Weekly Notices

             Glos_Meth  

 What’s On

18th November 2018

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

                        Bishop’s Close, Bishop’s Cleeve, GL52 8NT

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776

 

 

Welcome

 

10.30am: Our worship is led by Rev Carrie Seaton from Tewkesbury. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments in the hall after our worship if you are able.

3.30pm: Songs of Praise at St Michael's for Churches Together. Please come along to sing praises and to support BJ Holliday and our minister James who will each be introducing a favourite hymn.

 

 

This week

 

Wednesday 21 November:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion will be led by Rev Malc Allen from St Michael's. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  

2pm: In a variation to the published programme of the Wednesday Fellowship, Darcey will be coming to entertain us through dance and words. She is an 11 year-old member of the Variations Dance Group who have visited us before, but this time Darcey will be coming without the rest of the group. Do come along and support her, whether or not you regularly attend our meetings. Everyone is welcome. Christmas cards will again be on sale.

Further ahead

 

Wednesday 28 November

9.45am: Stewards meet here.

 

Sunday 2 December:

10.30am: This will be our annual Gift Service with friends from the Salvation Army.

 

Monday 3 December:

12 noon: Ladies' Christmas lunch at the Royal Oak in Church Road.

An invitation is extended to all ladies, especially those who don't normally join the monthly lunches. The cost is £19.99 for two courses or £22.99 for three. Menus are available from Margaret Aldred and all orders by next Sunday 25 November please. 

 


Pre-Christmas Fayre

Thank you to everyone who supported and contributed to last Saturday's pre-Christmas Fayre, especially Rose Dry who organised it.

The sum raised was £368. 

 

 

 

Next Sunday: 25 November

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by James and will be an African themed service.

4pm: Café church led by James. Do please come along to this time of praise, thoughtfulness and reflection.

 

                                                                                                                       

What's On: Please send any contributions for next week's edition by the end of Wednesday 


 

 

Items for inclusion next week should be sent to David Aldred, either by email or phone .

 

 

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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 477- 14.11.18)                                                                      

The Methodist Circuit of Gloucestershire,

                  Circuit Office Address: Northgate Hall, St. John’s Lane, Gloucester, GL1 2AN

                       Telephone: 01452 415769 Email: [email protected]

 
 

Prayers

We ask you to remember in your prayers this week the worship, work and witness of the congregation at Hucclecote.

Circuit Dates, Event & Place: In Brief (further details on each below)

 

When

 

Where

Saturday 17 Nov

10am to 12 noon

St Mark’s – Friday Club Coffee Morning with Christmas Bring & Buy

St Mark’s Methodist Church

Saturday 17 Nov

7.30pm

How slaves won their freedom in the British Empire

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Sunday 18 Nov

6pm

Bethesda at Six concert series

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 Nov

Flower Festival

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Saturday 24 Nov

10am – 2pm

Scouts Christmas Fayre

Cheltenham Bethesda Methodist Church

Saturday 24 Nov

11am onwards

Christmas Fayre

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Saturday 24 Nov

2pm

Christmas Bazaar

Drybrook Methodist Church

Saturday 24 Nov

7.30pm

Blue Moon Harmony Choir

Dursley Methodist Church

Saturday 1 Dec

10am to 12 noon

Christmas Fayre

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Saturday 1 Dec

10.30am – 2pm

‘Winter Warmer’

Aylburton Methodist Church

Thurs 6 – Sun 9 Dec

Christmas Tree Festival

Hucclecote Methodist Church

 

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The Superintendent’s Lunch Club

12.30 on a Thursday. All welcome to sit alongside, eat and chat

 

15 November

The Corinium, Cirencester

13 December

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham

 

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News….

 

Mission Shaped Ministry taster morning - Saturday 24 November, 10am – 2pm

The Diocese of Gloucester has extended an invitation to the Circuit to attend ‘a morning for those wondering whether the Mission Shaped Ministry course is for them and wanting to find out more’. It is a chance to experience a taster session, to hear from those who have taken the course in previous years and to ask questions. The venue is Gloucester Farmers Club. Mission Shaped Ministry will be of interest to those who are already doing or planning mission in their local community.

If you are at all interested in attending and would like further information please contact Russell Buley, Circuit Portfolio Holder for Learning & Caring, in the first instance. Tel: 01242 244036, email: [email protected]

 

 

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Worship Team Training 2019

The Worship Trust and Diocese of Gloucester will be running a training program for worship leaders, worship teams and technical teams. The sessions will include:

  • worship foundations
  • creating a worship team culture
  • sound and visuals technical workshop
  • choosing and leading songs
  • skills workshop, and a
  • song writing workshop

All sessions are Saturday mornings and are held across four churches. The cost is £10 per person and includes two training sessions and access to an online community and WorshipZone.com web resources. For more information go to the worshipfoundation.org or Gloucester.anglican.org.

 

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Brimscombe Community Prayer Diary

A prayer diary for the proposed Brimscombe Intentional Community has been produced and is attached to this newsletter.

