Dundee Methodist Church

24 April 2016

Next Sunday
1 May 2016

11 am
Worship, including Holy Communion, conducted by the Rev Nick Baker; there will also be an Act of Commissioning for Pastoral Visitors and Workers with Children and Young People
Communion Offering (on entry upstairs) for Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund

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.

Easter Offerings

Envelopes may be returned in the regular offering plate today or on coming Sundays (£108 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.

YMCA Edinburgh: OPP Programme

Edinburgh YMCA is to host a One Programme Participant - a Methodist scheme for young people between 16 and 23. See the job advert; the closing date for applications is Saturday 7th May, interviews will be on Mon 23rd May.

Free Tickets for Solas Festival: The Bield, Blackruthven

The Solas Festival takes place Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June; there will be a Methodist tent. Free Tickets are available for young people accompanied by leaders, and also for volunteers. Follow the links for more details.

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

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.

“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.

Support other Organisations

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

  • translation of the Old Testament for Kera-speaking people in Chad;
  • translation projects for 8 different languages in Papua New Guinea;
  • provision of resources for leaders, leaders and Sunday School teachers by the Bible Society of Costa Rica;
  • provision by churches, through SBS, of Bible Study booklet On the Road for refugees.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Thursday 5th May 2016, 7pm (note change of date) Dundee Methodist Church Worship Consultation

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President and Vice-President of Conference in the Darlington District;
  • Connexional Authorisations Committee, Thursday;
  • the Chair of the Synod on sabbatical and those undertaking District responsibilities;
  • residents, staff and supporters in the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District (Methodist Homes);
  • the people of Nepal rebuilding lives after the earthquake (Christian Aid);
  • boarding students at Fairhaven School, Alexandria (Embrace);
  • programme co-ordinators (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Kenya (MAF);
  • Bible Society work in Cambodia;
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Chester-le-Street Circuit (Newcastle upon Tyne District) and in Anniesland (Strathclyde Circuit).