BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF.
Office tel. 0116 255 4111 E-mail: email@example.com
Minister: Rev. Fran Rhys is away on sabbatical during March, April and May. If you need to contact a minister during that time, please contact
Sunday 21st May 2017
led by Richard Gill
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: Martin Briers
Lectionary Readings for Sunday 21st May 2017
The Annual Church Meeting will be incorporated into our 10.45am morning service. The Annual Report summary for the year to Sept 2016 is available as a printed booklet, or via the Church website at http://www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk/html/about_the_church.html
Christian Aid Week: We still have envelopes available for anyone who is able to make a donation towards the work of Christian Aid around the world. On the table in the prayer corner you will find copies of a Christian Aid seven-day devotional with readings and reflections entitled ‘I was a stranger’. Please take a copy for use at home.
NEW ROTA for Sunday Welcomers and Refreshments: Please sign up on June to Aug ROTA. We need two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running well.
CLEANING VOLUNTEER NEEDED: Our Church cleaner, Lizzie Hartley, will be on annual leave from May 17th to 31st. To help keep on top of the routine tasks around the church and church rooms, we are looking for someone who can come in during the week between those times to do some cleaning. If you can help in this way, please email the church office or speak to Robin Stevenson.
PART-TIME CLEANER POST: Lizzie is spending her two weeks holiday at a Convent near Derby, as an initial step to joining them full time, so she will finish her time as our cleaner at the end of June. A Job Advert pdf can be found at www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk/assets/Cleaner_Job_2017.pdf . If you are interested in a 12 hour cleaning job, or know anyone else who might be suitable, please pass on the details of how to apply.
NEW SAFEGUARDING SESSIONS. Everyone who has completed one of the Safeguarding training sessions over the last few years must now attend an update session, or else they will not be allowed to continue in their post. There is a sessions organised on:
As well as looking at the implications of the national Past Cases Review, which demonstrated just how often peoples trust and duty of care has been broken, the session also looks at recent risks and trends such as the problems attendant on Social Media.
JOINT CIRCUITS BARBEQUE: On Wednesday June 21st there will be an ‘Open Circuit Meeting’ at Oadby Methodist Church, for both the Leicester Trinity and Leicester North Circuits. We look forward to welcoming members of both Circuit Meetings but this is an occasion that is open to everyone. There will be no formal business, no agenda and no minutes! There will be a barbecue, starting from 6.30 and an opportunity learn about the other Churches in the enlarged circuit, ending from 8.00-9.00 with a time of worship and prayer as we look forward to our Circuits amalgamating on September 1st.
We are asking each Church to bring a small display - maybe a board with pictures - a banner - a special object - to display which expresses something that’s at the heart of your Church’s life and faith.
CHURCH OFFERING ENVELOPES. Our new offering envelopes started on May 1st. They allow us to reclaim gift-aid for any tax payers, and for everyone, they allow regular planned giving to the Church. If you have not got yours yet, or don’t currently have an envelope set and would like to start, please see Tony Moore or one of the stewards.
Circuit Dates: Membership Exploration Classes: Fridays June 16th, 23rd & 30th 7.30 pm at Wigston Magna. If this is something you would be interested in, please speak to one of the stewards or one of the pastoral team.
Sunday July 30th: Circuit Farewell to our Superintendent Minister Revd David Vale, 6.00 pm at Wigston Magna Methodist Church.
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
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