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.
Our Minister, Rev Stephen Heath
THE RECORD: the Christmas & New Year edition is now available from the back of the church. Spare copies are available for family and neighbours.
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10.30 a.m. ALL AGE WORSHIP led by Mr Andrew Barratt
Music: Church Road Music Group
Door Stewards: Team 2
Coffee Rota: Valerie Ball & Colin Hird
7.00 p.m. FRESH Expressions at Fairhaven Methodist Church
led by Revd Sylvester Deigh
Refreshments from 6.30 p.m.
‘CHURCHES TOGETHER’ SERVICE
Please join us at St Anne’s Parish Church at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 22 January to celebrate the week of prayer for Christian Unity. This is an opportunity to worship with local believers from other denominations.
Several people have expressed an interest in joining a small group for bible study, prayer and fellowship. You are invited to a ‘launch’ evening on Wednesday 23 January. Please speak to Janette Farley (Tel. 07958 100041) for more information, as numbers may need to be limited.
10.30 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP led by Revd Stephen Heath
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
GALLERY OF PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY TO CELEBRATE OUR CHURCH, EMAIL THEM TO THE CHURCH OFFICE.
GALLERY - INDEX
Nativity Service 16th December 2018
Delivering Angels Christmas 2018
Quizzical Quiz Coffee Morning
SIX COUNTIES BIKE RIDE 2018
PIANO RECITAL 2 MAY 2018
LANCASHIRE SINGS CHRISTMAS
DAY OF PRAYER
M&S CHRISTMAS LUNCH
WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY
at 2.15 p.m. Today the speaker is Brenda Warburton and the subject of her talk is the RNLI, Blackpool. All ladies welcome.
THURSDAY 17 JANUARY
WORSHIP ON THURSDAY
Starting each time with tea and coffee at 11 a.m. There will be four studies exploring Mission, reflecting our experiences, our faith, our church and future opportunities on Thursdays 17 and 31 January, 7 and 21 February.
A weekly Lent Course will follow on, taking us up to Easter. More information next month.