Dundee Methodist Church

8 September 2013

Next Sunday
15 September 2013

11 am
Worship led by Mrs Beryl 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.

The Preaching Plan for September-November

Print copies can be collected from the glass-top table. Please contact Jenny and David if you wish to be added to the electronic distribution list or for more print copies.

St Margaret's Café

Lunches / afternoon teas are served in Barnhill St Margaret's hall on Wednesdays from 12.30 pm to 4pm.

Incorporation of Broughty Ferry into Dundee

As part of the Ferry's marking of the Centenary of its Incorporation into Dundee as from 4th November 1913

  • A United Service will be held on Sunday 3rd November at 6pm in Broughty New Kirk.
  • It is hoped that a Joint BF Churches Choir will be formed to participate in the Service: rehearsal will be on Tuesday 29th October at 7.30pm and 12.30pm on Sunday 3rd November, in New Kirk. Please let Jenny or David Easson or Kate Green know if you wish to join this choir or email helenbridger@yahoo.com preferably by 30th Sept.
  • It is proposed that individual Ferry churches hold displays and “open days” in connection with the Centenary and that a “Church Trail” be publicised.
  • There will be a Public Lecture by Dr Chris Davey in St Marys' Episcopal Church.

Radio mike problems

The intermittent rustling sound when the radio mike is in use is being investigated. The stewards apologise for any discomfort or inconvenience and ask you to bear with us as we try to sort it out!

Visit of new District Chair

It is suggested that a Faith Lunch be held after worship as a means of offering our hospitality and a “chance to meet” the Rev David P Easton, our new District Chair, when he comes to Marketgait on Sunday October 13th.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Sunday 8th September 2013, 6.30pm Hamilton United Reformed Church, South Park Road, ML3 6PH National Racial Justice Sunday Service. The preacher will be the Rev Beatrice Musindi, Moderator of the CTBI's Racial Justice Network and the MECTIS (Minority Ethnic Christians Together in Scotland) choir will sing from 6pm. See www.acts-scotland.org.
Wednesday 11th September 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 13th September 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 14th September 2013, 10.45am - 3.30pm Aberdeen District Synod
Saturday 14th - Friday 20th September 2013, 10am to 4pm (except Sunday when it is 12noon to 4pm) and Wednesday 6pm to 8pm Kirkcaldy Methodist Church, St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy Our District colleagues in Kirkcaldy Methodist Church are celebrating their 125th anniversary as “a church in the community. The story is told in stories, picture, and words in their premises. Admission is free. Visitors from near and far are welcome.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in September for work in Lebanon.

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • progress on the Serbian Old Testament translation project, also completion of the translation of the gospels into Serbian Romani;
  • financing of the Romanian Bible Society projects for children, marriage preparation, audio NTs for prisoners, and for cooperation with the Police anent the Criminal Law and God's Law;
  • funding obtained for production of new titles and projects in Slovakia;
  • distribution of the special Scripture editions in the Czech Republic, aimed at young people and those new to the Bible.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Tuesday 17th September 2013, 2pm Bonar Hall, Dundee Social Enterprise Conference - Preparing for Growth. This is the first such conference in Dundee, with invited speakers from within and furth of the UK. The cost is £65 + VAT for a delegate place and there is also sponsorship from £50 + VAT. All attending will be given a free copy of the book “The Social Entrepreneur - Making Communities Work” by Lord Andrew Mawson OBE, one of the speakers. See poster on noticeboard, or contact Eric Peebles: tel (01382) 434564 or email ericpeebles@dundeecity.gov.uk.
Tuesday 5th November 2013, 11am to 4pm Perth Methodist Church, Scott Street “Inviting People to Stay”
This District Event will focus on follow-up from 'Back to Church Sunday' contacts. Michael Harvey will lead the seminar; refreshments and lunch will be provided. For further details see poster on notice board, contact Rev Martin Keenan: tel: 01542 831176; 07921 540 170; email: martin.keenan@methodist.org.uk.

Prayer Points for this week

  • The President-designate and the Vice-President-designate of Conference;
  • Members of the Synods in Scotland & Shetland;
  • the Circuit Leadership and Invitation Teams;
  • the small team flying and working in Chad ( Mission Aviation Fellowship);
  • The Leprosy Mission's work in south-east India
  • residents and staff in East Anglia (Methodist Homes);
  • small business start-up support in Egypt by CEOSS (Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services) (Embrace);
  • families in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in Lebanon;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia (WCC Ecumenical Calendar);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in Kidderminster and Stourport (Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District) and in Paisley (Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Circuit).