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Sunday 16th June

                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 Margaret Lewis from Churchdown to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors.

6.30pm: Café church which will be led by James. He will lead an exploration of the Methodist Report on marriage and relationships.

 

This week

 

Monday 17 June:

7.30pm: Pastoral visitors meet at The Manse.

 

Wednesday 19 June:

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.

12 Noon: Funeral here of Trixie Read. Trixie was one of our long-standing members.

2pm: Wednesday Fellowship meets here. This will be another Members' Own, when Jennifer will tell us about her recent Atlantic Island Odyssey to the Scottish Islands and the Faroes. All are welcome to come and hear about her adventures.

 

Thursday 20 June:

8pm: Housegroup 61 meetsat the home of Sue and Jerry Barr, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill to begin our new course on prayer, an eight week journey through The Lord's Prayer. Please contact Pauline Jones if you would like to join us or know more about the course

 

Other notices

 

There are a still few anniversary bookmarks on the table in the foyer. Please help yourself until they are all gone.

 

Street Fair 2019

 

Many thanks to Rose for organising our stall again this year, to those who helped on the day with such energy and enthusiasm, and to all who made biscuits which provided a great way to engage both friends and strangers in conversation.

 

 

There are still a few booklets celebrating the anniversary left. Please let David Aldred know if you would like to have one.

 

Free to a good home!

 

As James, Nicola and Eleanor prepare to move they are offering these three garden items (play house, sand pit and swing) to anyone who can make good use of them free to collector. Ideal for children, grand children, friends and neighbours. Please contact James for further details.

 

Next Sunday: 23 June

 

 

10.30am: Parade service, which will be James' last parade service. Please come along to what is always a lively occasion to support our uniformed organisations and their families.

 

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 501- 05.06.19)                                                                      

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 Brimscombe.

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

 

When

 

Where

Saturday 8 June

1 – 5pm

Dolls House Show

Clements End Methodist Chapel

Saturday 8 June

7.30pm

The Stuart Singers Summer Concert

Dursley Parish Church

Sunday 10 June

10.30am & 6.30pm

110th Church Anniversary Service

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

10 Jun – 12 Aug

7 – 8.30pm (Mondays)

Holy Habits Study Group

Stroud St Alban’s Methodist Church

Saturday 15 June

10am – 5pm

Model Railway Exhibition

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Thursday 20 June

7.30pm

Churches Together in Nailsworth - 3rd Comedy Night

Christ Church Nailsworth

Friday 21 June

7pm

An evening of hymns from the Sankey Book

Coalway Methodist Church

Saturday 29 June

10 am - 12noon

‘Loss and Bereavement’

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Monday 8 July

7.30 pm

Barn Service

Hawling

Wednesday 9 Oct

7.30pm

Concert by Gloucester Brass

Lonsdale Road 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 20 June

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

 

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News….

 

PingPongathon

Many thanks to all those who supported the Pingpongathon for Christian Aid at Nailsworth. So far £1400 has been raised including a church breakfast.

Rev Stuart Radford

 

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WANTED - New and used postcards and collections for MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP

Please will you all be kind and search out unwanted postcards, collect them up and bring them to the Farewell Service at Bethesda. Each church has a collection box (the size of a shoe box) and hopefully there are plenty of cards lurking somewhere. This collection is ongoing and so far we have sent 58,500 postcards to help raise funds for fuel for the planes. One postcard raised £150 at auction so our rubbish could be someone else's blessing!

Many thanks, Rev’d Heather Upton                                                                                          

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The Time Is Now – Lobby Of Parliament

The Methodist Synod recently unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Methodist Conference to declare a Climate Emergency. If we want to put our own weight behind synod’s conviction that there is a climate emergency, then there is a real opportunity to press our case coming now.

The Climate Coalition - the umbrella British climate movement with 130 member organisations - is organising a lobby of MPs at Westminster on Wednesday 26 June. Existing targets to tackle climate change are now widely recognised to not go far enough, so the Climate Coalition is calling on the government to put a net zero greenhouse emissions target by 2045 into law now and start working towards this immediately. The aim is to invite your MP to meet you on the day.

