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our Services to which you are all most welcome
May 19th Aldersgate Sunday
In the Methodist Church calendar, Aldersgate Sunday is the Sunday nearest to 24 May (traditionally known as 'Wesley Day') or the Sunday before it. It commemorates a life-changing moment in the Christian journey of John Wesley, the most prominent of the founders of Methodism. In May 1738, John unwillingly attended worship at a Moravian ‘Religious Society’ meeting on Aldersgate Street in London. It was during this service that he felt his "heart strangely warmed", as he experienced God's love in a most personal and life-giving way. Until then he had known God in his mind, but not in his heart. Now he understood the value of a personal experience of God that would bring assurance of salvation to the believer.
10.30am Morning Worship led by Mr Andrew Whysall.
6.00pm Easter Offering Service at Tansley. (please note earlier time).
10.30am Service of Holy Communion led by Rev Robert Foster.
6.30pm Evening Worship led by Mrs Geraldine Stamp.
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
Please note, there will be no Monday groups in May.
Friday 24th May 1.30pm in the hall
Darley Dale Film Society are showing the film GI Blues (1960) for people with dementia or memory difficulties and their carers. Tickets £4, free admission for carers. Light refreshments at 1.30 followed by the film at 2.00pm.
Tuesday 28th May
7.30pm Buddies at the home of David & Brenda, 27 The Parkway. All welcome.
Thursday 6th June
7.30pm Discussion about hall kitchen in the hall. As part of our plans for improving the church facilities we are looking at how to make the kitchen more user friendly. This meeting is for all those who use the kitchen at present or may do so in the future so that we can get everyone’s point of view before deciding on what we need to do before bringing the matter to a full meeting of the Church Council for ratification or otherwise.
The prayer ministry will begin this Sunday, 3rd March. We have a team of six people and hope to have one pair available most Sunday mornings. If you would like prayer for yourself or have a concern you would like prayer for please go to the team on duty at the end of the service. Prayer will take place in the vestry and the team will wait near the vestry door.
If the vestry door is closed please do not walk in.
First Monday Holy Communions have been planned as follows:
June 3rd at Darley Dale Methodist Church.
July 1st at St. Mary’s.
August 5th No service.
September 2nd at St. Helen’s.
A copy of the Circuit Calendar is on the notice board at the back of the church.