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Worship & Notices for 21 02 2021

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

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 21 February 2021

 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time.

Taking Stock is now back to a regular weekly spot, on Wednesdays, and we will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

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 on the Circuit Website.

After an absence due to illness Rev Ken Chalmers has now returned to part time working: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

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

Please remember in your prayers any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19, and those known to us who are NHS or other keyworkers.

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. Our next session will be looking at Psalms. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session commenced on 19 January 2021. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Zoom Church Services:

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

Invitation from Wivenhoe:

From 14 02 2021 we will be holding a monthly service on Zoom at 3pm on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone from the circuit wishing to join is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email Alan for a Zoom invite.

Invitation from Castle:

From 21 02 2021 we will be holding a monthly service on Zoom at 6pm on the third Sunday of each month. Anyone from the circuit wishing to join is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email Alan for a Zoom invite.

 

 

Invitation from St Botolph’s:

At Castle we enjoy a Covenant with friends at St Botolph’s in the town centre. They have sent us this PDF called Together@Lent which gives suggestions for activities for families to do throughout Lent.

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

 

First Sunday in Lent.

Worship & Notices for 14 02 2021

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

Today’s story for young people is about Jesus healing the paralysed man. You can find it by following this shortcut link.

You can also find an Activity Pack for this story on the same Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following this shortcut link.

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 14 February 2021

 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time.

Taking Stock is now back to a regular weekly spot, on Wednesdays, and we will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

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 on the Circuit Website.

After an absence due to illness Rev Ken Chalmers has now returned to part time working: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

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

Please remember in your prayers any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19, and those known to us who are NHS or other keyworkers.

Please remember the family and friends of Beryl and Marion at this time.

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. Our next session will be looking at Psalms. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session commenced on 19 January 2021. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

 

Invitation from Wivenhoe:

From 14 02 2021 we will be holding a monthly service on Zoom at 3pm on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone from the circuit wishing to join is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email Alan for a Zoom invite.

 

Climate Webinar 16 02 2021:

We have been sent information about a webinar that is happening next Tuesday. Bill McKibben, climate campaigner from the US is the main speaker, but there will be others talking about COP26, climate justice and divestment from fossil fuels from a Methodist perspective. The information is in this link which also enables people to register (which is free).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/methodist-webinar-the-climate-emergency-cop26-and-fossil-fuel-divestment-tickets-137622419361

 

Ash Wednesday 17 02 2021:

Cantus Firmus has been creating an online Ash Wednesday service for St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is now available on their website, and can be viewed directly viewed directly here.

 

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay

Worship & Notices for 07 02 2021

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

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 07 February 2021
 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time.

Taking Stock is now back to a regular weekly spot, on Wednesdays, and we will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

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 on the Circuit Website.

After an absence due to illness Rev Ken Chalmers has now returned to part time working: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

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

Please remember in your prayers any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19, and those known to us who are NHS or other keyworkers.

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session commenced on 19 January 2021. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

Rev Ken Chalmers will be leading a Circuit Covenant Service on Zoom on Sunday 07 02 2021 commencing at 6.30pm. Log in from 6.15pm. Contact thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for an invite. All welcome.

Invitation from Wivenhoe:

From 14 02 2021 we will be holding a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone from the circuit wishing to join is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email Alan for a Zoom invite.

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay

Worship & Notices for 31 01 2021

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

Today’s story for young people is about the feeding of the 5000. You can find it by following this shortcut link.

You can also find an Activity Pack for this story on the same Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following this shortcut link.

 

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 31 January 2021

 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time.

Taking Stock is now back to a regular weekly spot, on Wednesdays, and we will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

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 on the Circuit Website.

After an absence due to illness Rev Ken Chalmers has now returned to part time working: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

 

Please be aware that Alan will be taking a few days holiday this week (at home, of course!), so should only be contacted in an emergency. Our other Ministers or Pastoral Leaders should be available if needed.

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

Please remember in your prayers any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19, and those known to us who are NHS or other keyworkers.

Please remember Angela’s family and friends at this time.

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session commenced on 19 January 2021. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay

Worship & Notices for 24 01 2021

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

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 24 January 2021

 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time.

Taking Stock is now back to a regular weekly spot, on Wednesdays, and we will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

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 on the Circuit Website.

After an absence due to illness Rev Ken Chalmers has now returned to part time working: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

Please continue to remember Ken in your prayers, together with other folk across the circuit who are suffering from various health problems at this time. Please remember in your prayers any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19, and those known to us who are NHS or other keyworkers.

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session commenced on 19 January 2021. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Worship & Notices for 17 01 2021

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

One of the Bible readings used in today’s service is the calling of Samuel in the temple. You can find the Young Sunday telling of this story by following this shortcut link.

Today’s story for young people is about the calling of the first disciples. You can find it by following this shortcut link.

You can also find an Activity Pack for this story on the same Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following this shortcut link.

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 17 January 2021

 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time.

Taking Stock is now back to a regular weekly spot, on Wednesdays, and we will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

 

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 on the Circuit Website.

After an absence due to illness Rev Ken Chalmers will soon be returning to part time working: If you need to speak to a Minister please contact Rev Alan Jenkins or Rev Joe Adams, or contact your Pastoral Leader.

Please continue to remember Ken in your prayers, together with other folk across the circuit who are suffering from various health problems at this time. Please remember in your prayers any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19, and those known to us who are NHS or other keyworkers.

