Welcome to 'News Items Page' designed to keep you informed about some of the stuff that is coming up at

St Michael's.

Our second 'news' page is "Other Activities" where there is news about All Saints Rhodes as well as other events locally or within the Diocese and there is lots to look forward to in the coming weeks.

LATEST NEWS......…

YOU CAN ACCESS FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE LIGHT FOR LIFE OUTDOOR SERVICE AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL SERVICE BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS ON OUR PEW SHEET PAGE.

ALSO CHECK ON OUR "OTHER" PAGE REGARDING OUR TOY SERVICE ON 9TH DECEMBER.


Pew Sheet notices are now available on this website, click on the Tab, PEW SHEET on the Home Page.

4 weeks information will be available to view on this page, the link will include a PDF version of the Pew Sheet, if you are unable to view this version please let me know via the CONTACT US facility on the HOME page of the website.

Updated 17th November 2018.


MORNING PRAYER is being spoken Monday > Friday at 09.15am, with these sessions usually held at

St Michael's, however please check the Pew Sheet for any venue variations.   

We now have a dedicated page for Baptisms.

You can download a Baptism Application Form via the link on that page of this site.


YOUTH GROUP LATEST...

 The next Session will be held at 5.30pm in the Old Vic. on Sunday TBA

 Subs remain at just £1.


There are also items on 'Other Activities' Page, which have been updated on this date.


CHURCH MAGAZINE.

The November Edition of the Church Magazine is available at the back of Church, cost 50p. Don't miss this edition containing lots of info' and interesting articles.

The next edition will be a bumper copy  covering both December and January. If you wish your article to be included please ensure your forward it to Rev'd Jackie or Peter, (via this website), in good time before by  20th November. 

Would Magazine distributors PLEASE confirm names and addresses of recipients on their distribution patch asap,

 PASTORAL TEAM.

The Pastoral Team also requires new members. This is a team of people who take Holy Communion to the sick as well as visiting those who need and appreciate a bit of a chat. If you would like a visit please contact Elaine Morgan, Warden, in Church.

BIBLE STUDIES:

The Group meets on Tuesday's, 1.30pm start at Marjorie's.

The Advent discussion group sessions will commence 27th November and continues for 4 weeks. There are two sessions to choose from, both Tuesday's, at 1.30pm at Marjories and also at 7pm in the Old Vic. Prayer Room with Rev'd Jackie and Dorothy

Please contact May if you are interested in joining the group or would like further information. 


Just as a gentle reminder. The there are so many ways to check out what's happening at St Michael's;


This page of the Church Website.

Obtain a copy of the Church Magazine - it is only 50p.

Or join in at Sunday morning or Wednesday morning services where you can pick up a pew sheet which usually has the latest news.


  WEDNESDAY MORNING WORSHIP.

Why not join this Happy Group who share Worship, Fellowship and a natter over a cuppa at the end of the Service.

 

PRAYER BREAKFAST.

Join Dorothy and May for a Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast at 08.30am on Saturday 1st December 2018, 

in the Old Vic.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Schedule for Autumn/Winter 2018.

It is important that Parents complete the "Consent Form" for their children who will attend Junior Church. You can print a copy of this form from the DATA Tab on this website. Click on the Tab - Data and then click on the Icon for Consent Form.

  

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:

INFANT CHURCH;

Is available at both the 8am and 9.30am services. These sessions will be held in the Choir Vestry and all children of pre-school age are welcome. for further information contact Lauren in Church.

 We need additional leaders to supervise and prepare activities for Junior Church sessions. Without additional help we may have to reduce some of the sessions we run. If you are able to help please contact Kelly, our Junior Church leader and Child Safeguarding Officer.

18th November - Junior Church

25th November - Junior Church

2nd December - Junior Church

9th December - Parade, no Junior Church

16th December - Junior Church Party

23rd December - School Holidays, No Junior Church

Watch out on the weekly Pew Sheet for details of the Christmas Eve Crib Service.

REMINDER - that dates are sometimes subject to change, watch out on this page of the website and also on the Church Facebook page. 

6th January 2019 - Junior Church Resumes.

