Dundee Methodist Church

2 June 2013

Next Sunday
9 June 2013

11 am
Worship led by Mr David Cowling

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.
We remember those on holiday and visiting family at this time of year especially, wishing them “safe journeys” and a period of re-creation and refreshment.

Ministerial Pastoral Care

We are asked to note that the Rev Mary Patterson will be at a Superintendents' Conference in York from Tuesday to Thursday inclusive.

General Church Meeting

The annual General Church Meeting will take place today after the Act of Worship, which starts at 10.45am. Following a short break (to allow for 'comfort needs', car parking payments, & serving of coffee), the formal GCM business will include the election of Church Stewards and four representatives from the congregation to the Church Council.

Re-issue of Circuit Preaching Plan: June - August

This Quarter's Plan has been amended and re-issued to take account of changes to Charles Richmond's appointments. A copy of the updated Preaching Plan has been sent electronically to those who have so requested and printed copies are available from the Vestibule table. Please alert others to this re-issue as appropriate. The other Plan pages (covers, diary etc) remain unchanged.

Royal Highland Show: Churches Stand

Volunteers to staff the Churches Stand at the RHS in Ingliston from 20th to 23rd June are sought. Please contact Bill Reid billreid@methodistchurch.plus.com, shonapaterson@acts-scotland.org or lcameron@cofscotland.org.uk.

Christian Aid Week: “Bite Back at Hunger”

If you did not have the opportunity to donate during Christian Aid Week, envelopes are available on the Vestibule table for return to Margaret.

Broughty Ferry Churches news

  • Barnhill St Margaret's Church, Invermark Terrace, hold a Lunchtime Service on Wednesdays at 12 noon
  • Dundee Presbytery has given formal consent for the linking of the parish churches of St Stephen's and West with Dundee, St Mary's, the Rev Keith Hall being Minister of both. The Linkage Dedication Service will take place on Thursday 27th June.

Volunteer drivers sought

The Dundee East Community Car Scheme has been established to “provide transport for older people who cannot, for various reasons, make their journey by private or public transport.”

The Scheme is seeking volunteers as drivers or bookings assistants. For more information about the scheme and/or volunteering, contact Neil Gateley on (01382) 305721, email commcarscheme@gmail.com.

Museum of Methodism - Wesley's Chapel, London

The newly refurbished Museum of Methodism in the crypt of Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London re-opened to the public on Tuesday 28th May, and a formal Service will marks its dedication this week. The Museum

  • has been described as a further pioneering step in using Methodist heritage to further the work of mission.
  • has up-to-date technology in an audio-visual presentation (narrated by the BBC's Huw Edwards), and the use of iPads and tablets to give interactive access to major Methodist documents.
  • illustrates “Methodism's dynamic responses to poverty and social ills”.
  • presently contains three permanent exhibitions, with further displays in planning and preparation for later phases of its development.

The Opening hours are

  • Mon - Fri: 1.00 to 16.00
  • Sunday: after worship until 13.45.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday 5th June 2013, 10am to 11.30am Blairgowrie Methodist Church Coffee Morning. The support of Circuit friends is always much appreciated and a warm welcome given to all who come.
Wednesday 5th June 2013, 7pm Dundee Methodist Church, “L” : all interested are welcome. The the main topic will be planning for the Café Service on Sunday 30th June. Possible material, suggestions, or feedback from previous café services or our worship in general can be given to 'tricia Laurie (Convener) at any time.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Support through the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in June for work in The Philippines.

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • SBS Board Meeting and AGM on Tuesday, also local church representatives and support groups throughout the country;
  • 150 years of Bible Society work in Pakistan, including opening of a new Bible Museum recently at Bible House, Lahore;
  • Indonesian Bible Society's Literacy and New Reader Programme in Sanggau, West Kalimantan;
  • printing of the Amri Karbi New Testament and Varli: Dogri New Testament, published for the first time, in India;
  • plans to print 3.5 million copies of the Bible in China to meet growing demand.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Friday 14th June 2013, 5.30pm Hannah Maclure Centre, Top floor of Student Centre, University of Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee One World Centre AGM. The formal business meeting will be preceded by a talk by Sarah Boyack MSP on the 'Enough Food For Everyone IF' campaign.”

Prayer Points for this week

  • The President of Conference in the Darlington District from Thursday;
  • General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church;
  • meeting needs in Madagascar ( Mission Aviation Fellowship);
  • The Leprosy Mission's work in Burma and in Thailand;
  • residents and staff in South East England (Methodist Homes);
  • work of Habitat for Humanity in rural Egypt (Embrace);
  • Centro Bono campaign for spending on education in the Dominican Republic (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society in The Philippines;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (WCC Ecumenical Calendar);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in Pocklington and Market Weighton (York and Hull District) and in Kilsyth (Glasgow Circuit).