Please be aware that we know of a positive Covid-19 case with recent contact at Castle Methodist Church. The Building has now been cleaned.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session will be commencing on 19 January 2021. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

 

Image by Gerd Altman from Pixabay

Worship & Notices for 10 01 2021

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

You can find Bible Stories and Activities for Young People on the Young Sunday page of the Circuit Website, or by following 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.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 10 January 2021

 

During this latest Lockdown, the Government has not banned churches from opening for Worship, however, most have decided that it is not safe or wise to open at the present time. We will be bringing back Taking Stock this week, and will also be adding to our Zoom services and other online activities in the coming weeks. Further details will be added here when available.

 

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 on the Circuit Website.

Rev Ken Chalmers is currently unavailable due to ill health, although we are hoping he will soon be able to return to part time working: 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. Please remember especially any members and friends who have recently tested positive for Covid-19 in your prayers.

Please be aware that we know of a positive Covid-19 case with recent contact at Castle Methodist Church. For your own safety, please do not enter the building for any purpose until it has been sanitized.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm.

Ken’s bible study sessions for The Ark are weekly on Tuesday’s. The Zoom meeting will open at 7.15pm for informal chat with Bible Study commencing at 7.30pm. A new study Session will be commencing in January. The Bible Course is intended to increase our confidence, equip us to read the Bible better and help us to see its relevance to daily life. It will take place over eight interactive sessions and will combine video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings and promises to be of great interest to all. We need to buy a manual for each person who wishes to take part. It has been suggested that couples should each have their own manual so they can note their own reflections as they look at the daily readings – but if they prefer, one manual can be shared between two. If you would like to join in this study please send an email to  thearkhighwoods@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

All are welcome to join the Bible Study 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week morning Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

 

Image by Angeles Balaguer from Pixabay

 

Worship & Notices for 03 01 2021

Please refer to the new “Online Services” page on the Menu for details about all of the Online Services, and other regular 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 about the boy Jesus in the Temple,  can be found on our YouTube site as above, or by following this shortcut link.

You can also find an activity pack for young people linked to the story on our Circuit Website on the Young Sunday page, or by following 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.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 3 January 2021

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 Wednesday of each month. 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. 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, and a mid-week Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.

 

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Happy Christmas 20 12 2020

Please refer to the new “Online Services” page on the Menu for details about all of the Online Services, and other regular 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 Christmas Day can be found by using this shortcut link.

Our online Carol Service can be found by using this shortcut link.

The Young Sunday story about the birth of Jesus (called the Nativity Story),  can be found on our YouTube site as above, or by following this shortcut link.

You can also find an activity pack for young people linked to the Nativity story on our Circuit Website on the Young Sunday page, or by following this shortcut link.

 

The Jesse Tree has been a daily series of Bible Stories for all ages throughout Advent. There was also a “bauble” to download from the Circuit Website and print each day. They can then be coloured in and hung on your Christmas Tree or in your windows during Advent as a reminder of the stories.

You can access the Jesse Tree page on the Circuit Website. There you can find more information and download the baubles by following this shortcut link.

You can access the Jesse Tree videos on our YouTube Channel by following this shortcut link to the Jesse Tree Playlist.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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 20 12 2020

Please refer to the new “Online Services” page on the Menu for details about all of the Online Services, and other regular 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 about the birth of Jesus (called the Nativity Story),  can be found on our YouTube site as above, or by following this shortcut link.

You can also find an activity pack for young people linked to the Nativity story on our Circuit Website on the Young Sunday page, or by following 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.

 

Circuit Notices
Week Commencing
Sunday 20th December 2020

Fourth Sunday in Advent

 

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.

We are pausing our series on Taking Stock, but it will be returning in the New Year.

The Jesse Tree is a daily series of Bible Stories for all ages throughout Advent, so don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to receive an email notification for these. There will also be a “bauble” to download from the Circuit Website and print each day. These can then be coloured in and hung on your Christmas Tree or in your windows during Advent as a reminder of the stories.

You can access the Jesse Tree page on the Circuit Website. There you can find more information and download the baubles by following this shortcut link.

You can access the Jesse Tree videos on our YouTube Channel by following this shortcut link to the Jesse Tree Playlist.

 

Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Alan’s bible study sessions for Castle will be on the last Wednesday of each month. The next one is scheduled for Wednesday 30th December. 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 Janet. 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.

 

Invitation from The Ark:

We hold a mid-week Reflections Service on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and a monthly service on Zoom at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month.  Anyone from the circuit wishing to join either of these is very much welcome to do so, but you will first need to email thearkhighwoods@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

20 12 2020 : The Ark Zoom Carol Service at 6.30pm – A service of carols and readings, led by the people of The Ark.

We would love to see as many as possible at our evening Carol Service – we will gather at 6.15pm and begin worship at 6.30pm.  We hope we can make this a candlelit event, so if you are able to dim the lights in your room and safely have some candlelight instead, please do so. If you have not already received a Zoom invite, please use the Ark email address to let us know.

 

 

Engage with AllWeCan activities and events this Christmas.

The AllWeCan website (Methodist Relief and Development), has resources for an Extraordinary Christmas that you can find here.

 

Christmas Services and Activities.

We will continue to publish a new Jesse Tree story each day until Christmas.

20th December 2020

10:00 Service on YouTube for the whole circuit.

11:00 Service on Facebook for Wimpole Road.

16:00 Carol Service on Zoom for Wivenhoe. (Contact Alan for an invite).

18:30 Carol Service on Zoom for The Ark, and those who wish to join from around the Circuit.

24th December 2020

18:00 Circuit Carol Service on YouTube for the whole circuit.

 

25th December 2020

10:00 Christmas Day Service on YouTube for the whole circuit.

 

 

Audio CD’s, and 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 a Minister or pastoral leader 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.