Weekly Notice Sheet - Altrincham Methodist Church

Ministry Team
Rev Kevin Johnson: 0161 928 2429
Rev Ros Watson: 07923 044709
Rachel Foster: 07940 041854
Jackie Davies : 07754 275075
Altrincham Office: [email protected] 0161 928 0022
Bowdon Vale: [email protected]
Handsworth: [email protected]
Timperley Office: [email protected] 0161 903 8188
The Vine (Hale): [email protected]
Sunday 15 May 2016
A Prayer you may like to use as you prepare for worship
At the start of Christian Aid Week and Pentecost we pray.
Spirit of God as gentle as a dove and powerful as the wind, warm our hearts and minds so that we can freely
move in the direction of Your love. As the disciples found new courage when the Holy Spirit moved them, so
bring renewed energy to Your disciples today and in the future. As our churches plan for the future we pray Your
Holy Spirit will lead us in confidence, faith, hope and love. We pray you will grant us the strength and
compassion to participate with the oppressed in their struggle against injustice, debt and death. Give is the
wisdom to build bridges of friendship and unity so that all prejudices which separate people may be removed
and help us to recognise that we are part of the integrity of creation. We give thanks for those who will be
collecting for Christian Aid this week and pray you will bless and protect them. Amen.
Please remember in your prayers and also remember our elderly &
Doreen Walker
Joyce McLaughlin
Edna Gowing
Sybil McCoy
Audrey Barber
Sunday’s Collection last week
Altrincham £1446.41
The Vine £157.00
Wanda Canning
Pentecost Circuit Morning Service
Timperley Methodist Church
There will be no Evening Services
HANDSWORTH Thursday 19th May 6.00pm
Led by Rev Kevin Johnson
Morning Service 10.30am
Led by Dot Bretherton
Evening Service 6.30pm
Led by Rev Ros Watson
Morning Service 10.45am
Led by Rev Kevin Johnson
22 May
Morning Service 10.30am
Joint Service at Christ Church
Morning Service 10.30am
Led by Rev Ian Golding
TIMPERLEY SHOPPERS Thursday 19th May 11.00am
Led by Shirley Blinston
Church Office in Altrincham, Bowdon Vale, Timperley & The Vine (Hale)
Altrincham (A) 928 0022 [email protected]
Timperley (T) 903 8188 [email protected]
Monday 10.00am – 12.00noon (T) & 9.00am – 12.00noon (A)
Tuesday 9.00am – 12.00noon (A)
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00 noon (T)
Thursday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 12.00noon (T) & 12.00noon – 2.00pm (A)
If you would like anything included in the notice sheet,
please send or email to Admin Team by Wednesday
(12.00 noon-Timperley) or Thursday (1pm-Altrincham) of
each week.
If you would like to receive a copy of notice sheet via
email, please send your email address to
[email protected]
Websites: http://www.altrincham-methodist.org.uk/
Bowdon House Group
Our next meeting is on Thursday May 19th, at Catherine
and David Merrell's, 30, Ravenwood Drive, Hale (7.15 for
7.30pm) We shall be looking at Session 2 of Handing on
the Torch.....A Secular Society. See you there!
Family Film Nights
Altrincham Methodist Church Coffee
7.45pm prompt, no charge
Altrincham Interfaith Group are holding a Quiz Night on
Thursday 19th May at Westleigh St Vincent's Church
Groby Road Altrincham. This is a fun and social evening
with a wide range of general knowledge questions. It
starts at 7.30pm and admission is £3, children free. There
are prizes (not big ones) and light refreshments will be
Bowdon Vale Methodist Church: Dementia
Friday June 3rd MATILDA (Roald
Dahl) - a super smart little girl with dreadful parents
and school, and a happy ending! PG
Dementia Friends: What's
it all about? An
information session with Jackie Hudson - a Dementia
To register interest or ask more about this - contact
Dave Jolley 07976018418
Timperley Methodist Church Council - Change of Date
Church Council will now meet on Wednesday 18th May
8pm in the Lounge. This will replace the meeting for
Tuesday 14th June
The Vine
Monday 16th May
12.30pm Lunch Club
2.00pm Fellowship
Altrincham Methodist Church Meet & Greet (Sunday
– can you be here for 10am (1 Sunday morning a month)
– do you have a nice smile (?!)