 

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Vacancy for a Pioneer at Bournville, Weston Super Mare

Join the Bath and Wells Pioneer Rumpus! This is a growing Christian community that is rooted in how families do life. If this post is for you, you will:

  • demonstrate a vocation to asset-based ministry in urban housing estates, engaging with families beyond the church walls
  • Be able to immerse yourself in the local spirituality connecting the stories of local people with the Gospel story
  • Nurture an authentic expression of contextual Christian community appropriate to the estate
  • Build on existing work with young people and families, creating space for people to connect across the generations
  • Enjoy working in partnership with community organisations for the common good
  • Learn through reflective practice and be able to share your learning with others in our community and beyond

The deadline for applications is 9 December. More information can be found at www.bathandwells.org.uk/vacancies/pioneer-bournville-weston-super-mare

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

St Mark’s – Friday Club Coffee Morning with Christmas Bring & Buy, Cake Stall & Raffle

Saturday 17 November, 10am to 12 noon

St Mark’s Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham. GL51 8PX

Come and join us for a drink, some good company and perhaps buy a gift. Proceeds in aid of Friday Club funds.

 

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How slaves won their freedom in the British Empire

Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Readings from contemporary sources in the 19th Century provide the background to the story of how slaves won their freedom in the British Empire. Come and join us!

 

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Bethesda at Six concert series

Sunday 18 November, 6pm

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Come and enjoy a celebration of Clive Rogers’ music and performance of Fauré Requiem. Admission is free with donations for Mind Song.

 

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Flower Festival

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 November, 10am – 4pm, Sunday 25 November, 2 – 4pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Come along to this unique festival creating flowers crafted from recycled materials. Entrance is free with donations to church funds appreciated.

 

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Scouts Christmas Fayre

Saturday 24 November, 10am – 2pm

Cheltenham Bethesda Methodist Church

Everyone is welcome to the Christmas Fayre. Lunches will be available.

 

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Christmas Fayre

Saturday 24 November, 11am onwards

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Hucclecote Boys and Girls Brigade will be selling toys, Christmas decorations, gifts, caked, white elephant goodies and a grand Christmas raffle. There will also be a chance to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Refreshments, including turkey rolls, will also be available.

 

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Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 24 November, 2pm

Drybrook Methodist Church

Come along to this Christmas bazaar! Refreshments will be available.

 

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Blue Moon Harmony Choir

Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm

Dursley Methodist Church

This choir who are based at Woodmancote, have 50 members and describe themselves as an 'Active Mixed Voice Choir.' They have an extensive repertoire of light popular music and have performed at a number of venues including Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room, led by their musical director Charmaine Worrall. The soloist during the concert will be popular local vocalist Jessica Grace who has performed at previous concerts in Dursley Methodist Church. Tickets can be purchased on the door on the night of the concert cost £8 or in advance from Durcan's Hardware store in Dursley during November.

 

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Christmas Fayre

Saturday 1 December, 10am to 12 noon

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Come along to Quedgeley’s Christmas Fayre! Stalls include Christmas gifts, toys, woodcraft, tombola, raffle and many more. Father Christmas is also paying us a visit! Come and enjoy a mince pie and a coffee or tea and listen to some Christmas Carols and music by the Canaries.

 

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‘Winter Warmer’

Saturday 1 December, 10.30am – 2pm

Aylburton Methodist Church

It’s beginning to get cold outside so come and join Aylburton for coffee and mince pies, soup and a roll. All proceeds to church funds.

 

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Christmas Tree Festival

Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 December

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Hucclecote Methodist Church extends a warm invitation to everyone at their Annual Christmas Tree Festival. The theme this year is ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. The Church organisations have each depicted one day of this Traditional Christmas Song and the Church is filled with beautiful Christmas Trees. All the tree decorations are handmade, including the ones made by the young members of the Girls and Boys Brigade, Junior Church, Jellytotz and Messy Church. Please come and see this wonderful display, spend a little time wandering around the Festival and complete your visit with a refreshing hot drink and homemade cake.

 

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Events happening outside the circuit and in other churches....

 

Gloucester Feed the Hungry

Monday 26 November, 7 – 8.45pm

Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road, Gloucester

Spirit of Peace warmly invites you to our final community Bring and Share Supper of the year. Details as above. We are very pleased that after our shared supper, Hashim Norat will be talking about his work with Gloucester Feed the Hungry. Anyone who wishes to support Feed the Hungry, especially before Christmas, might like to bring either selection boxes/packets of chocolates as a festive gift or shoeboxes containing treats, toiletries, things to keep warm - socks, gloves, hat, scarf – with a greeting card or note. You are invited to bring a contribution of vegetarian/alcohol-free food for the shared supper. After Hashim's talk there'll be a few poems around the theme of Darkness and Light. Everyone welcome. There is plenty of parking to the left of the Friendship Cafe. Do please spread the word around about this event to anyone who you think might like to join us.

 

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Stroud Spirit of Peace Listening Conversation

Monday 3 December, 7 – 9pm

Christian Community, 73 Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HB

The theme for this event is ‘How can I be right without making you wrong?’ Everyone is welcome to come along and join the group or simply attend as a ‘taster session’. This group offers an opportunity to reflect on all manner of issues in a way that is quite unique, with its emphasis on listening and contemplation.

 

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One Sound – Youth Music in Christ

Saturday 12 January 2019, 7.30pm

Victoria Methodist Church, 1a Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 1NU

Tickets available from [email protected] Prices are £10 adults, £5 concessions and £20 family ticket. More information can be found at www.onesound.org.uk.

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