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Sunday 4th & 11th August

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

            

 

 

Welcome

               


4 August:

10.30am: We continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary as we welcome back Simon and Jane Archer. Simon was a member of our congregation before training for the Anglican ministry. Our worship will include Holy Communion. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship in the hall if you are able.

6.30pm: Evensong at St Michael's.

 

11 August:

10.30am: We welcome Rev Dr John Sampson from Cheltenham to lead our worship. Everyone is welcome at our worship, followed by refreshments and fellowship in the hall.

 

Forthcoming events

 

Monday 5 August:

12 noon: Ladies' lunchat the Royal Oak. Please contact Margaret Aldred if you would like to join or know more.

 

Wednesday 7 August:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion here will be led by Rev Malc Allen, rector of St Michael's. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  

 

Saturday 10 August:

10.30am: Bereavement Support Group meets at St Michael's Centre for coffee/tea and a chat.

 

Wednesday 14 August:

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

 

 

Thursday 15 August:

8pm: Housegroup 61 meetsat the home of Sue and Jerry Barr, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill to continue the 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

 

Sunday 18 August:

2.30pm: The Church Garden Party takes placeat The Vicarage, Malleson Road, Gotherington. Everyone will be most welcome. (Churches Together)

 

Other notices

 


Methodist Prayer Handbook 'Responding to the Gospel' 2019-2020

 

It's time once again to order the new handbooks, which will cost approximately £4 each. They contain daily personal prayers and readings and also praying for our wider world. If you would like a copy, please sign the list in the foyer or phone Margaret Aldred. Thank you.

 

 

Our draft updated list of names, addresses and contact details can be found at the back of the church. Please check your details are correct and sign that you agree for them to be shared solely with the other people on the list.

 

Pastoral matters: James has now officially left us. Before Rachel's arrival in a month's time, pastoral matters and concerns will be dealt with by ministers and supernumeries in the Northern area of the Circuit. In the first instance, please contact Margaret Aldred, Pastoral Secretary in confidence.

 

Sunday 18 August

 

10.30am: Our worship will take the form of a Songs of Praise. Please support the members of our congregation who will introduce a favourite hymn for us to sing.

 

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 507 - 07.08.19)                                                                      

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 Cheltenham Whaddon.

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

 

When

 

Where

Saturday 10 August

5pm

Pudding Evening

Clements End Methodist Chapel

13 – 20 August

Inside Out Art Exhibition

Dursley Methodist Church

Sunday 18 August

3pm

Tibberton Tent Service

Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall

Saturday 7 September

9.30am – 1pm

Foundation Safeguarding Course

 

St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Monday 30 September

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Refresher Safeguarding Course

St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Saturday 16 November

10am – 3pm

Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

Churchdown Methodist Church

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 26 September

The Belfry, Broad Street, Littledean, Cinderford, GL14 3JS

Thursday 17 October

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

Wednesday 6 November

NB –begins at 12.15pm

Cirencester Ashcroft Lunch Club, Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Thursday 14 November

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham

 

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News….

 

Billy Bookcases

The manse at Bisley Road is about to be rented out. Two IKEA Billy bookcases from the property are now surplus to requirements and we have no means of storing them. Some shelves are adjustable. If you or your church can make use of these and can collect them in the next two weeks, please contact Celia Kidd on 01242 236356. Image and size dimensions are attached for information.

 

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Books+ - Gloucester Royal Hospital

Keith Long, a member of Hucclecote Methodist Church, has recently taken on the role of manager at Books+ at the hospital. The shop is a Christian bookshop with a wide range of secular products as well. Any item not on sale can normally be ordered with a 24/48hr delivery window to the shop and all orders placed by churches will receive a discount. Orders can be placed either by phone call, email or visit to the shop. The shop is open 9.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday and is based in the Outpatient’s Department. Pop in for a chat, buy cards, books, cd's and lots more.

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Area Lectionary Workshops (August 2019)

Leaders of worship are cordially invited to join our first Area Lectionary Workshops during August. These will continue as a series initially throughout 2019 to build fellowship and sharing, inspiring both quality and consistency as we take the opportunity to explore Bible themes and wider links together. We will be seeking feedback at each stage to drive refinement and increased engagement. These workshops are planned for 19, 20, 21 and 27 August. Please come with any resources (e.g. bibles, hymn books, prayer guides) that you might use in preparation for leading worship or that you want to share:

 

  • Monday 19 August (North) at 7:30pm at Bethesda Methodist Church (Naomi & Peter)
  • Tuesday 20 August (South) at 7:30pm at Cirencester Ashcroft (Karen & Jackie)
  • Wednesday 21 August (Central) at 7:30pm at Hucclecote Methodist Church (Nick & Debbie)
  • Tuesday 27 August (West) at 11am at Drybrook Methodist Church (Michelle & Arthur)

 

As the Circuit Worship Taskforce developed the idea for these events, they felt the Holy Spirit guiding them as the ideas formed. They hope that this will be a time of both giving and receiving. We would invite you all to hold these meetings in your prayers. Thank you.

