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Sunday 17th March

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776

 

Welcome

 

 

                

10.30am: All Age Worship Service on the theme of Creationled by James. Welcome to you all for this special time of worship.

4pm: Café church led by James continuing the theme of Our Church Identity:Exploring the ministry of Lay and Ordained.

 

This week

 

Monday 18 March:

1pm: A service of thanksgiving for the life of Willie Cochran takes place here, following a private cremation. There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards and everyone is very welcome.

7pm: The first meeting of the Lent course led by James takes place here. The theme for this first meeting is Understanding God. There will be space for conversation and reflection. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

 

Wednesday 20 March:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion here will be led by Keith Linzer from Woodmancote. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  

 

Thursday 21 March:

8pm: Housegroup 61 meets at the home of Sue and Jerry Barr, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill. We will be starting a new York Course for Lent Daring to see God Now. Please contact Pauline Jones if you would like to join us.

 

Saturday 23 March:

9am: Prayer walkers meet at St Michael's.

 

Further ahead

 

Monday 1 April:

12 noon: Ladies' lunch at the Royal Oak in Bishop's Cleeve. All ladies are very welcome to come. Please let Margaret Aldred know if you would like to join us.

 


Sunday 7 April:

10.30am: Our third invited preacher as we celebrate our 60th anniversary will be Rev Ward Jones, retired chairman of the Bristol District. The service will include Holy Communion and will be followed by a bring and share lunch.

 

Saturday 13 April:

10am – noon: Coffee morning here. Please come along for refreshments, fellowship and free books.

 

Other notices

 

Can you help?

 

Due to sickness and infirmity I am appealing for volunteers on the coffee rota after our worship on a Sunday morning. Do please think seriously about this as it is really appreciated by almost all who attend the service. Please contact Mildred Goodman if you can help. Thank you.

 

GIFT ENVELOPES

 

I shall be issuing the new envelopes for 2019-2020 in the next few weeks. If you would prefer not to continue with envelopes or to make your offering directly by standing order then let me or John Bailey know. Also if you would like to start using envelopes please also let me know.

Thank you. Marie Chattell

 

The sum of £201.60 was raised at last Saturday's coffee morning in aid of Macmillan nurses. Thank you to everyone who supported it, especially Rose Dry who organised it.

 

Next Sunday: 24 March

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Simon Monkton from Cheltenham.

 

Items for inclusion next weeks' should be sent to Jerry & Sue Barr by end of Wednesday, either by email or phone .

 

 

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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 491- 13.03.19)                                                                      

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 Winchcombe.

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

 

When

 

Where

Saturday 16 Mar

10am - 12noon

Loss & Bereavement training session led by Revd Diane Daymond

Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Every Monday in Lent

18 Mar – 15 Apr

12noon - 1.30pm

Lent Lunches

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Tuesday 19 Mar

7.15pm

Christian Aid Talk – Joanna Tom-Kargbo

St Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Wednesday 20 Mar

11am

Christian Aid Talk – Joanna Tom-Kargbo

Christ Church, Tetbury

Saturday 30 Mar

7.30pm

Stroud Symphony Orchestra

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Friday 12 Apr

7.30pm

Film for Easter – ‘Mary Magdalene’

Wesley Room, Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Saturday 13 Apr

10am – 1pm

Creating Safer Space FOUNDATION Course

Cinderford Methodist Church

Sunday 14 Apr

6pm

Jerusalem Joy

Christchurch Abbeydale

Saturday 11 May, 9am – 9pm

Pinpongathon 2019 for Christian Aid

Sawyer Hall, Christ Church Nailsworth

Saturday 11 May

9.30am – 12.30pm

Creating Safer Space REFRESHER Course

Christchurch Abbeydale

Saturday 18 May

Annual Plant Sale

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Meeting Mondays

10 Jun – 12 Aug

7 – 8.30pm

Holy Habits Study Group

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

 

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The Superintendent’s Lunch Club

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

 

Thursday 11 April

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham

 

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News….

 

Methodist Recorder article on Housing & Homeless

Please see the attached article from a recent edition of the Methodist Recorder about housing and homelessness, ahead of the consideration of a resolution encouraging the Circuit to campaign and work to address housing and homelessness issues in Gloucestershire which is going before the Circuit Assembly this Sunday.

Andy Rickell, Public Issues Portfolio Holder

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Loss and Bereavement

Saturday 16 March 2019, 10am - 12noon

Cirencester Ashcroft Church

This is the last opportunity to attend one of the training sessions led by the Revd. Diane Daymond on how to cope with loss and bereavement. It is not just for pastoral visitors; all are welcome. To facilitate arrangements (photocopying etc.) it would help if you would let the Revd Diane know if you plan to come to Cirencester. Phone 01242 524869. E: [email protected]

 

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Lent Lunches

Every Monday throughout Lent, 12 noon - 1.30pm

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Come and enjoy a friendly chat, homemade soup, crusty bread and a cup of coffee or tea, all for a donation.

