York Circuit Events

6th June 2018

Dear all,

News from around the circuit this week.

Reps to District Synod

Our circuit sends a number of representatives to Synod, the Yorkshire North & East District’s consultative and decision making body.  While many of our reps are willing to stand again we’d love to hear from anyone who might be interested in joining them.  If you’d like to know more contact Keith Albans or let the circuit office know by 8th June.

Ordinands Testimony Service

A service is being arranged to give an opportunity for ministers who will be ordained this year to give their testimony about their calling.  This will be on Sunday 17th June at Pocklington Methodist Church, 4pm.  Do consider going along to support John Schofield!

Step Out for Action for Children

York Action for Children Support Group

On Saturday 23rd June join us on a fun stroll around York on the trail  of York celebrity cat statues found on window ledges and rooftops. Meet outside St Crux Church Hall at 10am.

Getting Started with Open the Book – Connecting with your local School

Are you wondering about forming a team from your church, or even joining an existing team, which meets regularly, to ‘bring the Bible to life’ in an engaging and creative way? There are several teams in the York Circuit, who would love to have you join them.  If you want to find out more, do please think about and pray about going on this initial training day. Or, contact Kim Gabbatiss for more information – Tel. 07769 293763, or Email: [email protected]

When, 11th July

Where – York Diocesan Offices, Clifton Moor

Time: – 9.30 (for 10am start) and finishing at 3pm.

No charge.

World Cup – Haxby & Wigginton  = Tunisia.

For this year’s men’s football World Cup the staff held a draw to see which church would be represented by each country in the Cup and there is a list attached- have a look to see which country your church is and prepare to find out what happens to them over the next few weeks!

News from churches around the circuit this week.

Rufforth Methodist Church Singing Session

At the end of February we had a singing session for anyone who wanted to learn some new hymns. Those of us who attended enjoyed ourselves and have decided to have another session.

This will be on Thursday 7th June at 2.30pm at Rufforth Methodist Church. Similar format to last time ( though Ian has some ideas for two part singing.) We’ll sing for about an hour, then have coffee and time to chat together. If you have music copies of hymn books, it would be useful to bring them along. Come and have a good sing.

Everyone Welcome.

The Bus Stop

Huntington Methodist Church have started their Community Cafe. It is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 9.30am til 11.30am. All are welcome! We serve cake, bacon sandwiches, and have a children’s activity area and a quiet area. We also have free WiFi.

Concert at Southlands

TadChorale will be giving an afternoon concert at Southlands Methodist Church on Saturday, 23rd June, at 3.00pm. This will be followed by a strawberry cream tea. Cost of tickets for concert + tea is £7.50 each (adult), £5.00 (child), family ticket (for family of four) is £20.00. Tickets available from Jill Johnson (email: [email protected] or tel 01904 795652).

Concert at Haxby

Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church Lunch Club invite you to a concert and afternoon tea on Saturday 30th June.  The Vision Choir from Leeds will be performing at 2.30p.m. and this will be followed by the tea. Tickets are £ 7.50 and all proceeds are for our Opening New Doors Project. Tickets available from Mary Metcalf 01904 492783

Make a Noise for God – Sunday 10th June 3-4 pm

Join us at West Thorpe Methodist Church for a hands-on family-friendly service.  We will be singing, playing instruments and learning about the story of Jesus feeding the 5000.  We will be doing some craft, playing a game and we might even taste some different bread.  Watch this space!  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Becky: [email protected] or 01904 703 666

17th June

Please note that Clifton will not be having an evening service on Sunday 17th June.

Days for Girls

Days for Girls workshops where crafters will make reusable feminine hygiene products. No experience needed!  Weds 13th June, 10am-12 or 1-3pm, £2 registration fee, at St Columba’s URC York Main Hall.  Contact Katie at [email protected] to book.

Lois Cross

Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent

Circuit Office, Strensall Methodist Church, The Village, Strensall, YO32 5XS.

Tel: 01904 499661      Email: [email protected]      Website: www.yorkmethodist.org.uk

The office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday, but it is best to call or email to check before visiting.