Church Notice Sheet – 12 January 2020
THIS WEEK IN CHURCH
All events are held in Ulverston Parish Church, unless St John’s is indicated:
Sunday 12 January
- 8.30am Holy Communion
- 10.30am Explore Together
- 3pm Holy Communion, St John’s
- 6.30pm Café Church
Monday 13 January
- 7pm Bell ringers
- 8pm Band practice
Wednesday 15 January
- 10am Toddlers
Thursday 16 January
- 10am Mid-week Communion
Friday 17 January
- 10am Coffee and Chat
Sunday 19 January
- 8.30am Morning Prayer
- 10.30am Healing Service
- 6.30pm Café Church
Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service
Thursday 16 January
- 9am Breakfast Alpha
Saturday 18 January
- 9:30am – 4pm The P Word Conference
Sunday 19 January
- 6pm Churches Together in Ulverston meeting
Friday 24 January
- 12noon Coffee and Chat plus
Vision is for children in school Y5 & Y6 and is held in the Parish Centre Basement every Wednesday during term time, from 3:15pm.
Energise is for those in school Y7-10, held on Tuesdays during term time at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre Basement.
Encounter is for those who are 16 to 18 years old and meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm every other week.
For more information, please email or speak to:
This is an A Rocha initiative, assessing each participating church on how it is caring for God’s earth in five key areas of its life and work. The PCC has agreed that we initially aim for Bronze Award. If anyone is interested in joining the team, please speak to Alan Bing.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ULVERSTON
The next meeting for CTiU will be on Sunday 19 January. This is taking place in Ulverston Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, at 6pm. All welcome.
LADIES FILM NIGHT
6pm Friday 17 January at 6pm in the parish centre; James Bond 007, Casino Royale. £5 donation to cover pizza and nibbles
Contact Louise Taylor 581936 or Jess Muckelt email@example.com by Wednesday 15 of January to book or for more information.
COFFEE AND CHAT PLUS
24 January is the next Coffee and Chat lunch. There is a sign up sheet in the welcome area if you would like to go.
THE P WORD CONFERENCE
The Naked Truth Project are facilitating a day course to equip Christian leaders to talk about and tackle pornography. It is being held at St. Thomas, Kendal on Saturday 18 January 9.30am-4pm. For more information please speak to Alan Bing.
Are you or someone you know interested in contributing to the building project? If so, please let the parish office know or add names to the list in the welcome area.
The Cox family are selling tickets to a family friendly Ceilidh on 31 January at the Red Rose Club (Drill Hall) in Ulverston. This is to raise money for Euan to go on a Scout Jambree to Poland this summer. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children. Jacket potato and fillings will be served. For more information or to buy a ticket please see Tom or Jen Cox.
MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING
Cornerstone Books and Gift shop is hosting a monthly prayer meeting, which will start on Tuesday 7 January at 7.30pm.
TUSEN TAKK (Thank you very much in Norwegian)
Kristin (intern 2017-18) has sent a thank you note to UPC for your kind wishes for her wedding to Per Magne last February. The card is on the youth notice board in the coffee area in church.
We are starting a breakfast Alpha course on Thursday 16 January at 9am. It will be held at 15 Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, LA12 7JR. Would you like to attend or can you think of anyone to invite? For more information please speak to Alan Bing, Madi Simpson or pop into the office.
We would like to start giving teddy bears to children who have had services of baptism or thanksgiving with the vision to invite them back for a teddy bear’s picnic in the Summer. We would love these bears to be personalised in some way so if you have an idea or think you could help in any way (sewing, knitting, buying teddies) then please contact Hannah Fishwick.
FAMILY WALKING GROUP
Every second Sunday of the month, after the all-age Explore Together service, we invite all those interested in a pram friendly, relaxed walk to meet together. Bring a packed lunch or snack, eat at the tables after the service and we will set off at 12.30 & will be back at or before 1.30pm. First route is down the canal path. Contact Hannah Fishwick for more details.
QUIET GARDEN MOVEMENT
The host of our quiet garden, Jane, is stepping down and we need some one who is willing to take up this important role. For more information please speak to Jane Parker, 580930, or Alan Bing.
We will be going as a church family to New Wine, 2-8 August. Book online soon to get the early bird rate. More details to follow. Speak to Madi Simpson if you are interested.
Would your young people like to go away to talk about and listen to God? Faith, fun and food, what more could you want? 7- 12 August. For more information please see Ruth Hutchings.
Paul and Jean Daltry have recently joined UPC and have many years of working in and with the Church in Rwanda. They help run a small charity, Rwanda Direct, which has as its priorities those things that the Church in Rwanda prioritise: all money given goes direct to support the Church’s needs.
We are planning to lead a group visit to the amazing country of Rwanda in Central Africa during February 2020 for two weeks. Rwanda is extraordinarily beautiful, with wonderful people but also has a dark history of brutality. Our trip will focus on the life of the church including seeing some of the work that Rwanda Direct supports. We will be based at Scripture Union in Kigali and will travel out to other areas, including Gahini, where the East African Revival started and to the Akagera Game Park.
Rwanda and its Church can teach us a lot. Expect to be challenged, to have to think and to learn much. It is very much a pilgrimage and we will have time to think, pray and share through the trip.
Budget around £1500 for a two week visit. Please contact Jean or Paul Daltry if you are interested and for further information.
It’s worth it!!