Getting to know each other, getting involved
The Friday Night Youth Project
Our thriving youth group is looking for help to enable us to expand
In just two years, the Friday Night Youth Project has grown from a tiny seed to a flourishing tree, and as our numbers grow, so does our need for adult helpers. There is a legal ratio of adult to child and we hate it when we have to turn youngsters away because we don't have enough adults helping.... Volunteering with the FNYP is very satisfying. Loved by both parents and youngsters, the FNYP keeps us in touch with the next generation's world view - and it's never ever dull. Could you join us? Talk to Andrea: call 07586 358610 or email email@example.com
Mothers' Union Wave of Prayer
Monday 20 May 5.00-5.30pm
St Peter's Rooms
We meet at our allotted time to join our prayers with the whole Mothers' Union community in a continuous expression of our commitment in prayer to each other and Mothers' Union work throughout the world. Everyone is very welcome to join this short service of prayer.
Monday 20 May 2.30pm St Peter's Rooms
Puppy-walking a Guide Dog for the Blind
John and Alison Syner from St Peter's Choir bring Janet, their trainee Guide Dog, to tell the inside story. Everyone is very welcome. Tea, cake and raffle as usual.
Christian Aid Week...
... is here! Please support this worthy cause. There are envelopes at the back of church if your house does not receive one and there is also a sign up sheet for the Big Brekkie event at 8.30am next Saturday 18 May in the Rooms, when Helen Howe will talk about her work with Christian Aid and her visits to Kenya and Bolivia in particular. You don't have to sign up in order to attend but it helps to give us an idea of numbers for breakfast!
Wednesday 22 May 2-4pm
St Peter's Rooms
P&J is a happy and enthusiastic group that meets to offer a social opportunity for those suffering from memory loss and their partner or carer. If you feel this group might be helpful for you or someone you know do get in touch. Ring Anne 07999 862 035.
Deanery Mothers' Union Festival
Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm
St Oswald's Church, Bollington
Everyone welcome. Anyone requiring a lift please contact Anne 07999 862 035.
Sunday 19 May 3-5pm
St Peter's Rooms
Sunday Teas start today at 3pm, please come and enjoy delicious tea and cakes in St Peter's Rooms hosted by the Church Social Hub. Looking forward to seeing you.
Prestbury Halle Concert Group:
Opus One Concert Series 2019-20
Tickets are available at a discount and there are a few seats on the Thursday coach to and from Prestbury. For more information please contact Val Goss - 07957252116 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Joy Sheppard - 07855876175 or email@example.com
Wednesdays (first in the month) 7.30pm: 7 Northmead
Bible study is on the first Wednesday of each month and new people are always welcome.
If you haven't collected a Prayer Diary from the back of the church please do so - they are A5-sized blue cards.
Coffee after the 10am Sunday service
It would be great to give our faithful coffee makers a bit of a break....and our kitchen is a lovely one to work in! Do sign up to make coffee one Sunday if you can. The sign up list is on the hatch. Everything is provided and the dishwasher does most of the hard work.
There is a small library of books upstairs in St Peter's Rooms. Do have a look and borrow a book if you wish. It is very informal - just fill in the borrowing record book please.
If you currently give by weekly envelopes, please collect your new box of 2019 envelopes from the back of church - they are available now.
Lounge sessions, unplugged...
Third Sunday of each month
Do you strum along at home or sing in the car to the radio? Have a dusty instrument that you used to play? Enjoy playing or used to play in a small group? On the third Sunday of each month at 7.45pm we will be holding lounge sessions, unplugged, in the St Peter's Rooms. Just turn up, with or without an instrument. There is no requirement to read music if you usually play or sing without and there is no commitment to play in services. Come and join us to explore and practice contemporary Christian worship songs in a relaxed environment.
All Together Singers are flourishing
(and there's still room for more)
It's being a great joy to see - and hear - the different people who've been gathering to sing as part of the All Together Singers. From the young to the not-so-young, this is a group for everyone - anyone who loves to sing God's praise - and there is always room for more of you. Whatever your love for music, whether it's singing or playing an instrument, whether you love contemporary songs or the Anglican choral tradition, there is a place for you in church to flourish too. Just talk to Andrew.
Do you love books?
(and do you have a good sense of order?!)
Upstairs in the balcony area of St Peter's Rooms (called Galilee) you will discover a growing library of Christian books - many from Elizabeth and David Briggs when they moved south - and we need a simple system so that people can borrow these books. Does sorting and cataloguing everything sound like a task that would engage you? It would be very satisfying to complete!
For generations reading Christian books has been one of the ways Christians grow in their faith - through biographies, devotional books, help with prayer and apologetics, as well as Bible commentaries or Christian lifestyle issues. If you think this might be something you could enjoy, please talk to Patrick or one of the ministry team.
Sustainable shopping bags for sale
- a tiny step to stop damaging God's earth
These strong, recycled jute shopping bags are good in three ways. They're far better than lethal plastic, they support Hope in North-east Cheshire, and they are one more small way to follow the Church's fifth mark of mission, which is to look after this beautiful earth that God has blessed us with. Minimum price for each bag is £1.50 (the cost of production), but if you'd like to give more, that would be great!
Do you love to sing? Or play?
Would you like to join the music group?
The music group enjoys a glorious blend of voices and instruments as it leads us in morning worship, roughly twice a month. At any one time we may have singers, keyboards, guitars, clarinet, violin...... Pretty much every instrument is welcome to the mix, bringing variety to the music as well as joy. If you have a musician inside wondering whether to emerge, please talk to Andrew, Patrick or one of the music group.
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"
You can also view The Rota
Join the Holy Dusters/ Coffee Makers/Helpers
Can you spare.....
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 morning service – 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.