Easter Traidcraft Stall
The Traidcraft stall in the Church Hall will be selling Fair Trade Easter eggs this week - the 'Real Easter Egg', which includes a little booklet with the Easter story (£3.99), and a Denis the Menace egg with a Dubble bar, which includes a donation to Comic Relief (£4). There will also be Easter cards on sale.
Weaver Words: Daring to be
Have you heard yet about Weaver Words?
This is Frodsham’s very own Festival of Literature, and will take place from 29th August to 9th September, 2012.
All sorts of exciting events have been planned, celebrating the written word in many different forms and including something for all ages. As their contribution to the Festival, Frodsham churches will be putting on a ‘liturgical drama’ on Saturday 8th September at St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church. This has been written by Rev'd. David Copley, and follows the worship pattern of adoration through to blessing.
Each Church will be responsible for one or more of the sections (or ‘Acts’). We have undertaken to do the final Act. This involves six voices, who will need to learn their words by heart (it’s not very long!), and it would be good too to have ideas on how this might be staged. Rehearsals will take place during the summer, probably after morning worship.
If you are interested in taking part or helping to produce it, there will be a short preliminary meeting at 6.45pm on Tuesday 24th April. There will also be an opportunity for children and young people to take part. One of the Acts is the Daniel Jazz, a lively, fun sung version of the Daniel story. Alison Peate will be training a choir for this, for children in Year 4 and above.
For more details about any of this, and how you can become involved, please contact Elizabeth Holmes or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, Christian Aid Week focuses on the story of remarkable change taking place in a community in rural Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone
is one of the hungriest countries in the world. But, helped by Christian Aid, partner the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone (MCSL), some people there have found the tools to move beyond hunger and speak out for the changes they want to see.
Every May thousands of amazing volunteers go into their community to collect door to door. In 2011 door-to-door collections raised more than two-thirds of Christian Aid week’s fantastic £12.5m total. This money has helped to transform lives across the world, empowering poor communities to help themselves out of poverty. Thank you to those collectors within our church who made this happen and to those of you who donate so generously.
As the saying goes, many hands make light work. If you would like to volunteer to collect for Christian Aid it would be very much appreciated, not least by myself, but also by the people who benefit from the phenomenal work of Christian aid.
Order forms for bedding plants are now available in the Church Hall or by contacting Church by e-mail on email@example.com.
Plants will be ready for collection at Frodsham Methodist Church between 2.00 and 4.00pm on Saturday 12th May, 2012.
Manor House Primary School
Manor House Primary School, Frodsham, have been working in partnership with Living Star School in Accra, Ghana for the last 5 years and during that time have held a teacher exchange three times. This year we have been busy fundraising to bring over 10 children to spend a week with our families. While here, the children will be exploring 'faith values' as part of a faith dialogue. Whilst the teacher's flights are covered by grants from the British Council the costs for children has to be raised by Manor House. The school has been fundraising since September.
We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to support Living Star School in this project as the children who will be visiting will never have left the country and we are in a position to help some of the children’s ambitions come to fruition. The children who come on exchange will be attending 0930 Live! on 15th July.
If you are able to make a financial donation please do so through the retiring collection on Sunday 25th March or by post to the School. On behalf of Manor House I would like to take the opportunity to thank Andrea and Pippa for their fortnightly visit to lead our collective worship. It is always an exciting fun-filled assembly and a fantastic window for outreach from the Church.
Manor House Primary School
"Singing the Faith"
As many of you will know The Methodist Church recently published a new hymn book called "Singing the Faith". It includes a balance of classic and contemporary hymns. The Church Council has agreed to buy a number of copies for use in Church and some people have expressed an interest in having their own copy. If you would like to buy a personal copy I will be placing an order on 26th March. Please let me know if you would like a copy by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words only - £9 : Music Edition - £30.
There is more information on the Methodist Church website.
Church Council Secretary
A Theme for Lent
A special event was held for Lent on Sunday 4th March here at Frodsham Methodist Church when the Delamere Forest Circuit joined the Chester Circuit for a shared afternoon of CRAFTS, ACTIVITES and CHAT. There was a short time together in the Church for WORSHIP followed by an excellent HIGH TEA.
Later this year, the two Circuits are merging to further strengthen ministry and mission across this part of Cheshire. For more details contact the current Delamere Forest Circuit Superintendent Minister, the Rev'd. Pat Christopher on (01928) 733180 or email@example.com.
Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) is a charity providing care homes, housing and support services for older people. We are looking for a chaplain (a lay person or an ordained minister) who will take the lead on pastoral care, and the spiritual and worship aspects of life within our Care Home at Chapel Fields, Frodsham, which provides nursing and dementia care. As a key member of the staff team, you will also be responsible for building good working relationships with local faith communities.
For an application pack and an informal discussion, please contact 01332 221831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 19th March 2012.
To find out more visit www.mha.org.uk.
News & Notices
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It is normally distributed by e-mail on a Thursday and is available in Church each Sunday and throughout the week.