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So what’s THE story…? So what’s OUR story…?

Saturday 12th October 10.00am till 12pm: and Tuesday 15th October 7.30pm to 9.30pm

As a church we will be gathering to “TELL OUR STORY”.  This is a vital element of our planning for the next chapter in our church’s life!  Join us, TELL YOUR STORY, as together with food, we write the exciting next chapter.  (The same event is being repeated so that as many as possible are able to participate).  SO WHATS THE NEXT CHAPTER OF OUR STORY?  Have your say…  

Saturday 19 October 10-12 

COFFEE MORNING & CAR WASH to raise money for Maggs Day Centre Homeless Project. Please come and support this. 

Sun 20 Oct        9.00am     Holy Communion - Rev Gary Molver

                          10.30am     Coffee Church - Robert Lewin-Jones               

Tues 22 Oct      7.30pm     Church Council Meeting 

Tues 29 Oct      7.30pm     Family Committee in Wesley Room. NB CHANGE OF DATE

Tues 22 Oct            

7.30pm            Church Council Meeting  - . You are cordially invited to a meeting of the Church Council to be held on Tuesday 22nd October at 7.30 pm. The meeting is open to all church members and worshipers who may contribute to the debates. We hope as many of you as possible will come along and we look forward to seeing you there. 


·      Bread served at Holy Communion is gluten free and the wine is non-alcoholic.

·      Prayer Manuals 2019/20. These are now available in the porch at the bargain price of £3.50. Please put money in the tin.

·      ACTION FOR CHILDREN - a reminder to bring your boxes for emptying during September. 


British Methodism shares in an ecumenical partnership between several churches working for justice and peace. This partnership is called The Joint Public Issues Team/JPIT. A group of 8 to 10 researchers and support staff work on complex policy issues, such as asylum and migration, environment, gambling and alcohol, peace-making, politics and elections, poverty and inequality, religious persecution, modern slavery and exploitation, arms trade, intergenerational imbalances. So please make sure you visit the JPIT website as follows: www.jointpublicissues.org.uk. Register for the online JPIT newsletter. All church members and adherents can exercise christian discipleship by signing the JPIT petitions online to speak out with a distinctly Christian voice on injustice. Our 200,000 plus Methodist members and adherents in Britain can be very influential if we work together for peace and justice. 


We are very fortunate that in this Church we are able to offer lifts to our 10.30am Sunday Services to those who otherwise would be unable to attend. After very many years of Service  our current convenor is stepping down from his role of Transport Rota Convenor and a new volunteer is needed. The work of the Convenor is to match drivers with those needing lifts and to produce the three-monthly rota. Please, if you are interested in this vital role, or would like more information. Thank you 


Do you like singing or can play a musical instrument? Then Music Group would love to hear from you. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday between 7.30 and 8.45 pm in the Church. All are welcome, so come and join us. We have a great time, a lot of fun and sing some wonderful worship songs


 The next Messy Church will be on Monday 28 October - the theme will be 'looking after God's world - reuse and recycle'. Messy Church is a fantastic outreach opportunity and a great time of worship and celebration for all who are there. If you are able to volunteer to help with crafts or activities (either beforehand or on the day), then please let me know. It would also be lovely to have more members of the congregation come along to Messy Church to talk to and be alongside those attending. If you have never been to Messy Church before then please speak to me for more information. Many thanks droitwichcfw@btinternet.com 


A Passion Play has been performed in London on Good Friday every year since 2010. This is an awe-inspiring full-scale re-enactment of the events leading up to and including Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. The Play lasts for 90 minutes. Cities and towns across the UK have been encouraged to put on their own performance of the Passion Play in 2020, using the script from the London performance, and with cast, production team and volunteers from the local community in order to bring the story to life for everyone.  WORCESTER has signed up to do this!  They need all sorts of people at all sorts of ages from children to crowd members, disciples, soldiers and more! If you would like to be part of this exciting happening, the first round of auditions are on Thurs 10 Oct and Sat 19 Oct and will be held at St Peters Baptist Church, Worcester. To register interest email: joinin@onegoodfriday.com


Churches from the Chemnitz District visit to Birmingham Methodist District - Thurs 23rd to Mon 27th April 2020 We hope to have 12-20 visitors. Could you help host guests, or join discussions, help with visits or in some other way? Hosting overseas guests so often proves really rewarding – we have always so much to learn from each other!  For more information contact the Church office 


 We are already making plans for the OCC packing weekend this year and are pleased with the items for the boxes which are appearing already. The dates are Friday November 15th for preparation day and Saturday November 16th for shoebox packing day so please put the dates in your diaries. My hope is that everyone will do this year what they have always done before!! As always everyone is welcome on the day even if it is only to drink coffee and spectate!! Thanks to everybody.  NB Toothpaste and sweets are not allowed any more but all toiletries including combs etc are welcome.  Reporters notebooks are very useful and can be bought in packs of 5 from the Pound shops throughout the year. Pencil cases, pens, crayons, sharpeners and erasers are all essential.  Toys with the wow factor will still be difficult to find but we must continue to look.


Navigating Change is a movement that is concerned about the future of the Methodist Church in the UK. The figures speak for themselves, as year on year we have continued to decline in numbers to the point where it has become a critical issue. This movement could be a starting point for you and your leadership to regain a sense of urgency and energy, to catch a fresh vision and to begin the process toward growing and planting new churches.

Date and Time Tue, 19 Nov 2019, 13:00 – Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 15:00 Location: Swanbank Methodist Church, Swan Square, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2AA  For further info - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/navigating-change-tickets-60309790206 

CREATE WORSHIP”-  Wednesday afternoons:

I would like to invite you- you in the pew- to join me at CREATE WORSHIP in the task of designing creative and inspiring Sunday worship services. I will meet on a weekly basis with others at the church at 3.00pm (until 4.00pm) to CREATE WORSHIP. You are welcome to come along whenever you can make it- IT IS NOT A COMMITMENT TO COME ALONG EVERY WEEK! Come and make a difference. Yours, Gary.