Messy Church is back for a fresh term!

On September 24th we’ll be exploring the brilliant news that Jesus is the ‘the bread of life’, with a fantastic mix of activities, games, crafts, an all-age celebration and a meal.

If you would like to be part of the team who make Messy Church happen, chat to Nicola Carpenter

Next event: Light Party, Sunday 30th October, 4.30pm

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Friends Helping Refugees have bought another caravan

Friends Helping Refugees have bought another caravan

It will provide up to 4 refugees in Calais a warm, dry, safe bed. We would love any help to decorate, make roadworthy and fill it with practical aid, food and treats. There is a list of what would be useful on Amazon at
http://tinyurl.com/zsghclr
or if anyone would be able to donate any of the items please leave at chapel or give to Laura

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SONGS OF PRAISE at Wandales Community Centre

Monday 5th Sept at 2.30pm led by Revd Mike Leigh.
Light refreshments – All welcome

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Wednesday Night Seminars

A great opportunity to engage with a bible-based talk (on DVD), followed by an opportunity to discuss the issues raised.
2nd Wednesday of the month in Sept/Oct/Nov at Burniston Church building.
Our first event will be:
Wednesday 14th September
RADICAL INTEGRITY
A talk by Malcolm Duncan, given at the Keswick Convention 2015.
7.45pm for refreshments, talk starts at 8pm. Feel free to just turn up.
Dates for 2016: Oct 12, Nov 9

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Replacement of Trident is “unwarranted” and “unethical” say Churches

(from the Methodist Church website)

The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and Quakers in Britain have said that the proposals to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system are “unwarranted” and “unethical.”

This announcement comes in advance of the Parliamentary debate on Trident is to take place, where the UK Government will seek approval to spend £41 billion on building new submarines to carry nuclear weapons.

The Churches have previously expressed dismay that the UK Government is resisting discussions sponsored by the United Nations on multilateral disarmament. UK Churches have been represented at Non-Proliferation Treaty conferences in New York and have sought for many years to influence Government policy on nuclear weapons. In 2015, 26 faith leaders called on the UK Government to join with others in developing a robust plan of action to lead to a world free of nuclear weapons.

With a combined membership of over one million people in the UK alone, the leaders of the five Churches are encouraging all to pray and  write to their MPs.

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National Life

The Methodist Conference unanimously agreed to ask churches to read out the statement on this web page on Sunday, or as soon as possible thereafter; asked all Methodists to call on their MP to challenge racism and discrimination (you can also use this web page to do so); and to encourage all to wear a safety pin to show solidarity against racismhttp://www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife

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Summer Messy Church

25th June, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Last one until September!
Games, Crafts, Activities, All-age celebration, meal!

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Chapel AGM

GENERAL CHURCH MEETING ON JUNE 19TH

Our General Church Meeting onJune 19th will start promptly at 10.30am and will conclude with Holy Communion. Our 9.30am service will finish at 10.15am and there will be a brief opportunity for coffee before the Meeting.

Our 11am service will follow on after the Meeting is completed.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and we encourage you all to come.

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A series of 3 evenings for those interested in knowing a little bit more about METHODISM

A series of 3 evenings for those interested in knowing a little bit more about METHODISM

Wednesdays in June beginning at 7.30pm @ church

Each study is complete in itself – Attend as many as you are able. Come to one – Come to all

JUNE 15th The story begins

‘In the providence of God Methodism was raised up to spread Scriptural Holiness throughout the land by the proclamation of the evangelical faith.’

The Methodist Church Deed of union

JUNE 22nd The story continues

‘The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.’

The Methodist church Web Site

JUNE 29th Exploring Membership

An evening for those wishing to explore membership of the Methodist Church

Come and listen – Come and learn – Come and share

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EU REFERENDUM RESOURCE

The Joint Public Issues Team (Churches working together to live out the gospel of Christ in society) have published a resource to help people consider how to vote. You can download it here

Below is an open letter from Rt Rev Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury (signed by many other religious leaders – more info here) -

Faith is about integration and building bridges, not about isolation and erecting barriers. As leaders and senior figures of faith communities, we urge our co-religionists and others to think about the implications of a Leave vote for the things about which we are most passionate.

The past 70 years have been the longest period of peace in Europe’s history. Institutions that enable us to work together and understand both our differences and what we share in common contribute to our increased security and sense of collective endeavour.
What’s more, so many of the challenges we face today can only be addressed in a European, and indeed a global, context: combating poverty in the developing world, confronting climate change and providing the stability that is essential to tackling the migration crisis.
We hope that when voting on 23 June, people will reflect on whether undermining the international institutions charged with delivering these goals could conceivably contribute to a fairer, cleaner and safer world.

Rt Rev Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury

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