SONFEST On Saturday 5th September 11-00am - 4-00pm, the Southport Circuit presents the 2nd annual SonFest - a free, Christian festival at Town Gardens on Lord Street. Come and enjoy a day packed with live, uplifting and encouraging music from a tremendous variety of artists. Manchester Christian recording artist Lily-Jo is scheduled to perform, along with fantastic local and regional bands. Messy Church Ministries will be on-hand for the kids, free inflatable activities, free teas and coffees and much more! Volunteers for the day are still needed! If you can help, please contact Tina Powsey, Southport Methodist Circuit Fresh Expressions Worker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07825304338. There is a request for homemade (or otherwise) biscuits which the youth teams will be distributing along with 'Because you're loved' cards. These can be left at the welcome desk in Christ Church. Many thanks Tina Powsey
Creating Safer Space Foundation Training The next training course will be on Saturday 5th September at St Philip & St Paul with Wesley 10-00am - 12-30pm for anyone who holds office in the church and has not attended. Please contact Lin Mayor tel. 212059.
Liverpool Road Methodist Rambling Club Outing to Hawkshead, the Lake District on Saturday 5th September. Please contact Mr Eric Greaves tel. 560297 for more details if you would like to join them.
NEXUS (Churches together in North Meols) The next meeting will be at St Patrick's Church on Tuesday 8th September at 8-00pm and will be led by St Patrick's. All are welcome.
Missions Brunch on Saturday 12th September 10-00am - 1-00pm in the lounge. This is in aid of two charities - our current Missions Charity CBM and the MWiB current project Twinkle House. Twinkle House was set up by parents in 2004 with an aim to improve the quality of life of children and young people with Disabilities and Additional Needs and their carers in West Lancashire and the surrounding areas, (currently accessed by many people from Liverpool and Sefton) All are welcome.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital Fundraiser A Brunch & Coffee Morning will be held in the lounge on Saturday 19th September 10-00am - 1-00pm. Natasha Simpkin- Watkinson is undertaking her Baden Powell Award in the Guides and as part of this would like to organise this fundraiser to say 'thank you' to Alder Hey for the care she has received. Do come along and support her. Cakes for the cake stall would be appreciated.
Emmanuel Parish Church Piano Recital of Duets Saturday 19th September at 7-30pm. Please refer to poster outside lounge for further details.
Messy Ministries Rev. Jan (Now Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Southport) has arranged a meeting of 'Messy Ministries' on Monday 28th September for all involved in Messy Church.
The Foodbank Thank you for all contributions, which help relieve the strain on struggling families. There is an extra plea from the foodbank for CARRIER BAGS as these are going to become less available once charges are introduced. Please bring all your spare bags along to the church. Thank you. Carol Drury
A Date For Your Diary The Welcome Service for our new Superintendent Minister, Rev. Marie-Anne Kent will be held on Sunday 6th September at 4-00pm at St Philip & St Paul with Wesley
Preliminary Notice A Training Day will be held at Leyland Road Methodist Church on Saturday November 7th from 10-00am. This is open to all and full details of topics to be covered and times are available on the notice board IN THE LOUNGE. Early booking is recommended.
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 Food Bank by placing items as listed in the boxes in the porch or lounge or contributions towards the cost of the necessary extension to the food storage space at the Lakeside Centre in the box provided.
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.