Church Notice Sheet – 7 April

THIS WEEK IN CHURCH

All events are held in Ulverston Parish Church, unless St John’s is indicated:

Sunday 7 April

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer
  • 10:30am Holy Communion
  • 12.30pm Lunch & APCM
  • 6:30pm Café Church

Monday 8 April

  • 7pm Bell Ringing Practice

Wednesday 10 April

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer

Thursday 11 April

  • 10am Holy Communion

Friday 12 April

  • 10am Coffee & Chat

Sunday 14 April

  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10:30am Explore Together
  • 3pm Evening Prayer at St John’s

Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service

FORTHCOMING DATES

Saturday 13 April

  • Men’s Breakfast

Sunday 20 April

  • Hope Ulverston Stations of the Cross

Monday 29 April

  • Ladies Walking Group for Walkfest

Thursday 2 May

  • ‘Let There Be Light’ film showing at The Roxy 7.30

Friday 17 May

  • Ladies Film Night

Saturday 18 May

  • Annual Church Away Day at Allithwaite Church
YOUTH CLUBS

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 for details.

Energise is for those in school Y7-11, held on Tuesdays during term time at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre Basement.

PARISH NURSES

Come along to Emmanuel Christian Centre on Wednesday 10 April and hear about how, through Parish Nursing, faith and health providers can work in partnership to address health issues in their locality. Carlisle Diocese is hoping to support some Parish Nurses  in partnership with Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust.

EASTER GARDEN COMPETITION

Can you create an Easter Garden? Bring it along to church on Easter Sunday, there will be a prize for each entry. Open to all ages. See Hannah for more details or pick up a flyer.

MEN’S BREAKFAST

There will be a Men’s Breakfast in The Parish Centre on 13 April at 8.30am Contact Glyn for more details.

EASTER SERVICES

Details of Easter Services are available in the Welcome Area, or on the church website

Please take an information card

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

We will be doing a shorter version of the Stations of the Cross in Market Street from 10.30-11.30 on Saturday 20 April. It will be interactive and accessible. If anyone would like to help with one of the stations, please tell Hannah Fishwick or Alan Bing

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES

Weekly giving envelopes for the new tax year starting in April are ready for collection from the back of Church, and in St Johns.  Your number is the same as last year.

The Church can only survive with your regular committed giving.  The PCC is very grateful to those who are able to, and do give, either by envelope or standing order.  It would be great to have more of our regular worshippers help run the Church in this way!  Any problems or queries please see Stewardship Secretary, Anthony Bryson

THY KINGDOM COME

A 24/7 prayer room will be hosted by Cornerstone leading up to Pentecost 3-9 June.

SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

Please note that the email address for all contact with Joyce Greenwood our Parish Safeguarding Officer is safeguarding@ulverstonparishchurch.org. Joyce has asked that we do not use her personal email address for safeguarding related matters. Thank you

SOUNDS INTERESTING?

We are looking for someone to join our current volunteers on the sound and sound desk for a range of services and church activities. If you would like to know more, please speak to Martin Smith

YOUTH MINISTER

We are re-advertising for our new Youth Minister. The deadline for applications is 25 April. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please speak to Alan or visit the church website for details

ADMINISTRATOR VACANCY

The job description and application form for the Church Administrator post is now available via the church website or for further details email office@ulverstonparishchurch.org

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Until the new administrator is appointed, we are working to keep the Church office is open usual hours. Please note however the office will be closed on Friday 12 April.

WANTED!!

Title and Strapline

Ulverston Parish Church is about to embark on a number of projects to revitalise our church buildings. Our collection of Building Projects needs a title and strapline! We are seeking something that will be memorable, appealing, even inspirational to both our church family & the wider community. A prize will be given to the best entry! Further information and forms to submit your ideas are available at the back of church

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Getting to Grips with the Old Testament over Breakfast:

On 22 June and for the following three Saturdays we will be offering breakfast and a short course on understanding the Old Testament. More details to follow.

MISSION TO BLACKPOOL

Would you like an opportunity to share your faith and experience mission? Under the oversight of Through Faith Missions  a team will be going to Blackpool from 14-22 September. People are invited to join the team for 4 (19-22 Sept) or all 8 days. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church if you are interested, or speak to Alan for more details.

CHURCH DIRECTORY

An updated church directory is now available. Electronic copies available by emailing office@ulverstonparishchurch.org.

Hard copies are available from the office and after services for the next 2 weeks. Please note to comply with GDPR the list only contains those who indicated they wished to be included in the directory

PrayerWeb – For URGENT prayer requests, please phone or text Martin  (07872 149649) or email: prayer@ulverstonparishchurch.org

JIGSAW

The monthly prayer diary is available at the back of church.

PRAYERS FOR THE PARISH

The monthly prayer meeting for the church is on the last Thursday of the month at Keith and Janet’s house. Starting with coffee at 7pm, all are welcome.

P4Y (Prayer 4 Youth)

A monthly prayer meeting to pray for children and young people. All welcome, Mondays 2pm as follows:

  • 29 April –  Parsonage Room, Broughton
  • 20 May  –  The Vicarage Dalton
  • 17 June  –  Parish Office Ulverston
  • 15 July   –  Network Centre, Millom

TRANSPORT TO CHURCH

If you or someone you know needs a lift to church, please feel free to contact Marilyn Fell on 01229 582874

GRASS CUTTERS WANTED

If anyone would like to help with mowing the grass at Pennington Vicarage between now and the end of May, when Madi Simpson and her family are due to move in, please speak to Alan

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Debt Coach for the proposed new CAP centre please speak to Phil Huck or Christine Lim.