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DROITWICH METHODIST – WEEKLY NEWS

Video Message

23 May 2020


BIBLE READINGS FOR COMING WEEK:   

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/a-word-in-time/

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Sunday Worship Services cancelled for the time being from 22 March but there are lots of other ways of us worshipping and meeting together online

The Methodist Church is providing worship at home sheets.

DROITWICH METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY NOTICES

31 MAY 2020

MINISTER:  Rev Gary Molver, 01905 775282, rev.dmc@btconnect.com

 church office: - email droitwichmethodistchurch@btinternet.com 

 Church Family Worker: - Sarah Jessop droitwichcfw@btinternet.com

 Droitwich Methodist Church Newsletter - 31 May 2020


THERE WILL NOT BE A Church newsletter on Sunday 31st May,

the end of bank holiday week, as some staff are on leave


Gary's Video Message


Gary's Video Message 23 May 2020

 

Circuit PRAYER - Norton


Spirit of God . . .

 
free as the wind
refreshing as a summer breeze
playing across our thinking
insubstantial as air
and as undeniable
God-breath
 
wild as a winter storm
lashing assumptions
shaking prejudices
buffeting rigidity
persistently
challenging
 
comforting our hurt
breathing your healing
caressing the soul
awaking with your smile
whispering new life
 
HERE FOR US
 
we open our hearts to you.


 SUNDAY ONLINE WORSHIP -

BIRMINGHAM METHODIST DISTRICT - EVERY SUNDAY AT 10.30

Website: https://www.birminghammethodist.org.uk/; 

Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/, followed by zoom coffee & chat (above).

Virtual Coffee get together

- every Wednesday & Thursday at 10am, and Sunday at 11.30am.`

Join Zoom Meeting: web  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632935224; Meeting ID: 826 3293 5224

One tap mobile: 01314601196, 82632935224#, 02030512874, 82632935224#

Dial by your location: 0131 460 1196, 0203 051 2874, 0203 481 5237, 0203 481 5240

Weekly Zoom Bible Study,

Thursday mornings in June, 11.00am, the book of Ruth (Bible book of the month), with Gary. Discover the hidden gems in this novelette. Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86898832558?pwd=UFV5bXE0ZHZNRzJ0c0x3dlUyemt4dz09;               

meeting ID: 868 9883 2558; password: 838162

PRAYER CHAIN

Our church offers prayer support through the prayer chain. Prayer requests are handled with sensitivity and care, and circulated to our prayer volunteers. Coordinator, Sylvia Marsh: 775246; email randsmarsh@btinternet.com

Thy Kingdom Come -

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ: 21-31 May 2020.

TELLING OUR GOOD NEWS STORIES: 

during lockdown we have been missing hearing Good News stories from our community (as we are used to on a Sunday morning). Please will you consider sharing your Good News stories. Either email your story to Elaine Humphreys dmcnotices@btinternet.com for inclusion in our weekly Newsletter or send a brief video message to Simon Jessop mountsimon80@hotmail.com, who will then edit these into a single video and link it to our website so that we all (those with online access) can watch in our own homes.

THIS WEEKS’ Good News stories

o  Jenny Bulman - Grieving together with a yellow heart (friends of Jenny Bulman) - the placing of the symbol in windows is allowing families to celebrate those who have died with Covid-19. A link is included to the item on BBC news, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52589050/coronavirus-grieving-together-with-a-yellow-heart

*URGENT* FOODBANK APPEAL:

You can donate money and Gift Aid it here

Our Droitwich foodbank has for the month of April reported increases over last year of 153% in the number of “clients” and 186% in the amount of food supplied, very much due to the Covid-19 pandemic impact. They have sent out a SOS appeal to Droitwich churches to please canvas members to assist with a “door-to-door” appeal for food items, specifically tinned potatoes, packets of instant mash, tinned meat, tinned carrots, tinned fruit and packets of jelly, tinned custard, 500g bags of rice, shampoo, shaving foam and razors, washing up liquid, washing powder, dog food, cup a  soup, pot noodles, jars of jam, packs of microwave rice, mens deodorant. It will mean asking people to volunteer to leaflet houses in a street local to them asking people to put out food on a particular day - and also indicating at what time that food would be collected- and then making the collection. The leaflet to be dropped at homes will be drafted by Foodbank and emailed by them to volunteer collectors who can then run it off. Food collected can be taken to the Foodbank Centre Tuesdays 12.30-14.30; Fridays 14.00-16.00 or dropped at 27 College Green WR9 8QY. Please respond by contacting David Stanbury at info@droitwichspa.foodbank.org.uk or phone 075 3213 0604

TRAIDCRAFT -

Please don't forget the Traidcraft stall - even though you are not able to physically get your food from the church, we can bring it to you. Money is invested into stocking it up and it would be great shame if it wasn't sold before the dates are up - a lot of money would be lost. Thank you to all of you who are continuing to buy from me - it really is much safer than going to the supermarket. Just one customer at a time and social distancing is observed! Another idea, adopted by some, is to buy from Traidcraft and donate to Foodbank; we can arrange that for you too. Thank you for your support, Maureen.

for all kinds of inf0, thoughts and news FROM OUR community, plus Gary’s weekly video message

CHURCH WEBSITE: www.droitwichspamethodistchurch.co.uk

FACEBOOK: https://en-gb.facebook.com/DroitwichMethodistChurch/

 METHODIST PRAYER & WORSHIP RESOURCES: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Coronavirus: Taking care of yourself and those around you - https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/the-methodist-blog/coronavirus-taking-care-of-yourself-and-those-around-you/

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MINISTER:  Rev Gary Molver, 01905 775282, rev.dmc@btconnect.com

church office: - email droitwichmethodistchurch@btinternet.com 

Church Family Worker: - Sarah Jessop droitwichcfw@btinternet.com

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DROITWICH FOOD BANK


The Foodbank is still managing to operate and we are busier than ever, now doing 20-30 home deliveries as week as well as seeing clients at the Centre.

All of this is happening whilst maintaining social distancing. As you may have seen from our Facebook and Twitter posts, Morrisons and Tescos are sending us weekly food deliveries direct from their distribution centres but we have no influence on what is delivered and so there are still a few things that we are running short of see list below

You can donate money and Gift Aid it here

Donation Points around Droitwich

Churches are closed but there are Foodbank donation points around the town -

big news - we now have a collection point in Morrisons as well as Waitrose but Specsavers have withdrawn for the time being.

                                                SHARE WHAT YOU CAN                                                           

Tinned potatoes and packets of instant mash

Tinned meat

Tinned carrots

Tinned fruit and packets of jelly

Tinned  custard

500g bags of rice

Shampoo

Shaving foam and razors

Washing up liquid

Washing powder

Dog food

 Thank you all again.

We are unable to distribute out of date food.


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