Weekly Notices

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Sunday 14 April, Palm Sunday

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776

 

Welcome

 

 

                

10.30am: We welcome Eileen Beardsley from Tewkesbury to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship in the hall if you can.

6.30pm:Café church led by James. Please join us for this time of quiet reflection and discussion.

 

This week

 

Monday 15 April:

9.45am: Stewards meet here.

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

 

Wednesday 17 April:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion here will be led by our minister James. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  

 

Thursday 18 April Maundy Thursday:    )

7pm: Holy Communion.                             )

                                                                ) Both led by James.

Friday 19 April Good Friday:                   )

11am: Good Friday service.                       )

                                                                               

Further ahead

 

Wednesday 24 April:

The film The Age of Stupid will be shown here. No need to book; just turn up. Donations will be welcome.

 


Thursday 25 April:

8pm: Housegroup 61 meets at the home of Sue and Jerry Barr, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill. Please contact Pauline Jones if you would like to join us.

 

Other notices

 


60th Anniversary celebrations 4 and 5 May update

 

Further to a number questions, we only need numbers of invited guests to be put on the list in the foyer. As members of our congregation you are, of course, automatically invited and so there is no need to include yourself in the numbers. Thank you.

 

 

Thank you to all who helped organise and/or provided food for last Sunday's bring and share lunch.

 

 

Next Sunday: 21 April Easter Day

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by James and will include Holy Communion. Please join us to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on this special day.

 


 

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 495- 10.04.19)                                                                      

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 Amberley.

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

 

When

 

Where

Every Monday in Lent

12 noon - 1.30pm

Lent Lunch

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Every Friday in Lent

from 12noon

Lent Lunch

Winchcombe Methodist Church

Friday 12 Apr

10.30am – 12.30pm

Coffee Morning (to review resources)

Rev’d Ann Owen’s home

Friday 12 Apr

7.30pm

Film for Easter – ‘Mary Magdalene’

Wesley Room, Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Saturday 13 Apr

10am to 12 noon

Coffee Morning and big book give away

Bishop's Cleeve Methodist Church

Saturday 13 Apr

10am – 1pm

Creating Safer Space FOUNDATION Course

Cinderford Methodist Church

Sunday 14 Apr

6pm

Jerusalem Joy

Christchurch Abbeydale

Tuesday 16 – Fri 19 Apr (times vary),

Holy Week Journey

Christ Church Tetbury

Wednesday 24th Apr

7pm

Eco-church event

Bishop's Cleeve Methodist Church

Monday 6 May

11am - 1.30pm

Bring and Buy Plant Sale

Hucclecote Methodist Church

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 11 May

10am – 12.30pm

Storytelling with Revd Phil Summers

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Saturday 18 May

Annual Plant Sale

Stroud Methodist Church

Saturday 18 May

10am – 3.30pm

District MWiB Quiet Day

Churchdown Methodist Church

Saturday 18 May

10am – 12.30pm

Storytelling with Revd Phil Summers

Drybrook Methodist Church

10 Jun – 12 Aug

7 – 8.30pm (Mondays)

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

Wednesday 5 June

Cirencester Ashcroft Lunch Club, Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Thursday 20 June

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

 

 

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News….

 

Retiring Collection from the Circuit Assembly at Churchdown Methodist Church

The retiring collection from the Circuit Assembly held at Churchdown Methodist Church on Sunday 10 March totalled £319.40. It has been agreed this money will be donated to the LWPT (the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust) and a cheque has been sent to them on behalf of the Circuit Assembly.

 

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PISR Network

The Circuit is setting up an email distribution list of those individual members and church representatives willing to receive regular emails about Public Issues and Social Responsibility issues, as a support to involvement and work across the county. If you are interested, please email consent to include your email to [email protected].

Andy Rickell, Circuit Steward and Public Issues and Social Responsibility Portfolio Holder

 

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Gloucestershire Christian Writers

Gloucestershire Christians interested in producing fresh written materials for Christian worship in all its diversity and richness – or who are interested in supporting the weiters or simply in using their work. More information can be obtained from Liz Ledger ([email protected]) or Alan Jackson ([email protected])

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Lent Lunches

Every Monday in 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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Lent Lunch

Every Friday in Lent, from 12noon

Winchcombe Methodist Church

Come along to our Lent lunch for charity: 22 March – GW Air Ambulance; 29 March – Winchcombe Abbey Primary School; 5 April – Christian Aid; 12 April – Children’s Society. Homemade soup, cheese, bread, pudding and a hot drink, all for £5, will be served.

