Worship & Notices for 25 10 2020

Please refer to the new “Online Services” page on the Menu for details about all of the Online Services, and other activities in the Circuit.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

The service for this Sunday can be found by using this shortcut link.

The Young Sunday story this Sunday about Joshua can be found by using this shortcut link.

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE. Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded. You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

Our Young Sunday story this week is about Joshua. You might also like to see these other videos online which tell his story.

Joshua Part 1

Joshua Part 2

Joshua Parts 3 & 4

Joshua Part 5

Joshua’s Life

 

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 25th October 2020

 

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which are taking place there – click on that Church in the Menu.

 

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Please remember Ken in your prayers, together with other folk across the circuit who are suffering from various health problems at this time.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Thursday of each month. The next one is scheduled for Thursday 29th October. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. They are currently being led by Alan. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to join these groups, but let Alan know you are interested, so that he can send you details and a Zoom invite.

Details of Bible studies and other activities at Wimpole Road are available on their website here.

Remember in your prayers the various Church Council Meetings which will be taking place on Zoom in the coming weeks.

Castle Methodist Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary during October 2020. Remember in your prayers all of our church buildings, and all those who care for them. Pray for the communities they are located in, and give thanks for all the people who have worshipped in them over the years.

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

 

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time,
please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

 

Worship & Notices for 18 10 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

The service for this Sunday can be found by using this shortcut link.

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Virtual worship at Wimpole Road is on Facebook live on Sundays at 11.00 am, to join click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

This page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People:-

We are trying to provide material suitable for the children in the Circuit, with online and downloadable activities. There is an accompanying pack for each talk which can be made available by contacting thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

Click here for our first talk about Noah.
Click here for our second talk about Joseph. 
Click here for our third talk about Moses. 

 

Elsewhere, there is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

Our reading today is the Parable of the Rich Fool. You might also like to view this video about todays reading, or this one.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC1  Songs of Praise (usually at 13:15): You can find out more here.
Or view previous programmes here.

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship (usually at 08:10): More information here.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 18th October 2020

 

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which are taking place.

 

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Please remember Ken in your prayers, together with other folk across the circuit who are suffering from various health problems at this time.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Thursday of each month. The next one is scheduled for Thursday 29th October. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. They are currently being led by Alan. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to join these groups, but let Alan know you are interested, so that he can send you details and a Zoom invite.

Details of Bible studies and other activities at Wimpole Road are available on their website here.

Remember in your prayers the various Church Council Meetings which will be taking place on Zoom in the coming weeks.

Castle Methodist Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary during October 2020. Remember in your prayers all of our church buildings, and all those who care for them. Pray for the communities they are located in, and give thanks for all the people who have worshipped in them over the years.

As we celebrate Harvest this Sunday, give thanks for all the good things in your life, and the riches of nature around us.

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time,
please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

 

Worship & Notices for 11 10 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

The service for this Sunday can be found by using
this shortcut link.

Today’s Young Sunday video about Moses, can be found by using this shortcut link.

 

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Virtual worship at Wimpole Road is on Facebook live on Sundays at 11.00 am, to join click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

This page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People:-

We are trying to provide material suitable for the children in the Circuit, with online and downloadable activities. There is an accompanying pack for each talk which can be made available by contacting thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

Click here for our first talk about Noah.
Click here for our second talk about Joseph. 
Click here for our third talk about Moses. 

 

Elsewhere, there is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

 

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC1  Songs of Praise (usually at 13:15): You can find out more here.
Or view previous programmes here.

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship (usually at 08:10): More information here.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 11th October 2020

 

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which are taking place.

 

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Please remember Ken in your prayers, together with other folk across the circuit who are suffering from various health problems at this time.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Thursday of each month. The next one is scheduled for Thursday 29th October. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. They are currently being led by Alan. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to join these groups, but let Alan know you are interested, so that he can send you details and a Zoom invite.

