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Welcome to our new website then at the end if you feel we could do something better on our website please let us know. We welcome feedback.

Church Road is a growing church with an exciting vision for the future. It involves rationalising our site, developing new projects of outreach and service to the community so that we help people experience the transforming love of God, change lives and communities as we follow Christ. No matter how much we try to use social media, we would say you can't beat a face to face conversation so don't hesitate to ask for an appointment with Stephen, our Minister, if you would rather have a chat.

NEWS

REDEVELOPMENT
Following the Church Council’s formal approval of the final details and financial arrangements for our redevelopment project, work will be starting at the beginning of March. During the period of construction, we will only have access to the church itself and it is therefore necessary for essential items of equipment to be stored there. Every effort is being made to store these items as discreetly as possible and to minimise the impact on our worship, but please be understanding whilst the works are in progress.

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ROOM BOOKINGS

Please note that Room Bookings are being organised by Bill & Monica Bissett 01253 728140.

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR RECORD

The Christmas and New Year edition of the Record is available
Click here to view

WESLEY’S CAFE
Owing to the forthcoming building works and the need to ensure the safe storage of everything, Wesley’s is now temporarily closed. We thank you for your support and look forward to re-opening in September. The Wesley’s team will continue to distribute food that is past its sell by date but not its used by date to various charities across the area.  If you would like to help with this work please contact Stephen on 07711 911 955 or email stephen.heath@churchrdmethodist.org.uk.

DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS ITEMS
Items for disposal are displayed in the Centre Lounge. Donations are invited for any of the items, but in order to ensure fairness in respect of larger items, these should be as sealed bids to Linda Butcher. Have a look around and if you are interested in anything, please send your bid to Linda, either by email (
lbutcher@f2s.com) or in a sealed envelope by 6.00 p.m tomorrow, Monday 19th. Items purchased should be removed by next Saturday, the 24th, or clearly labelled as ‘sold – to be collected’. Next Sunday will then be the last opportunity to purchase anything; after this all remaining items will be disposed of.
Payment by cash or cheque payable to Church Road Methodist Church to Linda Butcher, please.

WEEKLY NOTICES & CHURCH RECORD
Owing to the temporary relocation of office equipment and related IT changes for the redevelopment project, the notices next week will cover activities for four weeks. The following notice sheet will be published on Sunday 25 March. We are also sorry that during this period, there will be no large print hymns available. Similarly, the next edition of The Record will now be published at the end of March, later than usual for the Spring copy. We apologise for any inconvenience these issues may cause.

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ASSISTANCE REQUIRED – with a smile!
An important aspect of our services each Sunday is the welcome we offer at the door to both regulars and visitors. We are looking for a few additional people who will be prepared to join a rota for this, which at the moment is just once every six weeks. If you feel able to help in this way, please speak with Richmond Neale (tel: 791321), one of the church stewards, or just email the church office.

HELP WANTED
We need volunteers who will help to remove the last items from the Centre into storage in the church. This has to be completed by 28 February. If you can spare some time, please contact Joan Edwell (Tel. 723031) who is coordinating the removal.

COMMUNION KNEELERS & PULPIT FALLS: The Church Council has decided that the embroidered communion kneelers and pulpit falls should also be disposed of, but recognises that these may be of special significance to individual members. They are therefore also on display, but will be retained for a period of a further three months to allow members to consider whether they wish to purchase any. Please speak to Linda Butcher if you are interested.
BOOK SALE:
A selection of religious books is on display at the rear of the church and can be taken in return for a small donation to the community hub project.

GALLERY OF PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY TO CELEBRATE OUR CHURCH, EMAIL THEM TO THE CHURCH OFFICE.

GALLERY - INDEX

CHURCH SERVICES

LADIES FELLOWSHIP

LANCASHIRE SINGS CHRISTMAS

DAY OF PRAYER

M&S CHRISTMAS LUNCH

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Our Minister, Rev Stephen Heath

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IF YOU’RE BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY OR TRAVEL GO TO EASYFUNDRAISING AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH

If you are on-line shopping for a holiday or travel, please remember to buy through Easyfundraising and help raise funds for our Church.   There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation; these include Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Debenhams, Ticketmaster, Aviva, Marks and Spencer, the trainline, Sainsbury's, holiday companies and so on – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!


It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1.  Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/churchrdmethodist/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to our church for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and the church will be really grateful for your donations.

THE TRAIDCRAFT STALL will be at the rear of the church after morning worship next Sunday. The new Spring catalogue is now available.

HOUSEGROUP ON WEDNESDAYS
The house group meeting at the home of Paul & Natalie Kelly will be joining the Lent Course at Fairhaven Methodist Church at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The group will meet again at the Kelly’s on Wednesday 11 April. All are welcome to join this group; please speak to Valerie Ball for more information.

SUNDAY SERVICES

CENTRE HEATING
As the cold winter weather is taking a hold, meaning heating in the Centre premises is now in full use, there have been instances of some organisations turning OFF the radiators in whichever room they are using because they felt it was too hot. This has resulted in reports by other organisations using that same room that the heating has failed, a telephone call being made, and needless turning out to investigate. Will organisations who turn off radiators please ensure they are re-activated before leaving the premises.
Thank you.

18th February
 

LENT 1

10.30 a.m. ALL AGE WORSHIP led by Judith Smith

Music: Church Road Music Group
Door Stewards: Team 2

Coffee Rota: Sheila Whitley & Catherine Peak

7.00 p.m. FRESH Expressions at Fairhaven Methodist Church
led by Revd Sylvester Deigh
Refreshments from 6.30 p.m.

25th February
 

LENT 2

10.30 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP led by Revd Dr Adrian Burdon,
who will be sharing his experiences of working in Tonga

Organist: Andrew Cramer
Door Stewards: Team 3

Coffee Rota: Sheila Johnson & Shirley Grundon

7.00 p.m. FRESH Expressions at Fairhaven Methodist Church
led by Revd Dr Adrian Burdon
Refreshments from 6.30 p.m.

4th March
 

10.30 a.m. Morning Worship led
by Rev. Stephen N Heath

11th March
 

10.30 a.m. Mothering Sunday Morning Worship led by Rev. Stephen N Heath

JOINT ECUMENICAL GROUPS 
 A five-week course on the theme of “That all may be free” commencing the week of the 19th February. 
Mondays 7:30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. at the United Reformed Church
Wednesdays 2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. at St. Thomas' Church
Thursdays 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. at the United Reformed Church 
Please let Stephen or a Steward know if you would like a copy of the booklet accompanying the course.