York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                                                   13th November 2019

News from around the Circuit this week.

Contemporary Worship

York Circuit are aiming to develop a monthly act of worship, that would act as both a monthly ‘fix’, but also a place to grow gifts and seed worship that over time can take place in a selection of our local churches each month.

Could You Be Part of the Team to Help Shape & Deliver This Vision? Join Us for A Kick-Starter Meeting at Acomb Methodist 16th November 10am-Midday (Contact [email protected] 01904 784545)

Real Living Wage rise

All employees of Methodist churches should be paid at least the Real Living Wage (as set by the Living Wage Foundation, see https://www.livingwage.org.uk/what-real-living-wage).  This has now increased to £9.30 per hour.  Churches should review the pay of any employees, including cleaners, to ensure that the new rate of pay is implemented by April.

Safeguarding courses
Attached is a list of dates for safeguarding courses over the next year.  Please check with your church safeguarding officer if you need to complete the course, and book via the Circuit Office.

Methodist Women in Britain Advent event
6 December 2019, 10.00am – coffee – 10.30am, Southlands Methodist Church
Let there be light …Shining a Light on Angels.  A morning of bible study, story

and craft activities.  Bring and share lunch. Drinks available.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil at Heslington Church at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th November hosted by University of York Christian Focus Society.  The vigil is a space for people of all faiths and none to come together to remember transgender people who have died due to acts of transphobia.  There will be space to reflect, light candles and hear poetry by trans authors.  People of all faiths and none are welcome.

News from churches around the Circuit this week.

Organ Vespers

Sunday 17 November 6.30pm – Organ Vespers for Church Anniversary – Central Methodist
All are welcome to join us for this celebratory service of hymns, readings and organ music by composers with Methodist connections.

Big Breakfasts

Trinity Methodist Church, 10am-1pm, Sat 16th November. £5.  Proceeds for ‘Faith up Front’.

Floral Designs for Christmas by Fiona Hogg

Dunnington Methodist Church, Weds 27th November, 7.30pm

Tickets £7.50 including refreshments

Proceeds to Dunnington Methodist Church

Trinity Christmas Fair

30th November 10am-3pm. Cakes, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments.  Proceeds for Faith up Front.  

Holgate Christmas Fair

Sat 30th Nov, 11am-1pm

Father Christmas, cakes, tombolas

Night of Miracles

Sunday 1st December, 6.30pm at Holgate Methodist Church.   Come and celebrate the start of Advent. An augmented Choir from around the York Circuit and other churches will sing J W Peterson’s Christmas cantata.

Christmas tree festival at Huntington

There will be a Christmas Tree Festival at Huntington Methodist Church, Strensall Road, Huntington, (on the number 5 bus route) from Friday 29 November to Monday 2 December. The festival will be open from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 2pm to 5pm on Sunday and 10am to 3pm on Monday. There will be 18 trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses and organisations on the theme of Musicals, homemade refreshments will be available all day, and there will be stalls selling gifts, crafts, jewellery and bulbs. Admission is free, and all proceeds are for Church funds.

Christmas event at Lidgett

Lidgett Methodist Church are holding a Christmas event on Saturday 7th December from 10.00am till 2.00pm, with Christmas Stalls, Jewellery-making, Tombola, Raffle, Hot Snacks and Drinks.  All welcome.  Car park at rear of church.  YO26 5NH.

Nativity Displays at Trinity

13th, 14th & 15th December, see poster for opening times.

Come along and see our large display of sets and scenes from around the world, all different but with the same message, that the season of Christmas is about the birth of Christ our Saviour. Browse at your leisure and take some time out from the busyness, take some refreshments with us, then go out and take the true Spirit of Christmas with you.

An event that Holgate Methodist Church would like to share with anyone in the York Circuit who’s interested…

On 19 January 2020 Holgate welcomes Lawrence Moore to lead an all age friendly morning service and an enlightening and challenging workshop in the afternoon on the subject of The Lord’s Prayer: a prayer for revolutionaries, with a bring and share lunch in between. Trained in Bible, Missiology and Systematic Theology, Lawrence Moore is a gifted teacher and sought after preacher, speaker and workshop and event leader. He’s currently a mission and discipleship consultant and owner of Walking the Walk (https://walkingthewalk.org.uk) encouraging churches to focus on missional discipleship as a way of creating Jesus-shaped churches, full of Jesus-shaped people, making a Jesus-shaped difference.

Lois Cross

Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent

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

01904 499661     [email protected]

The office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm but please call or email to check before visiting.