 

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Coffee Morning

Friday 12 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Rev’d Ann Owen’s home

Revd Ann Owen is holding a coffee morning with the hope of passing some of her resources on, and which she can’t take with her when she moves. Includes a wide selection of books, booklets, and folders, (general reading and theology, worship, mission, training, devotional, and church related) children’s craft activity box, candles, shells etc.

There are two book shelves of books that she can’t take with her, and doesn’t want to have to dispose of them in a way that is wasting resources for the wider church.

 

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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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Coffee Morning and big book give away

Saturday 13 April, 10am to 12 noon

Bishop's Cleeve Methodist Church

Help us clear our overstocked book store by enjoying a coffee and going home with a couple of free books

 

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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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Holy Week Journey

Tuesday 16 April (10am – 12noon), Wednesday 17 April (10am – 7pm), Thursday 18 April (10am – 12noon), Good Friday 19 April (12noon – 7pm)

Christ Church Tetbury

Journey with Jesus through the last week of his life. We have set up a series of meditative places to pray in the church that take you through the last week of Jesus’ life, from Palm Sunday to the Last Supper and his prayer at Gethsemane to his arrest and his death on Good Friday through to Easter Sunday.

 

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Coffee Morning

Wednesday 17 April, 10:30 – 12noon

May Hill Methodist Chapel

Everyone is welcome to attend the May Hill Coffee Morning! All proceeds will go towards chapel funds.

 

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 ‘The Way of the Cross’

Friday 19 April, 10am

Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe & the Methodist Church

This is an outdoor drama following Jesus from his sentencing by Pilate to the crucifixion. Written and directed by the curate at St Peter's, Rev Rachel Murray, and involving people from all four churches in Winchcombe. It will be followed by refreshments in the Methodist Church. It has previously been performed in Gloucester.

 

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Eco-church event

Wednesday 24 April, 7pm

Bishop's Cleeve Methodist Church

We are celebrating the re-release of the film "The Age of Stupid" on the 10th Anniversary of its Leicester Square solar powered Premier with a showing at the Methodist Church. Free entry but donations welcomed.

 

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Bring and Buy Plant Sale

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Bank Holiday Monday 6 May, 11am - 1.30pm

Entrance 50p, but free if you bring a plant to sell. We welcome your contributions of unwanted and preloved garden equipment. For larger items we may be able to collect. As well as garden tools, garden furniture, large flower pots, seeds, canes we will be selling hundreds of plants and shrubs. For more information please contact Sue or Andy Woodward 01452-615143 or email: [email protected]

 

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Pingpongathon 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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District MWiB Quiet Day

Saturday 18 May, 10am – 3.30pm

Churchdown Methodist Church

Boots, Bible, Bread – experiencing Emmaus. Led by Anne Browse, former MWiB President, the day is ‘gender-friendly’ and everyone is welcome! There is no charge for the day, but donations would be welcomed. Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend.

 

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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....

 

Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival

Begins Tuesday 23rd April, continuing to Sunday 12th May

Lots of exhibitions and free events, plus workshops, talks, concerts and much more. More information can be found at www.christianartsfestival.org or by calling 01242 898403.

 

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Cliff Local: Certificate in Local Ministry

Thursday 9 – Friday 10 May (Block A) & Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 September (Block B)

Brunel Manor (Torquay), Teignmouth Road, Devon, TQ1 4SF

These two courses will focus on (Block A) Evangelism, Community Engagement and Digital Technologies for Church; and (Block B) Pastoral Care, Leadership & Management and Wesleyan studies. To book a place email [email protected]

Please be advised this course is free of charge, both for accommodation, meals and the training itself. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April. More information can be found in the attached poster and from Russell Buley on tel.01242 244036, email: [email protected]

 

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Stroud Sacred Music Festival

Friday 5th July (Conscious dance night) and Saturday 6th July (Main events)

Events include Baka Beyond and Kakatsitsi (drummers from Ghana. More information can be found at www.sacredmusicfestival.org.uk.

 

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