Last weekend 10 people walked along the canal to Llangollen and back, walking nearly 9 and a half miles. It was prefect weather and we all enjoyed ourselves; what a special time of fellowship. Over £150 was raised for the Boaz Trust, our Church Charity 2016. Thank you to all who gave and took part in the walk. Perhaps we can walk to Chirk next time?
The Boaz Trust work with destitute asylum seekers. More information can be found about them here.
Frodsham Methodist Church were delighted yesterday, Sunday 12th June 2016, to host visitors at all three worship services. At 0930live! we were joined by visitors from Manor House Primary School and guests from Ghana. At 10.45 we welcomed our Superintendent Minister, Rev'd. Neil Stacey, who preached and celebrated Holy Communion.
And at 6pm there was a Circuit Service attended by Methodists from all over Chester and this part of Cheshire where we celebrated the work of MHA (housing and care charity for older people) and launched the Circuit Project for 2016 to 2018. The project, which will run from June 2016 to January 2017, aims to raise funds and awareness for Cheshire Search and Rescue. We thank God for these expressions of his love in connections with community, country and internationally.
This coming weekend, 26th and 27th September is our Harvest Celebration Weekend. Do join us for A Harvest of Memories on the Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Services will be held on the Sunday at 9.30am, 10.45am, and 6pm.
Gifts for Frodsham Foodbank and Chester Aid for the Homeless will be collected. The items most in need are:
milk (UHT or powdered)
sugar (500g packs)
fruit juice (carton)
teabags / instant coffee
instant mashed potato
biscuits or snack bars
any toiletries and baby products
People from a variety of Christian denominations, from Merseyside, Manchester, Altrincham, Stoke-on-Trent and across the Cheshire plain came to Frodsham Methodist Church on Saturday 29th March.
Why? because of their concerns about human trafficking in the U.K. and internationally. In a full day’s forum, a range of speakers explained the facts about what human trafficking is, what is being done to stop it and how to support victims.
Major Anne Read from the Salvation Army Headquarters and their National Anti-Trafficking Response Co-ordinator led the day. Anne was supported by her colleague Major Gladys Ljungholm from the North Western Division. Other speakers included the local M.P. Graham Evans and Hannah Flint from International Justice Mission. Discussion in the afternoon was chaired by Frodsham Methodist Church’s minister, Rev’d. Denise Harding.
The Forum, supported by Frodsham and Cheshire Churches Together, sought to inform individuals and encourage them to discuss and identify positive forms of action. The Forum was an opportunity for concerned individuals to identify how the Church and other organisations could respond to this issue in a modern world. If you are concerned that someone may have been trafficked, telephone Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or The Salvation Army on 0300 3038151. For further information on the Forum e-mail enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human trafficking is trade in human beings – most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. Another motive behind the trade is the extraction of organs or tissues.
Human trafficking is condemned as a violation of human rights by international conventions.
During December there will be a small "tree" in the foyer and we are asking for your help to decorate it with pairs of new socks. The ladies' and children's socks will be donated to "Save the Family" and the men's socks to "Chester Aid for the Homeless". Please help to cheer up someone in need this Christmas with your gifts.
You can find more about Save the Family here, and Chester Aid for the Homeless here.
On the Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th November we will be holding retiring collections at all services, which will go directly to help those suffering as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. These monies will be directed through our international aid charity--MRDF--the Methodist Relief and Development Fund.
If people would like to gift aid their donation this can be done by using an envelope to make the donation, as long as the person donating completes and inserts Gift Aid form into the envelope. Please see a steward for the form and envelope.
You can find more information about MRDF here.
The April and May edition of Frodsham Methodist Church Magazine is now available on-line here.
Next Sunday (10th February) we will be holding a collection for the Leprosy Mission
What is The Leprosy Mission?
We are an international Christian development organisation
We focus specifically on leprosy and offer specialist expertise on reconstructive surgery
We treat leprosy complications
We address the fear and stigma associated with having leprosy. Many people suffer in silence because they are too ashamed to find help or do not know where to get help
Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy
We work in around 30 countries across Africa, South Asia and East Asia
Our services are provided regardless of religion or ethnicity, promoting equality and social justice.
What does The Leprosy Mission do?
Our work includes:
treating leprosy and providing general health care and health awareness training
training national health staff to diagnose and treat leprosy and prevent disability
providing surgery and physiotherapy
training people affected by leprosy in self-care (caring for areas of the body desensitised by leprosy to prevent injury and disability)
providing education and vocational training
providing housing support, water and sanitation
providing small business loans and training to enable people affected by leprosy to escape poverty and become independent
empowering people affected by leprosy and disabilities to lobby governments and employers for equal rights
medical and social research.
More information can be found on their website.
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