For Christmas Day 2014, Rev'd. Denise Harding challenged the congregation to come in their most Christmassy clothing. Here a few of the success stories!
Monday 22nd December was the first weekday of the school holidays - but not at Frodsham Methodist Church, where there was an afternoon holiday club! There was making and baking gingerbread men, stars and other strange shapes; playing Nativity bingo; enjoying the mild weather outdoors; making craft items such as a mobile hanging nativity scene; and preparing ornages for the Christingle service at 5.30pm.
After a bring and share tea, around 40 people gathered together for the Christingle Service in the church, and a collection was taken for the work of The Childrens Society.
Tuesday 23rd December saw a full church as 200 people enjoyed singing along with Equinox at their 10th Annual Concert. A wonderful evening was shared by all - and the Frodsham and Helsby Rotary Club made easy work of preparing the church and serving refreshments and welcoming people. Once more we are grateful to Equinox and the Rotary Club for their support of Frodsham Methodist Church.
This year had a particular poignancy as it was the year in which Equinox lost pianist and Musical Director Dorothy Devlin to Motor Neurone disease in October. To mark this sad bereavement, and in thankfulness for Dorothy's life, Rev'd. Denise Harding presented the members of Equinox with a gift from Frodsham Methodist Church - a rose called Dorothy - which will be planted in the spring into the Church garden to continue to remember Dorothy.
Sunday 21st December, 10.45 am: Nativity Service with the choir of Manor House Primary School.
Sunday 21st December, 4.00 pm: Candlelight Carol Service followed by refreshments.
Monday 22nd December,5.30 pm: Christingle Service, all are welcome. Come and join all our children and families for this special service.
Wednesday 24th December, 11.15 pm: Midnight Communion Service, led by Rev'd. Denise Harding.
Thursday 25th December : 9.30 am : Christmas Day Celebration, led by Rev'd. Denise Harding.
Sunday, 28th December : 11.00 am : Ecumenical Service at St. Laurence Parish Church.
A dozen ladies gathered at the home of Rev.d. Denise Harding for the annual Christmas Party of Frodsham Methodist Church Women's Fellowship, on Tuesday 9th December. A lovely relaxed time was had by all, sharing news and fellowship, enjoying good food, and talking about plans for outings in 2015.
Cushion Cover Project
We are looking for anyone who can use a sewing machine, can you help! Perfect Floors Frodsham have kindly donated curtain samples than can be possibly made into 75 cushion covers. We are hoping to make these in the New Year and sell them at the Parish Church Coffee Morning on the 22nd January 2015, for the Salvation Army, UK Trafficking Fund. If you can help please contact Hilary Pickett at church or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pop-up Charity Shop
We have been given the opportunity of a shop to run as a Charity shop for one week in February in Frodsham. This will be to raise funds for the Salvation Army UK trafficking Fund. Please keep this in mind as we will be requesting in February items that you may wish to donate to this cause. For further details please contact Stephen Pickett at Church or at email@example.com
Rev'd. Denise Harding is challenging all attendees of the Christmas Day service at 9.30am to come in festive attire - a Christmas hat, jumper, tie, scarf (or even a onesie if you are under 18 - definitely not if you are over 18!). Or perhaps you have a Christmas outfit you've worn at school maybe? Let's have fun together celebrating Christmas Day!
Rev'd. Denise Harding would like to wish everyone connected with Frodsham Methodist Church a joyful and peaceful Christmas, and an abundance of blessings for 2015. Thank you all for your support of the life and witness of Frodsham Methodist Church over 2014. It's good to be part of such a wonderful family, and it wouldn't the same without you.
A new OPAL (Older People Active Lives) Club is to be set up in Frodsham, hopefully from February 2015. It will be based in the Methodist Church every Tuesday, 10.15-3pm and will cater for 15 older people living in the community who are lonely and at risk of social isolation. OPAL will provide a fun day of activities and a home cooked dinner. Transport will be provided. The club will be run by volunteers supported by a paid member of staff and they are looking for volunteers to help with cooking, driving, leading sessions and sitting on our committee. Volunteers wouldn't be expected to work every week and all expenses will be paid. Some training is offered. Are you interested in joining? For more information contact Zoe Blocksidge, OPAL Club Organiser on 07562 619 275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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