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.
Mark’s licensing will be Sun 30th April, 3pm, at St Mary’s.
Robinsons with us
The Robinson family, one of our Mission Partners, are back with us for the summer. They’ll be at Platt at various points over the spring and summer including May 21st when we’ll interview them in the morning and Paul will preach in the evening. And on July 23rd when we’ll re-commission them before their return. Pray for their time in the UK visiting supporting churches, for work they need to do while here and for rest and refreshment.
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
Oasis- Tues 2nd May
A reminder to those who will be attending Oasis on Tuesday 2nd May, to please bring choices of music with you.
For more information please speak to Oliver Hall
Could you help with these things for our Spring Fair? (Sat 13th May)
For the Spring Fair (Sat May 13th, 12-3pm), we need your help with:
1. Gazebos! If you have a gazebo and wouldn’t mind it being used to weather-proof our Church Fair, please contact Dave Fraser (davidfraser06[at]gmail.com)
2. Plant/garden stall. We are looking for someone greenfingered, or a group to organise/create a plant/garden stall for the fair. If this is something you would be interested in please contact Meg Fraser (meganfraser06[at]gmail.com)
3. Calling all bakers! There will be a homemade cake stall at the Fair and we need people to bake cakes for it! There will also be a "Great Platt Bake-Off with real judges and prizes! To sign up for getting involved please use this online sign-up form
4. Pre-loved items: books, household items, toys, unused toiletries, (please not clothes). Please leave them to the large blue bin in the new glass lobby. Contact Linda Bonner or Caroline Mathole for more information
Holiday at Home
This year for Holiday at Home, we’re heading off to ‘New Orleans’ for a carnival atmosphere and we’d love you to join us for ‘Mardi Gras’. Holiday at Home is an opportunity for our senior members (Oasis) and our wider community to get a break over the summer without leaving Manchester. The summer can feel really long as many of their regular clubs/meetings take a pause for the summer – Holiday at Home provide three days of fellowship, fun and food.
BUT…it needs a group of helpers to make it happen.
Can you bake some cakes, offer transport to or from church, support in the kitchen, play dominoes, spend time talking with people, provide some music or craft activities – if so, we’d love for you to share and serve in all (or part) of our Holiday? If so, pick up a helper form from the back of church and return it by 14th May.
If there is something else you think you could help with or want some more information please email: holidayathome[at]plattchurch.org or speak to Linda Bonner/William Carey
The Northern Men’s Convention - Sat 6th May
The Northern Men’s Convention 2017 will be taking place on Sat 6th May at St Andrew’s Leyland. Details and booking from the website above.
Prospects group - Mon 8th May
Christian group for adults with learning disabilities. No charge, just a warm welcome for you and your carer. Next meeting Mon 8th May 2017, at Platt, 7:15pm-9pm. For more information, dates of meetings and contact, download the above pdf sheet.
Inspire Women’s Breakfast - Sat 20th May
Ladies of Platt, you are warmly invited to a morning of sharing breakfast together and hearing Anna Marsh from St Clements Openshaw speak to us about “Comparison”
Saturday 20th May 9:30-11:30am, £3 and £2 concessions
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please sign up using our online form
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