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Week 66: 20.6.21 

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,

We enjoy the variety of summer weather, appreciating the joys of warm sun and the necessity of rain!  A time to value and connect with, perhaps more fully, the wholeness of creation and God’s abundance.


Sunday 20th June, worship will be led in church by David Kershaw.  Spaces continue to be limited due to restrictions, so please book in using the phone number as usual.  Further information is on the attachment.  The phone line closes at 7pm on Saturday.


Next Sunday, 27th June worship will be led by Heather Mills.      

Decisions about how the church moves forward with patterns of worship in the building and ‘zoomed’ online are pending. We will keep you as fully informed as possible around this process.

Church Family News:

Good news that John Horsler is home again after his recent stay in hospital.  We hold John, Lynne and Daniel in our prayers and love.

We are sad to hear of the death of Lilian Leonard, a member of our church community who attended regularly prior to lockdown.  Our condolences to her family and friends. 

 

We have received a letter from Jill (church cleaner) who wishes to thank everyone for their messages and support following her accident.  A photo of the card and message are attached.

Messages from the Youth Pastors

  • The young people have an opportunity to engage with the wider District. For more information, please read the message from Charlotte Hambly attached.
  • Week of Prayer for Youth Ministry, reminder and zoom link attached.

Training event for worship; a circuit letter from Mary Hobbs is attached.

Methodist Modern Art Collection – coming to Coventry, including EMC !

Stories of Change: Hope, Faith and Love

Saturday 4 September to Sunday 3 October 2021

The Methodist Modern Art Collection will be displayed as an Art Trail across churches in Coventry and Nuneaton for City of Culture. The trail exists of carefully selected works, providing unique moments of healing and contemplation. You can view the Art Trail on selected days from Saturday 4 September to Sunday 3 October 2021. For more information and timings for each church, please visit www.methodist.org.uk/cityofculture

‘Methodist Way of Life’ booklets These are now being handed out to those attending worship  in person.  Could Pastoral Visitors please collect booklets for any in their group who are not able to get to church at present and add the names to the list in the vestry (or tell one of the stewards). If as a PV you are not able to attend at the moment, please let us know and we can try to arrange distribution to your members.  Thank you.

The booklet is a useful resource in our learning, praying, serving and communicating together.

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

Sunday Coffee meeting The zoom meeting will be open from 12– 12.30pm.

Monday Fellowship Group meets at 7.30pm on 21st.  The zoom link is the same as Sunday Worship and all are welcome.

Morning Prayer on Tuesday at 8.45am (NB slightly later time) for 15 minutes. A time of quiet reflection to start the day. The zoom link is the same as for Sunday worship. 

Intercessory Prayer Group on Tuesday at 11am by zoom.


Coffee Shop Sunday Zoom Online Worship Gathering is this coming Sunday 20th June at 4pm. All are welcome – Hope you can join us.

Pull up your chair at home, grab a coffee (other drinks are available) and enjoy worshipping our EXTRAORDINARY GOD.

We are blessed this week that our gathering will be led by Rachel Moss who is training to be a Methodist Minister. As part of her training, Rachel is currently with us for a month in Coventry and Nuneaton Circuit  – please do come along to support Rachel …. And why not invite a friend? ??

For those joining from overseas please check time difference.

The Zoom link, for security, is on an attachment below - much love from Trevor and Annie.


We have 10 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, 18/06/2021
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