On 3rd December the church was saddened to learn that May Poynter, one of our members, had finally succumbed to the illness that had troubled her for the past months. Thanks to the care of the staff at Hospital, it was a dignified close to the life of a dignified lady. Her strong faith, friendliness, warmth and tolerance, made her popular with all who knew her. The church shall be the poorer without her. We shall miss her and cherish some very fond memories.
We offer our condolences and sincere sympathy to Bryan, and we appreciate the heartache he is going through after 51 years of a happy marriage. Fortunately he has Barry and Linda, Emma and Claire to help him through. He also has the ever-loving hand of his God and May’s God holding him close in his distress.
We shall give thanks for May’s life and witness and finally commit her into God’s care at 10.30 on Wednesday 14th December.
We at Minshull URC really enjoy our Advent and Christmas services.
The church has been decorated with trees, flowers, candles, wreaths, ornaments, bows and lights. It looks festive. When you enter you feel as though it is a cheerful place to worship.
The Salvation Army Toy Appeal Service was a good start with 40 people attending, lots of toys to give away, and we collected over £170 for the Army to spend.
The following Sunday is quieter for Andrew Taylor leads our worship and communion. It is our only reflective service and we enjoy the contrast.
On the 11th David Spence leads us as we read the Christmas story and sing hymns and carols with
Advent and Christmas Services
27th November 2016 - 8th January 2017
usually 2.30 p.m.
gusto. We like to sit at the front of the church as it is more sociable and the singing is better, especially with the friends that join in.
David Hamblin helps us to remember the significance of the Christingle on the 18th. A lovely service or thanks to God for Jesus.
The short Christmas Day service is at 11.00 a.m. gets the special day off to a good start, thanks to Elizabeth Drew.
New Year’s Day is party time with Claire Roberts, when we discuss and eat as well as the sincere worship and prayer for another year.
Finally, on the 8th January, USBC Choir will sing ‘A Night of Miracles’ to us. What a way to finish the season!
Please pray with us for
the church to know Jesus more
the people who live near the church
the people who are struggling with life
Mission Aviation Fellowship
David Spence and family
a new minister
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Normally we worship God together on Sundays at 2.30 (October to March) or 6.30 (April to September), and then at 11.30 on some Wednesdays. Our arrangements are flexible so do check our diary before you come.