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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

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Our Minister, Rev Stephen Heath

THE RECORD
The Christmas edition of the Church Record will be published at the beginning of December. Contributions from members of the congregation are always welcome and can be emailed to the church office or left in the yellow folder on the cabinet in the north transept, no later than 1.00 p.m. on Sunday 25 November. Please also let the church office know of any forthcoming events or church family news that should be included.

TRAIDCRAFT The stall is at the back of the church after the service this morning. Please come along and browse and help to support fair trade products.

SUNDAY SERVICES

18 NOVEMBER
10.30 a.m. ALL AGE WORSHIP led by
Mrs Pat Hirst

Music: Church Road Music Group
Door Stewards: Team 5

Coffee Rota: Sheila Whitley & Catherine Peak

7.00 p.m. FRESH Expressions at Fairhaven Methodist Church
led by Revd Terry Hudson

25 NOVEMBER

FIRST SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

10.30 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP led by Revd Stephen Heath

Organist: Andrew Cramer
Door Stewards: Team 6

Coffee Rota: Marion Brett, Linda Butcher & Elaine Watts

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD This Christmas we are again supporting Operation Christmas Child organised by Samaritans Purse and the shoeboxes are being dedicated this morning. Thank you to all who have supported this appeal and please pray for the children who will receive the gifts.

NEWS OF OUR DEVELOPMENT
Work on site is progressing well and in line with the programme of works.  Within the next two weeks we would expect the foundations to be dug for the new Community Hub and already a considerable amount of work has been completed inside and outside the Mission Hall.  Work is also well advanced on the Housing Association’s area to demolish the former halls and school rooms to separates their land from ours.

The foundations are in place …….click for photos

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ROOM BOOKINGS

Please note that from now until the week before Christmas all room booking enquiries should be referred to Stuart Wrigley, via the Church Office email or telephone 01253 727950

‘ALL WE CAN’ EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS CATALOGUE Give a life-changing gift for your loved ones this Christmas. Every gift and donation made helps to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities. Ask Elaine Watts for more information or pick up a leaflet at the back of the church.

TRAIDCRAFT ADVENT CALENDARS These each include a free Christmas story activity book and 25 chocolate shapes for a cost of £3.99. Our Fairtrade group is hoping to donate calendars to Brian House Children’s Hospice, Sydney Street Children’s Centre, Home Start and Women’s Aid. If anyone would like to donate an Advent Calendar, please let Elaine Watts know by mid-November.

TRAIDCRAFT The Traidcraft stall will be at the back of the church after morning service next Sunday.

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 the New Year. 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.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD This Christmas we are again supporting Operation Christmas Child. Since 1990, more than 124 million boys and girls in over 150 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child organised by Samaritans Purse. The shoeboxes will be dedicated in Morning Worship on 18 November, so please bring your shoebox to church on that day. Please pray for the child who will receive your gift. Thank you for your support.