Deadline for items for inclusion in notice sheet: Wed 12 noon. Email: office[at]plattchurch.org
Helping Holiday at Home - practical ways you can support
The Holiday at Home team is getting ready to ‘depart’ for Paris in a few weeks but we need your help some final preparations. Our guests enjoy wonderful food every day and always enjoy some tasty treats with an afternoon cup of tea – can you bake some cakes for them? We’ve provided some ideas on our webpage if you need some inspiration. We also need some ‘props’ to transform the church spaces including French Flags, Berets and large plants – could you lend them to the team? We are also in real need of some more drivers so that some of our frailer guests can attend – please consider helping out in this way. For more information and to let the team know how you can help, visit: http://plattchurch.org/connect/holiday-at-home
The Holiday at Home team would like to invite you to get crafty with us and help to prepare decorations for our ‘trip’ to Paris. All you need is to be able to use a pair of scissors. Come along to church on 16th July at 7pm.
Catering Help Required
We are looking for people to help with large catering events (60-100 people), for example church lunches and brunches. If you would be interested in serving Platt in this way, please contact Jo (Jo[at]plattchurch.org) in the office. We will be able to provide any training needed.
Parking at church on Sun 22nd July
Please be aware that the Mela event is taking place in Platt Fields Park over the weekend of 22nd July. You will need a parking permit which are available from the back of Church from Sunday 15th July.
Compass Group Hike - Sat 21st July
Saturday 21st July Compass Group meet at Platt at 9.30 am for summer walk and picnic at the Anderton Boat Lift and Marbury Country Park in Cheshire. Visitor centre, cafe and boat trips at the Boat Lift. The main walk will be a flat and easy 5 miles but there are also shorter options of 1 to 4 miles. All welcome including families. Bring a picnic lunch which we will eat together at the end of the walk.Please inform Peter Capon (on the email address above or 0161 425 0051) if you hope to come so that we can organise transport, subject to car availability.
Letters for Anna Sims - by 22nd July
The Parnell family will be visiting mission partner, Anna Sims, in Peru at the end of July. The post to Peru is notoriously bad, so if anyone would like to write a postcard, letter, encouraging note or send anything small to Anna, then the Parnells can take it. Please give anything to Meg or Tom. Last Sunday before they go is 22nd July. There will be box in church to leave things in if you don’t catch them in person.
Summer at Platt: Church Family Picnics - 15th, 29th Jul & 26th Aug
Come and join us in the church grounds after the 10:30am services on 15th, 29th Jul and 26th Aug. Bring your own picnic lunch and perhaps a little to share with others. Everyone welcome!
Summer at Platt: Pizza and Prayer - Tues 24th, 31st Jul; 7th, 14th, 21st Aug
Are you around over the summer? Come and join us for a very informal time of connecting and praying with one another over a slice or two of pizza! Tuesdays 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st August, 7pm-8pm, in the breakout space.
Faith in Business Conference- Sat 13th Oct
There will be a Faith in Business Conference taking place on on Oct 13th 9.30am - 4pm at Bradford Cathedral.
The Faith in Business conference for the North of England asks what the commands of Jesus - to love God and neighbour - mean in competitive business. John Kirkby (founder of Christians Against Poverty and reformed business owner) will be one of the 4 speakers.
After hearing the talks, there will be time to question, reflect, and discuss. There will also be opportunities to browse stalls and to network over a good lunch and refreshments.
For more details visit this website https://networkleeds.com/events/loving-god-and-neighbour-business or to book tickets click here https://thinkfaith.net/business18
Glynn Harrison: A Better Story- Sat 20th Oct
Glynn Harrison, author of A Better Story: God, Sex and Human Flourishing, will be speaking at Platt on Saturday 20th October. He will be talking about sexuality from a biblical perspective.
More details to follow.
How can I be prayed for?
Would you appreciate prayer for someone or something throughout the week? Please email our faithful pray-ers on prayerteam[at]plattchurch.org All requests will only go to our dedicated team and will of course be treated sensitively.
How can I contact staff?
Please see our website or email steve, paul, liz, sarah, will, james, peter, ruth, jo, lydia, toby, ally, jamesg, max, zac[at]plattchurch.org. Office tel: 0161 224 1123