Shoe Boxes The Monday Evening fellowship will once again be collecting shoe boxes for international aid. They will be in the lounge from September 30th. They are already covered in Christmas paper and we would ask for a 25p donation for each box, also International Aid ask for a £1 donation for each box. This should be placed in an envelope in the top of the box for easy access. Please return filled boxes by November 18th. For more information please contact Dorothy Mitchell on 228430 or Joan Owen on 220436 Thank You
J-Team and Teenscene To encourage a greater number of children to join us in J-Team, it has been suggested at Youth Council and agreed at Leadership Team that a slight change to the Order of Service is required. From next Sunday, the 15th, the children will initially meet in the Lounge at 10.30am to be led in worship by the J-Team leaders and then join the rest of the Congregation at the end of the service for Communion and the final hymn. After a short trial period, it is envisaged that this format will be adopted over the longer term. Invitations will be made to children from Parent, Carer and Toddler and Messy Church, we hope this new format will allow these children to join is in Worship on a Sunday morning.
After a short break due to the Teenscene leader's other commitments, it has been decided to restart Teenscene for those children who are in High School. More information will be available when the Teenscene Leader's Rota has been finalised.
Crossens Brunch The next Brunch at Crossens will be held on Saturday 21st October & will be in aid of Bible Society. Everyone welcome.
One World Week 22-29 October. The theme this year is Good Neighbours 'My World Depends on Us' All We Can envelopes (previously MRDF) will be given out in the pews in church on 22nd October
Church Lunch Sunday 29th October The Leadership Team are holding a Church lunch in the Lounge after the morning service. The lunch will be 4 courses starter, main, sweet and cheese and biscuits, plus coffee and tea, and the cost is £5 per head. Places are limited to 50, on a first come first basis. If you would like to join us at the lunch, then please put your name on the list in the lounge, indicating whether you want soup or pate for starter and if you want the vegetarian option. We look forward to welcoming you to lunch and hope you enjoy this afternoon of food and fellowship. The Leadership Team.
Circuit Prayer Gathering Please note that the next Circuit Prayer Meeting will be held on Saturday 4th November 8.30am at Crossens Methodist Church All welcome to attend
Brunch in Aid of the Bible Society Saturday 4th November 10am – 1pm in the lounge
Connell Court Winter Fair Saturday 4th November 2pm. Tickets £1.50 All Welcome
Trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre with a trip on a canal barge, a meal and entertainment on 14th November The total cost including the coach is £30. Money at time of booking please to Dorothy Mitchell tel. 228430.
Christmas Fair Saturday 25th November 10.30am - 1.30pm More details next week
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
Tradecraft(Fairtrade) There is a new catalogue from Traidcraft with lots of new items including Christmas Cards. If anyone is interested in seeing this please see Sue Hitchings, (Fairtrade rep)
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: email@example.com All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.