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14th July 2019

I say, ‘You are gods,
   children of the Most High, all of you; 
nevertheless, you shall die like mortals,
   and fall like any prince.’

Rise up, O God, judge the earth;
   for all the nations belong to you!

Psalms 82 6-8


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#MEAction is the coffee collections charity during this quarter (June - Aug 2019).

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a chronic, fluctuating, neurological condition that commonly affects the nervous and immune systems. People with M.E. experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms associated with post-exertional malaise, the body and brain’s inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy. #MEAction has a mission to build a thriving, global community of support, activism, education and outreach.

Christian Aid for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon and Iraq Is the charity we are supporting to raise £5000 over 2 years and donations are greatly appreciated.


The Archer Project is in need of a continuing supply of Pot Noodles, tinned fish or fruit with ring pulls and breakfast cereals. Don’t forget to support the Food Bank with an extra item when you do your shopping. Please donate unwanted clean clothing/shoes/blankets/sleeping bags to Ben’s Place via Alan Brailey.


The Holy Habit for July and August is Biblical Teaching


The Holy Habits Book Club

After the Morning Service on 11 August, Rev Tim Crome will lead a discussion about "The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian" by the Christian thinker, Brian D McLaren.  For more details, read the article on page 6 of the July/August issue of Banner Headlines.

After the Morning Service on 1 September, there will be a discussion about the controversial mystery thriller novel "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown (Transworld 2003).  This story explores an alternative religious history.  The central plot point is that the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. This novel was a best seller on publication so there may still be copies to be found in charity shops.  The book was also adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks.  If you struggle to get hold of these two Holy Habits Book Club books, please have a word with Alison.

The refixed meeting of the Communications Group will be held on Monday 22 July from 7.30 pm in Room 5.  One of the items on the agenda is the Church Website.  If you would like to join an editorial team, please let Tim Wilson know in advance, or come along to the meeting.  This team will not be considering technical aspects of setting up a new website, but will be discussing content, that is, what information would be useful; from whom; and how to get it.   Alison

Evening worship

The Evening Gatherings have started well and will continue from start of September onwards after a break in August.  Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the Coffee Lounge if you would like to contribute in any way: a topic for discussion, a meditation, a hymn or a prayer and so on. On 28 July, the film, Sister Act will be shown at the earlier start-time of 6 pm.  This is a change from the film previously advertised which we were not able to purchase. 

NCH/Action For Children.

This summer we are celebrating 150 years of NCH Action for Children. On Saturday July 20th Silvia Runciman is hosting an open afternoon at her house at 50 Silverdale Road. Please come along between 2 and 5pm to support this event and enjoy tea and scones.

Methodist prayer handbook. 

The new booklets for September 2019 to August 2020 will be ordered at the end of July. They usually cost just under £4. Please let Jackie know if you would like a copy and whether or not you would prefer the larger print version.

Friday coffee duty. Two people have come forward with an offer to help on Fridays, for which we are very grateful, but this is only temporary.  We still desperately need more staff to alleviate the Friday regulars who are having to be too regular!  We are asking for only one week in four. Could you?

Friday 26th July at 7.30pm, here at Banner Cross.  Rev. Dan Woodhouse, an outspoken protester about nuclear weapons and arms sales, will share his experiences and the theology behind them. Come - talk, listen and share ideas.

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Lectionary. For the next 3 weeks can be found at www.singingthefaithplus.org.uk


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