Dundee Methodist Church

29 May 2016

Next Sunday
5 June 2016
General Church Meeting

10.45 am
Worship, including Holy Communion, conducted by the Rev Nick Baker, followed by the annual General Church Meeting.
Communion Offering (on entry) for the Fund for the Support of Presbyters and Deacons

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 from Bulgaria

“Massive thanks from the leader and children of the Kids' Club in Novo Selo for the donations” which Sue took to Bulgaria on her recent trip - a Certificate of Thanks from the Mayor has been sent, via Sue, to Dundee Methodist Church “In recognition of your generous donations, activities and efforts to our children. To altogether help, support and develop the traditions and virtues of our community” (The Certificate is on the noticeboard in the porch).

General Church Meeting

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

Nominations for Church Stewards and representatives to the Church Council should be made to Margaret Goudie please. Please also notify her of any other items for the agenda.

Christian Aid Week

Some envelopes are available on the vestibule table; if you did not receive one through the door or have been 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.

Electrical work

Work on the new water heater in the gents' toilet downstairs continues. An electrician is coming in on Monday morning at 11 am to rewire the system. Please note that the power will be off at some point. The electrician reckons the job will take 4/5 hours approximately.

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.

Core Skills Training for ministry with Children and Families

Training sessions, free to Methodists, will be held on Saturdays

  • June 4th - Glasgow
  • June 25th - Edinburgh

See 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.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

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

  • distribution of 750 Bibles and 750 New Testaments in various languages to migrant workers in Bahrain;
  • Hungarian Bible Society's Sign Language Bible for deaf people;
  • work with young people by the Bible Society in The Gambia;
  • Bible Society of South Africa supplying 165,000 Scripture booklets in English, Afrikaans, and isiXhosa to teach basic literacy to Grade2 children;
  • Bible Society of Congo's Good Samaritan Project for those with HIV/AIDS;
  • Bible Society in Swaziland producing a Study Bible for church leaders.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
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 Cliff College Festival, Monday;
  • the President-designate and Vice-President-designate, Connexional officers, and the Arrangements Committee preparing for Conference in London;
  • District office-holders in Scotland and Shetland;
  • Baptismal Secretaries in our Circuit churches;
  • Bible Society work in Scotland and in Congo;
  • residents and staff in Bedfordshire, Essex, and Hertfordshire (Methodist Homes);
  • the Sourced campaign on 'fairness of taxation' (Christian Aid);
  • provision and use of Gaza YMCA's sports facilities (Embrace);
  • work in Burma and Thailand (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in South Sudan (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Botswana and Zimbabwe, (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Lindisfarne Circuit (Newcastle upon Tyne District) and the Alexandria House Group (Strathclyde Circuit).