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Week 55: Easter Sunday 4.4.21 

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,

“Christ Has Died.  Christ is Risen”

 “He is Risen indeed.  Hallelujah!”


Easter Worship by Zoom
A Meditation will be held on:
Maundy Thursday: 1st April, 7pm – 8pm, concluding on
Good Friday: 2nd April 12noon -1pm
The zoom details are the same as Sunday worship (details attached)
Easter Sunday:
Worship on April 4th at 10.30am will be led by Rev’d Doreen Koffie-Wiillams,


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

Wednesday Morning Prayer:  It has been decided to continue morning prayer at 8.30am, resuming on 14th April (No meeting during Easter week)

Tuesday Intercessory Prayer Group continues as usual.


Funeral Arrangements for Rod King:  Friday April 9th.  The funeral Cortege will pause at the Church briefly around 13.45 but it is suggested people congregate around 13:30 in case it leaves the chapel of rest early. 

The funeral notice includes a gift link in lieu of flowers for Blind Veterans UK.:

Funeral Notice for Mr George Rhodarick King (dignityfunerals.co.uk)


We remember a previous minister at EMC, Rev’d Andrew deVille, who recently lost his father at the same time that his mother was in hospital with a broken hip.  We hold Andrew, Helen, James and Sam in love and prayers.

Our next Church Open Meeting is Wednesday 7th April at 7pm.  All are welcome to share ideas and plans.  More information is attached.

The Circuit Newsletter for February / March is also attached.

EMC April Newsletter: This is planned for next weekend, so please send in your contributions by Thursday 8th April.  Letters, photos, prayer, news items…. are all valued. The rich variety on offer in the Anniversary edition gave a taste of our talented and diverse church community.

(Just a thought…how would it be to rename our publication, ‘Church Magazine’ rather than Newsletter, to distinguish from the weekly news?  Comments welcome)


“Happy Birthday” News: We have a couple of dates which slip between the main newsletters.  Rev’d Doreen celebrated a special birthday on Wednesday 31st March and Michael Harris celebrates his birthday on Friday 2nd April.   Our good wishes to Doreen and to Michael.

We have 4 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, 01/04/2021
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