Did you visit the Christmas Tree Festival at Frodsham Methodist Church last year? If not, you missed a real treat! It all started in a quite magical way, as the snow began to fall. You crunched over the frozen surface into the church in the darkness of early evening, to find the space filled with beautifully decorated trees, their scent filling the air and their fairy lights twinkling to light your way into this winter wonderland.
Then there was the warmth of hospitality, good food and friends to meet, activities for the children and so much more. If you didn’t go last year, don’t miss out in 2011!
This year half the proceeds of the Festival are going to the international charity ‘Emmaus’, which is our chosen Church charity for 2012. This charity, started in France by the Abbé Pierre in 1949, exists to provide a home in a
community for people who have been made homeless. There are currently 21 Communities in the UK, and Terry Waite is the national President. Each Community aims to be self-sufficient as far as possible, by taking in donated gifts of good quality furniture and household goods, renovating them and selling them on in the Community shop.
Thus people learn a trade, or other skills such as working in the shop or doing admin work. Money is also raised by such things as Community allotments. As the Preston Community states, their mission is “to maintain and develop a safe and stable community that provides hope, opportunity and personal growth for people in need, to enable each individual to play their part in today’s world with confidence in their own ability to fulfil their potential.”
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who himself became homeless, what better way could there be to help others? So come along to the Christmas Tree Festival, help others, and enjoy yourself in a very special way.
To learn more about Emmaus, visit their website.
Mr. and Mrs John Lewis.
Our retiring property steward John Lewis and his wife Evelyn were presented with a framed picture of Frodsham Methodist Church at Morning Worship on Sunday 20th November in recognition of John's work over the past years.
Thank you John.
Norley Church are holding a Christingle Service with Rev Sue Levitt at 4pm on Sunday 11th December.
You are warmly invited to the Christmas Tree Festival at Norley Methodist Church on: Friday 2nd December – 6.00 to 9.00 pm; Saturday 3rd December -- 10.30 am to 5.00 pm and Sunday 4th December - 12 noon to 4.00 pm
Free Admission : Programmes £2 : Refreshments
Saturday 26th November Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy at Ashton Methodist Church 10am-12
Wednesday 30th November 2pm Oakmere Methodist Church: Tea with the Hymn Writers and Others. Friendly Informal Discussion Group. All Welcome
The ‘Travelling Crib’ will be taken from home to home from the 11th December after the Christmas Tree festival, coming back to Church each Sunday and on Christmas Day.
The crib, a special box containing Mary, Joseph and lots of sheep, would like a home for a night. If you would like the crib or can take this to a home for the night please let Andrea know. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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