Droitwich Methodist Church Newsletter Sunday 19th
At the Circuit Meeting held this week it was agreed that Gary's request for a 2-year extension to 2024 to his Ministry at Droitwich be granted. We give thanks to God as we look forward to continuing sharing Worship and working with Gary and Gail to further God's Love for all in our town.
‘Covid restrictions at church update’
It is no longer necessary to book a place for Sunday services, however please bring a pen to sign in on arrival. Please as you are able use the NHS QR code for booking in at church- if you do not have the app you will still be able to sign in on paper
Sun 19th Sept Harvest Festival - Church Open Weekend
If you were not able to get to the church building you can still worship with us by watching this service and others each Sunday morning live at 10.30am on our YouTube channel - click here - or at any time convenient to you.
Coffee After 10.30am Services
Dear All, we have now resumed serving coffee/tea/cold drinks after the 10.30am Service (sorry, no biscuits yet) in the Hall at the back of Church. Please stay and join us. If you would like to join the rota of drink makers, then please speak to one of the Stewards who will pass your name on to Rob Telford - the number of duties is 2 per year. Thank you.
Peace Sunday Service
Our new Superintendent Minister, the Revd Christopher Collins, will be leading a short service of music, prayers and readings reflecting on our call to be peacemakers. Chris is chair of the Methodist Peace Fellowship.
When: Sunday 19 September (Peace Sunday), 8pm
Where: On Zoom (contact Vanessa Hearn or Chris [email@example.com] for log-in details
Matters of peace and justice – or perhaps the lack of peace and justice – have once again been hitting our headlines. I believe the struggle for peace is a biblical mandate and we are called to be peace-makers. Even if we feel powerless to change the macro-political situation, we can make peace in our every-day lives. You may already be aware that 21 September is the United Nations Day for Peace and churches are encouraged to recognise “Peace Sunday” on the nearest Sunday. This year it is 19 September.
Mary Morgan's children
Nicky and Bryn, send warm thanks to everyone who helped with Mary's funeral services on Monday, and with the refreshments afterwards. While it was a sad occasion, hearing so many stories about Mary told with such love was a great comfort to them.
You can watch the Thanksgiving service on YouTube here
The collection raised over £600 for the two charities that Mary had nominated: St Richard's Hospice and the Brain Tumour Charity."
meets on Thursdays - 2 sessions 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm. We are also now able to serve drinks, so can adults please bring along a lidded travel cup if they would like a hot drink.
Craft, Games and Chat
It is hoped to restart this group on Wednesday, 22nd September from 2 - 4 pm whilst still taking care of everyone. Even if you’ve not been before, and especially if you have felt lonely during the last 18 months, do come along and have a chat, a cup of tea and a cake. Everyone is welcome. Anne Martin, Sylvia Marsh & Joyce Powell.
SUSTAINABLE CHURCH FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP
for Church florists - Droitwich Spa Methodist Church - Sat 9th October 2.00pm – 4.30pm Kate Hurst of Camomile & Cornflowers Ltd will demonstrate how to make a pedestal arrangement without using floral foam and explain how to make best use of British flowers all year. Kate will then support you in creating your own arrangement. The reduced fee of £20 (which includes materials and is payable in advance), is available for church florists. Please bring your own scissors, and extra flowers if you wish. Booking essential. Please contact: Kate Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org 01886 812184
this will recommence on Monday 11th of October and will be on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month from then on. A programme will be published nearer the time.
CIRCUIT SERVICE FOR CLIMATE SUNDAY – CREATION TIME
Sunday 17 October 2021 at 4.00pm
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Pump Street, Worcester - Ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Glasgow in November, we will be exploring the Bible’s rich inspiration for celebrating creation, and its encouragement for care of the world. We will also prayerfully commit ourselves, our churches, and our circuit anew to environmental action.
ALL WELCOME – the church is spacious, and we shall observe social distancing. Please wear a face mask if you are able.
Live Stream also available via Zoom: Meeting ID: 997 2445 6804 Passcode: 350804
Autumn MWiB Autumn District Meeting at Erdington Methodist Church
Thursday 21st October, 10.30am for teas/coffees until 3pm.
will be taking place at the NEC over the weekend 29th-31st October this year. More information can be found here: https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/children-youth-family-ministry/events-including-3generate/3generate/
DMC will use Sunday, 31st October – Climate Sunday, the launch day of COP 26 international climate meetings in Glasgow.
We intend this to be a significant event, perhaps with outside speaker. Should you want to be involved or can connect with a key speaker, please contact Janet at Church office.
Action for Children and Worcester Young Carers,
Richard Rogers and Ian Pickering, (a friend at Bromyard Road Methodist Church) are attempting to travel the length of the River Severn - from source to Severn Beach - by foot, kayak and bike - a journey of 215 miles. For further info: www.justgiving.com/campaign/Richards-way
Methodist Prayer Handbook 2021/2022 – ‘A Place for All’
available from Sylvia Marsh £4.50 each
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 email@example.com
Bible Readings For Coming Week:
CIRCUIT OFFICE is located at Amphlett House, 114 Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8AW. The new phone number will be 07483 142169. These are the contact details for Vanessa Hearn South Worcestershire Circuit Administrator. Rev Chris Collins will be located at the Manse in Evesham.
CHURCH WEBSITE :http://www.droitwichspamethodistchurch.co.uk/
MINISTER: Rev Gary Molver, 01905 775282, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Family Worker: - Sarah Jessop email@example.com
church office: - Contact Janet Staley on the church office mobile 07922949791 firstname.lastname@example.org
Church office address: Droitwich Methodist Church, Church Office, Worcester Road, Droitwich, Worcs WR9 8AN
Although the church office will be closed throughout much of August any messages left on the phone will be dealt with.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT DROITWICH SPA METHODIST CHURCH BY MAKING A DONATION
our bank details are:
Droitwich Methodist Church bank details: Lloyds Bank – Worcester, Sort Code: 30 99 90, Account No. 07835162
CHURCH NOTICES to be received by WEDNESDAY afternoon please, to Elaine Humphreys Email: email@example.com (Next newsletter Sunday 3rd October)