Social Events: Getting to know each other
Care for those with memory loss
P&J Social: 2.00-4.00pm alternate Wednesdays in St Peter's Rooms
This social group for those with a diagnosis of memory loss and their partner or carer has a few vacancies. A chance for carers to have a quiet cup of tea and chat with others in the same situation, whilst their loved ones are cared for and entertained. Everyone leaves with smiles on their faces! If you would like to know more ring Anne on 077999 862 035.
Advent reflections: on waiting
Tuesday 19 December
9.45am-11am in St Peter's Rooms
The prophets, John the Baptist, Mary - all of them had to wait on God, to let him work in them in his time. In these groups we will be exploring their lives and what it means to wait - something we're probably not very good at! Do join us (and the Methodists) for an hour of gentle Advent reflecting. Please note the new time: coffee at 9.45am, start at 10am.
Everyone is warmly welcome.
God with us: Advent booklets
If you would like to reflect with Archbishop Justin, please pick up a booklet at the back of church after services.
Hand bells at afternoon tea
2.30pm Monday 18 December: St Peter's Rooms
Choir Christmas Sing-a-long
7.30pm Tuesday 19 December:
St Peter's Rooms
Time to sing all your favourite carols and enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine too.
More details on poster and flyers in church. Tickets from choir members.
Our Christmas card of special services
Give your friends all the details
Our new Christmas cards give details of all the special services of Advent and Christmas across the three churches. Do take some for your friends and neighbours too and invite them to come along - a personal invitation may be just what they need.
Giving shelter on the coldest night
Winter Hope is looking for volunteers to help
Winter Hope at Macclesfield (WHAM) is a project supported by the local Hope churches network and they're looking for volunteers to staff its night shelter for the homeless this winter. Check November's bulletin or talk to Anne Stirling or Kate Collins.
Do you enjoy coffee after morning services?
It's lovely to see friendly faces making our coffees but have you noticed how often they are the same friendly faces? It would be really good if we could share this easy task out a bit more. Pop your name down on the rota and join in!
Pick up a free Christianity magazine
If you didn't come on the weekend away you can still enjoy the magazine everyone was given. 'Christianity' is at the back of church - please help yourself.
Will you risk the Big Church Day Out?
To ensure that there will be a northern Big Church Day Out next year, the organisers are looking for individuals, businesses or groups to help underwrite the costs. This year's made a small loss but as it was the first one they are confident that next year's will finance itself. It is still a risk but one that we believe is worth taking to keep a fabulous weekend to support Christians in the north as well as the south. Please talk to Patrick.
Special and All Services in the next few weeks:
For Special Services coming soon at our churches see webcalendar on this page: "Special Services"
For all Services coming soon at our 3 churches see webcalendar on this page: "The Next Four Weeks"
Afternoon Tea at St Peter's Rooms at 2:30pm on a Monday every month
Everyone is invited to tea and cake with a speaker and a raffle.
Join the Holy Dusters/ Folders/Helpers
Can you spare.....
A couple of hours a month … to help fold and staple the Bulletin (flexible times towards the end of each month)
One hour a month … to join in with a worship service at a local care home (11.00am the last Friday of each month)
One hour a week, or every other week - to join our Holy Dusters and Oddjobbing Team (11.45am every Thursday for just an hour)
Interested? Put your name and contact
details into the red post-box at the back
of church – we will be in touch!
And coffee-making too … Bill is putting
together a rota of people to make coffee
after the two morning services – please
sign up on the list.
Weekly thoughts from the vicar:
Each week our vicar publishes his "thoughts" in the Sunday Worship Sheet at St Peter's. This link: Weekly thoughts from the vicar takes you to his last three messages.