Dundee Methodist Church

12 June 2016

Next Sunday
19 June 2016

11 am
Worship led by Julya Walsh from Bulgaria, with Sue Marshall-Jennings (in Dundee)

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.

Methodist Homes

Envelopes are available today for donations; please return via the offering plate in forthcoming weeks.

General Church Meeting résumé

At last Sunday's meeting

  • reports from the Senior Church Steward and the Church Treasurer were presented;
  • the Church Stewards were continued in office for a further year;
  • Church Council representatives for next year to be Lorna, 'tricia, Chris and Keith;
  • note was made that there is currently no appointed Church Property Steward, with particular reference and thanks to those currently exercising extra responsibility for our premises.
  • suggestions were offered for an updated church Mission Statement;
  • general approval was given to proceed towards improvements in disability access on our premises, as a first stage of “modernisation”.

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.

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.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Tuesday 14th June, 6.30pm Manse Preachers' Meeting
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.

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 in coming weeks to

  • Bible Society of Jordan training facilitators in and publication of resources for trauma healing;
  • translation of the Old Testament into the language of the Urak Lawoi fishing community in Thailand;
  • literacy training for women of disadvantaged background by the Bible Society of Pakistan;
  • translation of the Bible into North Sami spoken in Norway, Sweden and Finland;
  • summer schools organised by the Orthodox Church in the Republic of Macedonia;
  • children's edition of the Bible produced by the Ukrainian Bible Society.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Tuesday 21st June 2016, 2pm Dundee Methodist Church, upstairs Circuit Leadership Team
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

  • the President and Vice-President of Conference at the Irish Methodist Conference from Wednesday;
  • the Chair of the Synod resuming duties after his sabbatical;
  • ACTS Members' Meeting, Tuesday;
  • the Circuit Leadership Team;
  • Bible Society work in Congo;
  • Methodist Homes Sunday today (Methodist Homes);
  • organisations providing relief of trauma through support of art for Palestinian children (Christian Aid);
  • Learning Centre for the Deaf based in Baabda, Lebanon (Embrace);
  • work in south India (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Uganda (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Angola and Mozambique (WCC);
  • we remember all in the South East Northumberland Ecumenical Area (Newcastle upon Tyne District) and fellow Methodists in Netherton (Strathclyde Circuit).