2 April 2017
9 April 2017
- 11 am
- Worship led by Jenny Easson
- Retiring Offering for
All We Can
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.
All We Can
The Worship Consultation agreed that, following our use of
All We Can's
Lenten material, there should be an opportunity for donations
though a retiring offering plate
next week, Palm Sunday. Envelopes, with Gift Aid provision, are
available from today from the vestibule table.
This year our Circuit's churches have been encouraged to use the
booklet of daily reflections produced by “All We Can”.
low resolution copy, or sign up
for daily resources by email.
Lent Study Groups
Broughty Ferry Churches Group gives a warm invitation to
Both the Monday and Wednesday groups share experiences
and explore questions raised by material published by CTBI, entitled
'Returning Home: Christian Faith in
Encounter with Other Faiths'.
Meadowside St Pauls also have sent an invitation to their
Lenten Group in the
church halls on Tuesdays at 7.15pm,
using 40Acts material.
Mondays 10am -12 noon (i/c Liz)
Thursdays 1pm - 3pm (i/c Sue)
Volunteers please contact Sue or Liz
More clothing is still needed; please have a good spring clean of
your wardrobes. Anything is welcome. We will
- keep good adult clothing for the clothesbank;
- send good clothing for children and teenagers to “Togs from Tots to Teens”;
- recycle clothes that are not suitable for either; we can raise money in this way.
Please take a collecting bag from the table at the top of the stairs or
ask a helper for one.
Meeting with other churches
Rev Nick Baker writes:
As part of ongoing conversations and developing relationships
with the other churches in Dundee I recently met with Revds Alan McGougan
and Andria Randall. Alan is the minister of the URC church and Andria the
minister of the Congregational Church in Dundee.
We discussed a wide range of things including what is happening in
the life of our churches, the ways in which we serve the city, and the way
forward recognising the challenges we all face in terms of ministry, people,
and buildings. As such we thought it would be a good idea for a couple
of representatives and the ministers from each church to meet and reflect
on this together, exploring options for working together.
I am writing because I want to keep you informed of these
and invite you to share any thoughts if you wish. Jenny Easson and Sue
Marshall-Jennings have agreed to attend the meeting on Wednesday 26th
April with myself to represent Dundee Methodist Church. No decisions are
being made, but rather an opportunity for us to meet and listen to one
another seeking God's guidance.
If any of you do have any thoughts about this or the future direction
of the church I should be grateful if you would communicate this to Sue,
Jenny or myself prior to the meeting.
The General Church meeting at the beginning of June will give us the
opportunity to discuss together what was shared at the meeting on April
26th but if you have any particular questions I will do my best to answer
Methodist Women in Britain
The Rev Jenny Jackie Bellfield was to have been the speaker at the forthcoming
Fellowship Day, but has been asked to represent UK Methodism at that time in the US.
The Rev Sally Binyin, Methodist
Minister connected with the Bread Church in Liverpool, will now speak at the Fellowship
Copies of the latest MWiB district newsletter are now available
on the vestibule table.
Meetings this week
|Date & time||Venue||Details|
|Monday 3rd April, 10.15am - c.11.45am
||St Mary's, Queen Street
||Lenten Study Group
|Tuesday 4th April, 12noon - 2pm
||Dundee Methodist Church, upstairs
||City Centre Ministers, upstairs
|Tuesday 4th April, 7.15pm
||Meadowside St Pauls
||Lenten Study Group, using 40Acts material.
|Wednesday 5th April, 7.30pm
||St James' Church halls
Fort Street (by Lifeboat shed), Broughty Ferry
||Lenten Study Group
Support other Organisations
Scottish Bible Society
Our support via the Bible-a-Month Partnership is invited in April for work in China.
Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to
- United Bible Societies China Partnership seeking to meet the
huge demand for Bibles;
- Bible Society of Angola's translation of the Bible into the
- production of Bible stories in Sign Language by the Argentine Bible Society;
- promotion of Bibleworld Books literacy project in churches in Scotland.
|Date & time||Venue||Details|
|Saturday, 29th April, 10.30am to 3.30pm
||Dundee Methodist Church
||“Living Word” - a day of fellowship and study.
The Circuit preachers have invited
Bob Bartindale, the Connexion's
Ministry Development Officer, to visit Scotland and lead them and others in
exploring our engagement with the Bible for use in worship.
Bob will also explain some of his responsibilities and have opportunity to
learn of the challenges and opportunities for Methodists in Scotland.
A warm invitation is given to all Preachers, Worship Leaders and people
concerned with worship (perhaps in Local Arrangements). Please bring food for picnic lunch -
soup and beverages available.
More details from Keith Pearson (Preachers' Secretary)
|Saturday, 13th May, 11am to 3pm
||City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
||Methodist Women in Britain District Fellowship
Day. The Speaker will now be the Rev Sally Binyin, a
Methodist Minister connected with The Bread Church in Liverpool, since the Rev
is then to be in the USA representing
Prayer Points for this week
- the President of Conference in the Bolton and Rochdale District next weekend;
- Methodist Council until tomorrow, Monday;
- continuing refurbishment work at Scott Street, Perth;
- work in the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District (Methodist Homes);
Princess Basma Centre's campaign for the rights of Palestinian
children with disabilities (Embrace ME);
- workers in Ethiopia (Christian Aid);
- Bible Society work in China;
- work in India (The Leprosy Mission)
- work in Uganda (MAF);
- we pray with and for the peoples of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in the
Barton and Brigg Circuit (Lincolnshire District) and in
Anniesland Glasgow (Strathclyde Circuit).