WINTER 2016

fulwood free methodist church

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‘So many times I drove past thinking, “What
goes on in there?” . . . ‘I’d be walking the dog,
wondering if I’d be allowed to go inside.’
. . . ‘I stood outside, took a deep breath and
the doors opened for me!’ Just a few of the
comments people have made after coming in
for the first time, and the third one was said by
Andy, whose inspiring story is on page 9.
It can be daunting to walk into any new place,
which is one reason Fulwood Free Methodist
Church runs so many courses and events for
adults and children; to help you find your way
around, make a few friends, have fun. Heart
Magazine highlights just a few of these groups,
from choir (p8) to Kickstart (p11), from Sparks
(p4) to Men’s Breakfast (p7).
Talking of breakfast, 73 men arrived one recent
Saturday for a ‘full English.’ 90 minutes later, they
emerged into the sunshine saying they could
have listened to the speaker, Ian Ferguson, for
another hour. On pages 6-7, part of Ian’s breathtaking story “Eject!” is for you to enjoy.
The Christian faith is at the heart of all we
do, every day of the week. Whatever your
background, your experience or your needs,
you can come into any Sunday service, to join
in, question, laugh, cry, make friends, sing, pray,
or simply look around. Someone is always on
the door to help you find your feet. Children
and teenagers are well catered for, as are those
with additional needs. For the deaf, BSL/SSE
volunteers sign for the 9.15am and 11am services.
Afterwards, there are free refreshments for all.
At first everything will feel new, but as Andrew
says in his story, ‘In less than two years, so
much has changed for the better in my life. I’m
so glad I stepped inside.’
See you soon.
Katharine
@katharine59
Visit our website www.fulwoodfmc.net
Heart Team: Katharine Gardner, Sara Wright,
Anna Kember, Ian Clarkson.
Layout:
Matt Kenworthy.
Photos:
Paul Stanier www.paulstanier.com
Ian Higginbotham

On 16 April 2016, a powerful and devastating
7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the coast of
Ecuador killing over 670 people and injuring
a further 27,700. The Manabí province of
Ecuador was amongst the affected areas. In
August 2016 a team of 12 people from Fulwood
Free Methodist Church and Lancaster Baptist
Church flew to Ecuador to help deliver aid to
people in this province in desperate need.

Homes destroyed by the quake
The original plan was to visit the capital, Quito, to help at ‘Pan
de Vida,’ an organization led by Oscar Aguirre, which helps local
families living in poverty. Oscar’s brother works with Radicales
Marcados por Cristo who respond to natural disasters by providing
emergency relief.
Because of the earthquake, it was arranged for the British team,
with 10 teenagers from Pan de Vida, to supply some aid, funded by
the Fulwood Free Methodist Church congregation. They travelled
the 15 hours by coach from the mountains of Quito, via the jungles
of Santo Domingo, to the beach resort of Canoa in San Vicente.
In Santo Domingo the heat intensified. Anna Kember, from Preston,
said, “We struggled to sleep for humidity, mosquitos and large
insects, but we valued the long journey as it gave us time to get
to know the Ecuadorian teenagers.” These youngsters came from

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The Quito teens who travelled to Canoa with our team from the UK Back row L-R: Gaynor, Rebecca, Benji, Dave, Kevin, Anna, Lydia, Andy, Gavin, Jonathan
families that were currently in receipt of aid from Pan de Vida.
They’d become used to receiving material and spiritual support,
so Oscar hoped this trip would be an opportunity for them to
give something back to those far worse off.

changed. A woman had been given a bag of provisions and was

NEXT DOOR HAD TOTALLY COLLAPSED

how Jhon’s confidence had grown. He no longer complained.

In Canoa, the team stayed in a hotel that had been built with a
quake-proof framework and foundation. ‘However,’ Anna said,
‘we were next door to another hotel that had totally collapsed.’
Canoa itself is beautiful; a once perfect holiday destination.
Before, tourists would swim in the Pacific and spend their money
in the gorgeous, rustic boutique-like straw huts that line the

struggling to carry it. Jhon asked her, ‘Where do you live? I will
walk with you.’ He put his arm around the woman’s back and
carried her bag up the hill to her house. Later, the team noticed
Jhon now understood that there were many worse off than
himself, people living in rubble and eating only handouts.
On their return to Pan de Vida, the teenagers shared how
powerful a time it had been for them. They had gained a new
perspective on their own lives, saying they’d now think twice

beaches where locals sold ‘home-cooked’ delicious food all day.

before taking what they didn’t need from the Pan de Vida charity.

