United Stockport Circuit Sponsorship Scheme - JUNE PROGRESS REPORT - A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who supported our very successful fundraising concert, given by the United Christian Singers at Hazel Grove Methodist Church in May. This raised over £545 on the night, with further donations bringing the total up to nearly £800, all of which will go directly towards preparing a home for our refugee family, and providing interpretation services and other essentials. The Project Team plan to submit our formal Stage 2 application to the Home Office in early July. We understand from the Home Office that the family would then arrive in Stockport about two months later.

Please look out for further updates on progress in the coming weeks, and pray for our Project Team as we finalise our support arrangements.

Christian Aid Plant Sale – Thank you to everyone who brought plants for sale, baked cakes, bought or helped out on the day. An amazing £933 was raised for Christian Aid.

The Seedlings Sunday Group – Will be meeting in the concourse on the third Sunday of every month, 10.30am – 11.30am.

Coach Trips -Two coach trips are planned in the coming months.

The first is to Southport on Thursday 27th July. The coach will depart from Marple Methodist Church at 9.30am. and return to Marple about 5.30pm. Cost around £20 depending on numbers. All welcome. Bring a friend. Contact Hazel Jones or Rene Goodwin 427 6527 for more information or to reserve a place.

The second is to Skipton Market on Wednesday 9th August. Departing from Marple Methodist Church at 9.30am. Return approximately 6pm. Cost is £15.00. Cheques payable to Marple Methodist Church to Hazel Jones or Pat Nichol by 19th July please.

Church Council - Please note that several important decisions were made at the Church Council meeting on Weds 14th June. Minutes from that meeting and the General Church meeting will be published on the church notice board as soon as they are available. If you were not at the council meeting, please make sure you take time to read them and ask a council member who was there if you have any questions or want further details.

Offerton Methodist Choir and Rainbow At Hazel Grove Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove on Saturday 1st July at 7.30pm. Admission £8.00 (including refreshments) pay on entry. All proceeds to St Ann’s Hospice.

Superdrug’s Medicine Packet Recycling Programme Thanks to everyone who has brought their empty blister packs into church to support Superdrug’s recycling programme. I have delivered many carrier bags full of these blister packs to Superdrug in Stockport where there is a collection point. Unfortunately Superdrug now only accepts blister packs from personal use and no longer takes bulk drop offs due to limited storage space in the store. If you are able to take your own blister packs into Superdrug in Stockport that would be a great help. There is a container towards the back of the store on the right hand side. Please get back to me with any queries. Thank you. Sue Beatty (