Since we started back after the summer, KS2 children have been meeting after each 0930live! to watch a short video connected with that week’s theme. Anecdotally, this seems to be helping to reinforce the story and message. The session is very relaxed but often ends with a few of the children staying back to discuss issues in more depth. We leaders are constantly reminded of the need to give space for discussions to arise naturally!
Six children have already played with the main band to lead us in a worship song and there are more planning to join to play some carols in the December 0930live! It’s lovely to encourage them with their playing and for them to gain an experience of playing with others and leading worship.
Toys and Gifts
0930live! held its Toys and Gifts service in late November. This year the toys are going to a charity DEBRA that supports children with a devastating skin disease, EB. In addition, food and toiletries will be donated to the local food bank.
Our Nativity service this year is at 10.45am on 21st December and all children are very welcome to take part.
Andrea organised a brilliant evening in October to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. 13 young people from Frodsham Methodist Church prepared and served a meal using recipes from the time of the First World War. Many people tasted a main course trio of Lentil Curry, Beef and Vegetable Stew, followed by a dessert of Apple Crisp (nowadays called Apple Crumble) and Eggless Fruit Cake. A selection of items from the first world war were on display including a Bible and medals belonging to a soldier from the war, plus letters written home during the war. Towards the end of the evening everyone sang songs from this era. The oldest person lit a single candle in remembrance and the young people read details about the war and the poem In Flanders’ Fields.
The young people worked hard as a team and created an enjoyable evening.
Schools and Families Worker
According to reports from the National Crime Agency and The Salvation Army, modern slavery continues to
increase. The Government’s Bill, when passed, will give new tools to law enforcement agencies, establish an
Anti-Slavery Commissioner and make provision for the protection of modern slavery victims. The government
identifies that legislation is only part of the wider solution.
Everybody has to be part of the solution. Think when you buy goods, who made them? If you see something that gives you cause for concern, report it to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Think about supporting the Salvation Army Human Trafficking Victims Support fund. Frodsham Churches Together continues, through different activities, to raise awareness and forward funds to this fund. Activities have included, amongst others, presenting concerns to the local MP, Government Ministers, Senior Clergy, holding an open forum and an ecumenical service, working with Churches across Cheshire, and keeping in contact with other concerned groups.
This work will continue in the New Year as we develop our links with others across Cheshire within different organisations. If you are concerned about Human Trafficking and would like to have more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, Frodsham Methodist Church chooses a particular charity to support throughout the year, with donations from Sunday morning coffee, and some of the profits from the various social events we hold. We have decided that next year we will be supporting two organisations who work in the field of anti-trafficking - Salvation Army International and International Justice Mission.
Written by the Minister & Members