Make Lunch Service 01 03 2020

MakeLunch is a charity whose stated aim is to ‘end holiday hunger’ by feeding children and families who struggle in school holidays.

Additionally MakeLunch groups form communities who grow together and support one another.

The Colchester Methodist Circuit is blessed to soon have three such projects serving their neighbourhoods.

The first of these is situated at The Well in Mile End.

On 1st March 2020 at 6:30pm we will be holding a celebration service to thank God for three years of lunches and friendship in school holidays.

Please do join us if you can.

 

Mens Group Breakfast March 2020

Several months ago John and Tony at The Ark thought it would be good to have a Men’s Group that could meet for breakfast once a month.  The idea was to provide an opportunity when men could get together, enjoy a meal, discuss various topics of common interest and help each other.  It was also thought that on occasions having a guest speaker to talk on a specific topic might be of interest.

As there was limited interest at The Ark it was decided to invite friends along from The Well, Mile End, and this proved a good idea.

At our first meeting eight of us enjoyed a good breakfast, and our guest speaker was Rev Ken.  It was agreed that we would invite men from other churches within the Circuit to join us, and our numbers are slowing growing.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 at The Ark, Highwoods Methodist Church, commencing at 9.00 am.  We would like to see some new members, and if you plan to come please drop an email to John and Tony in order that we can plan the catering.

We would be very pleased if notice of this could be circulated within your Church and the poster below put on your notice board or screen notices.

Gospel of John Activity Day 04 04 2020

The Gospel According to John

Join us at The Ark, Highwoods Methodist Church on Saturday 4th April 2020 from 10am to 4pm for a Circuit Activity Day.

We will be looking at the wonder and mystery of John’s Gospel through Bible Study, Worship and Prayer Stations.

Coffee will be available from 9:30am.
Lunch will be provided – £6.50 suggested donation.

Register via the sign-up sheet at your church or email: colchestermethodistcircuitevents@hotmail.com

Registration is required by 31st March 2020 please.

 

World Day of Prayer 06 03 2020

 

The World Day of Prayer will take place on 6th March 2020.

The Service has been prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe, who call us to “Rise!, Take your mat and walk”.

The invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages to join this Day of Prayer, prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe.

Services in the Colchester Methodist Circuit will be held at:-

Mersea Methodist Church   at 2pm

St Michael’s Myland Church at 2pm

Wivenhoe Methodist Church at 2.30pm

West Bergholt St Mary’s Church at 1.30pm after a Soup Lunch which begins at 12.30pm

 

More information on this global event can be found at

https://www.wwdp.org.uk/

 

 

Methodist Walks: March 2020

The pattern of a monthly led walk of the past few years will be continued in 2020.

These take place on the second Tuesday afternoon of most months.

Beginning in February 2020 and going through to November 2020.

The walks are usually of about 4 miles in length, with the occasional one of 5 miles.

The walk planned for Tuesday 10th March will continue the practice from February of staying on surfaced paths as field paths will still be muddy after the rain that has fallen in January and February.

The walk is a little under 5 miles with the opportunity to shorten it to a little over 3 miles if selected. The only hills are downhill!

The c5 mile walk will start at Castle Methodist Church at 2.00pm. We will walk down through Castle Park and along the river bank paths to The Hythe. After crossing the river, we shall take the riverside path to Wivenhoe. Once we are at Wivenhoe at approximately 4.00pm, there is the opportunity to independently return to Colchester/look around/obtain a cup of tea. There is a good service of ‘buses back into the town centre or it is possible to take the train back to the Town or North stations (once an hour to each). There is no need to let me know if you are planning to join the walk at Castle Church.

Anyone wishing to do the c3 mile shorter walk will need to be at The Hythe railway station by 2.30pm as we shall be passing there a few minutes after 2.30pm. If you will be joining the walk at The Hythe station, please let Derek know. Incidentally, there is a waiting shelter on the open platform at The Hythe station.

If anyone would like to join the walk, or hear about plans for future walks, please contact Derek.

Walking Boots

Contemporary Worship Spring 2020

Gathering for
Contemporary Worship

with Songs old and new and Prayers for the life we share

 

Sunday 26th January 2020

Please be aware that due to a difficulty in providing staffing, the Contemporary Worship scheduled for 6.30pm at Lexden Methodist Church on  26 01 2020  has had to be cancelled.

 

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Contemporary Worship at 6.30pm at Castle Methodist Church
led by Rev Joe Adams.

 

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Contemporary Worship at 6.30pm at The Ark (Highwoods) Methodist Church
led by Rev Ken Chalmers.

Methodist Walks

The pattern of a monthly led walk of the past few years will be continued in 2020.

These take place on the second Tuesday afternoon of most months.

Beginning in February 2020 and going through to November 2020.

The walks are usually of about 4 miles in length, with the occasional one of 5 miles.

The walk on Tuesday 11th February will be on surfaced paths and will be a circular walk with no hills. It will be around the south side of Colchester but remaining within the town’s boundaries.

If anyone would like to join the walk, or hear about plans for future walks, please contact Derek.

Walking Boots

Men’s Group Breakfast

Several months ago John and Tony at The Ark thought it would be good to have a Men’s Group that could meet for breakfast once a month.  The idea was to provide an opportunity when men could get together, enjoy a meal, discuss various topics of common interest and help each other.  It was also thought that on occasions having a guest speaker to talk on a specific topic might be of interest.

As there was limited interest at The Ark it was decided to invite friends along from The Well, Mile End, and this proved a good idea.

At our last meeting eight of us enjoyed a good breakfast and our guest speaker was Rev Ken.  It was agreed that we would invite men from other churches within the Circuit to join us.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday 25th January 2020 at The Well, Mile End, commencing at 9.00 am.  We would like to see some new members, and if you plan to come please drop an email to John and Tony in order that we can plan the catering.

We would be very pleased if notice of this could be circulated within your Church and the poster below put on your notice board or screen notices.

 

Memory Worship

A new initiative for the Colchester Methodist Circuit.

The second Wednesday of each month brings an opportunity for those with and without Dementia (or other limiting conditions) to Worship together.

2pm to 4pm at The Ark.

The formal part of the service lasts 20-30 minutes, and is followed by refreshments, craft activities and games, providing an opportunity for friendly conversation.

At Memory Worship we believe in a God who loves us, accepts us for who we are, and welcomes us.

 

Memory Worship

Contemporary Worship Autumn 2019

 

Gathering

for Contemporary Worship

with Songs old and new and Prayers for the life we share

Sunday 22 September at 6.30pm

at Lexden Methodist Church

 

Further Dates & Venues

27 October

‘Everybody Sing’ with John Bell at Lion Walk Church

 

24 November

Get ready for Advent with Cantus Firmus. Venue tbc

 

1 December  Advent Communion at The Ark MC

Contemporary Worship Poster Autumn 2019