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June 24th Bible Month week 4

10.30am Service of Holy Communion led by Rev David Glasson

6.30pm ‘Traditional’ Preaching Service led by  Mr Paul Strange

 


Regular events

Tuesdays

10.00-11.30am Coffee & chat in the hall, all welcome.

2.00pm Evergreen Club.

Wednesdays

6.30pm Choir Rehearsal in the hall.

Thursdays

10.30am – 11.30am Cuppa & chat in the hall. There will be a Fairtrade Stall.

Lunch at 12.00  All welcome. To book lunch ring Monica 01629 732935 or Janet 01629 55932


Monday Groups

Having linked in with the ecumenical Lent Groups between Christmas and Easter, our Monday Groups will resume again after Easter for a series of five sessions linked to the Bible Month material about Jonah that has been produced by the Methodist Church. The planned dates for the Monday groups are a bit spread out, due to bank holidays either clashing, or moving the Ecumenical Communions, but there will be five morning and five evening dates for each group between April and July as follows. The morning group meets in the hall and the evening group meets in the church. 

Subject                                             Morning 10.00       Evening 7.30

Jonah 2 (Bible Month Session 2)       25th June             18th June

Jonah 3 (Bible Month Session 3)       9th July                 2nd July

Jonah 4 (Bible Month Session 4)       23rd July               16th July

For more information, please contact Robert, our minister, using the contact form.


Buddies at 7.30pm

Tuesday 26th June at 18 Stanton Close (Eva McCulloch’s)

All welcome.


Dates for your diary 

For our next church family social event we are having a "bring and share" lunch after the service on Sunday 6th July.

Tuesday 19th June 7.30pm General Church Meeting. This meeting is open to everyone. It is a chance to review the past year and to look at our finances. Church Stewards and representatives to the Church Council are elected at this meeting. 

For our next Church Family social event we are planning to have a ‘bring and share’ lunch after Service on Sunday 8th July


Circuit Events

Circuit Walk, Sunday 15th July (please note change of date)
Meet at 1.45pm in the car park at Cromford Meadows. Please note there is a parking charge but it is cheaper on the Meadows than on Cromford Wharf.  Walk leader Penny Brown 01629 580539


News from Kolkata

You are no longer strangers or foreigners but fellow citizens with God's people and members of the household of God. Ephesians 2 – 19

Warm greetings from the CNI Wesleyan Church, Kolkata, India.

Nothing brings us greater joy and gladness than to see two Churches crossing cultures, partnering to meet and enhance the life, faith and witness of one Church with another.

We hope this link will build and nurture our relationships for mutual participation. You are free to ask open ended questions which will invite us to see and understand the activities including the joys and celebrations as well as sorrows and struggle of the activities.

Church partnership calls us deeper into the image of the Church as one body in Christ, of understanding the Scripture. We experience our oneness in Christ and seeing the world through God’s eyes.

Let us enter this link with clear vision, honour and guard the unique divine calling, building dignity and sharing our faith and experience by special days of prayer.

Thanking you,
SOMA JHA
Hon. Secretary, Women’s Fellowship of Christian Service
CNI Wesleyan Church , Kolkata, India

 


Cliff College Festival

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend we attended Cliff College Festival. The theme this year was The Holy Spirit and was entitled ‘Ablaze’. Throughout the weekend we were challenged to think about the impact of the Holy Spirit in our personal walk of faith and in our home churches. At a seminar led by Rev Stephen Skuce we were reminded of the roots of Methodism when John Wesley found his heart was ‘strangely warmed’ when there was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those attending a prayer meeting. This was the beginning of his amazing ministry when he allowed God’s Spirit to lead him and this affected so many people’s lives. It was a challenge to consider why so many churches at the present time are declining in numbers.

As President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Loraine Mellor, also the chair of the Nottingham and Derby District, gave a challenging and motivating address at the Monday morning celebration meeting. She shared that one of the main things which had impacted her as she travelled around the country during the past year was the need for congregations to meet together for Bible study and prayer. Loraine told us how moving it was when, at a meeting at the ECG Conference, the children were praying for the adults and sharing their own faith in Jesus.

We came away from Cliff Festival feeling inspired, uplifted and challenged in how we continue to grow in our faith.

David and Brenda Brown


Pastoral Care

We are in the process of sorting out Pastoral Care for everyone. If you haven’t yet completed and sent back the pastoral care questionnaire, please do so as it will help us to know how to contact you and what sort of pastoral care is appropriate for you should the need arise. Questionnaires can be given to Robert or one of the stewards. 

Methodist Conference 2018

The conference will be held on the 28th June to 5th July at Nottingham University, please see poster at back of church.

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