Festival at Home, a free online festival happening from 22 to 25 May hosted by Cliff College, a Christian theological college in Calver, Derbyshire. With worship, seminars, challenges, prayer, teaching and more for all ages, this is the place to be over the bank holiday! Join them online or on YouTube.
PLUS Cliff College are also hosting two virtual open days, on June 2 and 3 – you can find all the information on their website.
Frodsham Methodist Church have received the below information that may be relevant to residents of Cheshire West and Chester about some of their services that are continuing online, even at this time:
Libraries (online services)
New Leaf (skills and money advice)
Announcing the launch of "Frodsham and District Open Hands" (a project of Frodsham Open Hands Limited, of which Rev'd. Andrew Emison is the director), which launched on 30 March in full co-operation and support of Cheshire West & Chester Council, Chester West Voluntary Action in partnership with Frodsham Town Council and Frodsham Churches Together.
Churches Together in Frodsham are now working with Parish Nursing Ministries and seeking to appoint a Nurse for Frodsham.
What can a Parish Nurse do?
• Encourage everyone towards healthy lifestyles • Give personal health advice and help someone to get the most appropriate treatment or care • Support and work with those engaged in pastoral care • Liaise with the local GP surgery staff • Make visits, listen to spiritual needs as well as physical needs; offer prayer with patients when asked • Introduce people to appropriate voluntary agencies, health facilities or support groups • Offer training and opportunities for volunteering in the local community • Talk to community groups about health issues • Accompany someone to a stressful medical appointment • Help someone to stay on their own at home for as long as possible • Attend and help with services for healing • Work within the Code of Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
More information can be found here.
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.
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