On behalf of JMA, a big thank you to all our collectors who have raised £531.79. Our top collector this year is William Deakin, who raised £94. Well done William! He has won the shield, and we have also won the new Circuit's shield for the first time. So well done everyone!
The Stitching Group, led by Elizabeth Hearn, enjoyed making a special sampler to mark H. M. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and this was presented to the Church on the Sunday of the Jubilee.
The picture shows how beautiful and intricately stitched it is. Our thanks to all the Group for their hard work in making this lasting tribute.
MHA Chapel Fields Care Home (behind Main Street Community Church) will be holding a “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” on Friday 28th September, 10.30am - 11.30am, which will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The money raised will allow Macmillan to make more time to help people affected by cancer. Please keep this date in your diary and come along for tea and cake!
The first meeting of our New Intercessory Prayer Group will take place in the Church Foyer on the morning of Monday 1st October, starting at 09:30 am.
An invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to join us. All are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.
For further information please speak to Marion Greer or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several people had asked if Messy Church could be moved to a different night in the week to make it easier for them to get there, but after a very busy Messy Church last week, it has been decided to keep it on the third Friday in the month at 5.15pm.
As ever, all are most welcome to come along and give this fun activity a try. We have lots of crafts in the Church Hall followed by tea together (usually something like pasta or baked potatoes) then a short act of worship before finishing with cakes and tea in the Church Hall.
If you want to know more, get in touch with Andrea Ellams, our Young Families Worker, by e-mail at email@example.com.
Our Church needs to make a new knitted nativity set for Christmas-time. I have some wool that has been kindly donated towards this task. If anyone has any more spare bits of wool please pass then on! I would like to hold a short meeting on Tuesday 25th September at 7pm. If anyone is interested in helping to knit these figures and sheep please come along. If you need transport let Andrea Ellams know on 0774 987 7823.
L-R: David Ray (Minister for Hamilton Street Methodist Church, Chester), Denise Harding (Minister for Frodsham, Tarvin and Oakmere with Ashton Methodist Churches, Peter Barber (Chair of the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District), Ruth Pickles (District Synod Secretary and past Vice President of Conference), Neil Stacey (Superintendent Minister)
Sunday 2nd September, 2012, saw a momentous occasion in the life of Frodsham Methodist Church. The Inauguration Service was held for the combining of the Delamere Forest and Chester Circuits to form one, much larger, circuit, better equipped for mission. The event was held at Frodsham Methodist Church starting at 5.00pm with Tea and Cakes (scrumptious!) followed by Worship at 6.00pm.
It was combined with the Welcome Service for The Rev'd. Denise Harding, the new minister for Frodsham, Tarvin and Oakmere with Ashton Methodist Churches and the Rev'd. David Ray, who is to take up a new post at Hamilton Street Methodist Church, Chester . The Rev'd. Neil Stacey was comfirmed as the Superintendent of the new Circuit.
An exhibition of modern Christian art
22nd September to 27th October
at Wesley Methodist Church, St John St, Chester (next to the main Post Office)
This inspiring exhibition is taken from the Methodist Art Collection, and is well worth seeing.
The Wesley Coffee Bar is open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday and they also run a Fairtrade shop.
Alongside the exhibition there is an extensive programme of talks and workshops. For more information pick up an event programme from our own Church Hall or foyer. Alternatively, visit Wesley's website or visit the Methodist Art Collection's website.
The Methodist Art Collection is one of the largest collections of Christian art in Britain.
Caryn Hetherington is organising a sale of Winter flowers (pansy, viola, etc.) for delivery on the morning of Sunday morning, 14th October
Order forms available now, to be returned by 30th September, please.
The new Traidcraft Autumn catalogue is now available.
There are lots of lovely Christmas cards and gifts, as well as the usual foodstuffs. There is also a poster showing the full Christmas card range. If you wish to place an order, please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For more information, speak to Elizabeth Holmes or visit their website.
£120 pounds has been sent to Action for Children from the Sponsored Walk to Hibre Island some of us went on in July.
Thank you to all who came and for those who sponsored them.
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