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Wednesday 1 June 2022

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1. Men's Breakfast this Saturday
Men are all invited to breakfast this Saturday, 4 June at 10am at Grand Ave (by West Kirby Tap). Food and service have been excellent every time we have held Men's Breakfast here so do come along, newcomers especially welcome. Any questions, please contact Gordon on 07452985749, otherwise just turn up as usual, no booking necessary. 
2. Coming up on Sunday...
At the 10.30am service, we welcome Rev. Daniel Gitau from Kenya to preach. Daniel is visiting Mersey Synod and joins us as a guest of the Moderator, Rev Geoff Felton, who will lead us in communion. Louise will be leading the service and everyone's invited to celebrate Pentecost!

The new style of Children's Church will continue this Sunday, so families please come in through the church doors as usual then feel free to drop your children off to the team in the hall from 10.15am. 

At the 6.15pm service, Louise will be leading and Liz Matthews preaching about Pentecost. Please join us for worship, Word and prayer - all welcome!

Thank you to Lin Ryan for this week's flowers.
3. Pentecost in Liverpool on Sunday
The traditional Pentecost service returns to Liverpool 40 years after Pope John Paull II made his historic visit to both cathedrals in 1982. Our ecumenical Pentecost celebrations also form part of our celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

The celebrations start with an act of worship on the steps to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Worship continues with an all age family service at Liverpool Cathedral starting at 3:45 pm. Following this we have the Big Picnic for the Platinum Jubilee.

With big games and fun activities provided by In Another Place we invite you to bring a picnic and join in the fun. We will have food and refreshments available from the Welsford Bistro.

3:00 pm                Act of worship at foot of Metropolitan Cathedral
3:45 pm                All age worship at Liverpool Cathedral
4:00 pm                Big Picnic starts inside Liverpool Cathedral

Everyone is welcome!
4. Ukraine Drop-In starts on Tuesday
Liz Wilson writes, "the first meeting will take place on June 7th from 1.30-3pm. Thank you to those who  have volunteered to help with these meetings Please can you let Liz Wilson know if you plan to come on 7th ( helpers to arrive 12.45pm to set up). To help with planning,  can you also let Liz know which Tuesdays in June and July you can also help? Thank you".
 
5. Thank you from West Kirby Primary School
to all those who supported the social action project during Holy Week
Mrs Bailey, the headteacher, writes, "A big thank you to the friends of West Kirby United Reformed Church who gave up their time in the Easter Holiday to support Mr Houghton, our Caretaker to undertake several maintenance and improvement tasks around our school. Many hands certainly made lighter work; we are really grateful for your time".
6. Coming up in June ...
Coffee, Cake & Communion in June will be a week later than usual, on Thursday 9 June from 1.45pm in the church entrance lounge. All welcome.

We welcome The Filling Station to West Kirby URC on Thursday 17 June at 7 for 7.30pm. Their usual venue is unavailable that evening, so we are delighted they can come to us instead, especially since Alison, Kathlyn and Colin are part of The Filling Station team. Whether or not you have visited The Filling Station before, you are very welcome to come along that evening to enjoy worship and prayer with Christians from across Wirral.

The next Church Meeting is on Wednesday 22 June at 7.30pm.

We will celebrate the life of our friend Carol Gamble with a special service at West Kirby URC on Sunday 26th June at 2pm. We would like to have a selection of home made cakes for the refreshments after the service. If you are willing to make a cake, can you let Liz Wilson know by email or text (07803600329)? Thank you.
 
7. Holiday Club Bookings Open!
Bookings are open now @ www.wkurc.org.uk/holidayclub.for this summer's children's Holiday Club which will be running each morning from 25-29 July. More information on ways for adult helpers to get involved will be coming soon!
8. Charity concerts - come along!
  • Saturday 25 June at St David's URC, in aid of church funds
  • Saturday 2 July at West Kirby URC, in aid of Safe Families
9. Noticeboard...
Louise is on annual leave, returning to work on Sunday 5 June. Kath will be on leave from Thursday 2 June returning to work on Tuesday 7 June. Rob Jackson has kindly agreed to be the contact point for any church-related emergency / pastoral need from 2-4 June (whilst both Louise and Kath are off) - please feel free to contact Rob if needed. 

Whilst Maxine is away, Liz Matthews will be monitoring the hall booking email (wkurc.halls@gmail.com) and phone (07933 167307), so do use those contact details if needed to enquire about bookings or availability.

Many thanks for your financial gifts to support the life of the church, 'Connecting your Community to Christ'. Information about giving to West Kirby URC is available here.

Look out for the e-Messenger coming to your inbox towards the end of each week. If you have a notice to include, please send it to commsmanager@wkurc.org.uk by 6pm Wednesday.
10.  And Finally...
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Minister: Rev. Louise Franklin - minister@wkurc.org.uk - 625-3998 - 07885 500371
Communication Manager: Kath Hilborne - commsmanager@wkurc.org.uk - 07930 137041
Youth & Children's Work Co-Ordinator: Dan Sach - dansach@hotmail.com - 07916 326141
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