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Week 59: 2.5.21 

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,

Fifth Sunday of Easter


Worship on Sunday 2nd May will be a service prepared by Beverley Taylor.  It is a zoom meeting, and you can log in online or by phone as usual.  Details are attached.


Future Sunday worship arrangements can be found on the Circuit Preaching Plan under Church Life/Sunday Services & on Circuit website, address below.

On Sunday 9th May, All Age Worship with Holy Communion will be live in the church building and led by Revd Doreen Koffie-Williams.  On the following Sundays in May and June, services will alternate between online zoom meetings and worship in the building.

Arrangements for attending worship in person continue as previously under COVID-19 regulations.  You must book in advance and details are attached. The phone line opens from Monday 3rd May.

Pastoral Visitors  Would you please check your list to see if there are any who might not be aware of the upcoming changes in arrangements.  Please let them know if you are able.  If you are not sure whether someone receives the online newsletter, you can ask Lois who holds the distribution list.  Thank you.

CTEC Prayer Breakfast is hosted by St Barbara's Church on Saturday 1st May, 8am. Zoom Meeting details are attached below.

Intercessory Prayer Group meets on Tuesday mornings by zoom.

Wednesday Morning Prayer is held at 8.30am for 15 minutes.  A time of quiet reflection to start the day. These times are led, usually with a Powerpoint presentation, so there is no expectation to speak; you can be off camera if you prefer. The zoom link is the same as for Sunday worship.

The Environmental Working Group is meeting on Zoom on Thursday 6th May 7.30-8.30pm.  Anyone who is interested in joining the group or finding out more about what's involved is very welcome to join us. Contact Lynne Horsler for details.

Monday Fellowship Group will resume in May and the dates of 10th and 24th are proposed.  There will be further information in next week’s news.

Circuit Youth Newsletter.  The latest edition prepared by Ruda and Ady is attached.


Novena Prayers. (Nine Days of prayer)

We are inviting you to join us in pray in the days from Ascension to Pentecost as part of our Novena Prayer with Thy Kingdom Come.

It’s undoubtedly been a difficult year for all, the world and the church has felt many challenges. With this in mind we want to pray as we move into the ‘new normal’

The meeting will be by zoom, but if you are interested printed resources are available to download here https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/new-2021. Sadly, ready printed resources do not seem to be available. 

We will begin with a virtual meeting on 13th May, Ascension Day, at 8:30pm, 15 minute meeting every evening until Pentecost.

Karen Brooks, Trevor Gay and Pauline Warner


Please send in your news, letters or any other information that might be of interest or support for the Church Online Magazine / Newsletter.  Publication for May is planned for next weekend and items are appreciated by Thursday 6th May at the latest please.

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, 30/04/2021
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 

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.

Currently we are not offering tea, coffee and biscuits after the service due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, but it is hoped we can re start soon.

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?

If you would like information of the activities available for children when they restart 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:

  • 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