Notice Board

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New Member of Staff

 

We are looking forward to welcoming Hannah Fishwick as our new Children and Families Worker. Hannah is originally from Northern Ireland, and has worked as a Primary School Teacher in Manchester and for the YMCA. She is committed to helping children and their families to know and follow Jesus, and has skills not only as a teacher, but also in drama and the creative arts. Hannah is married to Isaac, and lives in Dalton. “I am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve God in this way and I am very much looking forward to being a part of UPC and the Furness Deanery.”

 

 

From the Weekly Notice Sheet for Sunday 17th December 2017:upclogo-small

WELCOME!

We offer a warm welcome to everyone. Anyone new to our Church will find copies of our welcome card and the prayer request box at the Welcome Desk at the back of church. There is also a brochure giving details of all aspects of life at UPC, please feel free to take one

 week

All events are held in Ulverston Parish Church, unless it says St John’s

Sunday 17th December

8.30am Morning Prayer

10:30am Holy Communion

6.30pm  Carol Service

Monday 18th December

7:30pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 19th December

11am – Funeral of Annie Gibson

Thursday 21st December

10am Holy Communion

Friday 22nd December

10am Coffee & Chat

Saturday 23rd December

9am Extended Holy Communion

Sunday 24th December

8.30am Holy Communion

2pm Christingle

4pm Christingle

11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion

Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service

Morning Prayer is usually said in the Chapel at 8:30am each weekday morning, all welcome.Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service.

 

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Forthcoming dates:

Forthcoming dates:

Sunday 17th December

Carol Service 6:30pm

Saturday 23rd December

CTU Carols at the Cross 10:30am

Sunday 24th December

8:30am Holy Communion

2pm Christingle and also

4pm Christingle

11:30pm Midnight Communion

Monday 25th December

9am Holy Communion (at St John’s)

10:30am All Age Communion

Please note that there will not be a Thursday Communion service on 28th December, or Coffee & Chat on 29th December – resume in the New Year.

Monday 8th January 2018

Men’s Pint Night 8pm

Friday 12th January

Coffee & Chat PLUS Lunch

Saturday 13th January

Men’s Breakfast 8:30am

Friday 19th January

Ladies Film Night 6pm

Thursday 25th January

Prayer for the Parish 7pm

For more details on any event check Information Desk or office.

MINCE PIES FOR CAROL SERVICE THIS EVENING

Any donations of mince pies will be gratefully received, to serve after this evening’s Carol Service.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Please sign up at the back of church, or speak to Helen or Anthony, if you can help with any of our services over Christmas, especially our two Christingle services. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS OFFERING

This year our giving will go to the Church Housing Trust (for their work in rehabilitating the homeless) and Tearfund (for their relief of the needy). Every pound we give will be matched by UKaid.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

The table is set once again for regular congregation members  to leave Christmas cards for others to collect. Please consider leaving a donation in lieu of postage. All donations will go, together with donations from both our Christingle services, to The Children’s Society. If you have a Children’s Society box, please bring that in to be added to the same collection.

MEN’S PINT NIGHT

With the first Monday of next month being New Year’s Day, we will resume our monthly Pint Night on Monday 8th January 2018, meet at 8pm venue to be confirmed. Another date for your new 2018 diary!

COFFEE & CHAT PLUS LUNCH

On Friday 12th January following Coffee & Chat, at noon we will be holding our first lunch of the new year.  It will be a cooked main course followed by homemade desserts.   If you would like to join us please add your name to the list at the back of church or contact Marilyn Fell 582874 or Mary Jones 480380.

NEXT ALPHA COURSE

A 10 week course exploring the Christian Faith. Meeting on Thursdays at 7pm to share a meal together, then a short video clip as an introduction to discussions on life changing questions. Starting 18th January. Please speak to Andy Giles or Alan if you have any questions.

LADIES FILM NIGHT

All are welcome to our next film night on Friday 19th January 2018.  We start at 6pm with pizzas, before our film screening in the Parish Centre. Put the date in your new diary!

PRAYERS FOR THE PARISH

The next meeting at the Howson’s will be Thursday 25th January, there isn’t one in December.

‘YOUR MID LIFE CRISIS OR CONFIDENCE’

Do you feel you are at a point of change in your life? How might God want you to live in the 2nd half of your life? Come and enjoy continental breakfast and explore with others some of the issues and opportunities of midlife at a short course starting in January.  Details at the back of church or contact Susie Barstow, Carolyn Dykes or Alan Bing.

MISSION SHAPED INTRO

Six sessions to have a conversation about mission and re-imagining church. These  sessions take you on a journey looking at the ever-changing nature of our social communities and explores why the church needs to rethink its approach to those communities in meaningful and relevant ways. It is ideal for those who are at the start of thinking about mission communities as well as those who are already well on the way.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. MSI will be offered again in the summer term; expressions of interest for that can be made. To start the journey, contact: Elaine Bates, 01229 822149 or elaine.bates@cumbriachristianlearning.org.uk. See flyer at the back of church for full details.

These are the final notices now for 2017, more to follow in the New Year! Merry Christmas everyone!

Christian Aid Weekly Prayer:

Christian Aid Weekly Prayer:

Week beginning 17th December

Restoring God, we thank you for inviting us to share this ministry of restoration. As each day passes, help us to be more like Jesus. Help us to see opportunities of restoration all around us. Through acts large and small, we ask that your Spirit infuse all that we do. May your kingdom come through our life as well as within it.     Amen.

Parish Office:

20 Church Walk, Ulverston

Cumbria LA12 7EN

01229 588081

admin@ulverstonparish.church

Contact: Nicola Worthington

(Parish Administrator)

Usual office hours are weekday mornings between 9:30am and 12:30pm