The earthquake destroyed all that. Now, the streets are dusty

A DROP IN THE OCEAN; A TINY BIT IN A BAG

rubble and houses crumble, scarred with huge cracks.
Anna wrote, “Everywhere I look is ruin. Ruined houses. Ruined
businesses. Ruined livelihoods. Ruined families. Ruined lives.
But one thing I don’t see is ruined hope. I’m not sure how these
people have any joy at all, but they do. They’re smiling, they’re
singing and they’re chatting. They want to be prayed for and give
thanks that they’re still alive, even if their family isn’t and even
if they have no home to return to. It breaks my heart to see a
country in so much pain, where so many thousands of people
have been affected by a natural, unpreventable disaster. But

Anna said, ‘It was hard to return to England. We already cared
so much for the teenagers from Quito. In just a few days, we’d
grown to love one another. As we parted, we prayed for each
other and everyone was in tears. What we’d done seemed like
a drop in the ocean, to give such a tiny bit in a bag, in such a
faraway place.’
That may be true. But for ten youngsters from Pan de Vida, who
saw that it is more wonderful to serve than to receive, their
hearts were changed. And that is no small thing.

even amongst this destruction, there is hope.”
The people of Canoa openly thank God for life. They are so
resilient and uncomplaining, despite finding themselves totally
dependent on charity, at a time of great political unrest and
uncertainty. The British team each had their own encounters
with locals. Rebecca Leeming, a nurse from Preston, met a
woman whose whole family had been killed in the quake.
Rebecca speaks fluent Spanish, so the woman was able to pour
out her heart-breaking story to her.
Teenager Jhon, had left Pan de Vida in a mischievous, cheeky
mood. He’d whined incessantly about being tired and the hard
work of distributing aid, but at the last moment his attitude

Smiling locals

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Would you like your child to go to what used to be called ‘Sunday School’
but don’t know where to start? If you turn up ten minutes before either
the 9.15am or 11am service, we will welcome you, explain what goes
on, and make sure you and your child are completely at ease. You can
register your child and happily leave them in the care of DBS cleared
teachers, or you are welcome to stay to watch until they feel settled.

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SPARKS is for 2 - 4 year olds. The little ones enjoy stories, crafts, music and play-time with gentle,
kind teachers, who will come to get you if your child needs you.

ENERGIZE is for 4 – 11 year olds. Lasting 50 minutes, the session includes games, crafts and a time to
catch up on their ‘news.’ The children then move into their age groups for stories and activities.

Just before the church service closes, during the final songs, the Energize leaders bring the children back to you.
The children are invited to join in annual special events:

The lively Christmas Craft Day (a Saturday afternoon) / The Christmas Play
The Annual Celebration – where they are given a ‘prize’ of a book / Family Fun Day

Christian Resource Centre
Beautiful cards, brilliant music,
special gifts. Books for infants,
teens and adults that teach, inspire,
encourage, or heal.
Friendly staff welcome you to the
Christian Resource Centre 4-6 Fox Street,
PR1 2AB, behind the Premier Inn.

Café area at Fulwood FM Church
Lightfoot Lane, PR2 3LT
4 sessions
17 Jan: 24th Jan: 31st Jan: 7th Feb 2017

12.30pm - 2.15pm

For parents of children aged 0 - 9

Topics covered: Emotional security
What’s important for our youngsters
Loving limits

www.prestonchristianresourcecentre.co.uk
email: cbcpreston@aol.com
tel: 01772 259279

