Church Notice Sheet – 4 August 2019
THIS WEEK IN CHURCH
All events are held in Ulverston Parish Church, unless St John’s is indicated:
Sunday 4 August
- 8.30am Holy Communion
- 10.30am Morning Prayer
Monday 5 August
- 7pm Bell ringers
Thursday 8 August
- 10am Holy Communion
Friday 9 August
- 10am Coffee and Chat
Sunday 11 August
- 8.30am Holy Communion
- 10.30am Explore Together
- 3pm Holy Communion at St John’s
Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service
- No Morning Prayer
- No Café Church
Monday 12 August
- 2pm Blackpool Mission training
Sunday 1 September
- 6.30pm Licensing of Ruth Hutchings
Sunday 8 September
- 12.00 Ladies walk
- Blackpool Mission
Vision is for children in school Y5 & Y6 and is held in the Parish Centre Basement every Wednesday during term time, from 3:15pm. Please see Hannah Fishwick for details.
Energise is for those in school Y7-11, held on Tuesdays during term time at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre Basement. Please see Alice Barrett for details.
Encounter is for those who are 16 to 18 years old and meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm every other week. See Hannah Fishwick for details.
There will be no morning prayer on Wednesday 31st July or during August.
Restarts 4 September.
The next ladies walk is on 8 September to Coniston Old Man leaving as soon as possible after Church. Arriving back in Ulverston later than usual. For further details please speak to Amy Fidler.
ALOCHOL FREE WINE
We have several bottles of alcohol free wine for sale at £3 per bottle. If anyone is interested in buying some please purchase in the office.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCH
Churches together in Cumbria are seeking to make every church in Cumbria dementia-friendly by 2020. They are hoping to recruit an Enabler from each church. If you feel called to help with this in any way, please contact Alan Bing or Marilyn Fell for more information.
We are pleased to announce that our intern for next year will be Kristina Suvari from Estonia. She will be primarily supporting our work with children and youth and will be based at the parish office. Gary and Jane Howarth have kindly offered to host her for the year, and she will be arriving in Ulverston on 1 September.
The policy for legacy donations has changed. We ask for any legacy to be given a request rather than a direction for its use. Leaflets are available in the welcome area or you can talk to David Thompson for more information.
THE RESTORATION MISSION
Please check out the noticeboard by the coffee bar for the answers to some of the most asked questions about our building project.
Or buy some cards… £2 each or 6 for £10, all proceeds to the building project.
The monthly prayer diary is available at the back of church. Cards and colouring books to support the work of Jigsaw are also available to purchase.
SHARING OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
We are seeking people to help develop ideas that will engage the community with our Christian heritage. If you are interested in joining a small group to develop ideas and tools for this purpose, please talk to Kristen O’Brien (Building Team) or Helen Huck (Warden).
A BIG THANK YOU…
To all who support the Parish by regular committed giving, either by weekly envelope or standing order. Without this the mission and presence of the Church in Ulverston could not continue. Annual statement letters for the tax year end are being circulated. Any queries please see Anthony Bryson.
MISSION TO BLACKPOOL
The shared mission to Blackpool is taking place 15 to 22 September. Alongside the Through Faith Missions team, the two lead churches are St Mark’s, Layton and St Luke’s, Staining. See their website www.laytonandstaining.co.uk
Anyone interested in learning more about the Blackpool Mission is welcome to come to a training session on Monday 12 August at 2pm in church. A second session will be held on Monday 2 September, venue to be confirmed. More information from Alan Bing or John McKenzie.
The Trustees of the Lonsdale Bible Society invite you to join them in celebrating the work of Cornerstone on Sunday 29 September from 3-5pm at Emmanuel Christian Centre. There will be a bring & share tea and some all-age worship.
RSVP by Friday 20th September, phone 01229 583 563 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN YOU HELP?
Avril Sweeting is weaving old jeans into rugs to put into the Christmas shoes box appeal. There is a box for donations of jeans at the back of church, next to the food bank box. Thank you.
The Citizens Advice Bureau in Ulverston are looking for volunteers. If you are interested please call 015394 46464 or email email@example.com
EXPLORE TOGETHER QUESTIONAIRES
Thank you to everyone who completed a questionnaire. Your feedback is vital to the development of our all age worship service. Responses are being analysed and a report is being compiled so keep your eyes peeled for more information to come.
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!!