Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 15th of January

"Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4 vv 6&7 (NRSV)

Monday 16th January

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Monday Evening Fellowship

19:30

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Rev. Marie-Anne Kent

Tuesday 17th January

Bible Study Fellowship

Speaker Mr Cliff Hill -
"An Introduction to St John’s Gospel"

10:30

Church Lounge

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

In Church

All welcome, do come and join us.

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 18th January

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

19:30

St Cuthbert's

Do go along and share in this ecumenical act of worship

Thursday 19th January

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Saturday 21st January

Christmas Messy Church

All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult Songs, stories, crafts and food - worship in a different setting

16:00 - 18:00

In Church

There is an invitation for members of the congregation to come along and share in this special event, worship in a different way.

Sunday 22nd January

Morning Worship & Pastoral Visitor's Dedication Service

10:30

Church

Rev Jan Fraser

Evening Service

18:30

Church Lounge

Local Arrangement

Additional Notices

Brunch in aid of Mary's Meals and World Missions will be held in the lounge on Saturday 28th January 10-00am – 1-00pm. There will be meals, bacon & eggs and cakes & teacakes as usual. Come along and support this event and enjoy a good time of fellowship.

Church Lunch The Leadership team are holding a lunch after morning service on Sunday 29th January. This will be a four course lunch followed by tea/coffee. Menu: Butternut squash soup or pate; chicken and gammon roast or vegetarian alternative; a choice of desserts and cheese and biscuits. Places limited to 50 and the cost is £5.00 per head. Please add your name to the list in the lounge along with your choice of menu. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy an afternoon of good food and fellowship.The Leadership Team.

Flower Rota The new rota for 2017 is on the notice boards outside the vestry and lounge. If any dates are inconvenient, please let me know. Several Sundays are available if you would like to donate flowers, these are: 26th February, 12th & 26th March, 4th June, 27th August and 31st December. Please contact me. Joyce Smith tel. 224122.

1p Jars & World Mission Boxes These are now due for collection. Please hand to Lin Mayor. If they are too heavy, Lin is happy to collect them. Please phone 212059. Thank you.

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.

British Heart Foundation Donations We are looking for donations for Bric-a-Brac, Books, CDs/ DVDS, because we are getting short on your donations We are looking for little pieces of furniture e.g. Coffee Tables, news papers racks, wine racks, stools. For more information see me. Chris Purcell or 07817212383 for BHF shop volunteers and Fundraising team for The British Heart Foundation Merseyside. Many thanks.

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: shebob5@talktalk.net All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.