Dundee Methodist Church

5 February 2017

Next Sunday
12 February 2017

11 am
Worship led by Jenny Easson

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.

Methodist ClothesBank

Mondays 10am -12 noon (i/c Liz)

Thursdays 1pm - 3pm (i/c Sue)

  • Please continue the search for suitable clothing from yourselves (and family & friends!) - “any clothing at all is welcome - smart or casual”.
  • More volunteers are needed - a minimum of 3 persons per session is really the basic; please contact Sue or Liz beforehand if you can help on a Monday or Thursday.

A senior Scottish Government adviser visited last Thursday when she met and talked with several volunteers.

Preaching Plan

The Plan for March-May is being circulated by email; some print copies will be available from the vestibule table. To have your name added to the list to receive either email or hard copies regularly, please advise David Easson.

Worship Consultation résumé

Wednesday's discussion included

  • the Local Arrangement / Café Service feedback
  • worship in Lent, based around material for daily meditation and reflection, produced by All We Can
  • displays in the window and other parts of premises
  • the Plan for March to May, noting the Circuit Service on Sunday 14th May at 3pm in Dundee to mark Keith Pearson's 50 years as a Local Preacher
  • procedure for Communion Offerings
  • Next meeting - Wednesday 17th May - 1pm

The Listening Service: Edinburgh Sheriff Court

The Listening Service, a multi-faith chaplaincy has started work at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court. The Project Leaders for the Listening Service are Andrew Letby and Hilda Warwick of the Methodist Church. “Courts can be very difficult and confusing places for anyone who uses them. The new service developed with Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association will offer a non-judgemental listening ear for people of all faiths and none. ” - Rev Andrew Letby.

Churches' Response to President Trump's Immigration Order

The Joint Public Issues Team has collated responses by church leaders in the US and elsewhere.

See also the response by Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Tuesday, 7th February, 10am the Manse Church Stewards' Meeting
Wednesday, 8th February, 7pm Dundee Methodist Church, “L” Church Council
Thursday, 9th February, 2.15pm St Mary's, Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry Churches Group meeting

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Partnership is invited in February for work in Cuba.

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • Bible Society in Guatemala working with marginalised children;
  • SBS Appeal for support for work in Haiti, including the literacy project and continued recovery after last year's devastating storms;
  • Bible Society of Ethiopia developing resources for children and young people.

Forthcoming events

Date & timeVenueDetails
Monday, 20th February, 7.30pm Stirling Methodist Church, Queen Street 'Not in our backyard - not in their market garden'. Dr Julia Edwards, a mission partner of the Methodist Church, has been working with the Pacific Conference of Church as a climate researcher. The meeting is co-hosted by Stirling Methodist Church and Friends of the Earth - Stirling. More information.
Saturday, 25th March, 10am to 3.30pm Stirling Methodist Church, Queen Street District Safeguarding Support Day. It is important that every church and circuit has sufficient representation there; if you wish to know more about the Day or to attend yourself, please let Sue (as Safeguarding Officer) or any Church Steward know. More details.
Saturday, 13th May, 11am to 3pm City of Edinburgh Methodist Church (Nicolson Square) Methodist Women in Britain District Fellowship Day. The Speaker will be the Rev Jackie Bellfield on the theme “O fill my cup - overflowing with love”.

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President and Vice-President of Conference in the Newcastle District next weekend;
  • Connexional Allowances Committee, Thursday;
  • District Ecumenical Forum meeting, Stirling Methodist Church, Monday;
  • District Advance Fund meeting, District Manse, Stirling, Wednesday;
  • work in the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District (Methodist Homes);
  • work of the Learning Centre for the Deaf with children in Baabda, Lebanon (Embrace ME);
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Monday (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in Cuba;
  • work in changing circumstances (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Uganda (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Andorra, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, Spain and Vatican City (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Liverpool (South) Circuit (Liverpool District) and in Kirkcaldy (Edinburgh and Forth Circuit).