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BEgreenjpgCTMH BULLETIN 19.3.20 

Within the last few days and in line with Government and National Church Advice,  all the events included in this Bulletin and other events at many of our churches have been cancelled until further notice. 

This includes the Liverpool Passion which has been postponed until Easter 2021., the Christian Aid Conference this Saturday, the EHD Film Evenings and a  B tales event on Saturday 11th April.  

The CTMH walking group meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

ALLERTON ROAD FARMERS MARKET STALL

With regard to this we have also cancelled the CTMH Stall at Allerton Road Farmers Market.    Apart from the immediate precautions the events and Easter services we were due to promote have either been cancelled already or are now being considered.   This decision has been expressed to the local Liberal Democrats who graciously provide the stall free of charge as a community service.  They support the decision and are asking the council if the market is to go ahead. 

CHALLENGES

This will be a challenging time, but the challenges are also an opportunity for the Church, please read through this bulletin including the reflections at the end.

GOOD NEIGHBOURS SCHEME

Hope Together have produced a Good neighbours Scheme “Help and Hope” Card with versions which is designed to be distributed with or without the magazine and provide an invite for people who are self isolating to contact their local church or other group who can offer help or friendship.   This is available from the  HOPE website

SOUTH LIVERPOOL LINKING LIVES

SLLL are closing their weekly over 60’s group at Mossley Hill Church, but are continuing to offer friendship and support to anyone over 65 who is isolated through their  befriending service.

This will now be operating as a telephone befriending service (rather than face to face). People can get in touch to make referrals on their own or someone else's behalf at  or on 07858570301. 

CTMH BULLETIN

The nature of this bulletin will change.   Whilst their will no longer be a weekly events bulletin , It may be useful to circulate any information on initiatives by churches to assist people during this time.

Watch this space

REFLECTIONS

It is good to see many sharing thoughts online at this time, recognising the potential for the church as it responds to this situation in our communities. The following refelctions are Rev Jude Padfield at  St James in the City.

Firstly; love, compassion and spiritual confidence. The Church in the second and third centuries faced an enormous challenge when a series of plagues swept through the known world of the time. Christians in cities became renowned for their love, compassion and spiritual confidence; not only did they alleviate much suffering, but their witness carried forwards for generations as the Church grew. I don't know what our response will ultimately look like; but may we be known for those same qualities.

Secondly; the power of prayer! If you find yourself anxious through the coming period, use that as a motivation to pray. Prayer is powerful, Jesus encourages persistent prayer (Luke 18:1-8 is a great reminder of this) and prayer is also an antidote to fear. May we all make time to pray regularly for all affected by this crisis. Let's pray.

Finally; one another. God has gifted us to each other to help us on our journey back to Him. Group & ministry leaders will be reaching out to explore ways of staying connected and supporting each other. Let's all take the time to stay connected. How are our friends doing? How can we help? And how can others help us if we find ourselves in a place of need? Let's reach out and encourage others to do the same.

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 11.3.20

The CTMH Market Stall at Allerton Road Farmers Market is approaching on Saturday March 21st    We have a few people helping, but it would be good to have a few more with all our churches represented .  We will welcome any helpers who can come for 30 minutes or more  between 9:30am  and 1.00pm on the stall near Barclays Bank Allerton Road, simply to talk to people who come to the stall and hand out the cards.  If you can help please contact Peter at  or ring 0151 427 8445.

THIS WEEK

FRIDAY 13TH MARCH

JINGLE TOTS  All Hallows: 9:30am

A Toddler Group meeting in the All Hallows Centre, small hall, come along for fun, games, singing, art, refreshments and more… no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nicola  or 0151 724 1561 for more information.

CTMH 1 IconCTMH UPDATE 4.3.20

All our welcome at the World Day of Prayer Service this Friday and The Mossley Hill Makers market is back this Saturday.

 

THIS WEEK

FRIDAY 6TH MARCH

JINGLE TOTS  All Hallows: 9:30am

A Toddler Group meeting in the All Hallows Centre, small hall, come along for fun, games, singing, art, refreshments and more… no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nicola   or 0151 724 1561 for more information.

CTMHsmallCTMH Update 26.2.20

As we enter Lent, please note that a couple of weekly groups which are open to all. If there are any other open groups please email  so they can be added.

Preparations for the Farmers Market Stall on the 21st March are under way.  Please pray for this witness together in our community, and contact   if you are able to attend the stall for any period during the morning.

THIS WEEK

FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 19.2.20

A special mention this week to the World Day of Prayer Service on Friday March 6th.  

We also have new details of the EHD Film Night, a Place of Welcome training morning,  a musical Evening a Myfyrdod ar y Pasg and the March Walk .  

As mentioned last week we have a stall again at Allerton Road Farmers Market  on Saturday 21st  March.  Please see the information below and contact

  if you are able to assist with staffing the stall.

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 12.2.20

Following the success of the Allerton Road Farmers Stall in December, CTMH will be running a stall again on Saturday 21st  March.  Please see the information below. Informarion on events/services during holy Week and Easter will be requested soon. This will appear on an Easter Card which will be given out at the stall and can be provided to churches to distribute as they wish.

CTMH 1 IconCTMH UPDATE 5.2.2020

Thank you to all who provide information for this bulletin.   Please send  details of any Lent or Easter Activities you would like included to  

 

THIS WEEK

FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

JINGLE TOTS  All Hallows: 9:30am

A Toddler Group meeting in the All Hallows Centre, small hall, come along for fun, games, singing, art, refreshments and more… no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nicola   or 0151 724 1561 for more information

CTMH Update 29.1.20

More details this week on the February Walking Group including visits to Holy Trinity Wavertree and Bishop Eton, and  new notices for a  Christian Aid Liverpool Conference on Climate Change and a New Wine Accessible Church Conference.

THIS WEEK

CTMH 1 IconCTMH Update 22.1.20

At the end of January for National Holocaust Day FACT are screening Anne Frank Parallel Stories, with Helen Mirren. In February the Walking Group are offering a tour of Bishop Eton Church

THIS WEEK

Friday 24th January

JINGLE TOTS  All Hallows: 9:30am

A Toddler Group meeting in the All Hallows Centre, small hall, come along for fun, games, singing, art, refreshments and more… no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there!  Please contact Nicola  or 0151 724 1561 for more information.

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 CTMH Update 15.1.2020

The Churches Together on Merseyside have issued a News brief for 2020. Click here to read it.

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday 21st January

CREDIT UNION and RIVERSIDE’S FLOATING SUPPORT

Every Tuesday at St Barnabas 10.30am - Noon

St Barnabas Church host a Lodge Lane Credit Union drop in service in church.  A full range of Credit Union services is available.

There is also a drop-in support service, run by the Riverside Housing Floating Support Team which promotes the wellbeing and independence of vulnerable people in Liverpool.   Advice on matters such as, budgeting, debt management, accessing benefits and finding/sustaining accommodation is available.

Tea and coffee is available between 10.30am and noon. 

CTMH Update 08.01.20

Happy New Year.     

Please keep the notices and other information for the bulletin coming.  I enclose posters for the Walking Group and Film Evening.

Please note the Advance notice of the Liverpool Passion and offer to visit churches from In Another Place