Everyone is welcome to join us for our special service of thanksgiving for those we have loved and lost.
Please have a candle ready to light.
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If you would like a heart with your loved ones name to go on our Christmas Tree this year, please e-mail stewards (@) frodshammethodist.org.
Many, many thanks to all those who have sent cheques towards our Church Harvest Appeal for Runcorn and District Food Bank and Chester Aid to the Homeless. To date, we have received gifts which total £895.00 but if you have only just realised that this appeal was going on, or if like us you have intended to give but not quite got round to it, we are still able to accept gift cheques up to the end of October, posted to the Church Treasurer, John Holmes.
It would be a great achievement to be able to top £1,000 before we close the scheme. Both these charities have been part of our focus during the pandemic.
Following your generous gifts for the Thanksgiving Weekend in July, we received thank you letters from both, and you may be interested in this quotation from Runcorn Foodbank:
“This year has seen more need of our services, but fewer food donations, so we have been grateful for money gifts to enable us to fill in the gaps, as well as help towards paying the Foodbank overheads which amount to more than £15,000 per year. You can be assured that your church’s donation will make an important difference to people who are in crisis and struggling to put food on the table. Please pass on our thanks to all members of your church for their kindness and thoughtfulness in furthering God’s work in this way.”
To all those who walked, ran, staggered or in any way took steps to support asylum-seekers an enormous thank you from Trinity Safe Space (TSS). Today I transferred £1,010 from the JustGiving "Step Up for Asylum Seekers - Frodsham Methodist Church steps challenge" to TSS. When we set the target I thought it was rather ambitious but you passed it!
We will straight way start using the funds towards supporting needs; food, clothing, household basics, emergency needs, English-language teaching. It will also help with training volunteers to provide support and guidance to asylum seekers as they seek a positive outcome for their quest for asylum and peace.
Thank you again,
During October, Frodsham Churches Together supported an Exhibition on Modern Slavery at Chester Cathedral. The artist, Sara Shamma, is one of Syria's most celebrated contemporary artists and is now based in the UK. Her works can be found in both public and private collections around the globe.
Her intention, through her paintings, in her own words, is 'to reach the subconscious of the viewer, moving them to feel, to ask questions, to find answers or not to find answers - I'm simply reacting and hoping that people will look harder at the subject'.
You can still visit the exhibition and responses by following the YouTube link and hear Sara Shamma talk about her paintings at the exhibition in the Chapter House.
As we will not be able to commemorate Remembrance Sunday in the usual way this year, we have decided to once again decorate the floral cross with knitted/crocheted poppies as a symbol of remembrance and hope.
We have the poppies from last time, but are hoping to add some more. If you would like to contribute, below is a pattern, but please feel free to use any other as we would welcome different styles and sizes. If you would prefer to make a poppy out of card/tissue paper instead we will use these to decorate the foyer.
A box will be left in the foyer to collect the poppies. If you aren’t able to attend church please let me know and I will arrange a doorstep collection.
Senior Church Steward
If you or anyone that you know would like us to pray for them, please call the FMC Prayerline on (+44) 01928 352928. There is a 1 minute recorded message after which you can leave your prayer message which will be sent to all members of our prayer team.
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