Dundee Methodist Church

5 September 2010

Next Sunday: 12 September 2010 - Racial Justice Sunday

11 am
Worship led by Mr. Keith Pearson

We give the assurance of our thoughts and prayers to all who are unwell, awaiting or undergoing treatment, or anxious or grieving for the loss of loved ones.

Broughty Ferry Churches Group Christian Aid Lunches

This year, Methodist support will be more active in that we are joining with St Mary's Episcopal Church in providing and s erving - hitherto we have subscribed towards the YMCA's charge and attended lunches but not been on the rota. If anyone is interested in assisting with this new involvement (including soup-making!), please contact David / Jenny Easson or Kate Green.

Last Call to Order IBRA material & Methodist Prayer Handbooks

To order daily Bible Study Notes or the Prayer Handbook, please sign the paper on the Vestibule table or let Heather know,

no later than today. Orders are going in this week!

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Tuesday 7th September 2010, 7.30 pm Dundee Methodist Church, “L” Circuit Leadership Team
Wednesday 8th September 2010, 1 pm - 1.50 pm Caird Hall (map) Caird Hall Organ Concerts: tickets £4 (£14 for series of 4) from Dundee City Box Office. This week, Tom Wilkinson, currently University Organist at St Andrews. Programme includes works by Bach and Elgar.
Friday 10th September, 12 noon - 1 pm YMCA 151 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry (opposite “M&S Food”) (map) Broughty Ferry Churches Group Christian Aid lunch. Soup - a good selection each week - is served with bread & cheese, followed by coffee for £2, in support of this ecumenical aid, relief and development charity. The lunches last year raised over £2,000 for Christian Aid. A warm welcome is given to all to come and share food and fellowship regularly or from time to time.
Saturday 11th September 2010, 11 am Pollokshaws, Glasgow Scotland District Synod
11th September 2010 6 pm dinner, 7.30 pm concert Scottish Churches House, 1 Kirk Street, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 0AJ Music for an Autumn Evening : this event is part of the celebration of the 50th Birthday of Scottish Churches House. A Pre-Concert Dinner at 6 pm is to be followed by a Chamber Concert at 7.30 pm with works performed by the Wind Quintet “Interplay”. For details of the programme and booking, please see leaflet on noticeboard, www.scottishchurcheshouse.org, telephone 01786 823588. Proceeds are for the SCH Development Fund.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Churches House Prayer Network

Prayers are invited this week for meetings and events in the House: International Work Camp (all week), residential Group (to Friday), The Christian Centre (Friday - Saturday), Birthday Concert (Saturday).

Scottish Bible Society

Our support through the Bible-a-Month Club is invited for work in September in Panama. See noticeboard for more information.

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • Storytelling training in the Gulf States, also new Bible Centre in Qatar;
  • continuing work in Turkey through the Bible shop, despite two attacks on the premises;
  • ministry among Asian migrant workers by the Bible Society in Jordan.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Sunday 12th September 2010, 6 pm (African Choir from 5.30 pm) Wellington Church of Scotland, 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LE World Council of Churches Executive Visit to Scotland. Worship including launch of MECTIS (Minority Ethnic Churches Together in Scotland). More details.
Monday 13th September 2010, 5 pm New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX Lecture by Rev Dr Walter Altmann, Moderator of the World Council of Churhces Central Committee, entitled “Mission and Development - what place do they have in the life of the Church?” For details, email lindseysanderson@acts-scotland.org. See also copy of email on noticeboard.
Saturday 18th September 2010, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm St Peter's Free Church, (off) Perth Road, Dundee Introduction to Apologetics Evangelism -“How do we communicate the Christian message in today's culture and with the variety of world-views around us?” Seminars offered include
  • “Meaningless, meaningless - the importance of understanding world-views today”
  • “I ken - Understanding Scotland today”
  • “Questions and Answers - how to answer people's questions with Jesus' Answer”

Free, but please register by emailing Tim at office@solas-cpc.org or phone (01382) 525021. (Also talk to Tom Penman!).
Saturday 23rd October 2010 PGL, Dalguise, Dunkeld PH8 0JX The Methodist Big Day Out for Young People in Scotland - for young people aged 12-18 - outdoor pursuits, chill time, group discussion, worship. For more information please e-mail bigdayout@methodistchurchinscotland.org.uk and see the Centre's website.
Saturday 20th November 2010, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm St Peter's Free Church, (off) Perth Road, Dundee “ Out of the Silent Church” Conference - Speakers and topics:
  • John Lennox - “The Apologetic of Science”
  • Ravi Zacharias - “The Ultimate Apologetic - Jesus Christ”
  • Stuart McAllister - “Is Apologising the best way to spread the Gospel?”
  • David Robertson - “Give me Scotland or I die”

For full details and registration form, see new Solas website: www.solas-cpc.co.uk; tickets £10 - if fully booked, see Tom Penman who may have a spare ticket!

Prayer Points for this week

  • Connexional Strategy and Resources C'ttee, Boards & AGMs of Methodist Ministers' and Lay Staff Pension Schemes, Tuesday;
  • pending visits of Pope Benedict XVI and the WCC Executive;
  • Perth Church Council Monday;
  • Arbroath Pastoral Committee Wednesday;
  • Rev Benson Chongo on a course in Birmingham during the week and Christine remaining in Scone;
  • International Literacy Day, Wednesday (Christian Aid);
  • Joint Christian Committee for Social Service in Lebanon (BibleLands);
  • staff and residents in homes in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (Methodist Homes);
  • Bible Society work in Panama;
  • The Leprosy Mission's work in south-east India;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia (WCC Prayer Calendar);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Wigan Circuit (Bolton and Rochdale District) and in Inverness (Inverness Circuit).