Dundee Methodist Church

10 November 2013

Next Sunday
17 November 2013

11 am
Worship led by Mrs Marcia Mackenzie

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.

UNICEF Jars of Grace

Jars may still be returned (with contents!) or donations given to Margaret.

Bible Reading Notes

It is time to order the IBRA Bible reading notes for 2014. The format has been changed - examples will be on the desk, together with an order form for you to sign up. It looks to be an excellent format and worth taking for your daily Bible readings. Please look at them and sign up for an order for 2014 - payment on receipt. Further info from Heather.

Dundee Methodists and Food Banks

  1. Please support the Dundee Foodbank by bringing in any of the suggested items from the Shopping List (on the table on the upstairs landing) and placing the items in the large blue Bucket provided nearby. An explanatory slip is also available.
    • There is also need for plastic carrier bags of suitable size: please place any spares along with food items in the Bucket;
    • Giving money is also welcome.
    • Liz Kay reports that we would appear to have given around 100lb of food to the Foodbank already - so please keep up the good work! Contact Liz for further information.
  2. Tesco have made the following request:
    • Dundee Foodbank are collecting food donations in all 3 Tesco Extra stores in Dundee on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November, and would appreciate any willing volunteers over the course of these days.
    • If you are able to spare some time and help hand out leaflets or sort donations, please let Dave Morris know on info@dundee.foodbank.org.uk or by phone (01382) 226372. See http://dundee.foodbank.org.uk/supermarket-collections for more information.

Visitors to our next Café Service

We will be joined at the Café Service on Sunday December 29th by our friends from Meadowside St Paul's Church of Scotland. An invitation has also been given to Dundee United Reformed Church to join our worship in Marketgait on that Sunday.

Safer Scotland - Ready for Winter?

The Scottish Government has provided information for this campaign in the form of a wee booklet - copies on the vestibule table. See poster on noticeboards or http://www.readyscotland.org.

120 Days of Christmas

Did you know the “old Advent” was from 11th November until Christmas Eve? If you add that to 'old Christmas' (25th December to Candlemas, 2nd February) and then include the 40 days of Lent (5th March - 19th April), you get “the 120 days of Christmas”. We are invited to use this as a sustained period of reflection and devotion throughout the Scotland District. See “Scottish Methodists Together” latest issue (on glass table) or more information.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday 13th November 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 14th November 2013, 10am Broughty Ferry New Kirk, small hall Broughty Ferry Churches Group meeting
Thursday 14th November 2013, 7.30pm Dundee Methodist Church, “B” Worship Group: this open meeting is for all interested in our worship life; arrangements for Advent and Christmas will be discussed.
Friday 15th November 2013, 12 noon to 1pm YMCA 151 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry (opposite “M&S Food”) (map) Broughty Ferry Churches Group Christian Aid Soup Lunch. A choice of soups is offered, with bread and cheese, followed by tea or coffee, for which a minimum donation of £2 is requested. A warm welcome is extended to all to partake of the Soup Lunch and join in the warm table fellowship throughout the autumn and spring.
Saturday 16th November 2013, 10.15am - 3.30pm Dunblane District Policy Committee
Saturday 16th November 2013, 1pm St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, High Street, Dundee Lunchtime Concert - Nicholas Nowicki - piano. Tickets at the door - £4 adults, £3 concessions, schoolchildren free. Coffee and tea are served after each concert. Series programme.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in November for work in Haiti. Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • Bible society staff in Ukraine during the difficult transition from a totalitarian regime through a period of lawlessness and corruption;
  • distribution of Scriptures to young people in Belarus, and work with vulnerable children, especially in orphanages;
  • celebration of the life of David Livingstone in Glasgow Cathedral on Wednesday, to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth;
  • staff and work of the Icelandic Bible Society.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Friday 22nd November 2013, 7.30pm Riverside Methodist Church, Blairgowrie Impromptu Singers Concert, in aid of the Building Fund. Tickets (£5 including refreshments) are available by phone from 01828 627788 or at the door. If you would like to go and transport would be helpful, please ask the Eassons.
Saturday 23rd November 2013, 8.30am - 5.15pm SOLAS Centre, St Peter's Church, Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4JJ SOLAS: “Out of the Silent Church” Conference 2013. 'Education, Education, Education' The role of Christianity in Education Organised by SOLAS in partnership with Tearfund. See leaflets on Vestibule table, www.solas-cpc.org or contact / book through SOLAS office (tel: 01382 525051).

Prayer Points for this week