Details of Bible studies and other activities at Wimpole Road are available on their website here.

Remember in your prayers the various Church Council Meetings which will be taking place on Zoom in the coming weeks.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

On Wednesday 14th October there will be a simple service on Zoom that we call Reflections.  Each month we explore a theme through music, pictures, poetry and prayer.  Our next service will be on the theme of harvest.  We will gather for worship from 11am and the formal start of the service will be 11.15am.  Again, requests for the meeting invite should go to thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

 

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

 

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

 

Worship & Notices for 04 10 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

The service for this Sunday can be found by using this shortcut link.

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Virtual worship at Wimpole Road is on Facebook live on Sundays at 11.00 am, to join click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

 

This page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People:-

We are trying to provide material suitable for the children in the Circuit, with online and downloadable activities. Click here for our first talk about Noah. Click here for our second talk about Joseph. There is an accompanying pack for each talk which can be made available by contacting thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

A video to watch for this Sunday might be the first part of  this one, which tells the same story about The Beatitudes that we hear in our reading from Matthew. Or enjoy this song with actions for children.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC1  Songs of Praise (usually at 13:15): You can find out more here.
Or view previous programmes here.

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship (usually at 08:10): More information here.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 4th October 2020

 

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which are taking place.

 

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Please remember Ken in your prayers, together with other folk across the circuit who are suffering from various health problems at this time.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Thursday of each month. The next one is scheduled for Thursday 29th October. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. They are currently being led by Alan. The Zoom meeting will open at 7pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to join these groups, but let Alan know you are interested, so that he can send you details and a Zoom invite.

Details of Bible studies and other activities at Wimpole Road are available on their website here.

Remember in your prayers the various Church Council Meetings which will be taking place on Zoom in the coming weeks.

 

Invitations from The Ark:

We have two Zoom events coming up at The Ark which we would like to open up to The Circuit:
On Sunday 4th October there will be a Zoom Evening service, led by Alan.  We will gather from 6.15pm and the service will begin at 6.30pm.  Anyone not on the Ark’s mailing list is very welcome to join in, but would need to request a Zoom invite from thearkhighwoods@gmail.com
On Wednesday 14th October there will be a simple service on Zoom that we call Reflections.  Each month we explore a theme through music, pictures, poetry and prayer.  Our next service will be on the theme of harvest.  We will gather for worship from 11am and the formal start of the service will be 11.15am.  Again, requests for the meeting invite should go to thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

 

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

 

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

Worship & Notices for 27 09 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

The service for this Sunday can be found by using this shortcut link.

 

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Virtual worship at Wimpole Road is on Facebook live on Sundays at 11.00 am, to join click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

 

This page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and  Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People:-

We are trying to provide material suitable for the children in the Circuit, with online and downloadable activities. Click here for our first talk about Noah. There is an accompanying pack for this talk which can be made available by contacting thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

A video to watch for this Sunday might be this one, which tells the same story that we hear in our reading, and here is a link to more information for young people.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC1  Songs of Praise (usually at 13:15): You can find out more here.
Or view previous programmes here.

BBC Radio 4  Sunday Worship Usually at 08:10): More information here.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 27th September 2020

 

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which will soon restart.

 

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle willusually be on the last Thursday of each month, but we have a session this week on Zoom at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30th September.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are on Zoom at 7.30pm on Tuesday’s. They are currently being led by Alan.

Please contact Alan for joining details and study notes for either of these sessions.

Details of Bible studies and other activities at Wimpole Road are available on their website here.

Remember in your prayers this week the Circuit Meeting which will be taking place on Zoom on Thursday evening.

