Compassion

Compassion is a charity that helps to release children from Poverty in 25 of the poorest countries worldwide.

Here at Greasby Methodist we have supported two boys for the last six years from the generous giving of our members.  Our two boys are called Joseph who is aged 13 years from Tanzania and Amos who is 9 years old from Uganda .

Every few months we get wonderful letters from them telling us about their favourite activities, their families and their projects where they go to school, get regular medical reviews and make friends.  Over the years we have been able to support not just the children and their families but also give donations to support the work of Compassion so the money is directed to where the need is greatest.

If you want to find out more about the work of Compassion or if you are interested in sponsorship of children to release them from poverty go to their website www.compassionuk.org

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

Hope Journey Cre-8

We continue to deliver a programme of Hope Journeys for children and staff at our three local schools.

Sadly, under current restrictions, we are unable to invite the children and staff into church, so this year we are working differently!

What a joy to share Hope Journey Cre-8 with a class of Year 4 children at Brookdale Primary School on Wednesday 14th October via Google Meet.  Following our introduction and welcome, we shared the Images of God workshop and the children drew what God is like on jigsaw pieces.  The jigsaw is now displayed in the foyer for your interest. 

We told the Parable of the Sower, then the children were able to retell the story enthusiastically with actions eg the farmer sowing his seed, the birds eating seed up, some plants withering in sun, some plants growing but choking and, most important, the plants growing tall and flourishing which Christians aspire to as followers of Jesus.

Using pre-delivered resource packs, the children made musical instruments to use during the story of Jesus Calms the Storm, one of the first signs of who Jesus really is.  The Parable of the Good Samaritan was shared using Godly Play style and the children wrote poems ‘Who Is My Neighbour’ which are also displayed for you to read.  Why not pop along and have a look?  The children also received the usual take home leaflet so they can share the stories with families at home. 

Cre-8 sessions will take place on Monday 2nd November and Wednesday 4th November for Greasby Junior School.  We are now planning virtual Hope Journey events for Remembering in November and the very popular Meet The Characters in December. 

Defibrillator

Greasby Methodist Church have now purchased and installed a Heart Defibrillator which is sited on the outside wall to the right of the main entrance. It is fully automatic and registered with the ambulance service so if you ever need to gain access the code to open the cabinet will be given to you when you phone 999.

We would like to thank all those who use our premises for their contributions towards the cost of the defibrillator which should give us, and them, the assurance that should one be needed it is readily available. Greasby, which is a great place to live, now has three such machines sited throughout the village for the benefit of the community.