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Welcome

Covid best practice

It is now appropriate that we follow the current Government guidelines in relation to attendance at services. There is no legal requirement for those testing positive for COVID 19 to self-isolate but it would be sensible that you do so. When attending a service there is no requirement to wear a face mask but many will still be more comfortable in doing so. Likewise, please respect the wishes of those who choose to sit at a distance from other members of the congregation. We are still advised that good hygiene practices should be followed— hand sanitiser will be available and we will continue to ventilate the Worship Area.

Tony Andrews, Church Council Secretary

May updates

The May prayer diary and the March edition of Sphere are now both available online.

Guidance on Sunday worship has been updated. Booking is no longer required.

We have been back in Church for worship since Easter Sunday. Booking is no longer required for Sunday worship.

Recordings of Sunday services are once more online.

General Church Meeting

The General Church Meeting has previously been planned for Wednesday 4 May 2022. It has now been agreed that this will be postponed and will now be held after the Morning Service on Sunday 19 June 2022.

3Generate 2022

We’re really excited to announce that this year's Children and Youth Assembly will be back at the NEC in Birmingham and it will take place from Friday, 30th September to Sunday, 2nd October.

More information about this year’s event and booking information is available online.

As part of supporting group leaders and those working with young people who are considering taking a group to 3Genenrate this year, there are four meetings being held via Zoom for those in the Lancashire District to come together in preparation and to support each other. Each takes place at 1930 on a Tuesday:
17th May; 14th June; 19th July; 13th September

The monthly meetings are an opportunity for anyone considering bringing a group of young people from within one of the Methodist Churches in the Lancashire District to this years 3Generate weekend. The meetings are an opportunity to come together to pray, to find out more, meet other group leaders and spend some time together in support of children’s and youth ministry. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone for anyone who is a bit unsure about bringing a group and also for those who have regularly been to 3Generate with young people last year and in previous years too.

The meetings are being held on Zoom:

Meeting ID:
836 7043 2826
Passcode:
984305

For further information please contact Simon Skidmore Children’s Youth and Family Worker

Brownedge Christians Together Foodbank

The volunteers and recipients thank you for all your support, for your food donations and monetary contributions. Your efforts help us to support 51 households every week. Due to an increase in demand we are now looking to recruit more volunteers. If you have an hour to spare and would like to join our team we are in need of bag packers, drivers, and some secretarial support. Thank you.

Contact: t: 07762 905978 e:foodbankbct@gmail.com

Offerings

The church now has access to a card reader and this should be available most Sundays. There’s no need to scramble around the house looking for your offering, just bring a card and make a contactless donation for the amount of your choice. This is not available for those who are part of the envelope scheme.

You're invited!

Jason McMahon and Ben Riley extend an open invitation to all in the Preston Ribble Circuit to their Marriage Ceremony at Fulwood Methodist Church on Friday, 17th June 2022 at 1230. Jason and Ben have appreciated the love, support and friendship shown to them by this Circuit and would be delighted if you are able to attend on what will be a very special and significant day. Be prepared for a big sing too! 

Bamber Bridge Bookworms

Would you like to widen the genres of books you read? Would you like to chat with friends over a cuppa? If so, join us on the second Tuesday of each month from 1030–1200 at church.

For more information, speak to Pat, Wendy or Sandra or ring t: 01254 851477.

Messy Church returns

For further details of Messy Church see our activities page.

Food Bank Donations

There will be a crate in the entrance to church where donations to the local food bank can be left. Church has supported the Brownedge Christians Together food bank pre-Covid. With the cost of food rising it is vital that this is resumed. 

Church Stewards

The church stewards now comprise of Desley Jefferson. First contact steward
Don Roscoe. Don also arranges the audio / visual desk rota.
Sue Toman; John Jefferson; Carol and Graham Poole. Carol and Graham have returned to be stewards after a break and it is lovely to have them back. They will be stewarding together on a Sunday.
Christine Billington and Sue Livesey are stewards for the Thursday non-communion service.
Tony Andrews stewards the Thursday communion service. In addition Tony steps in if we are short of available stewards due to illness or holidays.

Is there anyone who could be an occasional steward like Tony? Much of the organisation of the service is done by our worship leader Kath so the duty is not too difficult. It would include coming to church for about 0930 to open the car park gates and the church building; then looking after the preacher / minister, starting the service with a short prayer and locking up the church building and car park at the end. You would not be expected to set any chairs out.

Please see Desley for a chat if you think you can help in any way.

 

Online services

A weekly Sunday Evening Service via Zoom will continue to take place as usual at 1900 on Sunday evenings unless there are any updates or changes. You will need to book onto the Zoom services: you only need to state your circuit and church if it is your first time of attending, otherwise, please just send an email to lancashiredistrictzoom@aol.com requesting the codes.

Please note the deadline for applying to join the weekly service is now 1300 on Fridays. This will greatly assist the Preston Ribble Circuit with administration.

Welcome

Our church is an inclusive and friendly community, with people of different ages and backgrounds. We enjoy a variety of worship styles embracing modern and traditional, formal and informal. Alongside this, the church is home to a large range of events run by both the church and our community partners. You will find details here of all our activities and services, and information about who to contact. Make a date to come— we hope to see you soon!