 

Invitations from The Ark:

We have two Zoom events coming up at The Ark which we would like to open up to The Circuit:
On Sunday 4th October there will be a Zoom Evening service, led by Alan.  We will gather from 6.15pm and the service will begin at 6.30pm.  Anyone not on the Ark’s mailing list would need to request an invite from thearkhighwoods@gmail.com
On Wednesday 14th October there will be a simple service on Zoom that we call Reflections.  Each month we explore a theme through music, pictures, poetry and prayer.  Our next service will be on the theme of harvest.  We will gather for worship from 11am and the formal start of the service will be 11.15am.  Again requests for the meeting invite should go to thearkhighwoods@gmail.com

 

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

Worship & Notices for 06 09 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

  • There is an initial video from Alan, explaining what’s planned.
  • There are the Worship Services for each Sunday since lock-down.
  • There are several short videos from our ministers bi-weekly under the heading Taking Stock.
  • There is also a series of Meditations for Holy Week under the title Witnesses.

We are in the process of creating, editing and uploading a service for Sunday 6th September 2020. This should be available at a normal service time of around 10am and from then you can use this link to go directly to it.

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Rev Joe Adams is again leading virtual worship at Wimpole Road on facebook live on Sunday at 11.00 am click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

Alternatively, this page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and  Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People

There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

A video to watch for this Sunday might be this one, which tells the same story of The Good Samaritan that we hear in our reading.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC 1

13:15 Songs of Praise: Eden Project – Claire McCollum visits Cornwall’s Eden Project, and JB Gill goes surfing with a Christian who came back to faith whilst catching waves. You can find out more here.

BBC Radio 4

08:10 Sunday Worship: Heaven is a noisy place – After months of Covid and confinement, Neil MacGregor and the Revd Lucy Winkett consider how community has traditionally been fostered by close contact with the saints. More information here.

 

A Prayer from the Methodist Church Website:-

A call to pray for everyone involved in education at this time.

Barbara Easton, head of service for the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust, calls for prayers at this anxious time of important exam results and as schools return in Scotland.
Click here for more information from the Methodist Website.

We are asked to pray:

  • For young people and their families as they await, and deal with, their results,
  • For the people in exam boards, university admissions offices and schools balancing the requirements of process and the futures of young people,
  • For everyone involved in the full return to education; for people in Scotland returning to school this week and others involved in the shifting picture of preparation,
  • For our Methodist schools across the country, serving and loving in the name of Christ and of the Methodist people,
  • For Methodist schools and universities across the world, each serving in its own place.

God of grace,

We hold before you everyone involved in education at this time.

Give peace, righteousness, energy, delight and empathy all in their places.

We offer all our young people into your care,

Amen.

 

 

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 6th September 2020

 

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which will soon restart.

 

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle commence on Zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th September.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are on Zoom at 7.30pm on Tuesday’s. They are currently being led by Alan.

Please contact Alan for joining details and study notes for either of these sessions.

Details of Bible studies and other activities at Wimpole Road are available on their website here.

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

 

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time,
please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

Help with Zoom and Technology

Tech Champs Update Summer 2020

The project was set up between student and staff volunteers at the University of Essex, known as the Vteam, and the Methodist circuit of churches in Colchester. Juliet from Citizens and Tomas from the Vteam met to thrash out the aims and likely work, and then the first meeting of the 2 groups followed on 23 April.

While the IT expertise is in the hands of the Vteam volunteers, it has proved to be extremely useful to have a reasonably competent champion in the churches, to encourage and mediate.  There are seven churches in the Methodist circuit, three of which engaged with the project. The great majority of church members own and use devices, with a vast range of competence.  A small number of members has never owned or used a computer, and we have had to accept that they probably never will.  Our initial focus has been within the three engaged churches, and on those owning a device with internet connection.  The initial aims of the project were to get as many church members as possible using Zoom, and to offer a bespoke one-to-one telephone service to church members who had problems using their devices.

The biggest piece of work has been the superb guides to getting onto and using Zoom from different devices, plus a beautiful guide to keeping safe online.   Zoom has enabled the churches to offer several online events, including social and business meetings, bible studies and a fundraising quiz. These have been very popular and morale-boosting, particularly for carers and for those who are shielding alone.   These people encouraged others to take part in events. Probably around 80 people (in the 3 churches) are now aware of the project, of the offer of individual assistance, and have benefitted indirectly by being in contact with as many friends as possible.

