15 May 2016
22 May 2016
- 11 am
- Worship led by Mr David Cowling
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.
Christian Aid Week
The focus for fund and awareness-raising this week is on
Jesus' call “to love our neighbours as ourselves and not just
the ones next door or at the end of the street”.
Our support is invited at any and all events in our local
or other communities.
Some envelopes are available on the vestibule table; if you have
not received one through the door or are unable to return it, you
may do so via the offering plate in the coming weeks. Margaret
Goudie (Christian Aid rep) will receive any donations.
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.
It will also be helpful to know of any worship requests or “diary dates” for the Plan for Sept - Nov by early July; please give Jenny Easson, Keith Pearson or Nick Baker any relevant details.
General Church Meeting
The annual General Church Meeting will take place on Sunday
5th June with worship commencing at 10.45am. Nominations
for Church Stewards and representatives to the Church Council
should be made to Margaret Goudie please, and also any other
items for the agenda.
Core Skills Training for ministry with Children and Families
Training sessions, free to Methodists, will be held on Saturdays
- May 21st - Perth
- June 4th - Glasgow
- June 25th - Edinburgh
Flyer for content of each session (they differ), 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.
Meetings this week
|Date & time||Venue||Details|
|Friday 20th May 2016, 9am to 1pm
||The Steeple, Nethergate
||Final launch event of the Dundee Fairness Commission Report.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Commission's recommendations cover all aspects
of poverty and inequality, and the Commission wishes a
broad range of partners and people in Dundee to hear about
- the effects of poverty and income inequality on people in Dundee;
- stories of real hardship;
- its recommendations;
- initial responses to the recommendations.
To register or to indicate particular needs email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01382 433691.
|Friday 20th May, 11am
Brook Street, Broughty Ferry
||“Big Cheque handover”. The Lent Soup Lunches organised
through the Broughty Ferry Churches Group this year raised the
sum of £723.14 for Christian Aid. A Big Cheque is to
be handed over to a representative of Christian Aid Scotland; an invitation
is extend to all Ferry “soup people”
(providers, servers, consumers) to support this event.
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
- translation of the New Testament into Sherbo by the Bible
Society in Sierra Leone;
- presentation of a Bible to the Moderator of the General
Assembly of the Church of Scotland at its opening on Saturday
and SBS participation in the
Heart and Soul event in Princes
Street Gardens on Sunday;
- meeting of Scotland church leaders and SBS on
Tuesday to discuss the findings of the Transforming Scotland research.
Prayer Points for this week
- the General Assemblies of the
Church of Scotland
and of the
Free Church of Scotland next week;
- the Rev Dr David Easton, Chair of the Synod, on sabbatical;
- contacts with the Circuit congregations' communities;
- residents and staff in London (Methodist Homes);
- Christian Aid Week (Christian Aid);
Four Homes of Mercy, Bethany near Jerusalem (Embrace);
- Bible Society work in Scotland.
- work in west India (The Leprosy Mission);
- work in Papua New Guinea (MAF);
- we pray with and for the peoples of Malawi, Zambia, Kenya & Tanzania (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in the
South West Tyneside Circuit (Newcastle upon Tyne District) and in
Shettleston (Strathclyde Circuit).