A bit more about us

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What else do we do?

Your contributions to it would be welcome. Please email me: bjcdfs@gmail.com 


I have asked people who attend Torrisholme Methodist Church to give us an outline of any organisations that they volunteer their time to. This will let you know that we have a variety of interests and concerns.


I couldn't find one picture to show all that we do. This squirrel is busy, particularly at this time of year, so let him stand for an active group of people.... although I'm not sure how many of us still climb trees, but most of us probably did a little while ago.

So Heavenly Minded: No Earthly Use??

Many of us who attend Torrishome Methodist Church believe that serving our local community and caring for our world is in response to our faith.

Jesus taught this, " I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ [....] 40 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25)

About Us

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RSPB

Samaritans

Samaritans

 The RSPB is Britain’s biggest nature conservation charity, with about 240 reserves around the country. RSPB Leighton Moss in Silverdale is the nearest reserve to Torrisholme. It comprises two specialist habitats: freshwater reedbed - with star species including marsh harrier, bittern, bearded tit and otter – and the salt marsh with its saline pools, which attract vast numbers of waders all year, including breeding avocets in spring. Please come and visit Leighton Moss – it’s a wonderful day out in nature: 

(01524) 701601;  https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/leighton-moss  

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Samaritans

Samaritans

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a 24/7 listening service to people in distress, particularly, but not entirely, people with suicidal feelings. They can be contacted in many ways: 

* by Free phone:116 123 

     *by email: jo@samaritans.org

  *by letter: Chrs
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 9090
STIRLING FK8 2SA 

 *Face to Face at local branches, (open subject to volunteer availability) our nearest one is in at 21, Sun St., . Lancaster LA1 1EW


Volunteers are well trained and supported by the organisation and they commit to strict confidentiality. Samaritans also work in schools, prisons and across the railways, raising awareness of the importance of good emotional health.

To learn more visit:

www.samaritans.org

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RNLI

Samaritans

RNLI

We currently have 2 church members who volunteer in the Inshore Lifeboat Shop, all profits from sales goes to help saving lives at sea. All the crew are also volunteers.

  

From their news release in September  2019, "This year so far has seen 34 calls to service with either the Inshore Lifeboat or the Hovercraft. This has ultimately resulted in rescuing 16 people & saving the lives of 3 people. 

Morecambe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Steve Wilson, said 'The RNLI in Morecambe is supported by over 30 volunteers who train to provide round the clock cover across The Bay and the tidal reaches on the River Lune. They do this selflessly and often have to leave their families at all times of day and night. It is clear from the activity there is a continuing demand for this'. 



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Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

 One of a network of Poverty Truth Commissions around Britain. With the slogan ‘nothing about us without us is for us’, Poverty Truth Commissions bring together people with lived experience of poverty (‘Community Commissioners’) with those in a position to implement policy change (‘Civic Commissioners’). These Commissioners work together on practical ways to address the many obstacles faced by people living in poverty. Email: mbptc2@gmail.com; website: www.morecambebaypovertytruthcommission.org.uk

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Just World Group

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

We run quizzes for church or community groups - on a special occasion or for one of your regular meetings – with three aims:

1.  To raise money for charity

2.  To raise awareness of local and global justice issues

3.  To provide a fun event – rounds can include general knowledge, music, food and drink, books, pictures and maps, as well as some questions to help raise awareness of justice issues

If you would like us to run a quiz for you contact Helen: (01524) 745797.

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Safe and happy childhoods

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission

Safe and happy childhoods

 Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

150 years ago Rev. T. B. Stephenson founded the first  "The Children's Home."

Vulnerable children were offered home, hope and love. 

Thanks to supporters,  like you, Rev Stephenson's legacy continues.

AFC has clear purpose and makes significant impact: influencing policy and providing practical support for today’s vulnerable children.

There are 30 AFC supporters  at Torrisholme Methodist Church.   “Small change” adds up. Amazingly a recent  AFC box held over £70.  

Barbara  is AFC’s  coordinator at TMC. She ensures that we continue  to support AFC’s work and will be happy to supply you with a box.

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Sefton Road Ramblers

Morecambe & District Churches Forum.

Morecambe Brass Band

Bernard Vause is Leader of B group…..  Our aim is to walk every Wednesday (approx 6 miles).  We are an all male walking group established in 1924 at Sefton Road United Reformed Church when  wives were holding their Wednesday Ladies Fellowship Group. 