The take-up of individual assistance has been much smaller than was anticipated, but the help given, and the way it was done, was superb.

  • Peter, in his 80’s and a carer, is now able to join the weekly Zoom coffee mornings, where he checks up on all his friends.
  • Christine, living alone in a rural location and awaiting surgery, can now use WhatsApp and Zoom. She has been in touch visually with a friend in South Africa for the first time in 10 years, and also joins the coffee mornings.
  • Our most techy person in church had problems with the quality of the audio when sharing his desktop within Zoom. A 10 minute conversation with the Tech Champions and he was sorted.  Music and picture rounds in the quiz were possible due to knowledge gained from Tech Champions.

Find the Vteam’s guides at:

  https://www.thearkhighwoods.org.uk/Groups/342311/Digital_Connectivity.aspx

Worship & Notices for 30 08 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

  • There is an initial video from Alan, explaining what’s planned.
  • There are the Worship Services for each Sunday since lock-down.
  • There are several short videos from our ministers bi-weekly under the heading Taking Stock.
  • There is also a series of Meditations for Holy Week under the title Witnesses.

We are in the process of creating, editing and uploading a service for Sunday 30th August 2020. This should be available at a normal service time of around 10am and from then you can use this link to go directly to it.

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Rev Joe Adams is again leading virtual worship at Wimpole Road on facebook live on Sunday at 11.00 am click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

Alternatively, this page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and  Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People

There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

A video to watch for this Sunday might be this one, which tells the same story of Moses and the burning bush that we hear in our reading.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC 1

12:25 Songs of Praise: Blenheim Palace – Aled Jones visits Blenheim Palace to explore its private chapel and magnificent grounds, and Laura Wright joins an inclusive choir for a hymn singalong. You can find out more here.

BBC Radio 4

08:10 Sunday Worship : Wild at Home – Greenbelt looks ‘Wild at Home’ in digital form this summer 2020, with Paul Kerensa, Molly Boot and Greenbelt’s Creative Director Paul Northup. From livestream performance to reflective blogs; from archive talks to special artist features, Greenbelt is so many things to so many different people. But for everyone, it’s somewhere to believe in.  More information here.

 

A Prayer from the Methodist Church Website:-

A call to pray for everyone involved in education at this time.

Barbara Easton, head of service for the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust, calls for prayers at this anxious time of important exam results and as schools return in Scotland.
Click here for more information from the Methodist Website.

We are asked to pray:

  • For young people and their families as they await, and deal with, their results,
  • For the people in exam boards, university admissions offices and schools balancing the requirements of process and the futures of young people,
  • For everyone involved in the full return to education; for people in Scotland returning to school this week and others involved in the shifting picture of preparation,
  • For our Methodist schools across the country, serving and loving in the name of Christ and of the Methodist people,
  • For Methodist schools and universities across the world, each serving in its own place.

God of grace,

We hold before you everyone involved in education at this time.

Give peace, righteousness, energy, delight and empathy all in their places.

We offer all our young people into your care,

Amen.

 

 

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 30th August 2020

 

Many of our Zoom Activities have been paused over the normal Holiday period in August.

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details about groups and activities which will soon restart.

 

Please remember in your prayers our Ministers and their families who will be taking well-earned holiday time in August.

 

Remember in your prayers Ministers and their families who will be relocating for the Methodist New Year, some taking up new appointments, and some retiring but unable to say goodbye during these difficult times.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s new monthly bible study sessions are due to commence on Zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th September.

Ken’s new weekly bible study sessions will begin on Zoom at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st September.

Please contact Alan for joining details and study notes for either of these sessions.

