Jesus said "I am the way, and the truth,
and the Life. No one comes to the Father
except through me."
John 14 v 6 (NRSV)

What's On!

Notices for w/c Sunday the 25th of January

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge
Monday Evening Fellowship

20:00

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Speaker : Rev Jim Finn
"Growing up in the 50s"
Monday 26th
Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

171 Balmoral Drive
All welcome.
Worship Consultation Meeting

19:30
Yoga with Jools

19:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094
Tuesday 27th
Church Cleaning - Do come and help

09:30 - 11:00

All help will be very welcome.
Girls' and Boys' Brigade

further information from Kay Owen 225126

or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall
Pastoral Visitor's Meeting

19:30

Primary.
Wednesday 28th
Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15 -

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.

19:30 -

Church
Thursday 29th
Sacrament of Holy Communion

09:00

Church

Rev. Martin Abrams
Morning All Age Worship & Parade

10:30

Rev. Patrick Evans
Evening Service with Communion

16:00

Rev Jan Fraser at Crossens.
Sunday 1st

Additional Notices

SASWT Celebration Service(Southport Areas Schools Workers Trust) Sunday 1st February at 7-00pm at St James Church, Lulworth Road. You are invited to come along to share in this service of celebration for the work being undertaken in the schools of Southport and find out more about this valuable and exciting work

Pastoral Visitors We urgently need one or two additional Pastoral Visitors. If you feel you can help, please contact Joan Owen, tel. 220436.

World Missions Please hand in your jars of 1p & 2ps which you have been collecting for each meal and snack eaten between the Harvest and Christmas in aid of World Missions, to Lin Mayor, or, if it is too heavy, please phone Lin (212059) and she will collect it from you.

Action For Children Please let me have your League of Light box by Sunday 15th February. Thank you for your generosity and interest in Action for Children. Dorothy Taylor tel. 221643.

Missions Project So far the 4 Life Thailand project has raised £1,153.25. our fund-raising for this project finishes at the end of Feb. It has been really well supported if anyone still wishes their 5ps to go to this project please ensure they are in before the end of Feb. Our New Project CBM (The overseas disability charity) will be launched on Missions Sunday 8th March with Jacqueline Atkinson, a Community Officer for CBM coming to talk in church. A brunch to raise money for this project will be held on Sat 21st March.

Food Bank The people of Southport, and of this church in particular, have been so generous recently that the Foodbank is now experiencing a severe shortage of storage space! We are planning to extend our space and have worked out how we can do it. The only problem is the cost. Please can I ask you to keep supporting us but instead of food at the moment please will you put a few pence in the Foodbank collection box which will be in the porch. Many thanks for all your support. Carol Drury

Methodist Conference 25th June – 2nd July at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre (Floral Hall). Volunteers are needed for Stewards, the Help Desk, Collators & Drivers. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the team supporting the Methodist Conference. If you can help or would like to know more, please contact: Iain Henderson tel. 0151 638 4362 or e-mail (see poster outside Lounge).

Charity Night in aid of the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital will be held on Saturday 28th March at the Fleetwood Hesketh Sports & Social Club. Tickets which include hot pot are now available priced £5.00. Singer Lauren Brown, DJ, Raffle & Auction (Brilliant donations of raffle prizes and items for the auction, some worth over £200). This is an event not to be missed! Early booking essential to help with catering. Please see Heather Barclay or Pat Wright for information about tickets.

Queenscourt Hospice Support Group would like to thank all who came along and supported the concert by Marshside Brass band and Roundelay before Christmas and to all who helped with the organisation. Particular thanks to Mike, Bob & John for all their help and special thanks for your donations which raised £440 on the night for Queenscourt.

Accommodation Required Have you got a spare room and would be prepared to accommodate a young person (possibly from abroad) from September until July 2016? The young person will be working with the Schools Workers Trust but also helping with the youth work here at Marshside Rd for the year. If you can help, please speak to Rev. Jan or one of the Leadership Team.

Church Letting Officer Required David Goldson is taking over a different role in the church and therefore needs to relinquish his position of Church Letting Officer. Please speak to David for more details and if you feel you can help in this capacity please tell Rev Jan or one of the Leadership Team.

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.

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: elisda@btinternet.com All booking of rooms etc. to be made through him.