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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 Autumn edition of The Record is now available - Click Here

SUNDAY SERVICES

21 OCTOBER

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

Music by the Church Band
Door Stewards: Team 1

Coffee Rota: Marion Brett, Linda Butcher & Elaine Watts

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

28 OCTOBER
10.30 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP led by Revd Alan Clark

Organ: Andrew Cramer
Door Stewards: Team 2

Coffee Rota: Sheila Johnson & Shirley Grundon

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

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER
SPECIAL PLACES, SACRED SPACES
Jill Baker, former Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, will be leading a special Lancashire District event here at Church Road next Sunday. The event is titled “Special Places, Sacred Spaces”. This will start at 3.00 p.m. with refreshments and finish about 5.00 p.m.  The session will touch on the theme of pilgrimage, but come from the aspect of “Place” and what that means to us. It will include a presentation and an interview; it will also be interactive, with some “buzz” times and probably some quieter times of reflection too.
Please do your best to support this special event.

October Services

WELCOME
We are pleased to welcome Kate Hunt, student URC Minister, who has just begun an eight month placement working alongside Stephen. Her placement will involve approximately eight hours a week and we look forward to her sharing in the life of our church in various aspects during her time with us.

CHURCH COLLECTING BOXES
The quarterly counting of the Church Collecting Boxes is now due. If you have not already done so today, please remember to bring your box to church next Sunday 28 October. Please write your name clearly on the BACK of the box.  After counting, the boxes will be returned to the back of the church.
If you don’t already have a box and would like to support us in this way, please speak to one of the Stewards.

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 demolition has begun…….click for photos

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ROOM BOOKINGS

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

NEXT SUNDAY
TRAIDCRAFT STALL
The stall will be at the back of church after morning service next Sunday. Please come along to browse and support fair trade products.

The new Traidcraft catalogue is available and can be obtained from the stall or Elaine Watts. Traidcraft Advent Calendars and Christmas Cards can now be ordered from Elaine. The Advent Calendars each include a free Christmas story activity book and 25 chocolate shapes and costs £3.99. Our Fairtrade group is also 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 know.

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.