Church Notice Sheet – 3 November 2019
THIS WEEK IN CHURCH
All events are held in Ulverston Parish Church, unless St John’s is indicated:
Sunday 3 November
- 8.30am Morning Prayer
- 10.30am Holy Communion
- 6.30pm Café Church
Monday 4 November
- 7pm Bell ringers
- 8pm Men’s pint night
Wednesday 6 November
- 10am Toddlers
Thursday 7 November
- 10am Holy Communion
Friday 8 November
- 10am Coffee and Chat
Saturday 9 November
- 8.30am Men’s breakfast
Sunday 10 November
- 8.30am Holy Communion
- 10.30am Explore Together
- 10.30am St. John’s Remembrance service
- 2.30pm Remembrance Service
- 6.30pm Café Church
Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service
- Pumpkin Heroes Party
- 6pm Ladies Film Night
16 November – 1 December
- UPC Church Mouse Hunt
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:
Prof. Anna Rowlands of Durham University will be speaking on Brexit and a Christian Vision of the Common Good at St Thomas Kendal at 11.00 on Saturday 23rd November. There is a suggested donation of £5 to attend. For further information and booking visit www.godforall.org.uk/cts.html
12 students from Capernwray Bible college will be coming to help for the Dickensian Festival on 23 – 24 November. We are looking for volunteers who can host some of them on 23. If you feel you can please contact the parish office.
THE FATHER AND HIS TWO LOST SONS: A HEALED RELATIONSHIP
Rev. Elaine Bates and Liz Curries will be leading an exploration of the parable of the prodigal son. This will be held on Saturday 9 November at St. Paul’s Church, Barrow from 10am – 1pm with registration at 9.45am. To book a place or find out more contact Liz Currie at email@example.com
WRAP UP WARM
Do you have any winter coats that are in good condition that can be used to give to those in need? If so there is a box near next to the food bank table at the back of church. For more information please see Tony Fell or go to www.wrapupcumbria.co.uk
YWAM Mission Partners
Sam and Beth Wallace, and their sons Henry, Freddy and Teddy, are our mission partners with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Idaho. They will be visiting the parish at the end of November and we look forward to them sharing in our services on Sunday 24 November. More information from Eric and Joanna Barker or visit their bio page at https://www.ywamidaho.org/staff
BOOKING THE BUILDINGS
Please can our church members book any rooms they would like to use in the Church, centre or the office. We are having a few problems of double bookings because things are not being put into the church diary.
The Carol service will soon be upon us. We are holding rehearsals for the choir on the following Monday evenings from 7pm. 11 & 25 November, 2nd & 9th December with a rehearsal on Sunday 15th December before the concert (time to be confirmed) If you have any questions see Alison Emery or David Thompson.
JOURNEYS OF GENEROSITY
A seminar led by the Diocesan Stewardship Enabler on Saturday 30 November from 10am-3pm in the Parish Centre. See Alan Bing for more information.
23 & 24 NOVEMBER
We plan to open our church during the Dickensian weekend, serving drinks and cakes/biscuits to visitors. Please sign up on the welcome desk if you can help and also if you would be able to contribute some baking.
Ulverston Methodist Church are hosting a show for all ages on Sunday 8 December at 5pm. More information to follow.
There are 110 trees (60 silver birch and a mixture of others) to be planted in National Tree planting week 23rd-31st November as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback. They are for gardens, school grounds, wherever will take them! They’ll be provided with basic planting and maintenance instructions and are completely free.
Please give your name, email address/contact telephone number and how many trees you’d like to Becca Roberts on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07903 101341.
SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
On 12 November at St Paul’s Barrow, from 10.00-11.30, Hannah Fishwick will be helping us look at ways to contact to people through social media . No prior knowledge is needed – just turn up with a device that can connect to the internet.
LADIES FILM NIGHT
Come and join us, on 15 November, for Prosecco, Pizza and Poppins from 6 pm onwards. We will be watching the sequel to the classic Mary Poppins film. £5 donation.
Leading up to Advent, we will be doing a series on Generosity on Sunday mornings:
- November 10 Generous with our hearts (Remembrance Sunday)
- November 17 Generous with your faith
We hope that people will find this helpful, following the launch of the CAP Debt Centre, as we think through what it means to be a generous church.
Two women’s discussion groups are starting; dealing with hot topics that face Christian women today. One group will meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7-8pm in The Old Friends pub and the other group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2-3pm in the church. The first get-togethers will be on 18th Nov and 21st Nov and will be dealing with women in leadership. Email or speak to Hannah Fishwick for more info.
We are looking for anyone who would be able to sew new red cushion covers for the cushions in the Basement. If you think you could help please get in touch with 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!!