Service Projects:

[On-going Service Project]

We will be handing out a slip regarding collecting for a local food bank. We will have a box every Sunday for any of your donations. This is a good way of giving in our community.

[Fundraising for the Youth]

We will be putting on two Fundraisers for the Youth. The first is a Carwash & Breakfast. The Relief Society will be cooking breakfast, while the youth wash cars and organise games and face painting etc. This will be on Sat 23rd May:10am-12pm. Any Volunteers or donations of food etc.. are much appreciated.

The Second Fundraiser we will be putting on, will be an American Themed BBQ on Sat 4th July 2-4pm. This should be lots of fun. We hope to organise stalls , music, dancing and games (All with your help and support) If you can contribute at all please contact a member of the R.S. Presidency, we are eager for volunteers!

A Message and Fireside Announcement from Our Self Reliance Specialists

Dear Members of the Ashton Stake
I am sure you have heard a lot now about the new self reliance initiative that is rolling out in the church. Well the exciting news is that we are now moving this forward within our stake. Please see the poster attached for details of the multi-stake devotional coming this month:Sunday the 26th April commencing at 7pm, at the Manchester Stake centre.

This devotional is a opportunity for all members to undertake a self assessment and set personal goals in relation to moving towards self reliance for you and your family. On this night, you will also be given the opportunity to find out more about the workgroups that will commence in the coming weeks, and you can sign up to one on the night. These work groups are aimed primarily at those who are looking for work, hoping to improve job prospects, want a change of job, looking into a form of education and thinking of starting or improving your own business.
Any members that wish to come and undertake their own personal assessment, please come to this evening, you can then sign up to a workgroup if you feel it is appropriate for you. If you are interested in any of the workgroups and feel you need help with employment, self employment or education, it is very important that you come to this evening. Please contact your ward self reliance specialist or a member of the Bishopric if you want anymore information or need help to attend this devotional. It is going to a very exciting evening and the first of its kind in this area, so please come and enjoy this experience.
Much love
Brother and Sister Knight
Ashton Stake Self Reliance Specialists

Dates For Your Diary March/April 2015:

Sun 1st Mar:       [Fast Sunday]

Thu 5th Mar:      PPi’s/Training [For all Auxillary Leaders]

Fri 6th Mar:        Bolton Ward Temple Night 7.30pm Session

                          Youth Dance 7pm @ Chorley

Sat 7th Mar:       Regional Youth Activity @ Chorley

Sun 8th Mar:      [Bolton Ward Conference] Choir 1.45 – 2.15pm

                          New Beginnings NIght for Young Women & Parents 7.30pm

Fri 13th Mar:      Youth Dance 7.30pm @ Huddersfield

Sun 15th Mar:    [Mothers Day]

Tue 17th Mar:    [Ashton Stake Temple Week 17th – 21st]

                          Stake Youth Baptisms for Bolton 6.30pm @ Baptistry

Thu 19th Mar:    Stake New & Returning Member Baptisms 6.30pm

Sun 22nd Mar:   Bishops Youth Discussion 7.30pm @ Bolton

Wed 25th Mar:   Multi-Ward Youth Activity 7.30pm @ Oldham

Thu 26th Mar:    R.S. Mid-Week Activity ‘A Celebration of Women’ 7.30pm

Sun 29th Mar:    Choir 1.45 -2.15pm & Sisters Broadcast 8+ 5.30pm @ Ashton

                           YSA Devotional 7.30pm @ YSA Building

Fri 3rd Apr:         [Good Friday] Ward Temple Night 7.30pm Session

Sat 4th Apr:        [General Conference]

Sun 5th Apr:       [General Conference] [Easter Sunday]

Mon 6th Apr:      [Easter Monday] Ashton Stake Youth Convention [6th -10th]

Tue 7th Apr:       Beehive Convention [7th – 8th]

Sat 11th Apr:     Ashton Stake Youth Convention Dance 7.30pm @ Ashton

Sun 12th Apr:    [Fast Sunday] Choir 1.45 – 2.15pm

Fri 17th Apr:      Youth Dance 7.30pm @ Manchester

Sun 19th Apr:    Choir 1.45 – 2.15pm

                          Stake Youth Council 6pm / Fireside 7.30pm @ Middleton

Tue 21st Apr:     Bolton Ward Baptismal Trip 6.45pm @ Baptistry

Thu 23rd Apr:     R.S. Mid-Week Activity ‘St Georges Day Celebration’ 7.30pm

Wed 29th Apr:   Stake Youth Activity 7.30pm @ Middleton

 

Dates For Your Diary Jan/Feb 2015:

Sun 25th Jan:    Stake Youth Fireside @ Whitefield 7.30pm

Wed 28th Jan:   Stake Youth Activity @ Whitefield 7.30pm

Thu 29th Jan:    R.S. Mid-week Activity 7.30pm @ Chapel

Sun 1st Feb:      Fast Sunday

Fri 6th Feb:       Youth Dance @ Manchester 7.30pm

Sun 8th Feb:     Choir 1.45 – 2.15pm

Thu 12th Feb:   Self-reliance Training for Ward Councils 7.30pm @ Ashton

Fri 13th Feb:     Youth Dance @ Huddersfield 7.30pm & Multi-Stake YSA Valentine’s dance @ YSA Building 7.30pm

Sat 14th Feb:    Valentines Day

Sun 15th Feb:   Choir 1.45 – 2.15pm & Stake Youth Fireside @ Rochdale 7.30pm

Sat 21st Feb:    Stake Music Festival 7pm @ Ashton

Sun 22nd Feb: Stake Single Adult Fireside 7pm @ Oldham

Wed 25th Feb:  Stake Youth Activity @ Rochdale 7.30pm

Thu 26th Feb:   R.S. Mid-week Activity @ Chapel 7.30pm