Dear all, 19th February 2020
News from churches around the Circuit this week.
Poppleton Panto: Cinderella
Thurs 20th– 22nd February
at 7.30 p.m. & Sat matinee at 2.30 pm
at The Methodist Church Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton
Tickets – £7 adult / £5 child from Sheila Middleton in Church on Sundays or 0795826 or 07952511445, email: [email protected]
There is a new quiz called Islands available from Frances Priestnall, proceeds to Poppleton’s Ruach redevelopment projects. So far over £7,300 has been raised from quiz sales.
Keep a Child Warm
Are you linked with a school or a children’s / young peoples group Maybe this is something you could get involved in. We will do all the hard work, we have a short 5 minutes video and ask the children to bring any unwanted winter clothes at a time of mutual convenience We have letters to give to parents and arrange a date to come and pick up the donations ( no money) if it’s something you would consider we are happy to come and talk it through with you. Maybe your group is looking for a speaker we go all over the district to share our story. Do get in touch
[email protected] 01904769034
Big Breakfast at Trinity
10am-1pm Sat 21st March. £5. Proceeds for Faith up Front fund.
Robin and Margaret Jackson
would like to let people know they have a new email address: [email protected]
News from around the Circuit this week.
Save the date! Flourish 2021: 17th-19th September at Scarborough Spa
Many from around the Circuit went to the District Flourish event last autumn. Another event is being planned for 17th-19th September 2021 so make sure the dates are in your diary!
God in Love Unites Us
There will be an opportunity to discuss the Methodist Conference report “God in Love Unites Us” about marriage and relationships arranged by the District at:
10.30am Saturday 29th February 2020 at Masham Methodist Church
2.00pm Wednesday 4th March 2020 at Copmanthorpe Methodist Church
7.30pm Thursday 12th March 2020 at Toll Gavel Methodist Church
7.30pm Tuesday 17th March 2020 at Pickering Methodist Church
Yor-kits sewing event in the Minster 5th March
This organisation came along to support our ‘Conscious Advent’ event and many of you were interested in their work, Yor-kits sew sanitary protection kits which are sent to Africa to keep young girls in education. Sometimes, these kits are the only things they own. There’s an annual sewing event in the Minster, with a limited 100 places. If you want to be involved please return the completed form electronically to: [email protected] or by post to Yorkits at York Minster, c/o Church House, 10-14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN by 24th February 2020. If you have any queries, please use this email address too. They also have regular meet ups if you want to be involved more often.
Messy Church Training and Messy Meet Up
There is a Messy Church Training and Air and Share on Saturday 22nd of February from 10am -3pm at St Nicholas Church in Wigginton in York. The morning will be led by Messy Church BRF Trainer Dawn Savidge, focusing on discipleship in Messy Church, and the afternoon will be a Messy Meet Up led by the York and East Yorkshire Regional Coordinator, Lydia Harrison. You can book tickets through Eventbrite using the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/messy-church-training-air-and-share-tickets-69288673287. It would be great to see messy team members from across the region there! If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Harrison at [email protected] or 07579 765617
Action for Children Coffee Morning
You are invited to a coffee morning at Huntington Methodist Church
7th March,10am – 12 noon
Cake, plant and craft stalls
District Lay Synod
Sunday 3rd May, Copmanthorpe, 10.30am-3.30pm, including morning worship. Including local people who will tell their stories about their calling. Bring a packed lunch- drinks provided. Afternoon workshops. This is an exciting time in our District as lay and ordained work together.
The day will be of interest to all lay people whether or not you hold office in the church.
Please put the date in your diary. Further details will follow. If you would like to book now, please let Siân Henderson at the District Office know [email protected] Tel 01904 786275
Mental Health Day
Saturday 22nd February at St Columba’s United Reformed Church, York.
The focus will be on supporting people living with Dementia, whether as patients or carers. Alongside other things, the day will include: information on the different types and stages of dementia, simple ways in which we can make our environments easier to cope with and practical advise for Elders/ Pastoral Visitors etc. offering pastoral care.
The day will be facilitated by Rebecca Kellett, a specialist in the field.
The day will begin at 10am with refreshments, and end at 3pm. Lunch will be provided, and there will be no charge for the day. To ensure that there is enough food it would be helpful to know numbers and dietary requirements in advance if at all possible- contact [email protected]
Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent
York Methodist Circuit Hub
Melbourne Terrace Methodist Church, Cemetery Road, York, YO10 5AF
01904 499661 [email protected]
The office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm but please call or email to check before visiting.