RevEmma Holroyd is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: All Hallows Eve Service
Time: Oct 31, 2020 07:30 PM
You will find a written order of service on the WORSHIP page
we will be using the attached liturgy plus music, readings & prayers
and people are encouraged to use the leaf provided.
Thanks & God bless
There zoom link is below - Please advertise across the circuit.
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Sunday Evening 20th December
on Torrisholme and Wesley Websites
Sunday evening 20th December would traditionally have been our Carol Service.
So this year I am going to prepare a Carol Songs of Praise for the Website for that evening.
You will be able to sing like you do with the Services from your own home.
If you would like to send me on email your favourite carol, and why it is your favourite in a few words,
I will include quite a few of them in the Carol Praise.
As we are going to prepare the December Services in advance (so we can print some off for those without technology)
I would be grateful if you could send your choices to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th November.
Please note that there is an underscore between the n of wilson and the h of hilldene in the email address
It is with sadness we have heard this morning
of the death of May Martin.
Dear All, Please will you publicise the shoe boxes to friends and neighbours. We have received over 20 boxes so far, but we could do with more. We still have boxes & things here for collection. We also have money very kindly donated for P/P so no need to include this in the box. More info from us should you still have questionsThese Shoe Boxes will be taken for distribution amongst Romania's poorest children, giving simple pleasures including toothpaste and soap and toys.and a warm hat or gloves. Deadline for boxes to us Nov 12th
Yours Barbara & Bernard Vause- 410409
This prayer was produced by the North West Baptist Association and was submitted by Bernard.
Just click on this link, give a minute to allow it to download and allow yourself a little more than three minutes peace.
I will be transferring it to the WORSHIP page next week if you wish to revisit it
14TH OCTOBER 2020
See REPORTS & POLICIES for the full letter from our Superintendent Minister.
Below is an extract:
"[...]While the current government guidelines do allow us to open our buildings for worship, it is advised that we should not meet with people in public venues (including places of worship): “In the affected local areas, we also advise that you should not meet with people you do not live with, unless they’re in your support bubble, in any public venue. Examples of public venues include pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions and parks.” (from NHS Covid-19 App.)
Every encounter that we have with other people, and every building that we visit, is a risk and it is clear that we should minimise the risks that we take for our own health, the health of others (particularly the elderly and more vulnerable members of our community) and also in order to reduce the pressure on the NHS. [...] This situation has led me to the decision that we will no longer provide Local Preachers or Ministers to lead worship held in a church building for the present time - this is to protect all of our Preachers and Ministers. My recommendation to every church in our Circuit is that we suspend worship in our church buildings and return to alternative forms of worship - Zoom-based, printed sheets, TV, radio, youtube etc. I also recommend that any midweek groups (Bible study, fellowship meetings, housegroups, prayer meetings)should also cease to meet face-to-face.[...]
10TH OCTOBER 2020
Torrisholme Methodist Church operates a robust Safeguarding Policy. This has been reviewed and updated by .the Church Council on 7th October. You can see the full policy and other information on the SAFEGUARDING page on this website (Click MORE for a drop-down menu)
10TH OCTOBER 2020
"WHO ARE THESE THREE?"
This bible study will be on Wednesday evenings,7.00 - 8.30 pm, commencing 14th October. Everyone welcome.
Leader: Rev David
The bible studies will be on ZOOM. See details below:*** Emily Philo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Emily Philo's Zoom Meeting Time: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2955890699?pwd=YmNVVHdOemF1dTZhdmRDM0o0ZFhIQT09 Meeting ID: 295 589 0699 Passcode: 054280
You can use the same Zoom link, meeting ID and password each week if you wish to join us
Notes from the meetings will be available for those unable to attend the Zoom meeting. These will be on the WHATS ON page.
For further details contact Rev David Philo 01524 411642
3 Ascot Gardens,
Dear Friends, LA2 6JZ,
I have now taken over from Peter as Church Treasurer.
Obviously we are all living in difficult times due to Covid-19; the situation is also seriously affecting our Church life.
The financial impact is no less severe; our books are currently not balancing!
We have lost all of our rental income; our weekly collections stopped; the annual Gift Day was cancelled.
Unfortunately outgoings have hardly reduced at all.
Some of you may be putting aside your weekly envelopes or would have made a donation at the annual Gift Day. It would be very helpful and much appreciated If you would be able to send any of these to me now, rather than waiting until we can return to Church,
To give you some idea of figures:
If you are able, please send donations or your regular collection, to me at the above address.