Book places: church office 01772 861597
or Val on 07718 539172
No Charge

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Back in May 2016, 15-yearold cycling enthusiast James
Henderson started the cycling
group, Fulwood Free Wheelers.
He says it is “for bike-lovers to
ride together, try new routes
and meet like-minded friends.”
Older members support James’
leadership. Everyone is friendly
and patient with newcomers.
James has grown up in a family who
regularly cycle everywhere. He now
attends North West Cycle Coaching
at the cycle race track at UCLan,
where he learns how to improve his
technique, pace and stamina.
Free Wheelers routes are planned,
so riders can check details such as
speed, distance and probable time.
Rides can be appropriately tailored to
whoever attends. If necessary, there

can be two separate groups to allow
younger or slower riders to join in
and enjoy themselves. Recent routes
include Saturday morning rides into
the local hills and Fylde coast with
some café stops, the Guild Wheel
- a 21-mile route around Preston,
an off-road mountain bike trip to
North Wales at ‘Coed Llandegla,’ and
‘Ride The Lights’ through Blackpool
Illuminations with over 8000 other
enthusiastic riders, and fast night
riding after work/school where your
bright lights are a necessity.
To join, all you need is a love of cycling,
much enthusiasm, oh, and your bike,
helmet and lights. Most of the rides
leave from Fulwood Free Methodist
Church. For more information, find
Fulwood Free Wheelers on Facebook
or contact the church reception.
(details on back cover).

SIGN NINE
This popular beginners’ course in basic
British Sign Language will run from
mid-September to November 2017.

Led by experienced BSL tutor, Christopher Steele
and his wife June, who are deaf, and supported
by some of the church signing team, you will
gain confidence, and discover how best to take
your new found skills further.

9 hours of tuition FREE.
Contact Vicky on reception to
register your interest and receive
an email or text nearer the time.

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Edited from Ian Ferguson’s
talk to the September
2016 audience of 70 men
at the Men’s Breakfast

Ian survived the lowest and fastest ejection in the history of the RAF.
The crash investigation team found the most likely cause of the accident was
a blockage in the aircraft’s feel bellows’ pitch control system causing the
Phantom FGR2 jet to pitch uncontrollably and violently only 250ft above the
ground as the crew ejected. Ian’s life was spared by just 5 seconds!
Ian retired from the RAF in 2007. He is an ordained minister and currently
works as full-time chaplain at four doctors’ surgeries in Blackburn. He also
works with Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
My childhood dream was to fly a
Phantom FGR2, but it was to be a
test of tenacity! I failed my 11-plus
and had to attend the local village
school while my twin sister and
friends went to the grammar school.
Living near RAF Brize Norton must
have influenced me as I thought,
“What can I do to prove I have value?
I know, I’ll become a fighter pilot!”
However, I only passed Maths, Art
and Tech Drawing at O-level. The RAF
told me, “You need English Language
and other substantial subjects,” so I
retook my O-Level English, not once,
not twice but 7 times over 3½ years.
RAF Biggin Hill Aircrew Selection
Centre initially, offered me a job as
a loadmaster. After all that studying,
I could only qualify to calculate
amounts of freight loaded onto a
transport aircraft for balanced flight.

Two years later I reapplied to RAF
Biggin Hill. I was told I could be a
navigator but NOT a pilot. Again I
failed and they let me go. I asked my
dad, “Do you think I will ever make it
as a pilot?” His reply was caring, yet
honest; “No.” It was a crushing blow! I
went to work in a factory, packing
mail-order catalogues for
women.
However, I got a
second
interview
with the company’s
accountant, because
I was good at maths.
Then they offered to
train me as a ‘junior
advertising executive’
providing I vowed
never to join the RAF. I
agreed. But after

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a year, out of the blue, the RAF sent
me a letter offering to train me
as an officer and pilot. A miracle!
I moved to RAF Henlow for Initial
Officer Training (IOT). The course was
challenging physically and mentally.
After 5 months, I failed. I then had to
choose to leave the RAF or to retake
the punishing course. I retook it and
passed – just!
Even so, things were not right. I was
acting. My lack of confidence and low
self-esteem affected my performance.
I was sent to train at RAF Oakington in
Cambridgeshire as a transport pilot
on slow heavy aircraft. The Ministry of
Defence asked the RAF to train more
fighter pilots so 12 student transport
pilots were redirected back into the
fighter stream. I was one of only 3 to
be promoted onto Advanced Flying
Training at RAF Valley in Anglesey to
continue training to be a fighter pilot.

