DAVENPORT METHODIST CHURCH

NOTICE SHEET FOR SUNDAY 17th January.

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you are all well and keeping safe in these very difficult and trying times. As you know the Leadership Team have decided that because of the very contagious nature of the new variant of the Covid 19 virus we would not be open for Worship at Davenport for the time being. It is so sad, but it is also so important to keep everyone as safe as possible.

FOOD FOR THE SCHOOLS.

There was a truly wonderful response to this appeal. Lots of food was donated and many very generous donations. Thank you to everyone who helped with this. The problem, of course, has not gone away and so we are asking anyone who can to buy a little extra and keep it until we can meet again as we are hoping to help again at Easter. The list of groceries is as before. Or you can make a donation nearer the time if shopping is difficult. A special thank you must go to Lindsay and Ian Kemp for all their hard work collecting supplies from Sainsbury’s and taking some of it straight to the school and some to church where James from Adswood School came to pick it up. It was gratefully received.

Did you know that if you buy goods through Amazon Smile they will donate to a Charity of your choice? They have their own suggestions but you can change that to any charity you wish. Also “Every Click” do a similar thing.

SHOEBOX APPEAL.

I had an email saying that the total number of boxes, of which ours were a part, collected from the Manchester area came to 3,148. The grand total which has been sent out was 46,000, which in this difficult year was amazing. They have gone to Belarus, Romania, Bosnia and Moldova. Thank you very much to all those who contributed in any way.

CIRCUIT SERVICE.

Due to Safeguarding issues the ID for the service has been changed. The way to access this is to go onto the Circuit website www.stockportcircuit.org.uk and go to the Circuit Newsletter. You may have to sign up for this. The link will be on the Newsletter.

We continue to pray for our church family, for our country and our brothers and sisters overseas for whom this time is so very difficult. We give thanks for the Vaccines, a light at the end of the tunnel and for the dedication and care of all the NHS staff and front line workers.