Our Scout groups provide some great activities and opportunities for boys and girls in the area, but it is sad to note that the Beavers are not currently meeting and the Scouts are currently sharing with 7th Manchester group – in both cases because there are insufficient leaders/volunteers available to help with the meeting nights.
This puts a tremendous strain on the current leaders who are battling to keep things going alongside their own family and full-time work commitments. I’m pretty sure they would welcome any offer of assistance, even if it were only an occasional evening. If enough people offer an occasional evening or two it makes the job so much easier for all – and you never know – you might actually enjoy yourself! Please give this some careful consideration and prayer.
An important time in our Church calendar – a time to celebrate, as various denominations, that we are all part of the body of Christ, that we value each other as individuals regardless of our different traditions and practices. So on Sunday 19th January at 3pm, the churches in Failsworth will meet together at Roman Road Independent Methodist to share in a united act of worship followed by the customary refreshments when we can meet with friends old and new.
During the following week, several of the churches will be opening up one of their activities to all-comers – a chance to find out about each others’ traditions and understandings. Details of these activities can be found on the FCU Unity Poster 2014.