Deadline for items for inclusion in notice sheet: Wed 12 noon. Email: office[at]plattchurch.org
Mark leaving us to join St Mary’s Haughton Green
We have had the recent good news that Mark Glew is going to be taking up the role of vicar of St Mary’s Haughton Green in Denton. We’re sad at the Glews' leaving but excited with them for the future.
The Glews' last Sunday will be Easter Day. Mark’s licensing will be Sun 30th April, 3pm, at St Mary’s.
The deadline for collection contributions is Sun 9th April. If you’ve like to contribute please put it in an envelope marked for the Glews and hand it in to Jo in the office or in one of the boxes at the back of church. We want to give them a really good send off!
Building for Growth service of thanksgiving and celebration - Sun 26th Mar
We’re having a service of thanksgiving and celebration marking the completion of our Building for Growth project. It’s on Sun 26th Mar and is a joint 10:30am service (no 9:45am or 11:30am service that morning). Bishop Michael Baughen, retired Bishop of Chester and former Rector of Platt will be speaking at the service.
There will be children’s groups as normal and the children will join us at the end of the service.
It will be followed by a church family lunch. If you can help provide food for the lunch, please see Guy Powell.
Living Out LOCAL course - Tues 4th Apr - LifeCentre in Sale
Living Out LOCAL Course - designed to help churches understand how they can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to stay faithful to biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. The course will offer a positive biblical vision and practical steps forward as we seek to model both grace and truth in our Christ-like love for all those who experience same-sex attraction.
For more details and booking see the website above.
M2B Endeavour Central - Weds 5th Apr
‘THE FORGIVEN’ Jesus’ parable on forgiveness
Interview with M2B Team
Talk by Rev. Jude Mitson (St Anns Church)
6:00 – 7:30PM ST ANNS CHURCH,
ST ANNS SQUARE, M2 7LF
Drivers NeededDrivers needed to help individuals attend church at the 9.45am service. Roughly one Sunday a month committment would be needed.Please contact Emily and Hywel Robets, email emilyhorrocks[at]yahoo.com, or speak to Liz Grady.
New Prospects group - Mon 10th Apr
Christian group for adults with learning disabilities. No charge, just a warm welcome for you and your carer. First meeting on Mon 10 April 2017, at Platt, 7:15pm-9pm. For more information, dates of meetings and contact, download the above pdf sheet.
If anyone has the following items that they no longer need, The Prospects group could make use of them:
- Percussion instruments that would be suitable to be used by adults e.g. tambourines, maracas, bells
- Bible picture book with large pictures (of ‘real looking’ people, not cartoon pictures).
Please leave any donations marked ‘Prospects’ under the welcome desk.
Compass Group Hike - Sat 22nd Apr
April 22nd - a strenuous hike to Moel Hebog in Snowdonia.
Press Red Conference - Sat 29th Apr
PRESS RED is first of its kind, national conference aimed at addressing the shocking incidences of gender-based abuse and violence in the UK and worldwide. It seeks to raise awareness and understanding of these issues and how they affect societies and cultures. By partnering with local and international charities it aims to facilitate social, political and spiritual change. Speakers include Elaine Storkey, Many Marshall, Carl Beech, Ian Henderson, Ben Cooley. Taking place at the Message Enterprise Centre, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 4RG
To book, text MCWM followed by 1 for one free ticket or 2 for two free tickets to 07740860324. Or via the website above quoting code MCWM after your name
2018 Platt Church weekend away - save the date
The 2018 Platt Church weekend away will be Fri 15th - Sun 17th June 2018, we’ll be heading away to Cefn Lea Park (http://www.cefnlea.co.uk), in Wales, for a weekend of teaching and fun as a church family together. There’ll be time to eat together, hear God’s word, hang out and have fun and get to know people from all across the church.
Our speaker will be Paul Gardner. Paul is Senior Pastor of ChristChurch Presbyterian in Atlanta. Before that, his ministry has included teaching at Oak Hill Theological college for seven years, pastoring a church here in the North West for over twelve years and serving as Archdeacon of Exeter. Paul and his wife Sharon moved to Atlanta in 2005.
Please see our website or email steve, paul.mathole, liz, mark, sarah, will, peter, ruth, jo, amy, lydia, josh, toby[at]plattchurch.org. Office tel: 0161 224 1123