 

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Christian Aid Talk – Joanna Tom-Kargbo

Tuesday 19 March, 7.15pm (Cheltenham Christian Aid AGM from 6.45pm)

St Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Christian Aid worker Joanna Tom-Kargbo is passionate about bringing change to her country. Come and hear about how your fundraising and legacies are saving lives in Sierra Leone and find out what more needs to be done in Christian Aid Week.

 

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Christian Aid Talk – Joanna Tom-Kargbo

Wednesday 20 March, 11am

Christ Church, Tetbury

Christian Aid worker Joanna Tom-Kargbo is passionate about bringing change to her country. Come and hear about how your fundraising and legacies are saving lives in Sierra Leone and find out what more needs to be done in Christian Aid Week. Come to Coffee Pot from 10am.

 

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Stroud Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 30 March, 7.30pm

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Come and hear a variety of compositions including Vaughan Williams’ Overture: The Wasps; Butterworth’s ‘The Banks of Green Willow’, Elgar’s ‘Enigma variations’ and Delius’ Piano Concerto. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Office or on the door.

 

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Film for Easter – ‘Mary Magdalene’

Friday 12 April, 7.30pm

Wesley Room, Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

On the Friday before Holy Week we will be showing the film ‘Mary Magdalene’ in the Wesley Room. This is a film which came out in 2018 and explores the story of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and the events of Holy Week from the perspective of Mary Magdalene and stars Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofor. We hope it will be a helpful way of preparing ourselves for the Easter experience. Admission free.

 

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Creating Safer Space FOUNDATION Course

Saturday 13 April, 10am – 1pm

Cinderford Methodist Church

If you work with children or young people, or are a pastoral visitor, church steward, Local Preacher / Worship Leader, then the Methodist Church states that you should attend Foundation Safeguarding Training.  If you have not yet attended a foundation course, then this is for you.

 

The Creating Safer Space Foundation Module 2016 Edition training will help you:

  • know that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and integral to being church
  • have a better understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church
  • know when to have concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or adult
  • appreciate your responsibility for sharing concerns about a child or adult
  • be aware of who in the church to go to with any concerns
  • recognise potential blocks within the church to responding well
  • be aware of the impact of the Past Cases Review (PCR) findings on good practice.

 

To book a place, contact Peter Gardner – email [email protected]

 

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Jerusalem Joy

Sunday 14 April, 6pm

Christchurch Abbeydale

Performed by Jubilate and starring Devon Brown as Jesus; soloist in the original musical by Christian Music Ministries.

 

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Pinpongathon 2019 for Christian Aid

Saturday 11 May, 9am – 9pm

Sawyer Hall, Christ Church Nailsworth

Following last year’s success we are holding the same event this year. Groups of at least 2 can book a one-hour slot. Entry fee per person is a donation to Christian Aid. There will also be a coffee morning, light lunch and afternoon tea. So come on all you table tennis players and help raise funds for a worthy cause. To book a slot or more information ring Revd Stuart Radford the ‘Ping Pong Priest’ on 07889 138311 or email [email protected]

 

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Creating Safer Space REFRESHER Course

Saturday 11 May, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Christchurch Abbeydale Methodist Church

If you attended the Foundation Safeguarding Training Course in 2011 – 2014 and you have not yet attended a Refresher Course, then this course is for you. The Methodist Church stipulates that all volunteers should have safeguarding training every four years. (Ministers and Church Safeguarding Co-ordinators have a record of those volunteers from each church who have attended Foundation training)

 

The Creating Safer Space Foundation Module Refresher 2016 Edition training aims to:

  • remind you that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and integral to being church
  • refresh your understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church
  • learn from the Past Cases Review and note the current national context
  • identify how to tackle potential obstacles to responding well within the Church
  • reflect on your responsibility for sharing concerns about a child or vulnerable adult
  • recognise emerging forms of abuse
  • consider the needs of survivors.

 

To book a place, contact Peter Gardner – email [email protected]

 

Please note there is another circuit training morning planned with Revd Phil Summers at Bethesda on this day. If you will be attending this, there will be an opportunity to attend another safeguarding refresher course in the Cheltenham area at a future date.

 

 

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Annual Plant Sale

Saturday 18 May

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

This year's plant sale for all the avid gardeners amongst you who wish to make plans for planting etc.

 

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Holy Habits Study Group

Meeting every Monday from 10 June – 12 August, 7 – 8.30pm

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Holy Habits is an initiative to nurture Christian discipleship. It explores Luke’s model of church found in Acts 2:42-47, identifies ten habits and encourages a way of life forms by them. The study course has been developed to help churches explore the habits in a range of contexts and live them out in whole-life, missional discipleship.

 

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

 

Under Five and Flourishing

Saturday 30 March, 10am – 3pm

Hartpury College

We have been invited to attend this day organised by the Diocese of Gloucester for all who work with under 5’s. There will be a variety of experienced practitioners who can offer insight and inspiration about this important age group and stage of family life. The keynote speaker is Jo Gordon, the director of Daniel’s Den, a parent and toddler organisation based in Brent, North West London. Every year they open their doors to 300+ families from 45+nationalities.

If you are at all interested in attending please contact Russell Buley for further information. Tel.01242 244036, email: [email protected]

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