The latest edition of the newsletter is now available, providing a downloadable source of information, detailing news from around the Beacon, and events coming up in the next month or two.
The groups are going well. Beyond the Ramp has its regulars and we often welcome new and visiting children as well. We have explored some of Jesus’ parables and the salt pot and light collages can be seen at Nether Green as well as building a few Tower of Babel’s. The cakes and tea are very popular and many of the parents bring along cakes too.
The Junction is a Christian worship event for students and young adults, with opportunity to reflect, discuss, grow, learn, share and be.
Worship at The Junction takes place every Sunday evening during term-time, at 7pm, in The Beacon Methodist Church, Fulwood Road. The style of worship alternates between a reflective approach and a more discussion based, interactive one. Our services are informal and café style, and every third week we share in Holy Communion together.
Once a month, we meet together before the service, to share a meal - free the first time you come! (usually £1.50)
Once a fortnight, students (and others) are invited to come afterwards to the minister’s house, for coffee, cakes, a chance to chat, relax and make friends.
Midweek Service: Ash Wednesday, 5th March
Please note this service, which will be a special service for Ash Wednesday and led by the Rev Tim Bradshaw, will commence at 11.45am. All members of the Beacon churches are welcome to come and join with us in this ser-vice.
Men’s Group, Tuesday, 25th March
Mmeeting at The Plough on Sandygate Road at 8.00pm for 8.30pm. Hasse Hanson will lead a discussion on “Politics – Why isn’t it interesting? – Do we get the politicians we deserve?” Men from all the Beacon churches are welcome.
Monday 24th March
Ladies out to lunch – to be arranged.
Crosspool W.I. are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary this month. It offers opportunities to make friends in a happy, social atmosphere, learn new skills, get involved with the local community, listen to interesting speakers, and enjoy outings and activities.
Monday 17th March7-9.00pm, St Columba’s: Cheese and Wine Party and the Crosspool W I singers.
It has been a busy start to the new school year with all the clubs kicking off right at the start of September. Tea & Toast at Stephen Hill is really flourishing with more and more young people coming in each week. Our current "high score" is around 40 young people one week. This has meant that we are having to re-jig our setup so that we can cater for the bigger numbers. I am also looking into launching a Tea and Toast website and small leaflet for the young people which will explain why we do what we do and inviting them to learn more if they wish.