Dundee Methodist Church

9 June 2013

Next Sunday
16 June 2013

11 am
Worship led by the Rev Lily Twist, Chair of the Synod

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.

Ministerial Pastoral Care

Please note that the Rev Mary Patterson will not be available from Mon 24th - Wed 26th June.

Church Council résumé

At its recent meeting in Inchture, the Council shared informal and formal conversation around items of general and particular interest. The Council will next meet on Thurs 26th Sept at 7pm.

Please note that there is now a vacancy for a link person with Action for Children (AfC). Those holding boxes or wishing to make donations in support of AfC may do so direct to the Church Treasurer (AfC - also see below).

General Church Meeting

The annual General Church Meeting last Sunday

  • elected the following
    • Church Stewards - Chi Tak, Fiona, Jenny, Graham, Sue & Larry;
    • Representatives to Church Council - Lorna, Kate, Chris (plus 3 vacancies)
  • expressed thanks on their demitting office to Alan (Steward) and Heather (Council rep);
  • received and considered an “overview of the previous year” from the Rev Mary Patterson;
  • received a finance report in which the Treasurer shared his concerns anent the current position. Mary F, now appointed Gift Aid Secretary, indicated that the new system for “small donations” might help to increase income, once introduced into our systems.

Action for Children Dundee Families Project

See the noticeboard for a letter, photo and card of thanks for our support of their work through our donations in envelopes and offerings.

Meadowside St Paul's Anniversary Service

It is suggested that those who wish to go to MSP on Sunday 30th June as a group meet at Marketgait by 10.45am, then walk down together.

Songs of Praise, Arbroath

An invitation is given to Circuit colleagues to join their friends in St John's, Ponderlaw Street, Arbroath on Sunday 30th June for an introduction to hymns from the new Methodist hymnbook “Singing the Faith”. Please note that the starting time has been put back to 2.30pm - it was advertised as 2pm in the Circuit Diary.

Broughty Ferry Churches news

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday 12th 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.
Thursday 13th June 2013, 6.30pm Auchterarder Circuit Preachers & Worship Leaders Meeting
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.”

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 in forthcoming weeks to

  • translators working on 20 different projects in Burma, especially those in remote regions;
  • 'The Australia Big Bike Ride' covering 7,200 km over 64 days;
  • project to present the Gospel in audio format to minority ethnic groups in Laos;
  • use of audio New Testaments in new churches in rural areas of Bangladesh;
  • new Fijian Bible in contemporary language, released in March;
  • Samoan Audio New Testament launched last year, also setting up of mobile bookshop;
  • completion of Jarai and Koho New Testaments in Vietnam;
  • completion of the first ever Hebrew-Arabic Bible in Israel, and resources for its distribution.

Mary-Lily Walker Centenary

Mary-Lily Walker founded Scotland's first Infant Health Service and first Nursing Mothers' Restaurant. The community centre that she established, Grey Lodge Settlement, still serves families living in the city. See marylilywalker.blogspot.co.uk for details of events, including a walking tour on Friday 28th June.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday 19th June 2013, 6.30pm - 9.30pm Dundee Methodist Church, “L” Safeguarding

Prayer Points for this week

  • The President and Vice-President of Conference at the Irish Methodist Conference from Thursday;
  • preparations for Methodist Conference in London in July;
  • work in Uganda ( Mission Aviation Fellowship);
  • The Leprosy Mission's work in south India;
  • residents and staff in Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire ( Methodist Homes);
  • help given by Caritas to Palestinians in the West Bank (Embrace);
  • G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, Father's Day on 16th (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in The Philippines;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Angola and Mozambique (WCC Ecumenical Calendar);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in Filey (York and Hull District) and in Pollokshaws (Glasgow Circuit).