Dundee Methodist Church

29 January 2017

Next Sunday
5 February 2017

11 am
Worship led by the Rev Dr Gerald Bostock

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.

The ONE Programme - Host Projects

The ONE Programme provides an opportunity for people aged 16-23 to input into a local church project in a year long, paid, training provided, internship.

The Methodist Church is currently seeking host projects. More details.

Meetings this week

Date & timeVenueDetails
Wednesday, 1st February, 1pm Dundee Methodist Church, “L” Worship Consultation - an open meeting, at which all are welcome; drinks available before if you wish to bring food. Lent and the new Plan will be on the agenda.

Support other Organisations

Scottish Bible Society

Our support via the Bible-a-Month Partnership is invited in January for work in India and in February for work in Cuba where there is urgent need for import and distribution of Bibles and Scripture materials.

Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to

  • support and help for children and young people in the fight against HIV / AIDS in Congo through the Good Samaritan for Children project;
  • impact of the Community Bible Experience throughout Scotland;
  • development of a revised SBS website and online contacts.

Updates on partnerships last year:

  • In Iraq, support last year enabled a project to deliver healing counselling to displaced refugees struggling with displacement and trauma caused by the Middle East conflicts - by December over 150 families had been reached.
  • In Uganda, Braille material has been distributed to blind people (over 1 million people identified as such).
  • In Pakistan, medical camps have been set up in 6 villages in poverty-hit, remote areas to provide check-up and treatment facilities. Each camp has enabled 350-400 patients to be seen. Bibles and other Scripture-based material are also available.

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.

Prayer Points for this week

  • the President and Vice-President of Conference in the South East District this weekend;
  • Regional Probationers' Retreat, Cumbria District, next weekend;
  • District Preachers' Conference, Coatbridge, Saturday -Sunday;
  • work in south-east England (Methodist Homes);
  • work of East Jerusalem YMCA with young Palestinians (Embrace ME);
  • those who have to walk long distances in their daily lives (Christian Aid);
  • Bible Society work in India and in Cuba;
  • work in central India (The Leprosy Mission);
  • work in Arnhem Land, Australia (MAF);
  • we pray with and for the peoples of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Western Sahara, and Tunisia (WCC);
  • we remember fellow Methodists in the Crosby Circuit (Liverpool District) and all in Granton Ecumenical Partnership (Edinburgh and Forth Circuit).