Ring 07920326307 for more information 

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Morecambe Brass Band

Morecambe & District Churches Forum.

Morecambe Brass Band

  Bernard Vause is President of Morecambe Brass Band Association.  The band formed 1878. I joined in 1974 playing Euphonium.  Our Saturday morning Music School offers instruments & tuition for a small fee to aspiring players of all ages…..yes adults too.  The Band practises Monday & Thursday night 7.30 - 9.30 in our own premises in Morecambe.  …..why not pop along sometime? 

All are welcome just listen and enjoy. 

 Ring 07920326307 for more information. 

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Morecambe & District Churches Forum.

Morecambe & District Churches Forum.

Morecambe & District Churches Forum.

 This is a Christian group to which all are welcome, often sharing ideas and information of “what’s on” in our own Church.   

Meetings tend to be quarterly. The venue moves around from Church to Church.  

All are welcome to attend.   

Ring 07920326307 for more information  

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TMC Community Film Club

TMC Community Film Club

TMC Community Film Club

Bernard Vause is Chairman of The TMC community Film Club. 

No entry fee. Open to all. 

Films screened first Saturday of the month during the winter,  

Meet 7:00 pm for a “cuppa” before the film starts at 7:30pm,   
donations to cover the running costs are gratefully received.


Ring 07920326307 for more information 

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St Johns Hospice

TMC Community Film Club

TMC Community Film Club

 Without our faithful army of almost 550 volunteers we simply wouldn’t exist. We are always looking for new passionate and hard working people to join our team. From ad hoc help at events, to regular weekly hours, from gardening and maintenance to admin, fundraising and helping with patients, we have a role to suit everyone. Please get in touch for an informal obligation free chat. 


01524382538


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Talking Newspaper

TMC Community Film Club

Talking Newspaper

Giving your time can make a real difference to blind and partially sighted people. Volunteers play a major role in the production of our talking newspapers and magazines in Heathfield, East Sussex, as readers and other roles.

For more information about how to get involved, check out our volunteering section on the RNIB website http://www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering

Or call 0303 123 9999, or email helpline@rnib.org.uk for further advice.

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Food Bank

LENT FORFEITS AND KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

Morecambe Bay Credit Union

 5947 three-day emergency food supplies given to Morecambe people in crisis April 2017–April 2018

 07591 763130 or 01524 874004

info@morecambebay.foodbank.org.uk

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Morecambe Bay Credit Union

LENT FORFEITS AND KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

Morecambe Bay Credit Union

An alternative way to save and borrow.

A savings and loans co-operative, owned and run by its members.
Members save together regularly; this creates a pool of money from which low cost loans can be made.
Based in the local community, supported and run by local people.

 


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LENT FORFEITS AND KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

LENT FORFEITS AND KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

LENT FORFEITS AND KNITTING FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

The Ladies Fellowship will be doing “LENT FORFEITS” again this year for “Mary’s Meals”, a charity providing meals for children at school in the third world. If anyone would like to take part or find out more please see Judy Franklin as soon as they can.

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Please contact Judy if you would like to do some more knitting in preparation for this year's Christmas Shoe Box appeal. She has a supply of wool.

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Methodist Church Mission in Britain.

Methodist Church Mission in Britain.

Methodist Church Mission in Britain.

More information soon.

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Marie Curie

Methodist Church Mission in Britain.

Methodist Church Mission in Britain.

Care & support through terminal illness.

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Guide Dogs

Methodist Church Mission in Britain.

Guide Dogs

 More information soon. 

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Happy Hikers

What can you add Here? Are You a Busy Bee?

Flower Ministry

Coming soon

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Flower Ministry

What can you add Here? Are You a Busy Bee?

Flower Ministry

 Every Sunday fresh flowers appear to enhance our worship with their vibrancy and colour. They aren't brought by the Flower Fairies!  Individual people donate them week by week. Do you have a special date that you would like to mark with flowers?  Vi and Elsie organise a rota and would love to hear from you. 

Flowers are, indeed the gifts that keep on giving. When Sunday is over the flowers are taken to  folk who need cheering or who are, themselves, marking a special event. They receive, with the flowers and the people who distribute them the love of the church. In this way they know that they are remembered and cared for.

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What can you add Here? Are You a Busy Bee?

What can you add Here? Are You a Busy Bee?

What can you add Here? Are You a Busy Bee?

 

Can you let us know about your voluntary activity?

contact Sue: 

bjcdfs@gmail.com