Yesterday, Saturday 26th February, the extension to our Church Hall, 'The Annex', was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Frodsham, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lloyd (see picture).
This fantastic new community resource with a messy craft room and meeting room, both of which can be hired by the community, along with kitchenette, accessible toilet, Church office, gardens and outside play area was made possible by the generosity of many members, local community groups and national charities, as well as grants from the Methodist Church.
The opening ceremony was followed by afternoon tea and an act of dedication and celebration in the Church.
Anyone interested in hiring any of the facilities at Frodsham Methodist Church should contact Trish Percival, Booking Secretary, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual camping weekend is confirmed as 22nd-24th July, at the same site as last year.
Check out the section of the website for photos.
Pitches are limited and bookings start after Easter.
Get in touch with Pippa to book your place...
What an amazing time we had on Saturday 5th March as we, and 90 others, joined in the 7th birthday celebrations! It was brilliant to see so many people, some who hadn’t been for a while, regulars and new-comers too. Truly proof that God is alive! I know that Revd Pat was snapped having a bounce on the castle at the end, so could whoever took it, please forward it – surely one for the website..?
10-11.30am - Price £2 per family.
In May on a Monday Morning, twice a month, there is a new venture starting for the under 5’s! Children will be able to explore craft activities both inside and out in our new premises. These activities will be messy and aprons will be provided. In each session there will be a story sometimes from the bible highlighting moral
attitudes. ie. being kind and helpful. Snacks will be provided.
Look out for further information.
ECG Christian Festival at Llandudno from April 28th to May 2nd
A heart for the nations … Equipping - Calling - Going
Visit the website to register: www.ecgevent.org
We are planning to hold a Safari Supper on June 25th 2011.
Please book the date in your diary and if you would like to help let us know. We are looking for hosts, someone to organise a raffle, people to provide food or offer transport - the list is endless! Let us know if you are able to help.
Thanks. Ros Caldwell and Pat Barnard
Congratulations! to Ellen and Harold Berry on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
They were married on 24th March, 1951, at Five Crosses Methodist Church.
We wish you many more happy years together.
Help people in poverty out of poverty
For the people of Jinotega, Nicaragua, coffee isn’t just a caffeine kick – it’s a means of transforming the lives of entire communities. Five years ago, Eladio Simeón Pineda’s community was a group of poor farm labourers. Then Christian Aid partner Soppexcca (pronounced so-pecks-ka) offered them credit to establish themselves as coffee
farmers and supported them to work together as a cooperative. Even though the coffee farmers of La Paz del Tuma have only been working with Soppexcca for a short time, their lives are already changing for the better. The cooperative has a community fund that will be used to achieve the dreams which Eladio and his fellow farmers once thought were out of their reach. ‘I hope one day we will have a school on this land, clean water and latrines,’
says Eladio. (Pictured standing on the proposed site) Eladio knows that transformation is possible. He is driven by the example of a nearby community, where, supported by Soppexcca, members of the Los
Alpes cooperative have successfully worked to establish a school and a health centre for their community.
By getting involved in Christian Aid Week in your own community, you can help to turn the hopes of communities in Nicaragua and all around the world into realities. You can be part of a movement which is transforming lives.
Frodsham Methodist Church has a set collecting area around our village which a number of collectors do year after year. As they say ‘many hands make light work’ and as such we are always looking for extra volunteers to
deliver and collect envelopes in Christian Aid Week.
To find out how to help or to volunteer please speak to Vicky Jones.
• £14 could buy enough coffee seeds to plant a 0.7 hectare plot of coffee and start one farmer on the path out of poverty.
• £2,170 could pay for a processing plant, allowing farmers to process the coffee they have grown and then sell it for a better price.
United Church of Christ in Japan has asked for our financial help as they seek to minister to people and if you wish to respond to this appeal please send your cheque, made payable to the World Mission Fund, to Steve Pearce, Japan Appeal, World Church Relationships, Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR. Please mark the back of your cheque 'Japan'. If you are a taxpayer you might care to Gift Aid your donation, which allows us to reclaim the tax you have already paid. Just include a completed Gift Aid form with your donation. Thank you.
A prayer for Japan
God of love, Be with the people of Japan as they cope with this earthquake,
God of peace, Be with those in fear of aftershocks and tsunami,
God of hope, Be with those who grieve and those waiting for news
God of all, Be with the island nations at the mercy of the sea,
God of the Church, Be with your people as they show your love and care.
We pray especially for our brothers and sisters in the United Church of Christ in Japan,
For our Mission Partners, Daniel and Yasuko Dellming and their children, Momoko, Daisuke and Yoko and their relatives in Japan and also for Sheila Norris, currently on a brief visit to the UK. Amen.
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