– and can you shake hands.
Please speak to one of the church stewards if you are
able to help.
Timperley Methodist Church Bowling Club
The new season has begun! We meet on Saturdays
and Bank Holidays at 2pm. Bowls are available and
beginners welcome. Do join us – contact Eric
Stuffins for further information (0161 980 2955)
1st Timperley Company The Girls' Brigade - We are
collecting Sainsbury’s Kids Vouchers, please support us
by placing them in the box in Cornerstone or one of the
envelopes on our boards in the large and small
halls. Many thanks.
Save the date! Circuit Family Picnic - Saturday 23rd
July - venue to finalised. Further details, when
available, from Lesley Entwistle or Fiona Pearson.
Messy Church
Next Messy Church at
The Vine is Tuesday 17th
May 2016.
- Please can you save
empty boxes of any
- Small bottles – water bottles (with lids)
- Kitchen roll tubes/wrapping paper tubes
- Please drop them off at any of the churches for Jackie
(Davies) or Gina (Francis)
Thank you
It's that time of year again!! This year I am part of Camp
Gideon in July, teaching my crafts again but this time
with even more children. As Gideon is a Methodist
camp, we will be able to do Bible stories and memory
verses with the children as well as games, crafts and
even, weather permitting, some beach activities on the
Baltic coast!
During an intensive training weekend in April we did lots
of planning and learned how to sing 'My God is a Great
Big God' in Russian.
Like last year, I have 'Summer Camp Angel' cards for
anybody who feels that they could help contribute
towards expenses of the camp. These are a kind of
'sponsor card' towards activities, travel, games
equipment etc.
I will be carrying these cards around so do please ask to
see them and pick one. The idea is that you pay the
amount on the card that you choose, a fun way of
fundraising. They vary in price from £2 to £20 with
others in between!
I am also hoping to set up a Just Giving page & of course
any other donations or purchase of either my scarves,
Smart cards or other craft items would be fantastic too.
I really appreciated all the support I received last year
from the circuit and knowing everyone was praying and
thinking about me during my Summer Camp experience
made so much difference.
Watch this space! Alison Smart
Timperley Methodist Church Book Club
This group has been meeting for several years in
members’ homes. We are anxious to recruit new
members and plan to meet in the Cornerstone Room
in future. We chat about our opinion of the book
and have coffee (or tea), cake or biscuits and more
Our next meeting will be on June 2nd at 8pm and
the book to read is "Three Wishes" by Liane
Do come along - we are a friendly bunch who will
make you welcome. Any queries contact Phyllis
Stuffins 0161 980 2955.
Hearing at the Vine.
A meeting has been arranged 1pm Tuesday 24th May
at the Vine to discuss the possibilities of improving
the hearing system in the hall. A representative of a
firm called "Christians in Churches" has agreed to
give us a free survey and Ros is keen that anyone
who has had any difficulties in hearing, or has any
comments, should try to be present.
The object of the meeting is to present the
representative with our problems and hope that he
has some helpful comments. It is not envisaged that
the meeting will be a long one.
----------------Ros’s Ordination
There are still a few tickets available for Ros’
ordination – please speak to church office if you
would like one.
Kevin Jaquiss has explored the possibility of
travelling by train - 12.05 train from Stockport which
gets you to Surbiton station at 15.25. (According to
Google it’s a 7 minute walk from the station to the
church. Return journey 19.00 train from Surbiton
gets you back to Stockport at 22.18. The total cost
both ways with no railcard and Standard Class on
the train to and from London is £48.00.
If you wish to travel by train, please speak to Kevin