Forgiveness: The Forgotten F Word
In 2003, during a raid on a house in Manchester, Detective Constable Stephen Oake was murdered by a terrorist. On Thursday 28th March, at 8pm, in St John's Church Centre, come and hear from Stephen's father, Robin Oake, and his sister, Judi Rigby, as they share the compelling story of experiencing this tragedy and how they found forgiveness was possible.
During this informal evening, light refreshments will be served and there will be a short presentation on the theme of forgiveness. Please invite family, friends and colleagues along with you to hear Robin and Judi's story.
Women’s Inspire Convention
Christ Church, Wharton are holding a Women’s Inspire Convention on Saturday 30th March, 10am-2.30pm. The speaker is Karen Soole and the theme will be, ‘Being the best that I can be, for Jesus.’
Tickets are £5 (payable on the door), and there will be drinks provided but please bring your own lunch. There will also be a 10ofthose bookstall.
For more details, please see the flyers in the Welcome Area and, if you would like to attend, add your name to the sheet.
Food with Friends
Food with Friends, the new name for our café on Thursdays, will be open again this week. Come along for an excellent lunch and good company!
Lunch is served at noon.
Make, Taste & See - dates for 2019
Make, Taste & See will take place in the church on Mondays during school holidays. The dates for this year are:
- Monday 1st April
- Monday 8th April
- Monday 27th May
- Monday 29th July
- Monday 5th August
- Monday 12th August
- Monday 19th August
- Monday 28th October
Feel free to come along and drop in anytime from 10am until 12pm. This is for people of all ages, with or without children, and there is no charge. Join us for coffee, cake, craft & chat, and watch some film clips too.
A Grand Wedding
Would you like to get married, but have put it off because of the cost? We can do your whole day for £1000 - making it a grand wedding!
At St John’s, we believe that lifelong marriage between a man and a woman is God’s good gift to all, and that no-one should be denied simply because of cost. In our Grand Wedding, you have to provide your own clothes, but we’ll do the rest and give you a great day. There are no hidden charges - the £1000 includes legal fees.
By using a team of volunteers, we have put together a package centred on a full church wedding, and includes a two-tier personalised wedding cake, digital photographs, invitation and service stationery, flowers (in church plus bridal bouquet and groom's buttonhole) plus a dress alteration service if the bride purchases a second hand or off-the-peg dress.
The package also includes a catered reception in St John's Church Centre for up to 30 guests including a two-course meal with an option to add a further 20 guests at pro-rata cost.
All three dates for 2019 have now been allocated and one of the services will be conducted by the Bishop of Birkenhead, the Rt Rev Keith Sinclair. We have set three more dates, for 2020, which will be offered on a first come first served basis
'Harambee' Uganda Mission 2019
In January there was an Information Evening where we provided further background, insight and encouragement for those who may be interested or who have already expressed an interest in visiting Uganda next year. The aim of the 2019 visit will be to further develop our links with and support for the schools and churches over there, as a fundamental part of our 'Harambee' partnership growth.
You can read the latest Nyakabungo Primary School newsletter here which talks about the support received through the 'Harambee' partnership.
If you would like to know more, please contact Martin or Helen Barber via the Church Office.