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Harvest service, October 2019
At our harvest service we were reminded that our earth only provides us with good things when we look after it properly. Also, every part of God's creation is connected to every other part, so we have to take care of all of it, not just the bits we like! The service was led by the Scouts, who also made some amazing models of animals and plants showing the range of life-forms we have on our wonderful planet.
A whale of a time, July 2019
We had a sermon mini-series on the book of Jonah and made a whale during the 10.45 services! Week 1 - a wood and chicken-wire frame. Week 2 - lots of glue and newspaper, and we wrote prayers about when we feel like we're in a pit (or a whale) and it's all gone wrong. Week 3 - splashing the paint about. Week 4 - the whale becomes the most sparkly and glittery thing ever, and we learn that Jonah's story is about how God is always there for us.
Site works, July 2019
Heavy equipment was on site in July to remove the Vodafone mast from the church tower, together with all its ground-level equipment. With the advent of 5G the mast was no longer required. The removal of the cabinets from behind the church will also facilitate the forthcoming re-surfacing of the car park.
Meanwhile, master bricklayer Roy Tunstall rebuilt the missing pillar at the main entrance to the church gardens, after the original was removed to allow the entrance to be widened. Here, the capstone is carefully restored to its rightful position, and Roy is pictured with his handiwork. Roy said it made an interesting change from "building straight walls"!
Pizza Eaters, May 2019
After a recent service members of our 'Pizza Eaters' group held a bring-and-buy type sale in the church foyer in aid of the Venus Star Charity in Bootle. The charity works with teenagers who struggle with mental health issues. The group of teens who presented the cheque for £325 to the two helpers are (L-R): Ben, Barny, Magda, Vicky and Sam, who all took leading parts in the sale. The decision to help this charity was their own initiative.