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Sunday 17th November

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

             Minister:  Revd Rachel Leather (tel. 01242 674776)

 

 

Welcome

               


 

                                                                                                                               

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Liz Ledger from Corse. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for fellowship and refreshments in the hall if you can.

3.30pm: Ecumenical Songs of Praise at St Michael's. Please come along to this annual event of worship through singing. Please also come to support Rachel and Ruth as they introduce a favourite hymn.

 

This week

 

Wednesday 20 November:

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

9.45am: Stewards meet here.

2pm: The theme of Wednesday Fellowship is Bonnie Scotland, when three of our Scottish members, BJ, Alice and Helen, will tell us about "All things Scottish". Do come along and support them. Everyone - regular members or not - is welcome. Upcycled Christmas and Birthday cards will again be on sale and there will be the usual Bring and Buy table.

 

Thursday 21 November:

7.45pm: House Group 61 meets at the home of Wendy Treble, 1 Hertford Close to continue the study of Romans. If you are interested in joining the group or finding out more, please contact Pauline Jones.

 

Saturday 23 November:

10.30am-noon: Coffee Morning at The Old Chapel in Gotherington

(Churches Together).

 

Further ahead.

 

Churches Together in Bishop's Cleeve

Candlelight Supper and Music, Saturday 30th Nov 7pm in St Michael's    Centre, phone 01242 672612 to buy tickets for £12 each.

Please see the poster in the hall for more details.

 


Monday 9 December:

12noon: Ladies' Christmas lunch at the Royal Oak. All ladies, including non-regular lunchers, are very welcome. The menu is available from Margaret Aldred. Orders and payment please by Sunday 1 December.

Other notice

 

Thank you to everyone who helped with and supported last Saturday's Christmas Fayre, especially Rose Dry who organised it. £308 was raised, plus £90 for the Air Ambulance.

 

 

Next Sunday 24 November

 

10.30am: Our Gift service with the Salvation Army will be led by Russell Buley from Cheltenham. Especially welcome will be chocolate selection boxes, biscuits, toileteries and money for the Salvation Army to buy appropriate gifts for the families they support.

4pm: Café church led by Rachel. Please join us for a time of reflection and discussion. Please note the earlier time now that the clocks have changed.

 


Items for inclusion next weeks' should be sent to David Aldred by end of Wednesday, either by email or phone .

 

 

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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 515- 06.11.19)                                                                      

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 Gloucester, St John’s.

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

 

When

 

Where

Saturday 9 November

10am – 12noon

Pre-Christmas Fayre

Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

Saturday 9 November

10am – 12noon

Autumn Fayre

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Saturday 9 November

10am-12noon

Glory Road Gift Bags

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Monday 11 November

10.30am

Coffee Morning

Clements End Methodist Chapel

Tuesday 12 November

10.30am

SPECTRUM

Christchurch, Abbeydale

Saturday 16 November

10am – 3pm

Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

Churchdown Methodist Church

Saturday 16 November

Autumn Bazaar

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Sunday 17 November

10.30am

Shoebox Service

St John’s Methodist Church, Gloucester

Sunday 17 November

6pm

‘Bethesda at Six’ concert series

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Saturday 23 November

1 – 7pm

Wednesday 27 November

5 – 7pm

Saturday 30 November

10am – 3pm

Christmas Tree Festival

St Mary’s Church, Newent

Saturday 30 November

10am to 12noon

Christmas Coffee Morning, Bring & Buy, Cake Stall + Raffle

St Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Sunday 1 December

6pm

Wycliffe Choral Society Concert

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Thurs 5 – Sun 8 December

2 – 6pm

Christmas Tree Festival

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Sunday 15 December

6.30pm

Carols by Candlelight

St John’s Methodist Church, Gloucester

 

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The Superintendent’s Lunch Club

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

 

Please note the Lunch Club arranged for Thursday 14 November at The Moon Under the Water in Cheltenham, has been cancelled. More information on Lunch Clubs will be made available soon.

 

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News….

 

Death of a Local Preacher

You will be sad to learn that David Walker died on Wednesday 30 October after a well fought battle and very prolonged period of waiting for the end to come. In the time he has been in the Circuit he has been a Senior Probation Officer, Lay Worker in the Gloucester Circuit, Founder and Director of 'Listening Post' the Christian Counselling Service which operates in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud, a long serving volunteer at Brockworth House and of course throughout, a local preacher. He leaves his wife Mary, a daughter, son and two granddaughters.

 

David's funeral will be held on Thursday 14 November at 1pm with a committal at Gloucester Crematorium, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Churchdown Methodist Church at 2pm. Refreshments and memories will be available at ‘The Old Elm’ in Churchdown from 3pm. Everyone is welcome to all services and refreshments. Family flowers only please, all donations will be welcomed for David’s interests.

 

We give thanks for his life and his witness and worship as a Local Preacher. Please hold Mary and all his family and friends in your hearts and prayers.

