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THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER
LANCASHIRE SINGS CHRISTMAS
Please come along and share the spirit of Christmas with people from other churches and our local community, singing carols in the Victoria pub from 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. on Thursday 19 December. This popular annual event is a joint initiative between BBC Radio Lancashire and Churches Together in Lancashire and links venues all across Lancashire in a live radio broadcast.

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER
CHURCH ROAD TRADITIONAL CAROL SERVICE at 6.30 p.m
. will be led by Revd Stephen Heath.
Thank you to everyone who has agreed to join a singing group for this service. There are two rehearsals to learn the two choir items - Thursday 12 December at 7.30 p.m. and Friday 20 December at 7.30 p.m. If you cannot attend one of these rehearsals, please let me know. I can send you copies of the carols by email if you would like them beforehand. Thank you. Anne Mayes (Tel. 727132).

MHA CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP APPEAL

Help to bring a seasonal sparkle of friendship to an older person experiencing loneliness by writing an extra Christmas card, either as part of a group or individually. T
hese will be given to residents at MHA homes who would not normally receive any cards. Please give your card(s) to Elaine Watts.

CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ST ANNES
These are being printed, including invitations to attend key Christmas services at the 8 participating churches. If you can help with delivery to local homes, please let Chris Jones know (Tel. 782468). Many thanks.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN – LEAGUE OF LIGHT COLLECTION BOXES
Please could you let me have your boxes for emptying at the beginning of January 2020. If you cannot get to church, I can arrange to pick up the boxes from you - ring me to arrange a time. Thank you. Shirley Eade (Tel.789217)

 *FREE* ENGLISH LESSONS
Our Church is part of an ecumenical project based at the Catholic Parish Centre on St Alban’s Rd, where free lessons are offered to anyone who needs help with learning English. (All levels: Beginners-Advanced). During the past year, our group has welcomed people from an amazing variety of countries, including Venezuela, Argentina, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and China.
The lessons will start again, after the summer break, on 2nd September. We meet every Monday afternoon and Monday evening during term time. If you know (or meet) anyone who might be interested in attending, please tell them about us and/or have a chat with Stuart, Anne, Audrey P.  or Lesley. Thank you!  

ALL WE CAN - EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS    Give your loved ones a lifechanging gift this Christmas.   Every gift and donation made through All We Can’s Extraordinary gifts has the power to transform the lives of people living in some of the world’s poorest communities.  Pick up a catalogue at the back of Church.

UNSOLD FOOD ITEMS

The Tesco table with donated unsold food items that have reached their sell by date but not there use by date will be at the back of the church each Sunday. Please take any items for yourself or to pass on to others. There is no charge but if you wanted to make a donation, it will go to the Benevolent Fund.



We are a caring church, but it is sometimes easy to assume that we are already aware of people in need of support. If you are aware of someone who might appreciate a visit (and/or some flowers), or of a situation that requires a pastoral response, please have a word with one of the Stewards.

Better to be informed twice than not at all!



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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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

To prevent any risk of accidents or damage, will all organisations please note that under no circumstances must any chairs or other items be placed in front or on top of any of the Church heaters, nor within 10-12 inches at the side of the heaters.  This notice must be observed and adhered to at all times. Thank you for your co-operation.

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