NOTICes

Week beginning 27th November 2022


The work of God continues in each one of us as we seek Him in each and every day.

Worship

Sunday 20th November

10:30 am – Morning Worship – Led by Carol Gough

Note: Refreshments will be served following this service

  • There is no longer a requirement to book a place – you can sit where you wish.

Sunday 27th November

10.30 am – Morning “All Age” Worship – led by Rev Sarah Lamb

Note: Refreshments will be served following the service

Autumn Fayre

A very big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the fayre such a success. We raised an amazing £1500+. Thanks also to Tony and the Poulton People’s Choir for performing so well and willingly.

Poulton District Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Christmas Fayre – Monday, 28th November

6 pm – 7.30 pm in the Church Hall. Stalls and refreshments are available. All are welcome.

The Church Fellowship

Meets again on Wednesday, 30th November at 7.30 pm. Please note this is back to our usual date, the last Wednesday of each month.

As always there will be a warm welcome. We will be reflecting on finding new meaning and new joys through Advent.

Christmas Market on Friday 2nd December

We are having a stall at the Christmas Market from 12 noon until the early evening. Volunteers please, to help set up at 10.30 am and take the stall down at the end of the day, as well as throughout the day. The theme is “Acts of Kindness” with a variety of free gifts for adults and children. Any monetary donations will help fund the Christmas Day Lunch we are holding for people who otherwise would be on their own. If you can help on the stall next Friday, even for a short time, please sign up on the rota in the Foyer.

Please Support Coffee Plus

You will be aware that our Coffee Shop, operating as Coffee Plus is open weekdays between 9.30am and 1.30pm. It is served by our dedicated staff and large group of volunteers. Many customers have recently visited us to enjoy the experience.

Coffee Plus is a delightful, bright, airy, glass-sided café with a varied menu of food and drinks. You will always receive a warm welcome. Come and enjoy Coffee Plus and tell your friends and neighbours about it.

Please spread the word!

Focus Christmas Party

To be held on Tuesday, 6th December 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Ticket price: £6.00p. available from Eileen in the Coffee Plus and Betty Pilkington in church.

It will be a lovely time for us all to get together, have a bite to eat, sing carols, raffle and much more.

All are welcome.

Exploring your Faith group – December meetings

Tuesday 6th December at 2.00 pm speaker Rev. Sarah and Wednesday 7th December 7.30 pm speaker Rev Will Hunter.

Handel’s Messiah

Performed by KVU Singers at Freckleton Methodist Church on Sunday, 11th December 2.30 pm Part 1, 4.00 pm Interval with tea in Village Hall and 6.00 pm Parts 2 & 3.

No charge – donations are welcome.

Collection of Spectacles

A consignment of medical supplies is going from Poulton to “The International Aid Trust” (a Christian charity based in Chorley, which sends supplies overseas) Please put any unwanted spectacles in the basket in The Foyer before Mon 12th Dec. Why not collect some from friends and neighbours as well?

Prayer Time at Poulton

  • We meet every second and fourth Thursday at 11.00 am in the Church lounge, for approximately half an hour.
  • We appeal for more people to join us.
  • We pray for individual needs, the world, the country and not least for our Church here at Poulton, its people and its outreach.
  • All are most welcome to come.
  • Any prayer requests to Ron Rhodes.

The Link

Articles on ‘Resolutions’, kept or otherwise, or any other Christmas related thoughts are welcomed for ‘The Link’. Closing date is Sunday 4th December. Maximum word count is 400, but shorter articles are welcome.

Worship Band

Do you play an instrument? Do you love to sing? Would you like to consider being part of a worship band here at Poulton? I have had a few people enquire about forming a group who might occasionally play in worship supporting the fabulous organists, especially for those slightly less organ-suited tunes! If you are interested and want to know more, please come along for an initial meet-up on Friday 4th November 7-9 pm. The aim is to meet each Friday 7-9 pm. All are welcome. For more info please speak to me. Blessings Rev’d Sarah

Special Christmas Dinner – 25th December

Don’t be on your own this Christmas. Join us at church. Following the church service at 10.00 am Christmas dinner will be served at 1.00 pm.

Join us for a free afternoon of Christmas celebrations. Contact Jess Basquill for further information.

Monthly Midweek Service

  • Rev Sarah will lead a service on the second Thursday of each month starting at 11.30 am.
  • Please come along and why not invite a friend then stay for lunch at Coffee Plus.

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