Dear all, 15th January 2020
News from around the Circuit this week.
Circuit Office relocation
Over the next couple of weeks the Circuit Office will be moving to our new home at Melbourne Terrace Methodist Church. During the move Lois and Angie will have limited ability to respond to calls and emails as we deal with the move and setting up the new office. If you need to speak to someone urgently (i.e. in an emergency), please call Keith Albans on 07484 701593 or Angie’s mobile on 07460 310354. If your message is not urgent please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We expect to be operating as normal by the end of January.
Circuit Hub Open Afternoon
On Monday 3rd February from 1pm-4pm there will be an opportunity for anyone from around the Circuit to visit the Circuit Hub and see our new facilities. We hope to serve tea and coffee during the afternoon.
We hope you will join us for a prayer of dedication at 2pm.
Open the Book Air and Share Jan 23rd
There is an Open the Book Air and Share event happening on 23rd January. It is organised by the Diocese of York and is from 1-3.30pm at the York Diocesan Office and if you come to this you get to meet team members and storytellers from a wider area and share ideas and resources. You can book here https://dioceseofyork.org.uk/developing-ministry/training/trainingevents/open-the-book-air-share-afternoon-york1/
Saturday 25th January, 10am, at Lidgett Methodist Church.
All are welcome to come and find out more about how plans that the Circuit Council will be considering about how we resource and staff the Circuit in future. Church stewards, treasurers and Circuit Council members are especially invited, and other interested people are welcome.
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 with others from the Circuit at Huntington Methodist Church on Wednesday 5th Feb, 7pm for drinks, with discussions beginning at 7.30pm.
We encourage everyone who is able to attend and consider this important issue facing the Methodist Church, including young people.
There are also some District discussion events coming up:
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
Paediatric first aid course.
If you are interested in attending this course please contact Lorraine by Monday 16th December to register your interest. See flyer for more details. Friday 24th Jan, Haxby & Wiggington Methodist Church.
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
News from churches around the Circuit this week.
Faith and the Environment
A talk by Dr Carmody Grey.
January 17th 6:00 pm Heslington Church YO10 5EX
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.
‘A child-friendly theme related workshop will also happen during the afternoon – courtesy of Circuit Youth Worker Amy Shepard.
There is a 2-minute video clip available to give you some idea what the even will be like- contact Angela Storer ([email protected]) to see it.
Save a baby’s life
Strensall Methodist Church, Mon 20th Jan, 9.30-11.30,
Basic emergency skills for anyone who cares for a baby.
Book via [email protected]
Organ Vespers at Central
Sunday 26th Jan, 6.30pm
Vacancy: Church administrator at West Thorpe Methodist Church
5 hours per week, to act as minutes secretary for various meetings and deal with communications and compliance paperwork. The application paperwork can be found on http://www.westthorpemethodist.org.uk/index.php/vacancies/
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.