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Week 75: 22.8.21 

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,


Sunday 22nd  August, Worship at 10.30am all age worship will be led by Judith Mudzamiri.  The service will also be zoomed for those who wish to view at home. (Details are on the attachment)

Circuit Service Sunday 29th August 10.30am at Woodside Avenue Church.  The preacher will be Revd Ian Howarth, Chair of the Birmingham District (Further information is on the church and circuit websites and attached to previous newsletters)


Church Family News

We remember in prayer, John Horsler who was re-admitted to hospital last week and is receiving treatment.

Condolences to Samuel Koffie-Williams and all the family on the sad loss of his brother.

Congratulations to Wendy & Nick Winch on the arrival of a granddaughter; Olivia Michelle, on August 6th. A new baby for their son Martin and Gemma.

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

  • Sunday Coffee meeting   The zoom meeting will be open 12noon - 12.30pm .(Link attached)
  • Intercessory Prayer Group on Tuesday at 11am by zoom. If you would like to join this meeting, please contact either Ethel or Lorna who can send the link details.

Wellspring is open on Thursdays and Fridays 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and Saturdays 9.00 a.m. until 12 noon.  The usual menu of drinks and light food is available, and the team will be happy to serve you.  Prayer Shawl knitters meet on Thursday. 


Concert in aid of the Circuit Charity:-‘Music in MHA’  on Saturday August 21st entitled 'Where there's a Will there's a way'. Musical settings of William Shakespeare's words with singers and pianists.
We would love to see your smiling faces in the audience!!

Ros Light and colleagues.


Church Open Meeting on Wednesday 25th August 7pm-8pm, by zoom.  The link along with further information is attached.  All are welcome.

Circuit and Wider News:

THE GATHERING -  Reminder about Sunday 22nd August 1pm - 4pm  All Coffee Shop Sunday members are invited to join us. We hope the weather will be good so that we can enjoy the wonderful new play area outside Central Hall here in Coventry.

I know at least four who will be travelling from other parts of the country and it will be great to see some locals attending too – hope you can make it. Thanks must go to our brilliant Youth Pastor, Ady White for all his work leading the planning for this event.

Trevor Gay, Lay Pastor

Looking Ahead

We are looking for more Church Stewards and Property Stewards to serve and support the church community. Several long-serving members are stepping down from role quite soon.   If you are interested or would like to know more of what is involved, please speak to Rev Doreen or one of the current stewards or property team.  Thank you.


Songs of Praise is coming to Coventry Cathedral in September.  There is more information on previous newsletters and the church website, including details of how to get involved


3Generate are hosting a residential weekend for young people from the ages 4 to 23years at the NEC in Birmingham from the 29th to 31st of October. There is more information in last week’s newsletter, on the church website or directly from Ruda, our Youth Pastor. If you are interested, please let Ruda know by the first weekend of September so that tickets can be booked.

Our next Church Magazine online is planned for Sunday 5th September.  Do submit any articles, prayers or other features of interest as soon as possible and by Thursday 2nd at the very latest. (Any more trusted trader recommendations?) Thank you.

We have 3 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/

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Lois Talbot, 20/08/2021
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