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Week 77: 5.9.21 

Dear Earlsdon Methodist Friends,


Worship on 5th September will be led by Penny McAinsh.  You can view the service live online; the details are as usual, and on the attachment.

On 12th September, All age worship will be led by Revd Marcus Torchon


Church Family News

We remember in prayer Revd Doreen Koffie-Williams, whose mother has become very unwell and has been admitted to hospital recently.  Doreen has gone to see her. Please contact Revd Marcus Torchon for urgent Pastoral concerns over the next few days / week. The church stewards will have updated information.

News, features and a few light-hearted items can be found in the October church magazine (attached and available on the website).  It includes an invitation to start collecting for the Christmas boxes, thoughts from John Wesley, ideas for Sunday Evening worship and Heather’s lockdown flying experience. 

Several Regular Activities are starting up again this coming week  You are invited to:

Weekend Activities

  • Churches Together in Earlsdon and Chapelfields (CTEC) Prayer Breakfast in person on Saturday 4th September at 8am in our church.  This will be followed, at approximately 8.30, by a simple breakfast together.  It will be the first time we have met for Prayer Breakfast in person, rather than on Zoom, since March 2020 when it was also at our church.  All are welcome.?
  • Woodside Coffee Morning  Saturday 4th September 10.30 am - 12 noon in Woodside Avenue Church.  Enjoy coffee and crumpets and the opportunity to support our friends at Woodside and the charity ‘Action for Children’.
  • Sunday Coffee meeting   Zoom meeting will be open 12noon - 12.30pm (Link attached)
  • Meditation online with Joy Welford.  Sunday at 4pm, hosted by Coffee Shop Sunday (details and link attached)

Tuesday

  • Morning Prayer 8.45am for 15 minutes, restarting next Tuesday 7th by zoom.  A time to meet for prayer and quiet reflection. You are very welcome to join in (link as for Sunday worship). There is no need to speak and you can keep your camera off if you prefer; mornings may not be your best time!
  • Intercessory Prayer Group on Tuesday at 11am by zoom. If you would like to join this meeting, please contact either Ethel or Lorna for the link details
  • Fish & Chips in Wellspring.  Tuesday 7th September, meeting at 6.30pm.  We will order from the local Chippy and eat together in Wellspring (Church entrance lounge area). The online Fellowship Group is meeting this week with food and an opportunity to reflect on the newly installed Art collection (see below).  All are welcome.  Just turn up on the night or let us know in advance if possible.  (You can contact via the newsletter email).

Wednesday

  • 'Prayers and Bears' toddler church will restart on Wednesday 8th September at 9.30am.  The church doors will be open at 9am so that those who have dropped off an older child at school can come in and chat.  If you know of a family with a pre-school child please let them know about these sessions, led by Rev Tulo Raistrick of St Barbara's church and staffed by a group of EMC members.  There are songs, a story, and a craft activity each week.  Toddlers and their carers are most welcome.
  • Wednesday Fellowship meets on 8th Sept, starting at 2.15pm in Wellspring.  Topic this week: ‘Canine Partners’.  Hear about the extraordinary ways dogs help disabled people.

Wellspring Café  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. 


Methodist Modern Art Collection  Events start  this coming week. There is a full programme  which can be found on: https://www.methodist.org.uk/cityofculture/ Leaflets are also available in Wellspring

Volunteers are still Needed – for stewarding at the exhibition.  There is a shortage especially on Sundays. The duties are nothing too onerous – just being welcoming and directing people to the guides / possibly selling a very limited selection of books and postcards. It is only open 1 till 4 on Sundays. 

Please speak with Helen Holdforth if you can help.  Thank You.


Coventry City of Cuture ‘Faith’ Events on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th September.  You may be interested in a variety of events planned around the city https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/faith/

Saturday 18th September St Andrews is holding a Hog Roast, between 12.00pm and 3.00pm. In addition to the roast, veggie option available, there will be various stalls and live entertainment including our own Dayspring Steel Band. Tickets are £10.00 and available from either Gillian or Sharron at St Andrews or at the door on the day.

So please come along and support two groups near to our heart.

David Mills

Prayer Handbook 2021/22  A couple of copies remain available . Please ask Lois or via EMC email if you are interested.  £5 per copy.

Looking Ahead

Coffee Shop Sunday Convention: Saturday October 16th with worship on Sunday 17th at Coventry Central Hall.  Posters and flyers are around.  Booking is free :https://coffeeshopsundayonline.eventbrite.com  for online tickets

https://coffeeshopsundayonsite.eventbrite.com/ for tickets at Central Hall

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/

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, 03/09/2021
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