Please only send cheques , NOT cash
With every blessing to you all, until we meet again in Church
6th OCTOBER 2020
We live in Hope ......
If we are asked "What are you hoping for?", how do we respond? promotion? to get well? to win a lot of money? Or would we wish for peace or for more people to know the Lord. And if we are pressed, would we find that it is a wish rather than a hope? We hope for peace, but are not certain our wish or prayer will be answered. Whether our hopes are built on prayers or wishes, fears or joys, if we are honest, we lack certainty. We hope but fear the worst.
The word "hope" in English, really means waiting to see if a particular desire will be fulfilled. A bit of a lottery. The hope that we have as Christians, is never a lottery. It is an eternal hope, a hope in Christ, a hope of eternal life. Let's be honest; it isn't easy to see the relevance of our eternal hope, when things go wrong When a close relative has Covid-19, when we have not seen loved ones because of lockdown, we ask, "where is this hope?"
The meaning of the biblical hope comes from the Greek, a word that means,absolute certainty. When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, we need not say, "I may go to heaven", we can say, "We are going to heaven and we shall meet in glory. We shall, (as it says in 1 Peter 1 : 3 - 4) we have an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade."
When you worry about all that is happening; when you fear for the future, hold onto Jesus and His promise.
We have an anchor that keeps the soul,
steadfast and sure while the billows roll.
fastened to the rock which cannot move,
grounded firm and deep in the Saviour's love."
6th OCTOBER 2020
The commissioning video for Suzie who will work alongside Jono Peatman who has been working for CAP over 3 years now. TMC give £100 per month to support this work …
3RD OCTOBER 2020
Links for the current and past editions an be found by clicking the OUTLOOK tab at the top of this page
The Deadline for the Winter Edition is Sunday morning 1st November.Please send your contributions earlier if possible to email@example.com
Looking (less than 3 months!) aheadWhatever else is different this year, real Christmas cards from Traidcraft will still be available. They help support Christian Aid, Cafod and Sciaf and are FSC certified. If you would like details of the full range we can deliver a catalogue. Just ring Lyn or Bernard on 01524 417662. If you order them through Bernard you will get a 10% reduction on catalogue prices.and there will be no delivery charge. Orders can be placed at any time; You can view the cards online at https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/christmasand order direct if you wish.Perhaps this year, more than ever, Christmas cards will be an important means of staying in touch, reminding us of the Christmas story with its message of hope and good news.
We welcome Rev. Roy Burley to his new ministry at Torrishome Methodist Church. We look forward to getting to know him and his wife, Gladys. We hope they will soon feel at home with us.
A MESSAGE FROM ROY- 24TH AUGUST 2020 has moved to WHATS ON
Dottie writes a prayer each week about aspects of Covid-19 and lockdown
Peter, a member of the Iona community is writing a weekly prayer and meditation. He sends them to Helen and she submits them to the website. These can be found on the SNIPPETS page.
He suggests we light a candle in our windows at 7:00 pm on Sundays.
Linda writes a weekly meditation and prayers to keep the Saturday Prayer Group in touch. Please join them. If you would like to submit prayers for this, get in touch with Linda direct or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us in worship from your own home. Preachers continue to prepare virtual Sunday services reach week. Join us at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings or revisit the service during the following week.
Find them on the SUNDAY WORSHIP Page. (scroll up to the top of this page and then click SUNDAY WORSHIP on the strap line
Susan co-ordinates these for us.
As Coronavirus has closed our buildings, meetings and services for, possibly a few months, the role of the website will be changing too. Hopefully it will help us all to keep in touch with each other and provide some encouragement and interest . So some page headings will change, let me know what's needed.
Events and activities are going to be minimal for a while and we are going to do things in a different ways. This will not happen unless we find new ways to keep ourselves in the loop. I NEED YOU to let me have materials to put on here and in the OUTLOOK Magazine. Requests and offers for help will appear here.
"What's On" will change, because nothing is on!. I will try to put news and useful information on here.
"Worship" will become a space where you will find prayers, inspirational writings, Sermons. I will welcome materials prepared by clergy & local preachers.... perhaps we can set aside times to share such things at the same time to get a sense of a sharing.community.
