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Week 63: 30.5.21

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,

Trinity Sunday


This Sunday, 30th May, morning worship will be a Circuit Service at Central Hall.  

You can attend in person at 10.30am and there is ample capacity, so no need to prebook.   Alternatively, you can join in via the ‘Youtube’ link and there is a flyer attached with details.


On Sunday 6th June Worship with Holy Communion will be live in the church building and led by Revd Doreen Koffie-Williams.  You must book in advance, due to restricted numbers; details are attached. The phone line will be open from Tuesday 1st– Saturday 5th June.

Teddy Bears Picnic. We are inviting you to a virtual Teddy Bears Picnic on Zoom on Sunday 30th May at 4pm – 5.30pm. Details and zoom link are on the attachment. Or email Trevor Gay for the link - trevor.gay@covnunmethodist.org.uk.

Coffee Shop Sunday . New Prayer Book:  This latest prayer booklet is called ‘Emerging From Lockdown’ which seems appropriate as we gently move forward. I hope you may find these booklets helpful as a prayer gift.”  Trevor Gay.

If you would like a printed copy, please contact Trevor or one of the Church Stewards.  The cost is £2 per copy and £1.50 per copy for orders over 10.

Ordination Services: Our Minister, Revd Doreen Koffie-Williams is to be ordained into full presbytery ministry on 27th June at this year’s annual Methodist Conference.  The ordination services will be live streamed and access information will be available on the Methodist Church website : Ordinations 2021 (methodist.org.uk).  Also her Testimony Service is on 13th June, 6.30pm at Coventry Central Hall. We understand it will be live streamed and open to attend. Details will be published later as they are available.

We continue to support Doreen in prayer as she prepares for her Ordination.

Wellspring:  As restrictions slowly life, we are making plans for the re-opening of Wellspring for drinks and light snacks. This is a much appreciated service for the people of Earlsdon. More volunteers will be needed as some folk who have faithfully served for many years are no longer able to continue.  If you could consider helping out – maybe just for a couple of hours each week - please contact Viv or Will  or Helen and Bill.  It may be that we will start up with a limited menu to keep things simple.

You are invited to the following meetings and activities during the coming week

Sunday Coffee meeting   The zoom meeting will be open from 12.00 – 12.30pm.

Intercessory Prayer Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 11am by zoom.

Wednesday Morning Prayer is held at 8.30am for 15 minutes.  A time of quiet reflection to start the day. The zoom link is the same as for Sunday worship.  From the following week, this will meet on Tuesdays at 8.30am.  If you would like to participate, but find this time inconvenient, do let us know.  If there is sufficient interest, we may consider recording the sessions so that they could be viewed later in the day.

The June Church Magazine / Newsletter is planned for next weekend. Please send any items for publication: prayers, poems, pictures or ponderings…by Thursday 3rd June.  (Early submissions are appreciated if possible)

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, 28/05/2021
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