19 February 2017
26 February 2017
- 11 am
- Worship led by Mr Keith Pearson
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.
Re-settlement of unaccompanied
The leaders of five Churches have issued a Statement expressing
concern at the UK Government's announcement of its intention to
suspend the programme for the safe re-settlement of unaccompanied
minors seeking refuge in the UK.
The Statement, with a joint letter to the Home Secretary, was signed
on behalf of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland,
Quakers in Britain, The United Reformed Church, and the Methodist Church.
The leaders urge the Government to reconsider and adopt a policy
that prioritises the well-being of children.
Some Statistics ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight - (27 Feb - 12 March)
- I in 10 children in tea-growing areas of Malawi dies before their 5th birthday;
- over half the children in Malawi's tea-growing areas do not complete primary school;
- I in 3 people in Kenya's tea and coffee-growing regions lives in poverty;
- 1 in 4 children in Kenya's tea and coffee-growing areas is malnourished, often leading to stunted growth.
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.
Mondays 10am -12 noon (i/c Liz)
Thursdays 1pm - 3pm (i/c Sue)
- 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.
- Please continue the search for suitable clothing from
yourselves (and family & friends!) - Sue's contact
indicated an outlet to which we can pass on children's
clothing and accessories.
- An “open session” will be held
between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday 21st February
to facilitate the dropping off / handing-in of clothing items.
Broughty Ferry Churches Group - Lent
Broughty Ferry Churches Group gives a warm invitation to all and any
of the following during Lent (1March- 9 April):
Meetings this week
|Date & time
|Monday, 20th February, 7.30pm
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.
|Tuesday, 21st February, 2pm
Methodist Church, upstairs
|Circuit Leadership Team
|Tuesday, 21st February, 5pm to 7pm
for dropping off / handing-in clothing items for the ClothesBank.
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 of India's translation work to produce Bibles and
material for 25 different language groups;
- Bible Society of Jordan's' project to engage young people with the Bible;
- publication of the New Testament in the Toma language
in Guinea-Conakry and continuing work on the translation of the Old Testament;
- work of SBS speakers and volunteers.
|Date & time
|Saturday, 25th March, 10am to 3.30pm
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.
|Saturday, 13th May, 11am to 3pm
|City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
|Methodist Women in Britain District Fellowship
Day. The Speaker will be the Rev
Jackie Bellfield on the theme “O fill my cup - overflowing
Prayer Points for this week
- the President of Conference at the Tri-Service Chaplains' Conference, Andover, Monday - Wednesday;
- Strategy and Resources Committee, Wed - Thursday;
- the Chair of the Synod at the Ecumenical Stakeholders' meeting, London, Thursday;
- the Circuit's Preachers, ordained and lay;
- work in the Bolton and Rochdale District (Methodist Homes);
Four Homes of Mercy in Bethany, caring for disabled and disadvantaged people, (Embrace ME);
- campaigns against tax dodging (Christian Aid);
- Bible Society work in Cuba;
- promotional work (The Leprosy Mission);
- work in Mongolia, Burma, and Nepal (MAF);
- we pray with and for the peoples of France, Germany and Monaco (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in
Liverpool North Central Circuit (Liverpool District) and all in
Livingston Ecumenical Parish (Edinburgh and Forth Circuit).