Dundee Methodist Church

01 May 2016

Next Sunday
8 May 2016

11 am
Mrs Julya Walsh (via Skype from Bulgaria) with Mrs Sue Marshall-Jennings

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.

Thanks to all who in any way helped in hosting Synod in Arbroath and Dundee last weekend.

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.

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.

Craft Items for Bulgaria

When I go out in 10 days time, I have been asked to take out any small craft items such as stickers, card, embellishments, felt, glue etc for someone who is working with village children in Bulgaria. If anyone has any spare items like this lurking in a cupboard or who would like to make a donation towards buying some - it would be hugely appreciated. Many thanks.

- Sue

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

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.

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.

Pastoral Committee résumé

At its recent meeting (over a soup and sandwich lunch) the Committee discussed and / or agreed, amongst other items, the following

  • care of individuals and families on our Lists and in our congregation;
  • Holy Communion for 'housebound' Members;
  • welcome to and support for students;
  • the Act of Commissioning for Pastoral Visitors during worship on Sunday 1st May;
  • date of next meeting - Wed 26th October, 12.15pm to 2.30 pm (soup & sandwich lunch upstairs).

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Thursday 5th May 2016, 7pm (note change of date) Dundee Methodist Church, “L” Worship Consultation - open to all

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in May for work in Scotland.

Our prayerful attention this week is drawn to

  • scheme in Dominican Republic to encourage people to exchange their weapons for a Bible;
  • Community Bible Experience throughout Scotland, including the ecumenical groups in Broughty Ferry based round the St James' congregation;
  • Bibleworld and its team visiting places throughout Scotland.

Prayer Points for this week

  • the Vice-President of Conference in the Cornwall District next weekend;
  • Methodist Diaconal Order Convocation, Tuesday-Friday;
  • Strategy and Resources Committee, Thursday;
  • those representing Methodism in Scottish civic life;
  • pastoral care in each of the Circuit's 5 congregations;
  • residents, staff and supporters in the York and Hull District (Methodist Homes);
  • tackling gender-based violence in El Salvador (Christian Aid);
  • staff and supporters in the UK (Embrace);
  • research projects (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Liberia, Burma, and Nepal (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the East Durham Circuit (Newcastle upon Tyne District) and in Milton (Strathclyde Circuit);
  • Bible Society work in Scotland.