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our Services to which you are all most welcome
Sunday 16th December
10.30am Preaching Service led by Mrs Eva McCulloch.
3.00pm ‘A Christmas Celebration’ Darley Hillside Choir in aid of Action for Children.
Please note, there will not be a 6.30pm service.
Sunday 23rd December
10.30am Service of Holy Communion led by Rev David Glasson.
6.30pm Carol Service led by Rev Robert Foster with Darley Dale Band.
Tuesday 25th December is Christmas Day
10.30am All Age Worship led by Rev Robert Foster.
Sunday 30th December
10.30am Contemporary Carol Service led by Rev Robert Foster.
6.30pm Songs of Praise led by Mr David Brown.
There will be no Monday Group meetings during December, but there will be night prayers each Monday evening during Advent at 7pm at St Helen’s.
10.00-11.30am Coffee & chat in the hall, all welcome.
2.00pm Evergreen Club.
6.30pm Choir Rehearsal in the hall.
10.30am – 11.30am Cuppa & chat in the hall. Fairtrade Stall. All welcome.
Lunch at 12.00 To book lunch ring Monica 732935 or Janet 55932.
First Thursday Praise & Prayers, a short time of worship before lunch.
Dates for your diary
Friday 14th December
Carol Service at St Helen’s.
Monday 17th December
7.00pm Advent Prayers at St Helen’s.
Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th December
Serving refreshments to people visiting the cemetery (times to be decided).
Monday 24th December
4.00pm Christmas Eve Crib Service at St Helen’s.
11.30pm Service of Holy Communion at St Helen’s.
Circuit & Other Events
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th December
West Hallam Festival of Christmas Trees.
Saturday 12th January
4.00 – 6.30pm Tea & Social Cromford Methodist Church, in aid of Action for Children. Fun & games for all the family.
Announcement about Ministry in the Belper Area
Since September 2017, we have not had a full-time minister for the group of Methodist churches in the Belper Community Mission Area – Ambergate, Belper Central, Cross O’ Th’ Hands, Heage, Holbrook Moor, Nether Heage, Openwoodgate.
Through the Methodist ‘stationing’ system the Rev Paul Wood has been invited to become the minister for these churches from September 2019 and he has accepted.
Please pray for Paul & his wife Wendy and for the continuing life and witness of the churches in the Belper area.
All We Can – 80 years of making a difference.
All We Can has its roots in a response to the refugee crisis in Europe, pioneered by Methodist Minister Henry Carter in 1938, who founded the Methodist Refugee Fund. His goal was to raise money for supplies to relieve hunger and improve conditions among refugees in Austria and Germany. Since then, All We Can has helped millions of people round the world in finding solutions to poverty, reaching some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities.
All We Can also continues to support those who have fled their homes in search of safety. One example of this is the support being given to the Rohingya people in refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 people are living here in cramped, squalid conditions and the monsoon season is likely to make the situation much worse. All We Can is providing food aid, hygiene kits and psychological support.
Another example is the work being done with Syrian refugees in Jordan. Special classes help children to make new friends, handle difficult emotions and overcome their fear and trauma. All We Can also supports vulnerable women by helping them to work together to develop new skills and training them in how to start their own enterprises and co-operatives.
A copy of the Circuit Calendar is on the notice board at the back of the church.