29 May 2016
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.
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.
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
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.
Prayer Points for this week
- the President and Vice-President of Conference
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);
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).