A TESTING ROMANCE
Whilst at RAF Leeming, my mate,
‘Ferret,’ and I asked two nurses out on
a date to a nightclub. One was Liz, who
told me she was a Christian. I thought,
“I’m not into that. I don’t want to go
to church. I’ve got enough trouble in
my life without that.” Liz persisted, so
I agreed to go to church once! When I
met the minister I thought, “That guy
is everything I want to be – he’s got
some kind of inner strength.” Liz and
I fell in love and I asked her to marry
me, but to my surprise she said ‘No,’
because I hadn’t yet made my own
decision to follow Jesus. We went our
separate ways, occasionally writing to
each other.
I’d flown the Folland Gnat, a
supersonic training jet, on 8 sorties
when I realised I’d reached my
absolute limits. My mind wasn’t
processing all the information quickly

enough. I was ashamed to admit to
others that I was failing yet again. It
was then that I turned to God. Late
one night I knelt by my bed in the
Officers’ Mess. I said, “Lord, I know
you love me. Will you come into my
heart and life and make it better?”
As I prayed, I wanted to tell Liz about
my decision to become a Christian.
Immediately the phone went and
it was Liz! I was amazed. It seemed
like God was in the room! (And today,
we’ve been married for 40 years.)

THINGS CHANGED
I won the ‘aerobatic trophy’ on my
course. The squadron commander
said, ‘Ian, there’s been such a
change in your life, I’m giving you
the opportunity to fly the Phantom
FGR2.’ I flew Phantom jets for 10 years,
became a Qualified Flying Instructor
and Instrument Rating Examiner. I
thought, “Wherever I go, I want to tell
people how much God loves them.”
For myself, I wanted to know the full
power of God, so I prayed, “Show me
your power.” And God took me at my
word….

PHANTOM XV434, BUCKDEN
PIKE, YORKSHIRE DALES
9am, 7th January 1986: I was piloting

MEN’S BREAKFAST
8am prompt for a full English breakfast.
Event ends 9.30am. Cost: £10, £5 for your first time
You can book by email:
mensbreakfast.ffmc@gmail.com

BOOK NOW FOR 28th JANUARY

Lively speaker and astrophysicist, Robert Walsh on
“Faith is not Rocket Science.” All welcome. 

25TH FEBRUARY AND 18TH MARCH
Speakers to be decided

the Phantom jet serial number
XV434 on a low-level training flight
over the Yorkshire Dales, along with
three other aircraft. With reheats in
and accelerating through 600mph at
250 ft, the nose of my plane dipped
down towards the ground yet I hadn’t
put that command into the flying
controls. I encouraged the nose of
the jet to lift when it pitched violently
up into a 45-degree climb. 8 times
the force of gravity pushed my head
onto my knees. I couldn’t see out of
the cockpit. The jet bucked up and
down. With no chance of recovery at
600mph, with my left hand still on
the controls, I made a single-handed
pull of the ejection handle. Oddly, I
remember thinking, ‘That can’t be put
back ever again.’
The canopy blasts off. The seat rises.
I’m strapped in by my harness. I know
I’ll hit a 60mph wind. My left arm
and elbow is broken from hitting
the cockpit. 3,000lbs of rocket seat
accelerate me away from the stricken
aircraft at 60pmh in 0.3 of a second.
All the air is forced out of my lungs.
The jet passes beneath my feet,
crashing into the ground. My chute
deploys. I’m flying feet first at 9
miles a minute! My hand is trapped
so I can’t locate my personal locator
beacon. My visor has gone. Only the
mainframe of my helmet remains.
From pulling the lever to deploying
the chute - 2.75 seconds! The ground
rushes up towards me. I brace my
legs and bounce forward into the
snow. My right leg breaks. I don’t feel
the pain.
I’m high on Buckden Pike, with a 2500
foot drop. The wind picks up, pulls at

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EJECT
continued
my chute, dragging me towards the
edge and certain death. I shout,
“God, save me!” I manage to turn
the QRF (quick release fitting) on the
parachute, but still I’m not free, as I’m
still connected to my survival pack
lanyard. I anchor my good leg into
the snowy ground. The parachute,
trailing a harness and survival pack
pulls me towards the edge, but the
Martin Baker release clip is frozen. I
can’t release it. Three times I try to
melt the snow with my bare hands
until I succeed and everything falls
to the valley below: my survival pack
with water, glucose, warm clothes,
gloves, the lot. I lie back in the snow
and pray not to feel any pain or go
unconscious. I lie there, singing the
song of Joshua, “Be bold, be strong,
for the Lord your God is with you.”
A helicopter from 22 Squadron
arrives. My rescuer stands over me
and says, “You look great!” I reply,
“My bones are broken but how
did you find me?” He says, “Your
locator beacon was going all the
time.”

