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What's coming up at Platt

In addition to our regular church activities, there are other events at Platt and around the local area. Details of these can be found below.

Compass Hike

  • Saturday 16 March
  • 9:00am
Meet at Platt for a moderately strenuous hike from Edale in the Peak District.  This is an 8-mile walk, with 1,700 ft. (518m.) of ascent.  From Edale we walk up to The Nab, then up Golden Clough, around Ringing Roger and along the top to Crookstone Out Moor.  From there it’s down to Hope Cross and then returning along the valley, passing the YHA hostel, back into Edale.
 

Please bring waterproof jacket, footwear  for muddy tracks and a packed lunch. Please inform Peter Capon (email below or ring 0161 4250051) if you hope to come so that we can organise transport, subject to car availability.

Future Hikes

April 27th, May 18th, June 29th

Exploring Baptism / Confirmation session 2

  • Sunday 17 March
  • 4:30-5:30pm
  • Platt Church Room 4

These are aimed especially at Pathfinder and Plattform age young people. (But if you are interested and not in those groups, come and talk to Paul or Sarah.)

Getting Invited In

  • Thursday 21 March
  • 7.30pm
  • Nazarene Theological College

Come along for an evening of stories of an ordinary Christian engaging with his with his Muslim neighbours in extraordinary ways. Free admission.

'Growing Spiritually' (session 2) with Dr Shirley Jenner

  • Thursday 28 March
  • 7:45pm
  • Platt Church Hall

From a Christian perspective, what do we understand by Growing Spiritually? When and how do we grow? What about seasons when we don’t feel we are growing? Join us over two evenings near the start and end of Lent, for a shared conversation about our experience of Growing Spiritually. The evenings will include an optional “spacious place” for anyone who prefers to reflect on these questions in peace and quiet. All welcome.

Spring SOUND Youth Event

  • Friday 29 March
  • Speke Baptist Church, L24 2SA

Reach the City Prayer meeting

  • Sunday 31 March
  • 7:30pm
  • Platt Church Room 3

Platt Ladies Group

  • Monday 1 April
  • 8:00pm
  • Platt Church Breakout Space

On 1 April Sue Turley will be leading the group through ‘A Lent Contemplation.’

For more information, speak to Linda Bonner, Ann Easton, Katie Reed, Christine Taylor or email the church office. 

Future meetings: Monday 13 May- ‘Looking Good- tips for skin care and make-up for women in their prime’ with Gwyneth Tynan.

Church Prayer Gathering

  • Tuesday 2 April
  • 8pm
  • Platt Church Breakout Space

Come and hear news about Reach the City and what’s coming up this month. Refreshments at the start.

Future CPGs: Thurs 2 May (with students), Tues 4 June, Tues 9 July.

Foodbank Collection

  • Friday 26 April

The next Foodbank collection will take place on Friday 26th April.

Hooray for Hollywood: Holiday@Home

  • Tuesday 6th- Thursday 8th August 2018

Join the ‘Holiday at Home’ team as we prepare for some bright lights, glitz and glam! 

The ‘Holiday at Home’ team is excited to invite you to join us as we travel to ‘Hollywood’ with our senior members. From 6th – 8th August the church will transform to welcome and share time together with almost 100 people. Holiday at Home is an opportunity for our senior members (Oasis) and our wider community to  get a break over the summer without leaving Manchester.  The summer can feel really long as many of their regular clubs/meetings take a pause for the summer – Holiday at Home provide three days of fellowship, fun and food.  BUT…it needs a group of helpers to make it happen. 
 
We are asking for your support in different ways – can you bake some cakes, offer transport to or from church, support in the kitchen, play dominoes, spend time talking with people, provide some music or craft activities – if so, we’d love for you to share and serve in  all (or part) of our Holiday? If so, watch out for the sign up forms (on paper / online) that will be available shortly. For now, block out these dates so you can help out at this great holiday for yourself as well!
 
If there is something else you think you could help with or want some more information please email below or speak to Will Carey or Linda Bonner.

Initial Trauma Healing Training

  • Monday 29 April - Friday 3 May
  • Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church, Trinity Hill, B72 1TA

From Monday 29th April to Friday 3rd May there will be Initial Trauma Healing training taking place in Birmingham. It will be based on a large Baptist Church and they are offering accommodation for participants. This is part of worldwide training that you can read about on www.traumahealinginstitute.com

If you are interested in attending, please contact Margaret Hill.

Platt Spring Fair

  • Saturday 11 May
  • 12-3pm
  • Platt Church

Northern Men's Convention

  • Saturday 18 May
  • Platt Church

The Gospel: Jesus’ Plan to Pass It On

Come and join with us bringing with you friends and colleagues who you want to understand the gospel, and be excited and equipped to be salt and light in our needy world.

Inspire Women's Breakfast

  • Saturday 8 June
  • 9:30-11:30am
  • Platt Church

Local Foodbank needs volunteer help

Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank needs volunteer help at their distribution centres. There are four locations and times:

St Cuthbert’s Centre, 3 Palatine Road, Withington, M20 3LH. Tuedays 12noon-2pm

Platt Lane Library Centre, Fallowfield M14 7RB – Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm

Union Chapel Centre, 2b Wellington Road, Fallowfield, M14 6EQ – Fridays 12noon-2pm

Holy Innocents Centre, 2 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, M14 6JZ – Saturdays 10am-12noon

If you can volunteer any time, please email the office and we will pass your details on.

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