Dundee Methodist Church

5 June 2016

Next Sunday
12 June 2016

10.45 am
Coffee available
11 am
Worship led by Mr David Cowling (note change of preacher)

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.

General Church Meeting

The annual General Church Meeting takes place today with worship, including Communion, commencing at 10.45am. After a short break for coffee, all are encouraged to stay and participate as the GCM will include conversation on our future work based in and from Marketgait, as well as required formal business.

Preaching Plan

The Plan for the next Quarter (June - August) has been published and a number of printed copies made available on the vestibule table. If you wish to receive either an emailed or printed copy, contact David Easson. Please advise Keith Pearson, Jenny Easson or the Minister by July of information, requests or diary dates for the next Plan.

Afternoon Teas

Our Broughty Ferry friends in St Luke's and Queen Street church are again holding Afternoon Teas on Thursdays until 14 July inclusive (but excluding 23rd June). These will be in the Church Halls (West Queen Street, DD5 1AU) from 2pm to 4pm, price £2.00. All are warmly invited.

Core Skills Training for ministry with Children and Families

A training session will be held on June 25th in Edinburgh. See Flyer for content, and booking information.

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.

Scotland District Prayer Diary

As part of a proposal to expand and develop the District Prayer List with a general “One Mission” focus, Jill Baker (Glasgow, District “One Mission” rep to the Connexion) has sent a request for prayer material for possible inclusion in an expanded Diary. This material might relate to local church activities, mission / outreach, overseas links, etc, possibly with photographs. Deadline - Sunday 31st July.

New uses for Methodist premises in Scotland

  • Last weekend saw the official celebration of the 200th anniversary of Methodist premises in Nicolson Square Edinburgh. Over the 200 years the interior of the church and halls have been “changed” several times). See the rooms which are available for church use or for hire, and various activities that take place on the premises in addition to meetings, exhibitions, and a Fringe venue.
  • Between 2010 and 2016 Anniesland Methodists in Glasgow and the Scottish Churches Housing Action worked, with Sanctuary Housing Association, on a project to demolish the former premises and erect a purpose-built church and 24 new flats for people aged 55+. The new building was opened in February 2016. See excerpt from SCHA newsletter.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

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

  • Bible Society of India's Bible Voice project making audio Bibles available in 10 different languages;
  • SBS AGM in Edinburgh on Tuesday;
  • United Bible Societies (UBS) Communications Affinity Group meeting in Estonia on Wednesday;
  • translation of the Old Testament into Mori by the Bible Society of Indonesia;
  • translation of the Old Testament into Kirmi by the Bible Society of Tanzania, also completion of the New Testament translation;
  • UBS Resource Mobilisation Group meeting in Zurich next weekend.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Thursday 16th June, 2pm to 4pm St Luke's and Queen Street Church Halls, West Queen Street, DD5 1AU Afternoon Tea, price £2.00. All are warmly invited.
Saturday 25th June 2016, 11am start St Andrew's RC Cathedral, Glasgow District Walk from Glasgow to Paisley. See poster for details.

Prayer Points for this week

  • Scottish Episcopal Church General Synod, Edinburgh, Thursday - Saturday;
  • the Circuit's 5 Church Council's Secretaries;
  • Bible Society work in Congo;
  • work in the Birmingham district (Methodist Homes);
  • drought conditions in Ethiopia (Christian Aid);
  • Al Ahli Hospital's mammography provision in Gaza (Embrace);
  • leaders and decision-makers (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Timor Leste (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Tynedale Circuit (Newcastle upon Tyne District) and all based in St John's Episcopal Church, Dumfries (Strathclyde Circuit).