Arnside Methodist Church - Kendal Circuit - Cumbria District
Minister: Rev. David Stretton
Our service next Sunday, February 14th, at 10.30am will be led by Rev. George Barton.
Secretary: Eileen Walters, "Ratherheath", Church Hill, Arnside, Carnforth, Lancs. LA5 0DW
Treasurer: Alan Gardner, 2, Coles Drive, Arnside, Carnforth, Lancs. LA5 0EJ
URGENT MESSAGE re CUMBRIA FLOODS APPEAL
As you are aware, Storm Desmond has caused immense disruption, with schools, hospital services and travel all being affected in addition to the thousands of homes that have been damaged and hundreds evacuated. Many communities are gathering together to provide relief and assistance to the areas worst hit by the flooding, including Sandylands Methodist Church who have worked in conjunction with volunteers and local organisations to offer support. For those of us who cannot give our practical support, however, there is still much we can do and I know a number of you have already asked how you can donate to the relief and clean-up work. The Revd Richard Teal, Cumbria District Chair, reminds us of the wonderful response that the Methodist people made in 2009 and says that the devastation this time is worse than before. The Cumbria Community Foundation, which played a significant role last time, has set up a Cumbria 2015 Flood Appeal to raise funds to support the individuals and communities devastated by the flooding. Richard suggests that this would be the best conduit for donations and we are very happy to endorse that call. We are aware too that Cumbria is not the only part of the country that has been affected by the storms and we are mindful of all those who may be struggling to respond to other pressing priorities locally. The Revd Richard Teal has asked that you join him in prayer for those affected by the flooding:
Creator God, we remember at this time all those whose homes and communities have been damaged by flooding in Cumbria. In the name of Jesus we give thanks for the courage and dedication of the emergency services who have come to the help and rescue of all in need. We celebrate the kindness of neighbours in caring for the most vulnerable. Lastly, we ask in the power of your healing Spirit to rebuild not just the physical communities which are coping with many problems today but also to give us a sense of trust in your goodness through the kindnesses of one another, in Your Holy Name. Amen
Donate online by going to the Just Giving page of the Cumbria Community Foundation or
Send a cheque payable to Cumbria Community Foundation to: CCF Dovenby Hall Cockermouth Cumbria CA13 0PN
Further details are on www.methodist.org.uk/news-and-events
How to find Arnside Methodist Church:
From the traffic lights on the A6 in the centre of Milnthorpe take the B5282 signposted Arnside. On reaching the village turn right at the T junction immediately after having passed underneath the railway bridge. Follow this road round to the Promenade and turn left up Silverdale Road where the Albion pub is on the corner. Chapel Lane is the third turning on the left and has a signpost to the Methodist Church. There is parking immediately next to the church.
Alternatively for SatNav users the postcode is LA5 0AQ