Christmas 2016 at Fulwood Free Methodist Church

Christmas 2016 at Fulwood Free Methodist Church

We are really looking forward to celebrating Christmas, why not join us at one of our events?


SILENT NIGHT CAROLS  at PNE FC, Deepdale Stadium

Monday 5th December at 7pm till 8pm

Sing carols with other Preston churches and the local community in the football stadium.


‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ PANTOMIME by Saltmine Trust Theatre Co.

Saturday 10th December

Doors open at 2pm, Start 2:30pm

Tickets £4 from our office.

Please book in advance as it will sell out.


CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SERVICE

Sunday 11th December at 10am

Our young children tell the story of Christmas.


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Join us for one of the most popular night’s of the year.

Sunday 18th December at 6:30pm

A traditional service of readings and carols.

Refreshments are served from 5:30pm so be sure to arrive early.


CHRISTMAS PROMS

Wednesday 21st December at 7:30pm

Join us as we host the Preston Music Centre Concert Band playing a great selection of music.

Free entry – donations towards costs.


CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE

Sunday 25th December at 10am for 45 mins (getting you home in good time for Christmas dinner).

Come and celebrate the gift of Jesus with us.

Conversations with God | Prayer Day 2017

Conversations with God | Prayer Day 2017

Fulwood FMC’s first Prayer Away Day is happening on Saturday January 14th 2017 at Tabor Retreat Centre on Sharoe Green Lane.

It’s time for more information and to get yourselves signed up.

Who?

This is for anyone, top teens and above. Every Christian needs to cultivate and refresh their prayer links with God, whether you’ve been a Christian for years or just new to the idea of prayer and wondering where to start.

Why?

Prayer is one of the underlying principles of our faith. Communicating with God is an amazing privilege which can have powerful results, but most of us struggle with it to some degree. This day is to encourage, inform and equip us to grow our prayer lives. It will also give us a welcome time of quiet after the busyness of Christmas – a spiritual ‘detox’ at the beginning of a new year.

Where?

Tabor is a beautiful retreat centre with great modern facilities and a lovely spiritual atmosphere. It’s ideal for our Away Day and we have found the folk there wonderfully helpful and encouraging. It may be on a busy Fulwood street with the hospital just round the corner, but when you go in, you immediately step into a peaceful and away-from-it-all atmosphere.

What will we do?

One of our main aims is to help us understand that we are all individuals, with different characters and therefore different ways of coming to God in prayer. As well as worshipping, relaxing and having lunch together, we will have the chance to engage in two different workshops. There will be a choice of topics, but in each there will be an introduction and explanation followed by plenty of time for you to have a go yourself. But – and please take this on board – you will not at any time be asked to do anything you don’t want to or would find embarrassing. There will be total freedom to join in what you want to, or just to disappear off into a quiet space on your own.

How do I sign up?

Use the form on the file below by 15th December, selecting your preferred workshops. There are 50 places, so it’s first-come-first-served! If you have any questions, do have a word with a member of the Prayer Team. And, by the way, there is no charge for the day, but you do have to bring your own lunch.

We had initially said that we would set up an Eventbrite for registration, but as most places have already been taken, we have decided to only use the forms. So please don’t delay waiting for Eventbrite.

 

Celebrate on a Budget – top tips from CAP

Celebrate on a Budget – top tips from CAP

Each year, September 16th marks the start of a very special countdown.

The summer months fade into a distant memory and as the air gets colder and the evenings get darker, the reality is it’s only 100 days until Christmas.

The cash conscious adult masks the excited child in us, and the “to buy” list seems to grow as the days tick by…

But don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. Christmas may drain your energy but it doesn’t have to drain your bank account.

We have put together some top tips to make January a little more manageable, whilst still achieving the magic of Christmas.

1. D.I.Y – Everyone knows the Christmas bill would be much smaller if everything were handmade.

However, in reality – we aren’t all Christmas elves and our everyday jobs aren’t put on hold just for the festive period.

We suggest batch making presents, and then personalising them slightly for friends and relatives.

Some popular ideas are festive chutneys and biscuits – this way the gift will be truly appreciated and a quarter of the price!

2. Christmas cupboard – Allocate a storage space in your home and collect festive treats and goodies.

Grabbing one or two items from each weekly shop leading up to December will dramatically reduce the size of your last-minute Christmas Eve shopping list.

3. Don’t rely on the December income – Work out in advance what you can afford to put aside in September, October and November, then add this to your December fund and your Christmas budget will stretch much further.

Don’t forget you’ll still have bills to pay in January.

4. Book in advance – If you’re planning on travelling for Christmas, whether it’s coming home from University or a getaway to visit relatives, booking ahead is the key to the getting the best price.

Train tickets, flights and accommodation will rocket in costs around the festive period, so do your research now and steal the deals.

5. Don’t buy things that don’t get eaten – Resist the temptation as you stroll the supermarket aisles to pick up everything that is mildly related to Christmas.

Things like Christmas cake may be traditional but they aren’t everyone’s favourite. If they’re likely to end up in the bin, don’t waste your money!

6. Don’t procrastinate! – It’s tempting to ignore the fact that Christmas exists until it’s staring you in the face, get ahead of the game now and start your prep early.

Team up with family members and plan in advance, you could group your funds together to buy a big present for a member of the family that you wouldn’t be able to buy alone.

Living with unmanageable debt can be crippling and our centre based at Fulwood Free Methodist Church is here to help you. You can email the Centre Manager, Lisa Bell at lisab@fulwoodfmc.net for further information on our CAP Money Course, and getting Debt Help.

For more information about CAP’ s services, or to find a CAP Money Course or CAP Debt Centre near you, check out capuk.org or free phone 0800 328 0006.

Sunday Gatherings – 9:15am, 11:00am, 3:00pm and 6:30pm

Sunday Gatherings – 9:15am, 11:00am, 3:00pm and 6:30pm

This Sunday we launch into the new term with four opportunities to gather.

As it’s no longer August we will be returning to two Morning Gatherings at 9:15am and 11:00am when Andrew Gardner will be our speaker. Energize and Ignite return and hopefully there will be some sausage butties on offer. We’ll also be sharing in Communion together.

At 3:00pm it’s the monthly Afternoon Gathering when it will be Malcolm Handforth speaking.

Then at 6:30pm it’s Ian Clarkson’s turn to speak.

We’d love to see you there.

Summer Picnic – New Venue

Summer Picnic – New Venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances the venue for the Summer Picnic on Sunday 19th July has had to be changed.

We will still meet after the service, from 12:30pm.

Our new venue is Brockholes Nature reserve which is just off Junction 31, M6.

There is a cost to park your car but no entry fee – minimum £3/maximum £6 depending on how long you stay.

We will meet by the play area just opposite the car park.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hope to see you all there.

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Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend: Special Promotion

Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend: Special Promotion

Until midnight on 1st June you can get 25% off tickets on-line using the Promo Code: PLASS25.

This means a full price ticket will be £9.33 and Concessions £7.83 (including on-line booking fee).

If you wish to buy printed tickets at the back this morning, you can for £10 each.

THIS OFFER ENDS MONDAY 1st JUNE, AFTER WHICH YOU WILL PAY FULL PRICE.

If you have already bought your tickets, firstly thank you. Secondly, if you paid full price for your tickets (you didn’t buy during the Feb half price offer) you get an extra special offer because can purchase additional tickets for friends and family at church on Sunday morning for just £7 – which is 45% off.

The code to enter is: PLASS25 at this link.

Add full price tickets to the cart. Enter the PROMO CODE once you are in the cart.

More details of the event are available here.