FAMILY EUCHARIST.

This service is at 5.30pm and continues weekly, except during School Term Breaks and Holidays. 

THE NEXT 5.30PM FAMILY SERVICE WILL BE SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER FOLLOWED BY HOLY COMMUNION.

A service for the whole family, with worship that is EPIC (Experiential, Particpatory, Image Rich and Connective) This service takes a break during the school holidays, if you attend any of the other services during the school holidays please complete the Attendance Register.


MOTHERS UNION.

Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a Mothers Union Member to attend meetings.

Please contact Yvonne or any MU member for more information.  

If you have any items to donate to the Night Shelter initiative please bring them into Church of contact Yvonne who will organise collection.

The Xmas Lunch is 5th December, 12.00 for a 12.30 start.

Mothers Union are supporting the theme "IN MARY SUMNERS FOOTSTEPS" this year, you can obtain more information by visiting the Mothers Union website; www.mothersunion.org.

There are some other requests that may interest you or you are able to support:

St Michael's is anxious to provide continuous support to the Middleton Foodbank, there is a box a the 'back' of Church, please help if you can. A donation of a tin or a packet of non-perishable food once a week or once a month would be brilliant.

WE WILL BE RESUMING OUR "REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR" DURING NOVEMBER PLEASE COLLECT THE CALENDAR AND ADVICE NOTES FROM 28TH OCTOBER.

This has begun extremely well and 18 large shopping bags of donated items have already been delivered to the Foodbank, from St Michael's, in the first two weeks of this appeal.

FOODBANK HELPERS ARE REQUIRED:

If you are able to assist please contact Carl Roach, 0161 643 1163.

There will be a presence at Tesco's; 29th & 30th November and 1st December where volunteers are needed please, to cover one of the 3 daily shifts between 9am and 5pm.

If you can help contact Carl directly at the Foodbank or indicate your interest/availability via this websites CONTACT US page.

The new address is now; Unit S6b/c, Second Floor, Middleton Shopping Centre, located in the Lighthouse Project Accommodation

The facility is only open - 09.30 > 4.30pm;

 Contact phone number - 0161 643 1163.

Your donations via the Shopping Trolley at the back of Church have been amazing, thank you and this continued support is making a huge difference.

Your donations so far in 2018 have equated to 990 meals being made available to those less fortunate than ourselves - plus a further 400+ meals donated via your generous Harvest Festival giving.

THANK YOU.

On this theme MUSTARD TREE , who are one of St Michael's nominated Charities, have also made an urgent request for donations of food. Any support would be much appreciated. For further details go to;

www.mustardtree.org.uk

  MEN'S GROUP:

The following is the proposed schedule for 2018:

23rd November (Note Revised Date) -Beer Night (Early commitment required, please)

8th February 2018 - Annual Dinner has been CANCELLED due to lack of numbers.

Please contact John Robinson if you interested in any of these events.

Supper is always provided and the cost of £10 covers speakers fees, a donation to the Church for use of the facilities and of course the supper. 

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SUPPORT OUR EVENINGS AND OF COURSE THE GUEST AND VOLUNTEER PRESENTERS. 


MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER.

These are the days of electronic banking, cashless societies and 'chequeless' organisations.

So there are many options to chose from if you want to donate to St Michael's.

Gift Aid Envelopes.

On request you can be issued with a box of 52 envelopes, one for each week of the Tax Year, April to March, your envelope will carry a number unique to you. Using this system will enable the Church to claim tax back, currently 25p in every £1. The claiming of Income Tax is very important to the financial survival of the Church, so this is an important way to give.

If you are using the 'Yellow Envelopes' please ensure that you complete the details on the face of the envelope - otherwise we are unable to claim the Gift Aid element of your donation.  


Standing Order.

If you wish to use this method to donate to the Church all you require is the following detail to set this up with your Bank.

Barclays Bank Middleton.

Account Name: St Michael's Tonge PCC Finance Account.

Account Number: 70780502.

Bank Sort Code: 20-64-12

If you require any further advice or help on these matters please contact the Church Treasurer, Mike Brooks.

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