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I LET GO OF THINGS
My navigator, Steve, went through
the fireball. He broke his back
on the rocks and hit his head
after his helmet was blown off.
They said he’d be paralysed and
psychologically damaged and
would never fly again. Five months
later, after lots of prayer, we walked
into the squadron together and
later went back to flying, albeit
Steve on multi-engine. It is a miracle
we are both alive. I went back to
flying Phantoms and later Tornado
F3 fighters without any fear or losing
any sleep.
On reflection, cutting off my
survival pack literally saved me.
Metaphorically, it was like letting go
of the things we think matter in life
- property, relationships, finance,
power, my desire to be in control.
Holding on to all this ‘stuff’ can drag
us down, even kill us. The best thing
I ever did was to cut myself free by
giving my life to God when I prayed
to Jesus in that room.

Free Voices
COMMUNITY CHOIR
Welcomes you ALL

on Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 9.00pm
at Fulwood Free Methodist Church
Join anytime. No audition. No cost.
A special shout out to male singers!
We need you!

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June used to work as a dressmaker. She has never lost her love of needlecraft.
Aged 14, I felt so wealthy earning ten shillings per week as an
apprentice seamstress at Barrett and Baines, an old-fashioned
department store in the Arcade in Manchester, where all the staff
wore black. A customer would fancy a garment hanging in our
showroom window and ask us to make it in their size and choice
of colour. We’d even dye shoes to match. Each evening I had to
pick all the pins and tiny needles off the floor and blow the dust
off them. Then it was my job to deliver the completed garments to
the client’s door. I had a wonderful training. However, when I was
18 I realised, ‘I can do this!’ so I started my own business cutting
out patterns to make beautiful clothes to order.
I’ve long since retired, so attending ‘Inspirations’ is a joy! I had met
the leader, Dorothy, when she taught crafts at Preston’s College
and she was such an expert tutor, so when I heard that she was
running a group called Inspirations at Fulwood Free Methodist
Church, I didn’t hesitate to join. I’m told Dorothy is skilled in 17
crafts! Apart from needlework, she loves stone-work, and creating
detailed miniatures; my favourite being a barn with all its tiny
contents and a pond beside. The members of our group vary in
ability, making everything from embroidery to silks, bags, curtains,
re-upholstery. Dorothy patiently advises us. Each week she brings
in different articles to inspire us: for example, she demonstrated
how a chiffon circle can be worn in many ways, from a cape, to a
scarf or a drape with a brooch.
Dorothy provides a few machines,
but I bring in my own small Toyota. I
bring my own snack and there is tea
or coffee for break. I’ve brought my
friends along, and made new ones
here. The church setting is beautiful,
well-equipped and modern. To top it
all, Inspirations is free; but we like to
make donations towards charities.
One of these helps children born
with cleft palates; another supports
people who need operations to
remove cataracts. It brings us joy to
get letters telling us of the difference
this has made to their lives.

Dorothy with June

Whatever your craft, join us!
Thursdays, 12 – 3pm.
Fulwood Free Methodist Church.
No cost.

OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN

I’m Andy. Just an ordinary guy. This is
what happened to me when I felt very
much on the outside, looking in.

