CHURCH LIFE

   Sunday 11th April 2021

 

‘Then he [Jesus] said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side.Do not doubt but believe.’ John 20:27


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This weeks Bible readings:

  • Acts 4:32-35
  • John 20:19-31

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THANK YOU

We would like to offer a massive thank you to IanTaylor, as he steps down as Bell Tower Captain, for all he has done over the last 50 years. Ian’s 70+ years of Change ringing is certainly something to celebrate! We will mark the occation at our APCM later in the month.
We would also like to thank Sue Smith who has agreed to take on this role, following a family tradition.

 

Hedgehogs are Coming!

The hedgehogs are coming to UPC woodland in early April! When light levels are low, or even dark, our hedgehogs will travel up to one mile in search of food; insects, earthworms, slugs and snails. The best way we can protect them is to make our churchyard healthy; chemical free gardens, biodiverse meadows and eco-friendly woodland. Until they can find all our tasty bugs & slugs, we will place special hoglet food in our hedgehog woodland homes. Can you help set out their homes? Do you want to greet two weened hoglets? Thus far, we have three families offering to gather in the churchyard on the day of arrival, you can join in too! We will announce the exact day and time in the Church Life .Contact Alice Barrett at alicebrt@hotmail.co.uk or Linda Polley at knickerslinda@gmail.com if you are interested or want to know more.

 

The Walk4Wheels campaign to raise £20,000 to buy a 4x4 vehicle to replace the old Tata which had to be scrapped has reached over £18,000 with still 25 days to go. This is so encouraging and I have already asked Bishop Paisible to start searching for the right second-hand vehicle. It will probably be a Toyota which is rugged and has spare parts locally available. He will be getting a thorough mechanical inspection carried out before purchase.
Thank you so much to those who are walking the 54 miles and for the many who have given to this campaign.

 

ACPM

We are holding our Annual Church Parochial Meeting onSunday 25th April at 12.30pm on Zoom. If you would likeattend and struggle with Zoom please contact Jen Cox inthe Parish office on 01229 588081.
We are also looking for new PCC members to be elected atthe ACPM. To nominate or second someone please emailMaria at pccsecutery@ulverstopnparishchurch.org

 

Door Step Chat

As the weather is getting warmer we are hoping tostart calling round to have a chat, on your door step,to see how you are. If you know anyone who wouldbenefit from this please get in touch with Jen Cox atoffice@ulverstonparishchurch.org or call 01229588081.

 

Life in the Spirit

On Sundays between Easter andPentecost, we will be exploring the bookof Acts and seeing what it means to bealive in the Holy Spirit. At Pentecost, ourpreacher will be Richard Fothergill ofFilling Station. Richard and a team fromFilling Station will be leading a Holy SpiritRetreat at UPC on 22nd May. Details willbe available shortly.

The next South Lakes Filling Station April 15th 2021 at 7.30pm- all Online. The speaker will be Julie Sheldon, who has been an international speaker/evangelist for over 30 years with a particular calling to the healing ministry.
In 1989 former ballet dancer, Julie Sheldon, received a remarkable healing from anincurable neurological illness. The subsequent years have been spent speaking about God’s healing and lovethrough many life difficulties. The account of her healing is written in the book ‘Dancer off her feet’. Julie’s otherbooks, ‘The Blessing of Tears’, ‘One step at a time’, and devotional writings for Living Light are based on encouraging people to persevere and keep ‘in step’ in their faith, particularly when there is illness and disease.
Julie is married to Tom and they have two married daughters and two grandsons, one of whom has gone before all of us to be with Jesus.
For more information please email David Spiby at djspiby@gmail.com

 

CONGRATULATIONS !

To Mike and Seira Crabbe on becoming grandparents! Their daughter, Becca, now has a baby girl called Poppy Rose.

 

Our Wild Side

A UPC warden, garden team, eco-team and monument mapping leads allmet with the council to discuss our wilder side – our naturally biodiverse churchyard – specifically mowing our lawns! The council is very good to not mow bulbs directly after blooming, enabling regeneration for next year’s blooms. Eco-church has requested our that the wild flower field located on the north side of the church to should not be mown until after our seminars. Monument Mapping will continue their project recording and keeping clear our lovely monuments in anticipation of the planned seminars. See below for more information.

Blessed are those who Composteth

And it did come to pass that in the ninth month of 2018, the garden gang were inspired to create a compost facility for the church gardens. 2020 brought about the Ulverston Food Waste Project joining us in the Parish Centre, who added their unused fresh produce to the churchyard compost. After two score months (andtwo) and mulch consideration, the time came to dig deep, turn things over, restore and refresh our compost triple bin, to aid the biodiversity of our gardens. Thank you Steve and Jean Povey for your guidance and expertise. Thank you original builders of the triple bins, as well as Linden, Rowan, Elizabeth, Kristen, Annie, Alice, Jayne and all those who will continue to lend a hand in making healthy compost!

 

Marvellous Monument Mapping Mission is Moving Along!

Once again there is a BUZZ in the churchyard! On 19 March we received the first glimpse of our online churchyard survey showing our church, surrounding monuments, memorial benches, all the trees, surrounding iron fence and perimeter stonewall (see overview & church’s front garden images) Since then, our task has been to locate and identify on the computer map each monument in the church yard! With great volunteer efforts, this phase is nearing completion! Approximately 350 monuments identified, with 225 monuments to go!
Meanwhile, since January, we have been working to catalogue the retired churchyard of Holy Trinity. Volunteers have transcribed the inscriptions ,created 2 monument maps locating 149 standing monuments and listing another 129 inscriptions that no longer have stones. These maps and lists will also be a part of UPCs Marvellous Monument Mapping Mission. But since it is a retired church, the information will be listed, but not on aninteractive map.
Our next push will be possibly the hardest – requiring a few remaining volunteers to prepare all the data for upload! Each area will be listed in computer byte size bits for easy digestion! A big thank you to all the volunteers who have made it possible to get this far!

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