Dundee Methodist Church

17 November 2013

Next Sunday
24 November 2013

11 am
Worship led by Mrs Julya Walsh

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.

Typhoon Relief

Envelopes for donations via MRDF are available and can be returned through a retiring collection in the next two weeks.

UNICEF Jars of Grace

Jars may still be returned (with contents!) or donations given to Margaret. Total to date is £120.44.

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.

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.

Worship Group résumé

At the meeting on Thursday arrangements for worship at Advent and Christmas were agreed:

  • no public worship in Marketgait on 25th December - we are encouraged to worship in our local communities;
  • we will be joined at the Café Service on Sunday December 29th by our friends from Meadowside St Paul's Church of Scotland and Dundee United Reformed Church congregations.
  • the Tree will be in place for all-age worship on Sunday 22nd December - decoration on Saturday 21st December.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday 20th 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.
Friday 22nd 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.
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).
Saturday 23rd November 2013, 10am - 3pm St Luke's and Queen Street church halls, West Queen Street, Broughty Ferry Advent Quiet Day: Broughty Ferry Churches Group issues a warm invitation to everyone for this much appreciated annual gathering. The theme this year is “diaries and calendars” and you are invited to “bring your diary”. The sessions run from 10am to 12 noon, with lunch together, and from 1pm to 3pm. Please let David, Jenny or Kate know if you hope to join in any or all of the sessions (and lunch) as numbers have been requested for catering.

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

  • support by the Danish Bible Society for world-wide work with persecuted Christians, children with cancer, and literacy programmes especially for women;
  • best-seller-list-topper, the 2011 Norwegian Bible translation, with almost 180,00 copies sold;
  • campaigns by Bible Society staff in Finland;

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President of Conference at the West Yorkshire District Retreat, Monday-Tuesday;
  • United Reformed Church Mission Council, 22-24 November;
  • the Rev Mary Patterson on her sabbatical and the Circuit's titular Superintendent, the Rev John Butterfield;
  • travel into and work in areas of inter-tribal unrest in Democratic Republic of Congo (MAF);
  • The Leprosy Mission's promotional work in Europe;
  • residents and staff in the Plymouth and Exeter District (Methodist Homes);
  • educational centre for children with learning difficulties run by Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) (Embrace);
  • CIPCA and chocolate commerce in Bolivia (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in Haiti;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Republic of Congo. Gabon, SÃo Tomé, and Principe (WCC Ecumenical Calendar);
  • we remember Methodists in Brownhills and Willenhall (Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District) and in Aberdeen (North of Scotland Mission Circuit).