The book for June is “Amaze Them With God” by Kevin DeYoung. This short book will help us to consider how we can each encourage the next generation to come to know Jesus and to stick with Him. The book is available from the back of both churches for £1 each. All ladies are welcome to come on 26th, whether you’ve been before or not.
St Leonard’s will be open for visitors on Saturday 30th June from 10am to 4pm. There will be refreshments, a cake stall, and plenty more.
On Sunday 1st July the Vicar, Canon Mark Jones, and Rev. Roger Parker (Burnley British Legion Chaplain) will lead be a short open-air service outside the Town Hall beginning at 10.45am. That day we’ll ensure the 9.30am service finishes at 10.30am so that members of the congregation can attend if they wish.
Rev Dr Tom Woolford will be ordained to the presbyterate on Sunday 1st July ay 7.30pm at All Hallows Bispham.
We are planning our annual visit to Bolton Abbey on Bank Holiday Monday the 27th August. (We do need some rain before then to fill up the river!!) We will go by car as usual and meet in the Abbey car park at 11am or join us later near to the beach area. Bring yourselves, a picnic and if you are feeling energetic, sports equipment. The weather on the day will be sunny!!!
The focus of our morning services at both churches on Sunday 9th September will be on children as they begin a new school year.We’re especially inviting families from our three Church Schools but all children will very much be in our prayers. Everyone is welcome! In addition at St Margaret’s (Hapton), we have our Ice Cream Sunday Special, our re-launch of Junior Church, at 10.30am. Children can enjoy a free ice cream and have a taste of what we do…
Our new Ministry Assistant,Kit Walker, will be introducing himself to us on Monday 10th September at Molly Rigby’s and sharing how God brought him to serve in our parish. The evening starts at 7.45pm.
September’s Ladies’ Lounge is on Tuesday 11th September and will be a Film Review Night. We’ll be chatting about a couple of recent blockbusters and considering them from a Christian perspective. We will be looking at The Greatest Showman and The Darkest Hour if you fancy watching them beforehand, but you don’t need to have seen them: just come along on the night to 14 Bendwood Close at 7.30pm. Hope to see you there.