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

 

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

Worship & Notices for 23 08 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!).   Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

  • There is an initial video from Alan, explaining what’s planned.
  • There are the Worship Services for each Sunday since lock-down.
  • There are several short videos from our ministers bi-weekly under the heading Taking Stock.
  • There is also a series of Meditations for Holy Week under the title Witnesses.

We are in the process of creating, editing and uploading a service for Sunday 23rd August 2020. This should be available at a normal service time of around 10am and from then you can use this link to go directly to it.

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Rev Joe Adams is again leading virtual worship at Wimpole Road on facebook live on Sunday at 11.00 am click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

Alternatively, this page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and  Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People

There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

A video to watch for this Sunday might be this one, which tells the same story of Moses from Exodus 1, that we hear read for us this week.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC 1

13:15 Songs of Praise: Celebrating the Salvation Army – Kate Bottley visits the Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm in Essex to celebrate over 150 years of this Christian denomination, which is still going strong in the 21st century. You can find out more here.

BBC Radio 4

08:10 Sunday Worship : The inspiration of listening – Exploring the inspiration of listening with writer Anna Magnusson and poet Pádraig Ó Tuama. During this strange summer Pádraig and Anna find solace in time spent listening deeply.  More information here.

 

A Prayer from the Methodist Church Website:-

A call to pray for everyone involved in education at this time.

Barbara Easton, head of service for the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust, calls for prayers at this anxious time of important exam results and as schools return in Scotland.
Click here for more information from the Methodist Website.

We are asked to pray:

  • For young people and their families as they await, and deal with, their results,
  • For the people in exam boards, university admissions offices and schools balancing the requirements of process and the futures of young people,
  • For everyone involved in the full return to education; for people in Scotland returning to school this week and others involved in the shifting picture of preparation,
  • For our Methodist schools across the country, serving and loving in the name of Christ and of the Methodist people,
  • For Methodist schools and universities across the world, each serving in its own place.

God of grace,

We hold before you everyone involved in education at this time.

Give peace, righteousness, energy, delight and empathy all in their places.

We offer all our young people into your care,

Amen.

 

 

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 23rd August 2020

 

Many of our Zoom Activities have been paused over the normal Holiday period in August.

Your local Methodist Church website will give more details.

 

 

Please remember in your prayers our Ministers and their families who will be taking well-earned holiday time in August.

 

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s new monthly bible study sessions are due to commence on Zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday 27th August. Please contact him for joining details and study notes.

Ken’s new weekly bible study sessions will begin on Zoom in September. Please contact him for joining details and study notes.

 

Opening our churches for Worship

The Stewards and Staff of Colchester Methodist Circuit have issued a statement which can be viewed here.

Audio CD’s, and now DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let one of our Ministers or pastoral leaders know.

 

 

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week, could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact
colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.

 

Worship & Notices for 16 08 2020

Our Circuit Team have again been working hard this week to provide ways in which we can share in Worship through technology during the coronavirus crisis. This weeks’ Notices are at the bottom of the page. They will keep you updated of news around the Circuit, and of activities that are taking place (usually online!). Please let us know of anything that should be included.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists continues to have videos uploaded regularly. If you follow this link, it will take you there: https://www.youtube.com/ColchesterMethodists

  • There is an initial  video from Alan, explaining what’s planned.
  • There are the Worship Services for each Sunday since lock-down.
  • There are several short videos from our ministers bi-weekly under the heading Taking Stock.
  • There is also a series of Meditations for Holy Week under the title Witnesses.

We are in the process of creating, editing and uploading a service for  Sunday 16th August 2020. This should be available at a normal service time of around 10am and from then you can use this link to go directly to it.

 

When you leave a church service would you usually shake the hand of the Minister and thank him for the service? If so, please encourage our ministers and the team, by clicking on the Thumbs Up / LIKE icon for the video. This also helps our videos to be promoted to others, and spreads the word of God.

