July Leaving Service for Rev. Jim Booth (Chair, Liverpool District.) Tea 4pm, service 6pm at Linacre Mission
Outings The following outings have been arranged. To book, contact Dorothy Mitchell (228430)
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
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Davidís absence
in February & March so all booking requests for March onwards should be made to Stan Tel. 228883.