You can read about the lobby, download materials and sign up to go, here. www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/climate-change/thetimeisnow

Transport options are here - www.theclimatecoalition.org/thetimeisnow/transport

 

Please promote this across the churches and consider coming yourself. It would be great to join this mass lobby and to meet as many of our MPs in Gloucestershire as possible. Any questions, do get in touch with me.

Noel Sharp, Circuit Social Responsibility Officer, and Christian Aid Regional Co-ordinator

 

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Eavestaff Piano – free to a good home

The Circuit Office has been approached by Ian Holmes who inherited a piano from his late parents (they were both Methodists and his mother was an accomplished pianist) and who is now looking for this to go to a good home. Details of the piano can be found below:

  • Eavestaff Pianette Minipiano
  • Schwander internals
  • Solid Metal frame
  • Music rack/stand included – screws on & shown separately in photos
  • Built in London in the early 1970’s
  • Condition – good (a couple of small veneer chips)
  • Value – approx. £600
  • Last professional tune – 2013
  • Very heavy – has inbuilt carrying handles to the rear but will require 4+ strong people and a van to move it from Tetbury

Photos are shown in the attached document. If you are interested in the piano, please contact the Circuit Office who will arrange to pass on contact details for Ian Holmes. Please note: the piano must be collected by 10 June.

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Dolls House Show

Saturday 8 June, 1 – 5pm

Clements End Methodist Chapel

Need advice on your own dolls house? Come and have a chat. Refreshments will be provided.

 

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The Stuart Singers Summer Concert

Saturday 8 June, 7.30pm

Organised by Dursley Methodist Church, the concert is at Dursley Parish Church

The Stuart Singers are a 62 strong choir with a wide and constantly changing repertoire which includes spirituals, theatre, sacred and secular, and classical and modern music. Although organized by the fundraising committee of Dursley Methodist Church, the concert will actually take place at Dursley Parish Church to better accommodate the entire choir along with their Junior Choir. The Parish church is on the Market Place very close to the Methodist Church. Tickets are on sale from Durcans hardware shop, Dursley or on the door - cost £9.00. Ice creams will be on sale during the interval

 

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110th Church Anniversary Service

Sunday 10 June, 10.30am & 6.30pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

John Aldridge OBE DL, will be leading the services on Sunday to help celebrate the 110th Anniversary Service at Lonsdale Road. John previously worked at the Citizen newspaper, was a member of Lonsdale Road Methodist Church and with his wife, led a large and successful youth club. Everyone is welcome 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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Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 15 June, 10am – 5pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

This popular show returns to our church. It features layouts in a variety of scales, gauges and prototypes, plus sales stands and displays. Admission £5 - children free. Refreshments are available. More details are on www.hmcmrs.org.uk.

 

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Churches Together in Nailsworth - 3rd Comedy Night

Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm

Christ Church Nailsworth

Starring Andy Kind, tickets are £7. For more information and tickets contact Rev Stuart Radford  on 07889 138 311.

 

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An evening of hymns from the Sankey Book

Friday 21 June, 7pm

Coalway Methodist Church

Come along and sing some of the hymns whose great words and rousing tunes brought people to faith, and maybe inspired you too.

 

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‘Loss and Bereavement’

Saturday 29 June, 10 am - 12noon

Gloucester Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

By responding to requests the Revd. Diane Daymond is offering a further opportunity to attend her “Loss and Bereavement” training session. This is not just for pastoral visitors but is helpful for all of us in facing a fact of life. If you were unable to attend on one of the dates earlier in the year you are welcome to come. It would help in preparation if you would let Russell Buley know of your intention to come. Tel: 01242 244036 or email: [email protected]

 

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Barn Service

Monday 8 July 7.30 pm (music starts at 7pm)

Hawling Methodist Chapel

The speaker will be Revd Chris Cory and the chairperson will be Ms Karen Burridge. All Welcome. Please come and support our rural chapel. Tea/coffee and biscuits after the service.

 

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Concert by Gloucester Brass

Wednesday 9 October, 7.30pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Book the date in your diaries! This concert is in aid of the National Star College at Ullenwood; Lonsdale's Wednesday group's charity of the year. Tickets and more details will be made available at a later date.

 

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