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Welcome to our website. 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

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Our Minister, Rev Stephen Heath

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER
MESSIAH AT FRECKLETON METHODIST CHURCH
The Freckleton Musical Festival Committee presents their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Freckleton Methodist Church. The performance is in two parts at 2.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. See poster for details.

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER – 15 DECEMBER
FAIRHAVEN METHODIST CHURCH NATIVITY EXHIBITION
 
from 10 a.m-3 p.m. CLOSED Monday & Tuesday afternoons and ALL DAY Friday.
Over 120 Nativity's on display plus activities, refreshments available.  All welcome.

THE RECORD: the Christmas & New Year edition is now available. Would distributors please collect their copies from the back of the church. Spare copies are available for family and neighbours.
Click here to download a copy

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SUNDAY 6 JANUARY
COVENANT SERVICE
at 10.30 a.m. led by Revd Stephen Heath. At this annual service, we celebrate all that God has done for us and re-affirm our faith and commitment.

WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY
LADIES FELLOWSHIP – NEW YEAR LUNCH at The Clifton Park Hotel, 12 30 pm for 1.00 pm.  Price £21.00 (including gratuities) for 3 courses.  For more information, please contact Elaine Watts (Tel: 722302).  All ladies welcome. 

SUNDAY SERVICES

16 DECEMBER
THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT

10.30 a.m. ALL AGE NATIVITY led by Kate Hunt, with JKids and Timeout

Music by the Church Band
Door Stewards: Team 3

Coffee Rota: Valerie Ball & Colin Hird

No FRESH at Fairhaven this evening

All Age Nativity Service led by Kate Hunt Please join us for our All Age Worship “Pop Up Nativity”, where the congregation will play a role, led by the children and young people from JKids and Time Out.
Dress up or bring a prop: be Mary, Joseph, an Angel or a wise man for the morning! We will have extra props available on the day.
Following the service, there will be a Christmas themed Jacobs Join lunch. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your contributions to the lunch on the day, being mindful that fridge space is limited and we have no facilities to heat food or keep anything warm! 
For further information regarding the nativity service please speak to Becky Derbyshire, for information regarding the Jacobs Join Christmas lunch, please contact Linda Butcher or Caroline Livesey.

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23 DECEMBER
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT
10.30 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP led by Judith Smith

Organ: Andrew Cramer
Door Stewards: Team 4

Coffee Rota: Sheila Whitley & Catherine Peak

6.30 p.m. TRADITIONAL CAROL SERVICE led by Revd Stephen Heath

Organ: Julie Reeman

CHRISTMAS EVE – 24 DECEMBER 2018

4.00 p.m. CHRISTINGLE SERVICE led by Revd Stephen Heath

Music by the Church Band

11.15 p.m. CIRCUIT SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION
at Lytham Methodist Church led by Revd Sylvester Deigh

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CHRISTMAS DAY– 25 DECEMBER 2018

10.00 a.m. FAMILY WORSHIP led by Revd Stephen Heath

Organ: Andrew Cramer
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SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER 2018

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

Organ: Andrew Cramer
Door Stewards: Team 5

Coffee Rota: Marion Brett, Linda Butcher & Elaine Watts
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SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2019

9.00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION at the Drive Methodist Church
9.15 a.m. ACTIV8 Café Style Worship led by Kate Hunt
10.30 a.m. COVENANT SERVICE led by Revd Stephen Heath

Organ: Julie Reeman
Door Stewards: Team 6

Coffee Rota: Sheila Johnson & Shirley Grundon

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

NOTICES
The notices today cover three weeks of the Christmas period. The next notice sheet will be published on Sunday 6 January 2019. In the meantime, we wish everyone a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

STAMPS
   Just a reminder to save your stamps this Christmas.  These help towards the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind locally.  There is a box at the back of Church. Thank you.

NEWS OF OUR DEVELOPMENT

It is great to see good progress on the work as we look forward to completion at the end of January 2019. What a great start that will be to the New Year.   It is a joy to see the reclaimed stone being used on the entrance to the new centre and more will be incorporated with some of the old foundation stones in the new ramped entrance.  The roof is on and all will be watertight in another couple of weeks. The focus then will be on fitting out the new centre creating the function rooms and offices. There will be some disruption in the church when they knock through the new link into the centre probably after Christmas.  In recent weeks we have been grateful for the promise of funds from the Windmill Community Trust and the Lawrence Henry Clegg Charity to support the work of the café and to purchase equipment in the centre as we re-establish Wesley’s Community Café and related work. 


The foundations are in place …….click for photos

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ROOM BOOKINGS

Please note that at the moment, any 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
You may have seen in the press that Traidcraft is to cease trading; however, it is continuing but on a smaller scale.  The next stall here will be at the end of January, but if anyone wants to purchase any Traidcraft items before Christmas, please see Elaine Watts.

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.

FOODBANK DONATIONS
As we prepare for Christmas, please remember our standing appeal for donations for the Fylde Food Bank. Without contributions from a network of collection points in churches, schools, shops and businesses throughout Fylde, the Foodbank would not be able to provide emergency help for local people in crisis. There is a basket at the rear of the church for donations of tinned and packaged goods for this very worthy cause. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
More seasonal greetings have been received this week from one of our former members, John Christmas in Sidmouth, who wishes everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas.