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Exciting opportunity!

On Friday, 28 February at 7.00pm at Marple Methodist Church (Room 7) we will be hosting an 'Invitational Church' workshop led by Michael Harvey MBA, Chief Executive National Weekend of Invitation. This is an amazing opportunity to explore the process of inviting people to come to Church and in so doing deepening our own discipleship and faith.

We are so privileged to have this opportunity to hear Michael, an internationally renowned motivational speaker who is a joy to spend an evening with, so don't miss out on this great opportunity.

It would be useful if you could let Deacon Annette know if you intend to come along so that we can prepare the meeting room as needed but not to worry if you decide last minute, don't let that stop you joining us. Deacon Annette 0161 427 2509 or annette.sharp@methodist.org.uk

Room 7 floor cleaning session The Property Group is going to give the floor in Room 7 a thorough clean and polish over the weekend of the 22nd - 23rd February. To facilitate this we are planning to move the chairs and tables out of the room on the Friday afternoon ( 21st ). If you can help at all on either the Friday or the Saturday we would be very grateful. If you are able to help please speak to either Hazel Meakin, Phil Le Sueur or Phil Singleton

A study day for all, led by Prof. Clive Marsh, Vice President of the Methodist Conference at Emmanuel Church, 174 Langworthy Road, Salford. M6 5PN on Saturday, 22 February at 10am. The study day is entitled ‘What does it mean to be “Biblical?”. An exploration of the use of the Bible today. Cost £5 including a light lunch. Please book with Angela Doyle - angel.doyle11@gmail.com Telephone 0161 226 2702. For more information see poster in Concourse.

Helpers are needed to set up for the Toddler Group on Tuesdays at 8.45am. Setting up is essential, but anyone wishing to stay on and help with the group would be extremely welcome. If you are interested, please speak to Sarah, or add your name to the rota on the notice board. SARAH DESPERATELY NEEDS SOMEONE TO HELP SET UP FOR TODDLER GROUP THIS COMING TUESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, AND FOR A COUPLE OF DATES IN MARCH. THIS GROUP IS BRINGING LOTS OF NEW FAMILIES INTO THE CHURCH BUT CANNOT CONTINUE WITHOUT HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP, EVEN AS A ONE-OFF, PLEASE WOULD YOU LET SARAH KNOW. jobsbehemoth@yahoo.com Tel. 0754 1961700

Action for Children Home Collecting Boxes Thank you very much to everyone who collected last year. Together we raised a total of £372.79 which is an increase on the year before. I have left some boxes on the table in the concourse if anyone would like to start collecting. If you do take one, could you please let me know. Alternatively, a few pennies in one of the boxes adds to our overall total at the end of the year. Thanks again for your continuing support. Sue Palmer

Shoeboxes - February is the month when we start collecting again for our Shoeboxes for next Christmas. In future months we will be featuring particular items to bring in, but for now any small toys which may be in the sales or flannels, combs, toothbrushes or toothpastes would be most welcome. Any knitters are invited to knit hats, scarves, mittens, or socks. Although we do not fill boxes for babies, the charity send boxes for all ages from babies to adults so if anyone would like to knit for these age groups the items can be sent together with our boxes at the end of the year. Thank you!

Kintsugi Hope Well-Being Groups: Come and find out MORE. At All Saints’ Church in Marple we are passionate about learning to support those in our church and community struggling with mental health issues. To help us do this better we are excited to be partnering with Kintsugi Hope and hosting one of their training sessions to be a group leader in June. Patrick and team will be with us on the evening of Thursday, 27 February at 7.30pm to tell us more about these groups. If you are considering running a group and coming on the training in June then this evening is a great starting point. Or if you simply want to come and find out more, come and join us. For numbers, if you could let me know, that would be helpful or for more details contact Lesley at lesley.currie@allsaintsmarple.co.uk

World Day of Prayer 2020 Friday, 6th March This year the World Day of Prayer service has been prepared by Christian women of Zimbabwe and calls us to 'Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk'. The service will be held at The Ridge Methodist Church at 2.00pm, and in the evening at the Holy Spirit Church, Leigh Avenue, Marple, at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

Romiley Pilgrims meet next on Monday, 17 February in the annexe at Romiley Methodist Church. Our theme will be ‘‘The Cost of Success and the Price of Failure’. In the run-up to Lent we look at the slippery concepts of ‘success’ and ‘failure’. What does the Bible teach about the ‘good life’? How do we measure success - and failure? And what does the pursuit of success or the experience of failure in worldly terms do to us? We meet at 10.45am for coffee, explore our theme from 11.00am to 12.15pm and then enjoy a simple ‘Bring-and-Share’ lunch together finishing about 12.45pm. All are most welcome! Further details from Rev Will Hunter on 0161 430 2964.

Marple U.R.C. are hosting another BIG BREW event to raise money for Traidcraft Exchange during Fairtrade Fortnight. This will be held on Saturday, 29 February between 2pm and 4pm and will include tea, coffee, cakes, a Traidcraft stall and a Bring and Buy stall. All are welcome.

Organ Concert Woodley Methodist Church are presenting an organ concert with Nigel Ogden on Friday, 27 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets £9 (including light refreshments) - contact Phil Taylor on 0161 430 8518. Proceeds for Willow Wood.

St Martin’s Church are holding a Daffodil Tea in St Martin’s Hall on Saturday, 29 February 2pm to 4.30pm. Celebrating all things Welsh. Songs, Quiz, Readings, Simple Dances, and Welsh Food – Leek soup, scones, bara brith, Welsh cakes. Admission by ticket only - £7.50, Available from Kath and Mike Powell Tel. 449 5390

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