VSM Worship Taskforce: Karen Burridge, Nick Butler, Naomi Cooke, Michelle Ireland, Debbie Long, Jackie Morris and Peter Allsopp

 

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Chaplaincy opportunity – Brockworth House

We’re seeking to appoint a new part-time Chaplain to continue and develop chaplaincy support in Brockworth House. The post calls for a friendly, outgoing person who has experience of supporting older people, including people living with dementia. The post is part time, for 15 hours per week.

We are looking for a lay person or an ordained minister who will offer pastoral and spiritual support to all residents as part of the staff team, and also be available to support relatives and staff. An understanding of the spiritual needs of older people, demonstrated through experience of providing pastoral care and leading services, is essential. So too is the ability to address and meet the needs of people with dementia. The person appointed will be in good standing with their faith community and will keep up good working relationships with local faith communities. Part of MHA, Brockworth House is a purpose-built nursing home which offers care for up to 52 people living with dementia. The post is a rewarding opportunity for the right person to foster appropriate pastoral care and fellowship and to make a difference to the spiritual wellbeing of the residents. More information and details of how to apply are available on the MHA website http://www.mha.org.uk/careers. The closing date for completed applications is Sunday 18th August.

 

Anybody wanting to find out more about the post can get in touch with the Manager, Sam Williams. People are also welcome to contact Cathy Dakin, MHA Regional Chaplaincy Advisor ([email protected]).

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Pudding Evening

Saturday 10 August, 5pm

Clements End Methodist Chapel

Exactly 150 years since the first stone was laid to build the chapel. Come and help us celebrate with pudding! Entry is £5 on the door, bring a bowl and spoon! Tea and coffee is provided.

 

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Inside Out Art Exhibition

Tuesday 13 – Tuesday 20 August

Dursley Methodist Church

Exploring life and faith through stone carving, painting and textiles. This exhibition will feature the work of Revd Phil Summers and his fellow artists. Money will be raised, through the sale of tea, coffee and cake (light lunches on Saturday) during the exhibition, for the charity Beyond the Streets.

 

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Tibberton Tent Service

Sunday 18 August, 3pm

Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall, GL19 3AN

As part of the Tibberton Show weekend we invite you to join us for a service of celebration and praise in the show marquee at the Village Hall. This year it will be led by the Salvation Army and accompanied by the Cheltenham Salvation Army Band. Everyone very welcome.

 

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Foundation Safeguarding Course

Saturday 7 September, 9.30am – 1pm

St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

For those volunteers working for the Church who have never attended a Safeguarding course. If you wish to book a place, please contact Peter at [email protected]

Peter Gardner, Circuit Safeguarding Officer

 

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Refresher Safeguarding Course

Monday 30 September, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

For those volunteers who attended Foundation training 4 years ago (volunteers must receive safeguarding training every 4 years!). If you wish to book a place, please contact Peter at [email protected]

Peter Gardner, Circuit Safeguarding Officer

 

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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 contact Peter at [email protected]

Peter Gardner, Circuit Safeguarding Officer

 

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

 

Reasons for God

Thursday 25 July/Thursday 1 August/Thursday 8 August/Thursday 15 August - 7.30pm

Dursley Tabernacle, GL11 4BW

Over four Thursday evenings, Simon Helme will be looking at a few questions and doubts even ardent believers wrestle with today.

 

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Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

The District have organised other venues for this Advanced Safeguarding Course at:

Swindon - Tuesday 17 September, 10am – 3pm

Nailsea - Wednesday 16 October, 10am – 3pm

If you wish to book a place, please contact Peter at [email protected]

Peter Gardner, Circuit Safeguarding Officer

 

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Ukulele Concert

Friday 1 November

Hucclecote Community Centre

A date for your diaries: Friday 1 November, at Hucclecote Community Centre. Ukulele concert with fish and chip supper, proceeds for Action for Children. More details nearer the time.

 

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