"Snippets" will expand IF I get the materials. So far very little has been submitted here and my imagination might start to run thin. Let me know what you need
Currently there are very few contacts here...... I could expand this, but must stay within Data Protection legislation. If you want me to add your details, let me know. The "People" page has superficial info of many interesting activities. Send me short articles of things you are doing to keep yourself active during this "lockdown"...... your tips and suggestions will help everyone. Maybe you'd like to be put in touch with someone with similar interests so you could chat with each other about your common interests?
There is a Photo Album" page have you any old photos or current ones that would be interesting? I'll need permission of subjects.The history page has very little on it. Let me have any stories of our church that you know. We have had some wonderful people in the past and even today. You may have a knowledge of our past that would interest or entertain.
Have you read a book, listened to music, watched a TV programme or film that you would recommend? Is there a poem , song, hymn, anything at all that you'd like to see here. Please think creatively.... there may be lonely people who need to hear something encouraging or funny or deep.
Thanks for the suggestion that notification of changes to the website are flagged on the Home Page.... so that you don't have to search the whole site to find the new posts.
From now, there will be less detail on this page; new posts and directions to their whereabouts will be listed here for at least a week or until additional notices displace them. I shall try to change the picture for relevant sections to draw further attention to changes
This page holds the contact details of our Safeguarding Officer, safeguarding guidance and policies. Training events will also be posted there
Watch this space for new posts This is where we post contact details for the minister & for room bookings.
Alison, our Church Administrator,
has a new email address
you can also ring her:
This page gives information about activities that members of our church are involved with.
LENT FORFEITS AND
KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS
All details of our premises here will be of interest to people interested in hiring any part of our premises.
Property Committee notices may be posted there too.
To comply with government advice regarding Corona virus we are not taking bookings.
There is little posted here at the moment. Please offer any photographs of activities and events to Sue: email@example.com
If people ar the subject of the picture, please ask their permission before sending to Sue.
We are waiting for more historical information.
Do you know any interesting stories or facts?
Links to other organisations and websites
The Power Point Presentation
and full Workshop have been added to this page 17/02/2020
The words "Community Centre" are a significant part of the Torrisholme Methodist Church signage. The church " or "the sanctuary" is a peaceful space where anyone can sit quietly while the building is unlocked. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship or simply to sit and observe what's happening. There are services every Sunday at 10:30 am, some of which include Holy Communion , and also we have a short early Holy Communion Service at 8:30 am on 2nd Sunday each month..
The Communion Table is open to all who choose to come, if this it feels right for you, Children can take part in a simple way alongside the adults. The communion wine is non-alcoholic.
No alcohol is permitted anywhere on our premises.
Coffee, tea and biscuits are served in the Hall at about 11:45 am following the Sunday service. This is free of charge, but we welcome donations for Christian Aid. Please join us for a chat.
Almost all of our premises are available for hire. We hope our local community will see us as a resource that everyone can use. Our buildings are available to local groups and organisations needing a space that is accessible, comfortable and at a reasonable cost. Almost all of our premises is available for hire. There are ramped entrances both at the front & back of the building. There are toilets including one with wheelchair access. We have a well appointed, modern kitchen and rooms of varying size. There is a car park at the back of the building with 7 spaces, plus 2 for Blue Badge holders.
Click on "Premises" at the top of this screen for details.
We look forward to meeting you.
Torrisholme Methodist Church is called by God to respond to the good news of God's love in Christ and to live out our discipleship through worship, prayer, bible study and fellowship. Powered by God's Spirit we are committed to :-
* Being a welcoming, loving, caring and supportive community
* Exploring established and new ways of worshipping God
* Taking risks for Christ
* Providing teaching and fellowship to promote growth in faith
knowledge and love
* Enabling everyone to discover and use their gifts
* Seeking to address the needs of local, national and international communities
* Ensuring that our resources are fully used for worship, fellowship and community activities
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT ADVICE ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS> WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
Torrisholme Methodist Church,
Torrisholme, Lancs, LA4 6LS
We are near "The Shrimp" roundabout that links A589, B5321, B5275, and Westgate.
turn right, towards Torrisholme village, at the crossroads, just before the traffic lights at the pedestrian crossing, on to Longton Drive. Norwood Drive is the next turning on the right.The building is on the corner.
Take Bay Gateway towards Morecambe and Heysham (indicated by Ferry Terminal signposts). Move across to the right as you approach the traffic lights (close to MacDonalds) towards Morecambe town centre/seafront.
From this point you have joined the A589 from Lancaster, then follow the instructions above..
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