Weekly Notices

 

             Glos_Meth  

What’s On For

Sunday 19th November

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776

 

Today

 

10.30am: We welcome Frank Manning from Bredon to lead our worship. Welcome to all members, friends and visitors. Please join us for refreshments in the hall afterwards if you can.

6.30pm: The annual ecumenical Songs of Praise at St Michael's. Please come to enjoy singing praises and to support our two members who have each chosen one of their favourite hymns for the congregation to sing.

 

This week

 

Wednesday 22 November:

9am: Ecumenical communion service here ledby Richard Reakes, Team Vicar from Gotherington. You are very welcome to join us for the service and refreshments afterwards.

 

Thursday 23 November:

12.30pm: Superintendent's Lunch Club at Moon under Water, Bath Road, Cheltenham. All are welcome to attend. Please see the Circuit Newsletter on the notice board in the foyer for future dates.

8pm: Housegroup 61 meets at Farther Pitts, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill, to continue the study of The Ten Commandments. Please contact Pauline Jones for further details.

 

Saturday 25 November:

7pm:  Candlelight Supper with a musical cabaret in St Michael's Centre. Enjoy a relaxed meal accompanied by the wonderful music of duo Jayne Swann and Luc Bailey. Tickets at £10 per person are available now from the church office (673612) or from Marion on. This invitation comes through Churches Together.

 

  
Further ahead

 

Monday 4 December:

12 noon: Ladies' Christmas lunch at The Hobnails; three courses £15.95. All ladies, whether regular lunchers or not, are very welcome to come. If you have not yet let Margaret Aldred know that you would like to join for the lunch, please let her know tomorrow at the latest. Payment by next Sunday would be appreciated. Transport can be arranged.

Thank you

 

Sally Barrand and her family want to thank all of you for the letters and cards full of love and sympathy on the occasion of John's death. They continue to be a source of great comfort and consolation.

 

The Pre-Christmas Fayre not only raised £450 but attracted many members of the local community who are not regular worshippers. Many thanks go to all who helped in any way and especially to Rose Dry for organising the Fayre so successfully.

 

 

Next Sunday, 26 November

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Rev John Beardsley from Tewkesbury and will be our annual Gift Service with members of the Salvation Army. Gifts such as biscuits, selection boxes, vouchers and money for the Salvation Army to buy appropriate gifts will be especially welcomed.

4pm: Café Church led by James continuing the theme of Faith & Uncertainty - the post modern challenge.(Churches Together)

 

 

  

What's On: Please email any contributions by the end of Wednesday to dhaldred@btinternet.com or phone 

 

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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  

(Issue 433- 15.11.17)                                                                      

The Methodist Circuit of Gloucestershire,

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

                       Telephone: 01452 415769 Email: office@gloscircuit.co.uk

 

Prayers

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

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

 

When

Event

Where

Friday 17 Nov

10am – 12noon

Coffee Morning in aid of Christian Aid

Dursley Methodist Church

Saturday 18 Nov

10am – 2pm

Craft Fair

Cinderford Methodist Church

Saturday 18 Nov

10am – 12noon

Autumn Fayre

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Saturday 18 Nov

10am - 12noon

Christmas Fair

St Mark’s Methodist Church

Saturday 18 Nov

1 – 3pm

Christmas Bazaar

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Saturday 25 Nov

10am - 12.30pm

Christmas Market

Churchdown Methodist Church

Saturday 25 Nov

10.30am – 12noon

Christmas Coffee Morning

Bailey Lane End Chapel

Saturday 25 Nov

10.30 – 2.30pm

Christmas Fayre

Bethesda Methodist Church

Saturday 25 Nov

11am onwards

Christmas Fayre

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Saturday 25 Nov

1 – 7pm

Wednesday 29 Nov

5 – 7pm (by candlelight)

Saturday 2 Dec

10am – 3pm

Christmas Tree Festival

 

St Mary’s Church, Newent

 

Sunday 26 Nov

6 - 8pm

‘Bethesda at Six’ - Music for a November evening

Bethesda Methodist Church

Saturday 2 Dec

9.30am – 1pm

‘Creating Safer Space’ - Foundation Safeguarding Training

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Saturday 2 Dec

7.30pm

Christmas Concert

Dursley Methodist Church

Saturday 9 Dec

7pm

An evening of Harmonies and Christmas songs

Cirencester Ashcroft church

 

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The Superintendent’s Lunch Club

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

 

23 November

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham

14 December

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

 

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News….

 

Spare copies of ‘Hymns and Psalms’

Stonehouse Methodist Church has a number of copies of the former hymn book ‘Hymns and Psalms’ which need a new home. These include 70 copies of the words edition, 30 copies of the melody edition, 11 words and music, 36 paperback (3 large print) and the 2 parts of the Organ copy. If you would like to have some (or all), or know anyone that does, please contact Ginny Young (Church Steward) on 01453 828603 or Irwin Wilson (Property Steward) on 01453 823293.

 

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A Note from the Circuit Treasurer….

Are you still paying to the Circuit a standing order payment of £10 per month for Jeel-Al-Amal? If you are, please contact Michelle Warren in the Circuit Office as soon as possible.

Many thanks, Brian Cook, Treasurer

 

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Housing and Homelessness – a bulletin by the Public Issues & Social Responsibility Team

Our Public Issues and Social Responsibility focus for November is ‘housing and homelessness’. Attached you can find a list of informative and challenging videos and articles on housing and homelessness which you may find useful. If you would like more information, please contact Andy Rickell on andyrickell@sky.com.

