York Circuit Events

22nd May 2019

Dear all,

News from Churches around the Circuit this week.

Collavoce Choir Concert, Friday 24th May, 7.30 pm, tickets £10, Sheila (797347) or on the door.  COLLAVOCE is a lively mixed choir with an eclectic repertoire ranging from Abba to Zadok and not to be missed!

Communion glasses

West Thorpe is looking to buy about 20 more communion glasses (glass ones not plastic)  but wondered if any church in the Circuit may have some that were surplus to requirements before they purchased any from a supplier. Please contact Jean Weston on 707435 or [email protected] if you can help.
Cream teas

At Stillington Methodist Church we will be serving Cream Teas again om Bank Holiday Monday 2-0 until 4-0 supporting Churches in Stillington. We invite folk to come along and meet friends.

Strawberry Tea at Trinity

Sat 1st June 3-5pm

Proceeds for ‘Faith up Front’

Kenyan ‘Harambee’ Celebration at Heworth Methodist Church

You are invited to a Kenyan evening on Saturday 1st June to raise money for a water project at Mariakani, Mombasa.   We are raising funds to provide a bore hole so that the village can access clean water.. The evening starts with a Kenyan/English meal at 5pm followed with entertainment by Rev Rachel’s family and Kenyan friends.

If you are able to come along contact Rev Rachel email muthoni[email protected] or [email protected] for catering purposes

Bread Church!

Starts Sunday 2nd June, 10am in the Carecent room at Central Methodist Church.

Bread Church is a new form of church designed for anyone who would like to explore the Christian faith, but is uncomfortable with going to church, or church as they perceive it to be. Please see the poster and share it with anyone you think will be interested. Contact Deacon Judith Stoddart for any more information.

Huntington Coffee Morning

Sat 8th June 10am-12.

Dementia Friendly Tea concerts

Starting 23rd May at St Chad’s church, York

Free entry (donations welcome)

Classical music from 2.30pm followed by tea and cakes at about 3.15pm

News from around the Circuit this week.

Easter Offering Service

The annual Easter Offering service, themed Longer Tables, Lower Fences, will be taking place at Huntington Methodist Church at 4pm on 26 May. All are welcome.

The instructions from our treasurer are: please send or give all unopened envelopes, cash, cheques and CAF vouchers at the Easter Offering service itself (26 May 4pm at Huntington Methodist).  (Cheques to be payable to “MWiB World Mission Fund”). Please can donations be clearly labelled with which church they are from, so Jill can send receipts to the appropriate places.

If you are unable to be at, or send your envelopes to the service, please post them unopened to Jill Johnson, 45 Vyner House, Front Street, Acomb, York, YO24 3DW.  If for whatever reason you find you have spare empty envelopes please can you bring these to the service so we can use them another year.

Bible Month- Colossians!

This year’s Bible Month will be focusing on the book of Colssians, and will take place on Sundays 16th, 23rd, 30th June and 7th July 2019.  We hope all churches will join in studying Colossians in services and small groups.

More information and resources are available at http://www.preachweb.org/biblemonth and you can download the magazine at https://view.joomag.com/bible-month-magazine-bible-month-magazine-colossians/0021525001549979534?short

York Pride

York Pride takes place this year on Saturday 8th June. It would be great to have a Methodist presence both in the parade and at the festival at the Knavesmire. I have booked a stall, so am looking for volunteers to join me on the parade / and or, on the stall.

Please get in touch with Judith Stoddart if you are able to help ([email protected] / 07508870431). Thank you.

Accommodation for Flourish District Event

There are 32 people from the circuit booked to stay at the New Southlands Hotel. I have just taken an option on an additional 6 twin and 6 double bedded rooms, there are no single bedded rooms left.
If anyone is interested then please do get in touch with Tim or myself.
With thanks, Bev Duffy

Circuit Celebration and AGM

Don’t forget that our Circuit Celebration (including the Annual General Meeting) will be held on Sunday 14th July at Acomb Methodist!  Please book a place for yourself so we know how many people are coming, either via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-circuit-celebration-and-agm-2019-tickets-56329666549) or by contacting the Circuit office.  We have also booked a number of coaches to help people get there- please book to register your seat on a coach.  Please especially remember to register any children or young people coming with you- we are hoping to plan some activities for them during the morning.

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer events

Call to Prayer Friday May 31st 7pm-8.30pm Central Methodist Church

Call to Celebrate, (bring a friend!) Sunday 9th June 7pm-8.30pm York Minster.

District Conversations exploring Marriage and Relationships
The District is arranging Conversations around the District to provide opportunity for people to engage together honestly, prayerfully and graciously in reflection and discernment about these matters. Please do think about attending as we consider how this may affect our own churches.
7.30pm – 9pm Thursday 6th June: Lidgett, York

District Ordinands Testimony Service

The Wesley Centre, Sun 22nd June, 5pm

Come and hear from those from our district who will be ordained at Methodist Conference this year.

Methodist Women in Britain Called to Proclaim- Gathered round the Table

21 June 2019

Buffet Meal 5pm Evening Speaker Revd Ruth Parry “Psalm 104:25”

Gracious Street Methodist Church, Knaresborough HG5 8DS

Community Volunteer Evening

For anyone volunteering with youth, children and family work in churches across the York Circuit. Come and meet others around York who do similar things to you, share in the joys and frustrations, stories and skills.

WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY • 7-9PM FOOD AVAILABLE FROM 6:30PM HAXBY & WIGGINTON METHODIST CHURCH If you would like to come, please email [email protected] and include which church, age group and any dietary requirements you have by Monday 8th July.

Step out for Action for Children

20th July 10am Newton on Ouse War Memorial.  Contact Elizabeth Griffiths for more information:  01904 628 043

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.