I hesitated outside the church, with the suggestion in my head
to go inside to seek help, to find answers. I might have looked
fine to any passer-by, but inside I was struggling. I felt lost and
alone. I tried hard not to be afraid, knowing I had to put aside
all my preconceptions about God and Christianity. With a deep
breath I took my first steps and the doors majestically opened
by themselves! (All right, now I know they are designed for
disabled access, but that first time I looked up to the sky
imagining God was opening them especially for me!)
What I found completely challenged me. This was not the
traditional church of my childhood but a warm community of
regular people just like me. And it was modern! Having said
that, after the first service I was uncertain, but I did  return

the following Sunday. Each week I went, and soon realised
that each service differed from the previous week. I actually
listened to the sermon (or the  ‘the talk’ as they call it) and
got something out of it. One evening, as I sat at the back, we
sung a popular ‘oldie’ called ‘How Great Thou Art,’ and the
congregation sang so enthusiastically
they almost lifted the roof off! Since
that moment I’ve never looked
back. I decided to attend The
Venue, a fortnightly  gathering
that they used to hold, where
people could ask questions. In
this relaxed space I began to
understand how God is loving
and that the Holy Spirit is a
‘person’ and not an ‘ it.’ In less than
2 years so much has changed for
the better in my life. I’m very glad I
stepped inside.

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Don’t let debt get you down
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
Dear Diary,
5:45am – Got up early. I didn’t sleep all night for worry. What am I going to do?  There’s only enough milk and bread
for the kids’ breakfast so I made do with black coffee.
11:00am – Everyone else at work decided they were going out at lunchtime as a birthday treat. I couldn’t afford it so
I made an excuse about having to stay behind and do some urgent stuff.  
1:00pm – Went down to the shop on the corner and found a sandwich on the reduced shelf – it was a bit dry but
almost half price!
4:00pm – Kids home from school. Joe had ripped a hole in his trousers. I shouted at him for being so careless then felt
mega guilty for upsetting him. It’s not his fault we’re in this mess, he’s just a kid. More demands for money on the mat. I
quickly picked them up and shoved them in a drawer.
11:00pm – Mended Joe’s trousers as best I could. Then I got out all the bills and tried to figure out what to do, but I
couldn’t stop crying. There isn’t enough to pay everyone and feed us and keep a roof over our heads. I don’t think I can
go on much longer. What can I do?

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4TH
Dear Diary,
7:00am – had the best night’s sleep in months! Last night, the
lady from CAP came around and explained the plan that the CAP
team had sorted for me. They’ve worked out a budget to help me
pay all my essential bills and feed the family, as well as gradually
reducing the money I owe everyone. And if I stick to the plan I
will be debt-free in 18 months! They’ve been so supportive.
They even brought me a gift of some groceries to see us
through. I can’t believe it!  I’m so grateful and so glad I saw that
advert and rang up. It’s going to be all right!

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

is a charity that supports those struggling with debt. The
service is free. The ‘Preston North’ centre operates from
Fulwood Free Methodist Church on Lightfoot Lane. Since it
opened in July 2015, local co-ordinator Lisa Bell and her team
of volunteers have seen 28 clients and started 22 people on
the journey to being debt free. 

For more information or to request help, call free on
0800 328 0006 or from mobiles try 01274 760839,
or visit www.capdebthelp.org

Both morning
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2 – 3 yr olds

‘Energize’
(Junior Church)
for 4 – 11 yr olds,
both morning services

MORNING SERVICE
IGNITE
Sunday
9.15 or 11am

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Choose from two identical morning services:
9.15am – 10.15am or 11am – 12 noon

Services include modern worship, led by singers and musicians on
a variety of instruments and words from the Bible that inspire us.

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Both services are signed in BSL and SSE by
members of the congregation. A hearing
loop is available for the hard of hearing.

AFTERNOON SERVICE
3.00 – 3.45pm

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TUESDAY
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7PM-9PM
24th JANUARY
31st JANUARY
7th FEBRUARY
Do you worry when bills arrive or Christmas is approaching?
Is there a pit in your stomach because you can’t make ends meet?
Many of us understand these feelings.
A FREE course on how to manage your money more effectively. The Money
Course is a simple, highly effective money management course that teaches
budgeting skills using a cash-based system that really works. You will gain
more control of your finances, so you can save, give and prevent debt.
Fulwood Free Methodist Church has partnered
with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to offer
this course in our community. There’s no
need to be in debt, no need to be a Christian,
and no one need share anything personal. For
those wanting help with more serious debt,
find out more on page 10.
SIGN UP BY VISITING

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