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Coffee Morning in aid of Christian Aid

Friday 17 November, 10am – 12noon

Dursley Methodist Church

Dursley Methodist Church are holding a special coffee morning to raise funds for Christian Aid. There will be entertainment by Cam Jammers Ukelele Group and the U3A singers with songs from the 50’s and 60’s. This promises to be a very special event. AS well as Traidcraft items, there will also be items for sale from Uganda Direct. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Craft Fair

Saturday 18 November, 10am – 2pm

Cinderford Methodist Church

Entry is free! Come along and enjoy crafts, cream teas, cakes and refreshments, woodcraft, cards and much more. Money raised will go towards Great Oaks Hospice. If you would like to hire a table, these are £5 and more information can be obtained from Patti Budd on 01594 825274 or by email at patti.budd1@gmail.com or Ann Parsons on 01594 825213 or by email at annieparsons49@btinternet.com.

 

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Autumn Fayre

Saturday 18 November, 10am – 12noon

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

To be opened by Sabet Choudhury of BBC Points West and Present of BBC’s ‘Inside Out’ programme. Stalls galore including competitions, games, refreshments (including bacon and sausage butties), raffle, dancing display and meat auction.

 

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Christmas Fair

Saturday 18 November, 10am to 12noon

St Mark’s Methodist Church

Competitions & raffle, children's activities, new & nearly new gifts, local art works & crafts, homemade cakes & refreshments. Free admission. Please come and enjoy this church event.

 

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Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 18 November, 1 – 3pm

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Come along and browse many stalls including tombola, cakes, games, raffle, books and bric-a-brac. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Christmas Market

Saturday 25 November, 10am - 12.30pm

Churchdown Methodist Church

A warm invitation is extended to everyone to come along and support the Christmas Market. As usual there will be a wide range of stalls including cakes, bric-a-brac, books, toys, crafts, art, cards, etc. Refreshments will be served throughout the morning. Money raised will be distributed between the Methodist Church, All We Can, the Food Bank and Parkinson's UK.

 

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Christmas Coffee Morning

Saturday 25 November, 10.30am – 12noon

Bailey Lane End Chapel

Come along and browse stalls including books, crafts and a raffle. Mince pies and coffee will be served.

 

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Saturday 25 November, 10.30 – 2.30pm

Bethesda Methodist Church

Bethesda Methodist Scouts and Church are holding a Christmas fayre. Various stalls, toys etc will be there. Lunches will be served.

 

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Christmas Fayre

Saturday 25 November, from 11am

Hucclecote Methodist Church

The best place to start your Christmas shopping with lots of ideas for presents. Good quality White Elephant stall, plus toys, Christmas decorations, gifts, cakes and of course, Father Christmas will be ready to hear what you want for Christmas. Delicious turkey rolls will be served in our Jingle Bells Café.

 

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Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 25 November, 1 – 7pm

Wednesday 29 November, 5 – 7pm (by candlelight)

Saturday 2 December, 10am – 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Newent

Join them to view the 50+ trees individually decorated by church groups and local organisations in the beautiful setting of St. Mary's Church. Entrance is £1 (accompanied children are free).

 

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‘Bethesda at Six’ - Music For A November Evening

Sunday 26 November, 6 - 8pm

Bethesda Methodist Church

A series of musical evenings by professional and amateur musicians which merge the boundaries of creativity, spirituality and performance ‘This performance sees a welcome return of Maria Jagusz and young singers. MJ-UK Music and Arts present some of your favourite music both sacred and secular. Hosted by opera singer Maria Jagusz and accompanied by Barrie Cooper. Light refreshments will be served in the interval. Admission is free.

 

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 ‘CREATING SAFER SPACE’ - Foundation Safeguarding Training

Saturday 2 December 9.30am – 1pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

19 volunteers have now signed up to attend this Foundation Training, but there are still a few places left! If you are new to a role as a worker with children and young people, a pastoral visitor, a local preacher/worship leader, a representative on your church council or a church safeguarding coordinator, you may not have attended Foundation Safeguarding training. YOU MUST ATTEND THIS COURSE! The Government states that ALL volunteers should have safeguarding training every 5 years. Please book your places by contacting Peter Gardner 01452-790564 or email peter@familygardner.plus.com

 

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Christmas Concert

Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm

Dursley Methodist Church

The Stuart Singers are a 62 strong choir based in Minchinhampton and have a wide and constantly changing repertoire which includes spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, classical and modern music. Tickets are available on the door and cost £8. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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Community Carol Service

Sunday 3 December, 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Newent

Celebrate the closing of the Christmas Tree Festival by singing traditional carols with music from the Cheltenham Salvation Army Band and Newent Community Choir. Retiring collection for the Church Restoration Fund.

 

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An evening of Harmonies and Christmas songs

Saturday 9 December, 7pm

Cirencester Ashcroft church

Come along and enjoy an evening of lovely harmonies and festive Christmas songs performed by Blue Notes (female jazz group) and Counter Measures (male quartet). Tickets are £10, concessions £8 and include light refreshments in the interval. This concert is raising funds for the charity ‘Help Medina’.

 

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

 

Taize Service for Advent

Wednesday 6 December, 7.30pm

St Mary de Lode Church, St Mary’s Square, Gloucester

Come along to the Taize service for Advent. Parking will be available outside the church. Everyone is welcome.

 

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