Dundee Methodist Church

10 April 2016

Next Sunday
17 April 2016

11 am
Worship led by Mrs Judy Jarvis

We give the assurance of our thoughts and prayers to all who are unwell, awaiting or undergoing treatment, anxious, or grieving for the loss of loved ones.

Circuit Pastoral care

Rev Nick Baker is on holiday Wednesday 13th April. If anything urgent arises please contact Sue Marshall-Jennings or Keith Pearson in the first instance.

Easter Offerings

Envelopes may be returned in the regular offering plate today or on coming Sundays (£105 to date).

The Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office: Election Resources

SCPO has put together a collection of topical briefings on subjects including Economy; Constitution; People and Parliament; Policing; Crime and Punishment; Education; Food Poverty, Housing and Homelessness; Land reform; Health Refugees and Migration; Europe and External Affairs, Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

New book published by Malcom Rothwell

A few days ago my latest book was published. It is entitled 'Running the Race, finding God in the London marathon.' It is very short but the exercises and points to ponder will take a little longer. It can be bought in bookshops or Amazon (also the kindle version) - and from me - £5.99. Why not treat yourself - and buy a present for someone!

- Rev. Malcolm Rothwell

District Synod - stewarding help requested

Spring Synod this year is to be hosted by our Circuit on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April.

The Ministerial Session will take place in Arbroath on the Friday, the Representative Session in Central Baptist Church Dundee on the Saturday.

Sue Marshall-Jennings, as Senior Circuit Steward, will be grateful to hear from anyone who can offer help in stewarding during the Saturday session.

“From deep within” - writing competition

Methodist Women in Britain has organised a writing competition inspired by the life, writing and work of the Revd Julie Hulme.

You are invited to submit a meditative or reflective piece of writing on the theme of 'From deep within' in prose or poetry, maximum 500 words. This must be an original piece of work, not previously published either in print or electronically.

The competition is open to British residents, male and female, aged 16 or over, other than relatives of the organisers or judges. You may submit up to three entries. The closing date is midnight on Sunday 15th May 2016. Full rules and guidelines for entrants.

There will be a prize of £150 for the winner and a runner-up prize of £50.

The winner and runner-up will be announced on 4th July 2016 at a fringe event of the Methodist Conference in London.

Core Skills Training for ministry with Children and Families

Training sessions, free to Methodists, will be held on Saturdays

  • May 7th - Glasgow
  • May 21st - Perth
  • June 4th - Glasgow
  • June 25th - Edinburgh

See Flyer for content of each session (they differ), and booking information.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Sunday 10th April 2016, 5.30pm Stirling Methodist Church Julia Reid's Service of Admission as a Local Preacher. Julia, formerly of Perth, first offered herself for training as a Local Preacher in this Circuit. She has now successfully completed the Local Preacher training course; we send her our congratulations and best wishes for the Service and beyond.
The service will be followed by a 'faith tea'. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Wednesday 13th April 2016, 7.30pm to 9pm Broughty Ferry Baptist Church Scottish Parliamentary Election: Hustings for the Dundee East constituency. Anyone is welcome to come and participate on the night.

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in April for work in Cambodia.

Our prayerful attention this week is drawn to

  • Bulgarian Bible Society working with other Christian organisations arranging visits to homes for physically and mentally disabled people, giving them Bibles and New Testaments;
  • United Bible Societies' Nordic Fundraising Conference in Stuttgart this week;
  • SBS Appeal for work in Malawi launched this week;
  • praying for those who are willing to help with Bibleworld that they be encouraged seeing so many children coming on board.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday 20th April 2016, 12.15pm Dundee Methodist Church Pastoral Committee

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President and Vice-President of Conference in the Nottingham and Derby District today for the opening of Bingham Methodist Church;
  • Methodist Women in Britain Residential Weekend in Swanwick from Friday to next Sunday;
  • District Property Committee in the Scotland District;
  • music providers in the Circuit's 5 congregations;
  • residents, staff and supporters in the Southampton District (Methodist Homes);
  • partner CERD ( Centre for Empowerment and Resource Development) strengthening island communities in the Philippines (Christian Aid);
  • the happiness and health of orphaned, homeless, or at risk girls in Cedar Home, near Beirut (Embrace);
  • work in Guinea and Nigeria (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Tanzania (MAF);
  • Bible Society work in Cambodia;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Japan, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan (WCC);

we remember fellow Methodists in the West Pennine Moors Circuit (Lancashire District) and all in Partick (Strathclyde Circuit