EVENTS FOR NATIONAL FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – TUESDAY 3 MARCH Come and discover the story behind Fairtrade Divine Chocolate at Freckleton Methodist Church at 2.00 to 4.00 p.m or St Paul’s Church, Fairhaven, at 7.00 to 9 00 pm. Speaker, Arton Medd, sharing his experience of visiting Fairtrade Divine Chocolate, Ghana, Africa’s first Fairtrade town twinned with Garstang and how the Fairtrade premium is spent.
GOD IN LOVE UNITES US
On Saturday 7 March at 10.00 a.m., at Fairhaven Methodist Church, there will be a circuit event to look at the report of the Marriage and Relationships Task Group. Bacon butties, and vegetarian options, will be provided from 9.30 a.m. for a prompt start at 10.00 a.m. Please speak to one of the Stewards if you would like to see a copy of the report beforehand, or one can be read on-line at https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/
FAIRTRADE EASTER EGGS
If anyone would like to order a Fairtrade Easter egg please contact Elaine Watts. Also included is a 24-page Easter Activity book; they are £3.99 each. Each year the Fylde Fairtrade Steering Group donate Easter eggs to Brian House Children’s Hospice, Sydney Street Children’s Centre, Home Start and Fylde Coast Women’s Aid. Again, please contact Elaine if you would like to donate an egg.
DOOR STEWARDS - we are in need of a couple of people to fill vacancies on the door stewards’ rota from the beginning of April. If you feel that you can help, just once every six weeks, please speak to Richmond Neale, (tel:791321).
VESTRY TEAM 2020/21 - we will need some more stewards in May to take Church Road into the next challenging and exciting 12 months. If you believe someone may make a good steward please speak to the person first, then to one of the stewards. Or ask one of the stewards for more information if you are interested.
*FREE* ENGLISH LESSONS Our Church is part of an ecumenical project based at the Catholic Parish Centre on St Alban’s Road, 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 - Greece, Spain, Libya, Bulgaria, Germany and Venezuela. The lessons are every Monday afternoon 1.30pm - 3pm and every Monday evening 7pm- 8.30pm during term time. If you know anyone who might be interested in attending, please tell them about us. They can just come along to a lesson- no need to book in advance. ALL NATIONALITIES WELCOME!
FROM GROCERIES TO GETAWAYS GO TO EASYFUNDRAISING AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH
If you are on-line shopping for a holiday, travel, groceries or anything, please remember to buy through Easyfundraising and help raise funds for our Church. There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation; these include Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Debenhams, Ticketmaster, Aviva, Marks and Spencer, the trainline, Sainsbury's, holiday companies and so on – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
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.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US THROUGH EASY FUNDRAISING
Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us through Easyfundraising. If you’re shopping on-line, please remember that there are over 3,000 shops and sites ready to make a donation, including Amazon, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Next, B&Q, John Lewis, Expedia, Ebay, Aviva, thetrainline and thousands more.
Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/churchrdmethodist/ and join for free.
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!
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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