The Just World Group's quiz night, the door to door collection and the usual envelope collection at Church will not be happening this year because of the lockdown.
So here is a quiz for Christian Aid Week, which starts this Sunday 10 May – Please give a donation for Christian Aid Week (whether or not you do the quiz) – you can hyperlink directly to the Christian Aid Week donations site : https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week
Another Quiz will be posted here in 2 week's time along with the answers to this one.
Thanks to Helen and the Just World Group!!
The system is working well: customers ring 417662 to place orders, collecting them from the bench in our drive. If you prefer, we could drop things off on doorsteps as part of our daily exercise; please, keep the orders coming!
We could pop a price list through your letter box to remind you what we normally stock. We are still ordering from Traidcraft and have most things you would find on the stall. We can order anything shown as available on their website: https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/ and it can be here can be here within a week or so. Please don't worry about payment; we will continue running accounts "on tick" up till Christmas! The important thing is to keep Traidcraft's business running during this difficult time. Fairtrade is a crucial lifeline,helping thousands of producers and communities around the world . A big "Thank you" to everyone who is making a difference.
NOTE FROM THE WEB MASTER: Be aware that any transfer of items should be carefully managed so that there is no risk of passing Corvid-19. Washing your hands before and after handling newly acquired goods and cleansing the goods themselves is advised by the government & NHS.
To the People of Torrisholme & Wesley Methodist Churches
FROM REV. DAVID PHILO
In the days following Easter Sunday, we are all trying to come to terms with worshipping in different ways. For instance, not being able to meet together to celebrate Our Lord's Resurrection. However, I'm sure that many of us have taken advantage of and enjoyed the various forms of worship offered by the circuit, our churches and the district as well as other colleague churches. Even so, in our hearts we will be feeling some sadness at not being physically together to offer corporate worship and celebration. Perhaps you like me have been uplifted and amazed at the ingenuity and inventiveness of so many in providing different means of hi-tech and other worship, not only on Sundays, but on many other occasions, some happy, some sad such as funerals. Although we will be happy to meet together in worship again, let's not lose some of these new ways of working which I believe are God given.
Let's remember too, that when we worship, on whatever day, we are still worshipping as a communion, one people and one Church. God's love and our mission is not dependent upon time, place or any church building,
I am reminded of this by the story from a colleague minister who said this. The devil said gleefully to God,"You see how powerful I am. I have closed all Your churches."
"Nonsense" said God, "All you have done is to open a church in every home."
Jesus said, "Go into the byways and highways and make them come in ..." (Luke 14 verse 23)
I'm sure that we are all following our weekly intercessions provided by Dottie, but one topic has come to my mind repeatedly, and that is the difficulty being suffered by our young people. No matter their age, they are picking up the worries of those around them. They are concerned for their educational future and exams, they may be distressed by the disappearance of routine. Many are mindful of those life markers that they will not celebrate this year, be it special birthdays, cancelled holidays etc. Joshua, my own son, although is being stoical about it, has lost a special eighteenth birthday holiday. I have had many tears from those celebrating a new birth in the family, but cannot see the baby, or who will not celebrate that very special golden wedding anniversary this year. So we pray for our young people, that they will feel God's arms around them.
And lastly, a big thank you to all those in my churches who have been generous in arranging prayers and worship, who have provided our Sunday services.
May God bless you All.
David has also provided us with a puzzle....
see the SNIPPETS PAGE
SUBMITTED BY HELEN
In our time of crisis, please consider the plight of others who are more vulnerable than we are
Click here to learn more about Christian Aid's Lent Campaign, focusing upon Kenya and climate change.
“So what I have seen a lot of is recommendations for how to try to avoid getting coronavirus in the first place -- good hand washing, personal hygiene and social distancing -- but what I have NOT seen a lot of is advice for what happens if you actually get it, which many of us will. So as your friendly neighborhood Nurse let me make some suggestions.
You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug, like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it’s coming!
Things you should actually buy ahead of time (not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Paracetamol, whatever your generic mucus thinning cough medicine of choice is (check the label and make sure you're not doubling up on Paracetamol) Honey and lemon can work just as well! Vick vaporub for your chest is also a great suggestion.