You can also leave a brief message in the comments below each video, but PLEASE don’t forget that literally EVERYONE worldwide can see this, so don’t make any personal comments, or refer to people in a way that risks their privacy in any way.

Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the You Tube channel. It is FREE.

Also click on the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON, then choose “all” as an option to receive an email notification / link each time a new video is uploaded.

You can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the Subscribe button a second time.

 

Rev Joe Adams is again leading virtual worship at Wimpole Road on facebook live on Sunday at 11.00 am click on https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387

Alternatively, this page from the Methodist Church Website provides information about live-streamed services and has downloadable service sheets for this Sunday and the coming weeks for worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic. This includes resources for personal prayer and  Bible Study.

Some other Live-streamed services available from:-

Wesley’s Chapel in London which will be available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA Service times are Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45;  Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.

Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem will also live-stream worship on Sunday at 10:30 the service will be available at www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/

Birmingham Methodist District at 10:30 there is a service at https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

Hong Kong International Methodist Church https://www.michk.com the 11.00 am service in English will be live streamed at 3am our time, but should also be available by 11 for us to watch.

Sthie (‘At home’)
To join in a very different worship experience, try Sthie (‘At home’) from the Isle of Man (led by Andy Fishburne whose videos have been used for some of our Bible Study sessions). Join in live on Sundays by joining a Facebook group. For details see www.andyfishburne.com/2020/03/15/sthie-at-home-online-worship/
You can watch previous live-streamed videos at www.youtube.com/andyfishburne

 

For our Young People

There is a digital Sunday school at https://disorganisedsundayschoolblog.com/digital-sunday-school

There is a Messy Church with Crafts and Stories for little ones on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/messychurchknaresborough/

A video to watch for this Sunday might be this one from Toronto, which tells the story of the Canaanite woman for children.

 

Public Broadcasting:-

BBC 1

13:15 Songs of Praise: Trentham Gardens – Claire McCollum visits the stunning Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire, discovering how the estate has been a place of Christian worship since the seventh century. You can find out more here.

BBC Radio 4

08:10 Sunday Worship : When our plans change – A service led by Rev Dr Stephen Wigley, chair of the Wales synod of the Methodist church, reflecting on what happens when plans change, and marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.  More information here.

 

A Prayer from the Methodist Church Website:-

A call to pray for everyone involved in education at this time.

Barbara Easton, head of service for the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust, calls for prayers at this anxious time of important exam results and as schools return in Scotland.
Click here for more information from the Methodist Website.

We are asked to pray:

  • For young people and their families as they await, and deal with, their results,
  • For the people in exam boards, university admissions offices and schools balancing the requirements of process and the futures of young people,
  • For everyone involved in the full return to education; for people in Scotland returning to school this week and others involved in the shifting picture of preparation,
  • For our Methodist schools across the country, serving and loving in the name of Christ and of the Methodist people,
  • For Methodist schools and universities across the world, each serving in its own place.

God of grace,

We hold before you everyone involved in education at this time.

Give peace, righteousness, energy, delight and empathy all in their places.

We offer all our young people into your care,

Amen.

 

 

 

 

Circuit Notices for Week Commencing
Sunday 16th August 2020.

 

Many of our Zoom Activities have been paused over the normal Holiday period in August.
Your local Methodist Church website will give more details.

 

Please remember in your prayers our Ministers and their families who will be taking well-earned holiday time in August.

 

Opening our churches for Worship

The Stewards and Staff of Colchester Methodist Circuit have issued a statement which can be viewed here.

A reminder from our Church Treasurers

While our buildings remain closed for all activities, there are still regular bills to be paid. If you are part of an envelope giving scheme, or would usually set aside cash to give as an offering in church each week,  could you consider alternative forms of giving? Perhaps online banking, or contributing by cheque or standing order? Your local Church Treasurer would love to hear from you about this.

 


For more information about these activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact colchester.methodists@gmail.com

 

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email:  you may be in isolation, but you are not alone.