 

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Vacancy: Part Time Families Worker at Christ Church, Nailsworth LEP

Christ Church Nailsworth are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Families Worker. They are looking for a committed Christian who will work with both adults and children, assisting current work as well as generating new initiatives. They will be willing to work ecumenically and as part of a team that includes a PSALMS sports minister and the minister of Christ Church. The post is part time and will require some evening and weekend work.

Starting salary will be in the range £10 – 12,000 pa, depending on experience and qualifications, and will be for 20 hours per week.

The appointment will initially be for three years.

Closing date for applications is Saturday 30 November

Further information can be obtained from Revd Stuart Radford by email at [email protected] or by calling 07956 657759.

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Pre-Christmas Fayre

Saturday 9 November, 10am – 12noon

Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

Refreshments, gifts, Traidcraft, cakes, tombola, and raffle!

 

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Autumn Fayre

Saturday 9 November, 10am – 12noon

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

You are invited to the Autumn Fayre, with the theme ‘All that Jazz’ and which will be opened by Revd John Hellyer.

 

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Glory Road Gift Bags

Saturday 9 November, 10am-12noon

Stonehouse Methodist Church

The Glory Road Gift Bags is to pack bags with daily essentials and some treats. These include a Christian message and are delivered to lorry drivers who are on the road over Christmas. This is a Churches Together in Stonehouse event. Last year we packed over 200 bags! More hands make light work!!!

 

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Coffee Morning

Monday 11 November, 10.30am

Clements End Methodist Chapel

Proceeds for The Royal British Legion. Come eat, drink and remember.

 

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SPECTRUM

Christchurch, Abbeydale

Tuesday 12 November, 10.30am

Rev Carrie Seaton will introduce the study paper entitled 'To whom are we speaking?' at the next monthly meeting. Coffee will be served from 10am. If you haven't been to a Spectrum meeting before you are most welcome.

 

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Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

Saturday 16 November, 10am – 3pm

Churchdown Methodist Church

For Ministers, Supernumerary Ministers, Local Preachers, Worship Leaders, Church Safeguarding Co-ordinators. If you wish to book a place, please book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-module-safeguarding-training-tickets-66181278987?aff=ebapi.

 

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Autumn Bazaar

Saturday 16 November

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Lots of stalls including tombola, toys, cakes and books. There will also be games, a raffle and homemade soup will be served as well as tea and coffee. All are welcome.

 

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Shoebox Service

Sunday 17 November, 10.30am

St John’s Methodist Church, Gloucester

Approximately 20 years ago members of St John’s Church began donating small items to fill shoeboxes for children in deprived areas, with 35 boxes being blessed at a service that year. Nowadays the church fills around 135 shoeboxes, containing household items and Christmas decorations. This year the blessing of the shoeboxes will take place during morning service. All are invited to share in this special service.

 

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‘Bethesda at Six’ concert series

Sunday 17 November, 6pm

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Rutter Requiem and Bach Motet Jesu Meine Freude, performed by the Severns Eight Saturday Music Club. Light refreshments will be served in the interval. Admission is free with donations invited for St Philip and St James’ church reordering and Bethesda sound system.

 

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Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 23 November, 1 – 7pm

Wednesday 27 November, 5 – 7pm (trees by candlelight)

Saturday 30 November, 10am – 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Newent

Please come and see the beautiful Christmas trees, decorated by church groups and groups from the local community of Newent. Refreshments available as well as a craft stall. Admission is £1 (children free). To end the Christmas Tree Festival there will be Community Carols on Sunday 1 December at 3pm.

 

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Christmas Coffee Morning, Bring & Buy, Cake Stall + Raffle

Saturday 30th November 2019, 10 am to 12 noon.

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

Come along and enjoy some tea or coffee and cake. Some good company and the Bring & Buy. In aid of St Mark’s Friday Club Funds. Free Entry.

 

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Wycliffe Choral Society Concert

Sunday 1 December, 6pm

Stonehouse Methodist Church

 

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Christmas Tree Festival

Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 December, 2 – 6pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Come and see the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Refreshments served throughout the festival.

 

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Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 15 December, 6.30pm

St John’s Methodist Church, Gloucester

Throughout the year angels of all shapes and sizes have been knitted/made to be displayed during the Carol Service. Wherever possible these will be illuminated by candlelight. All are welcome to share in the Carol Service at this special time of year.

 

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

 

Autumn Fair

Saturday 9 November, 10.30am – 1.30pm

St Andrew’s Church, Montpellier

Free entry. Cake stall, Auction of Promises, jams and preserves, gifts and toys, books, coffee shop, hot and cold lunches. All money raised will go towards the project to help Syrian refugees in Iraq and Lebanon.

 

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Keeping it Cool in an over-heating world

Saturday 23 November, 10am – 4.30pm

Dursley Tabernacle URC

Join us for two free workshops designed to help find a positive way forward towards a more sustainable world. The first workshop (10am – 1pm) and will cover the state of the environment, with the second workshop (2 – 4.30pm) will explore a Christian response, including Eco Church. A bring and share lunch will also be held.

 

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