Marshside Road Methodist Church

Notices for w/c Sunday the 22nd of May

'Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.'
Prov.16 v 3

Monday 23rd May

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

09:45

Church Lounge

Roundelay Concert

19:30

Church Hall

In aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Everyone welcome, refreshments will be served.

Tuesday 24th May

Tuesday Prayer Fellowship

19:00

171 Balmoral Drive

All welcome.

Yoga with Jools

18:30 - 20:30

Church Lounge - £5 per person - 07879 853094

Wednesday 25th May

Girls' and Boys' Brigade

Further information from Kay Owen 225126 or Heather Jackson 532977

18:30 - 21.30

Church Hall

Thursday 26th May

Coffee & 'Thought for the Day'

10:15

Church Lounge

All welcome.

Choir Practice

All who enjoy singing are welcome to come along

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.

In Church

19:30

Saturday 28th May

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 29th May

Morning All Age Worship

10:30

Rev. Jan Fraser

Evening Service with Communion

18:30

Rev. Jan Fraser

Crossens Methodist Church

Additional Notices

Southport In Harmony present An Evening of Live Music in aid of Queenscourt Hospice on Wednesday 25th May 7-30pm at The Family Life Centre, Ash Street. Music for everyone from show time to 70's pop etc. Everyone welcome. Tickets £7.00 (pay at the door).

Roundelay Choir are giving a concert in aid of Alder Hey Hospital 'Sing into Spring' on Monday, 23rd May at 7.30pm. Refreshments provided. Please come along and enjoy an evening of singing, and support a good cause with donations.

A Preliminary Notice During week commencing Monday 30th May the rear car park is to be re-surfaced. Because of this, Bible Study Fellowship that week will be held in church and there will be no Thought For The Day. There will be no access to the rear car park that week.

The Annual Church and Community Garden Party will be held on Saturday 18th June. The procession led by Marshside Brass Band will leave Paul's Lane (at the Fleetwood Road end of Radnor Drive) at 1.45 pm and Chris Wright's School of Dance and Drama will be performing at 2.15pm. Help is required to set up the Garden Party on the Saturday morning and to tidy up afterwards and also to run the stalls during the Garden Party, please speak to Mike Owen, Stan Rimmer or a member of the Leadership Team if you are available to help. Any donations for the Chocolate Tombola can be passed to a member of Leadership Team or brought on the day along with cakes for the refreshments tent. Many Thanks and we look forward to another brilliant day for our Church and local Community. The Leadership Team

Circuit Youth Event The Big Sleepover for Year 6 and above is planned for 25th-26th June here at Marshside Road starting at 3pm on the Saturday and finishing at 12 on the Sunday after worship. Young people, please put this in your diaries. Youth leaders and young people are invited to the planning meeting on Tuesday 29th March at 8-00pm at 25 Falkland Road. Booking forms and more information will be available in April.

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.

Mission & Evangelism Newsletter The news letter for the Liverpool District Mission & Evangelism for May is on the notice board in the lounge.

Testimony Service Ahead of Rev. Ros Watson's ordination in London in July, we are invited to attend Ros's Testimony Service on Sunday 12th June at 6-30pm at Timperley. If you would like to attend, then the circuit mini bus will be leaving Liverpool Road Methodist Church at 5pm. Please advise John Cass at the Circuit Office (01704 562697) if you wish to travel on the minibus or if you have spaces in your car. If anyone would like a ticket for Ros's Ordination service please also contact John Cass.

Sonfest will once again take place on the gardens on Lord Street on Saturday 3rd September 11am – 6pm. Help will be needed on the day and cakes, biscuits etc. will be appreciated. If you would like to help, please contact Tina Powsey tel. 224289 or e-mail: backinblighty@gmail.com

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.

Job Vacancy for an Office Administrator for Leyland Road Church. 15 hours weekly over 4 days. For further information see notice board outside lounge.

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.