If you don’t have a humidifier, that would be a good thing to buy and run in your room when you go to bed overnight. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam). If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/get a new one if it is.
This is also a good time to meal prep: make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand. Stock up on whatever your favorite clear fluids are to drink - though tap water is fine you may appreciate some variety!
For symptom management and a fever over 101, take Paracetamol.
Hydrate (drink!) hydrate hydrate! Rest lots. You should not be leaving your house! Even if you are feeling better may will still be infectious for fourteen days and older people and those with existing health conditions should be avoided! Ask friends and family to leave supplies outside to avoid contact.
You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high (over 103.5) and unmanaged with meds. 90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds. If you are worried or in distress or feel your symptoms are getting worse, ring 111 and they will advise if you need to go to hospital. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids.
If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your Doctor or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick.
One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus— they usually bounce back in a few days (but they will still be infectious), Just use pediatric dosing . Be calm and prepare rationally and everything will be fine.
Message from Linda
Whilst the Saturday morning ecumenical prayer group is suspended from meeting in the church, we will still be praying in our own homes. We ask others to join with us from 9.30 to 10.30 each Saturday, so that we can be united in prayer, even though we can't meet.
We regularly pray for our own churches and community, the country and the wider world concerns, street pastors and the persecuted church as well as specific requests.
Prayer requests can be emailed via email@example.com or by ringing Linda on 853332.
All confidences will be respected
You can be anonymous if you wish.
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. .
Keep looking after each other. Blessings, Linda
See the WORSHIP page for details of Services
USUALLY 10:30 am.
Children share the beginning of the service and then leave to enjoy "Plugged in" in age appropriate groups,
"Live Wires" and
Parents are welcome to accompany their children.
When services include Holy Communion, children return near the end of the service to share in an age appropriate way.
Please collect your children at the end of the service.
Our Safeguarding Policy is displayed in the Entrance Hall at the foot of the staircase.
Complete Safeguarding Guidance and Policies are available to download from our Safeguarding page on this website.
We also have short services of Holy Communion at 8:30 am on the 2nd Sunday each month.
Occasional evening services are sometimes arranged for 6:30 pm. These will be announced in weekly notices in church & on this Website. CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
Men's Fellowship at
BARE METHODIST CHURCH
usually alternate Tuesdays
10 am coffee for 10.30 start:
March 17 Quiz;
April 7 Webster's & Friends
April 21 "Australia on £100"
Tony Kadelbach (followed by AGM)
May 2- 7.30 pm (Open) Men's Weekend Concert
May 3-10.30 am Morning Service
Housegroup 6 meets fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons, usually at Sister Vivien's home.
Our membership comprises Elsie, Vi, Vivien, Peter , Peter, Valerie, Frank and Dorothy.
Sister Vivien leads the group in study and fellowship.
Currently we have been gaining insights the prophetic background to the Jewish hope of a Messiah, and the difference between the Jewish expectation and Jesus Christ.
We continue now into Lent.
We each contribute to a collection each meeting and then donate to an agreed charity
We sometimes go together to a local restaurant .
See Frank or Sister Vivien for details
Housegroup 2 meets fortnightly on Thursday evenings in some our homes. We would welcome people to join us.... just to see if we suit you, with no obligation. Some of us take turns to lead sessions. We are a happy, honest, open-minded group who make sure we have some laughs.
We have an informal (chaotic??) style which includes prayer, bible study, study courses and discussion.
We represent a broad spectrum of theological and spiritual belief and enjoy exploring different perspectives.
Contact Sue for details:
Royal Northern Music Scholars
- their 4th visit to TMC
Music for everyone
A MUST for music lovers
Tickets. all £10.00
Students under 18 FREE
Rev. Leslie Newton
Chair of Yorkshire North& East Methodist District
In addition to the church activities listed above, local organisations also use the premises for a variety of purposes. These include Lune Valley Dog Training, U3A, Lancaster & District Art Society, Creative Station, card makers, dance/drama , keep fit, gentle exercise classes, children's parties and charity events.
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