Thank you to all who are continuing to support Wirral Foodbank. The Foodbank continues to prefer people to place items directly into the collection points at various supermarkets (Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys) or make bank to bank donations via the website so they can get the provisions that are most needed. The website wirral.foodbank.org.uk gives all the details required for a bank to bank donation, and urgent food required. It is easy to follow. Your support is much appreciated.
Zoom chat groups following the morning service
There’s a post-service Zoom meeting on Sundays at 12 noon to allow people the opportunity to have a chat and catch up with others in our fellowship. Contact the office if you need the meeting details.
Chile Mission Fund
£1000 has been sent to Bolivia (via Latin Link) to help prisoners and their families who are in so much need. Thank you to all who have made this possible.
Teams4u - Shoe box appeal
We are once again planning to donate filled boxes to the TEAMS4U shoebox appeal and we would love you ALL to take part. For full information and a report on last year’s collection, have a look at the TEAMS4U website . Flatpack shoeboxes and leaflets will be available in the church foyer in the next couple of weeks or from Lynn Leadbetter. In the meantime start adding some goodies to your shopping basket and bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas.
CPAS News update
The CPAS Prayer and News update covering the period 19 September - 20 November is available here. CPAS values your prayers and support!
Northern Women’s Convention
Come and join us on Saturday 6th November from 10am-12:30pm, for a live Zoom meeting, with talks, interviews and a chance to chat and pray with others. Anna McCracken is speaking on ‘Contending for the Gospel’, fully aware that many of us feel weary, discouraged and fearful. We may feel we do not have the energy for evangelism, yet we are acutely aware people need the good news of Jesus. Anna will help us understand how the Spirit works in our weakness.
This online event is completely FREE, but you will need to book a place. For more details, or to book a place click here.
Can you help?
We all appreciate having a chair to sit on on Sunday mornings, but now the church is cleared each week for groups to use the hall, preparing the church on a Saturday is a vital service. More people are desperately needed to assist the few who volunteer to do this job. There is no set time, you just arrange with your chair buddy when is convenient, and it should take less than an hour. It is quite a physical job though, so one for the fit and healthy among you. Please contact the Wardens or the office if you can help. Thank you.
Youth & Children’s Ministry
Volunteers are still needed to deliver our youth and children’s ministry. You don’t need to be skilled! You don’t need to be young! But you do need to love Jesus, love young people and their families, and have time to learn and commit. Anna would love to work alongside you, helping you to gain confidence in teaching the Bible, and work towards leading a group. Please get in touch with Anna if you would like to work with her on this.
Volunteers to help with 4:30 service.
We are planning to restart the 4:30 service on 26th September. However we do need more volunteer help, specifically with running the creche, children’s work and teas and coffees. If you are able to give service in any of these areas, or want to find out more in terms of what is involved, please let us know by contacting Lukas or the church office.
In the past months a number of people have had to step down from leading the prayers in the morning services. This has left a very small band of people to continue this valuable and privileged role. Do you think you could lead the prayers? Please get in touch with the office if you feel you could do so, it’s just every 3-4 months. There is no prescribed ‘way’ to do so, but we can give you some advice and guidance if that would help.
Make prayer a delight, not a duty
However, it did raise the need to revive prayer partnerships at HT. We know that many of you do pray through our regular prayer meetings, home groups and in smaller partnerships of 2 or 3. But we recognise that some may not have this vital support and would value such a prayer partnership.
Why not revive partnerships that we may have let slip over the past year ? We would encourage others to do the same. If you would like to join such a partnership or develop a partnership that others could join then let us know. We’d love to help bring people together in such prayer partnerships.
We would also love to hear your stories of how prayer has helped you over the past year. In particular we would love to celebrate prayer partnerships that have continued despite being unable to meet in each other’s homes.
Paul Lewis on behalf of HT Ministry Team