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Church News for March: Week 52.

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,

A very happy St Patrick’s Day for Wednesday 17th, especially to all our Irish friends!

(And belatedly to our Welsh friends for St David’s Day,  Monday 1st)


Fourth Sunday in Lent

All Age Worship on March 14th will be led by Rev’d Doreen Koffie-Williams.  It will be a zoom meeting and you can log in online or by phone.  Details are attached.


You can see who is planned to lead future Sunday worship by looking on the Circuit Preaching Plan (Earlsdon & Circuit website addresses below)


With sadness we heard this week that Jenny Williscroft, wife of Ray, died in the early hours of Monday morning. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with Ray and his family, separated by distance and COVID isolation. A difficult and sad time for them all.


The funeral of Rod King will be led by Rev. Doreen Koffie-Williams at 2.15pm on Friday 9th April at Canon Hill Crematorium.

The cortege will drive slowly passed Earlsdon Methodist Church on the way to Canley so that any who wish to pay their respects may stand outside while it passes. (The approximate time for this will be announced nearer the time)

Although numbers attending the funeral are strictly limit by the current lockdown requirements, the family would like to know who would wish to attend the service as numbers permit. Would you please contact Lois (or via EMC news email) if you would like to attend so that she can liaise with the family.

Family flowers only please but donations are welcomed for ‘The Blind Veterans Association’.  Grimmett & Timms Funeral Directors will be setting up an online page for donating and the crematorium service will be live-streamed. Details will be circulated later.


Morning Prayer:  We are holding a short time of quiet prayerful reflection each Wednesday morning during Lent at 8.30am for 15 minutes.  The ‘zoom log in’ is the same as for Sunday worship (attached). Each week the format is different and can be simple or creative; we are quietly reflective together.  Next week, Wednesday 17th, Ian will host.

CTEC Fellowship in Lent: There is a short service each week on Tuesdays at 7pm hosted by each of the CTEC churches. This coming week, March 16th ,  it is the turn of  Hearsall Baptist.  Further information with zoom link and ways to donate to Christian Aid and Cafod are on the attached notice.

Church Council meets by zoom on Thursday 18th.  Anyone can attend and only CC members are able to vote.  Secretary Gill has sent out details.

CARING FOR GOD’S WORLD Attached you will find a draft church Environmental Policy and initial action plan which will be reviewed at Church Council. This has been drafted by a small group of us (Judith Cule, John Horsler, Lynne Horsler, Martin Ingles, Jan Nightingale and Lorna Warrener) who have been looking at how we can be more proactive as a church in addressing the urgent threat to our world of climate change and live in a way which honours and respects the world our God has created. Please take a look and let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or would like to be involved in the working group.

If you feel you would like to make practical changes in your own household to be more environmentally friendly but are not sure where to start, the CreationCare website provides an excellent tool to enable you to review and evaluate your current lifestyle and identify areas for improvement, as well as the opportunity to receive monthly tips by email. https://creationcare.org.uk/

Dancing Nuns: This clip might bring a smile to your face and joy to your day; it did it for me!

https://www.themusicman.uk/nuns-jerusalema-challenge/

There are links to other renditions from Swiss Police, Irish Garda, street kids in Uganda; All Fantastic!

Anyone up for an EMC version when we can get together? ??

Anniversary Newsletter:  It is almost a full year since the beginning of Lockdown in March 2020.  This week is e-letter number 52. To acknowledge the year gone by, we are planning a newsletter anniversary edition for March 28th. Submissions by Monday 22nd would be helpful.

We have a few promises of contributions and it would be great to have lots more.  We invite you to reflect on the year and share your message in whatever format you choose.  You may wish to offer a picture, a few lines of writing, a phone call (transcribed),…be creative! It will be good to have a mixture of voices.

Whether you are a ‘Regular ol’ timer’, a newcomer, feel a bit on the edges, or you may live and worship elsewhere, we are all part of the EMC community and we would love to hear from you!

We have 6 attachments: ( * Available to logged in Members only)

Circuit website:   http://covnunmethodist.org.uk/
District website:  https://www.birminghammethodist.org.uk/
District Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/
Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EarlsdonMC/

Do let others know of these e-letters. Anyone can go onto the mailing list by posting ‘I’m In’ to earlsdonmcnews@gmail.com.  You can opt out at any time by sending an email to this address.

Lois Talbot, 12/03/2021
Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

For when the church reopens.

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Following the service we serve tea, coffee and biscuits. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

Open Google Maps

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet off the back of church.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am, but when the music is led by our Worship Band, we have a few hymns &/or songs before the service starts. There is then a warm welcome from one of our Stewards. Church news & extra notices may also be given at this time. Our services are typically an hour long, with a mixture of hymns, prayers, bible readings and a sermon. One of our leaders will give the sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We finish with a final worship song before a final prayer is said. (Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.)


images: Services

What about my kids?

As with Sunday Services, all children’s groups held at the church have ceased until further notice due to Covid-19. If you would like information of on-line Sunday Schools & other such activities available for children during this time please Contact Us.

 
Have you got children? Would you like to bring them to church?
 

Earlsdon Methodist Church aims to provide a safe & welcoming environment in which children can be themselves & have fun learning about our Christian faith. Please see our Sunday Services page for more information on Sunday morning groups for children.

 
Current mid-week groups available for children are as follows:

  • Parent & Toddler Group – every Thursday morning between 9.30-11 am. This is led by church members & is open to parents & carers with children aged 0-3 years.
     
  • Prayers & Bears – every Wednesday morning starting at 8.45 am. This is hosted by the church but led by Tulo & Sarah Raistrick from St Barbara’s C of E Church & is open to parents & carers with children aged ?).
     
  • Dayspring Steel Band – please follow this link for more information.

In addition to the above we now have two youth pastors, Ruda & Ady, & we welcome the new opportunities that they are bringing for our children & youth

 
If you have any questions about any of the above then please Contact Us .

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, morning, afternoons and evenings.


Our groups include:-

  • Tuesday Prayer Lunch
  • Wednesday Fellowship
  • Wednesday Word
  • Dayspring Steel Band
  • Wellspring Café
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
  We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes