10th April- GOOD FRIDAY
There will be a service for Good Friday Morning, posted on the Worship Page
A new reading each day of Holy Week will be posted on the Worship Page, with the most recent at the top :
from the writings of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
SATURDAY PRAYER GROUP
Linda has created this lovely prayer corner and posted it today. More on the Worship page
The April May edition will be coming soon on the website. Normal delivery was impossible due to the "Stay at home " directives from the government. Please let Sue know if you know of someone who can't access the internet and wants a printed copy through the post. We will do our best to help.
Please join us in worship from your own home. Preachers will be preparing vitual Services for you to share over the next 10 Sunday services and Good Friday. Find them on the Sunday Worship Page. (scroll up to the top of this page and then click SUNDAY WORSHIP on the purple strap line.
See the Whats On page for details .
See the Whats On page for details
There's a message from Rev. David for you.
See the Whats On page for details
CORONA VIRUS- GOVERNMENT ADVICE
Services, meetings & bookings cancelled
. See the Worship page for details
We have recordings of past services. We are planning a scheme for people who can't get to church and would like to listen to a recording of the Sunday morning services. For more information please get in touch with John , your pastoral visitor or Sue:
firstname.lastname@example.org See the Whats On page for details .
STAY AT HOME UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY-
KEEP 2 METRES AWAY FROM EVERYONE WHO IS NOT PART OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD
Wash hands often with soap and water; use hand sanitiser gel when soap and water are unavailable.
The symptoms of Coronavirus infection are shortness of breath, cough and high temperature . Those with such symptoms or who have been in contact with someone confirmed as having the Coronavirus, should call 111 for further advice.
Visit the Snippets page there's a list there which I shall compile as I hear from you.Feel free to send me your reasons to be grateful. They can be Spiritual, funny, profound or frivolous One word will do, but if you choose to add an explanation I shall try to find space if you want to share it. Send to email@example.com
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ENGLAND
There is a national call to prayer from 'Churches Together' when we are asked to light a candle of prayer at 7:00pm on Sunday and pray for the current situation
See the Worship Page for more........ .
Whilst waiting for the storm to pass, you may just as well dance in the rain
CORONA VIRUS- GOVERNMENT ADVICE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 linking 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. You will see the building on your right.
Norwood Drive is the next turning on the right.
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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