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NOTICES FOR THE TWO WEEKS COMMENCING SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2024

SUNDAY 16 JUNE
10.45am
We welcome Sandra Martin, from Fourstones, who is to lead our worship today.

Do stay if you can for refreshments in the form of coffee or tea, which will be served in the foyer immediately after this service

4.00pm The next meeting of The Well will take place in St Oswin’s Church Hall, when all are invited to come along.

WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE
7.00pm The Wednesday Evening Fellowship
meets this evening at the home of Anne and Mick Wheelwright for another Social Evening/Meal. Those who normally receive details of these meetings will shortly receive those by email. As always, these meetings are open to anyone, from any church or none. There will, of course, be no on-line provision this evening.

THURSDAY 20 JUNE
9.15 to 11.30am “Soft Play” for pre-school children, accompanied by a parent or guardian, continues today in the hall. Just £3 per family. Come at any time and for as long as you wish.

7.30pm The Ovingham and District Choir will be giving their Summer Concert in St Oswin’s this evening. Admission is free, donations invited for choir funds.

SATURDAY 22 JUNE
10.30am The Newcastle District Methodist Women in Britain
will be meeting in the church here this morning marking World Church Day. The speaker will be Sheila Holland ( ), a former Mission Partner in Nepal and Togo, one of our own Local Preachers and wife of Rev Michael Holland. Coffee will be served from 10.00am, prior to the start of the meeting and there will be a shared lunch at the close. All ladies are warmly invited to come along. ( Something of Sheila’s life-story can be seen in the new issue of “Living Waters”, – see details on 2nd page.)

7.00 to 9.00pm The Wylam and District Churches Youth Club and Gathering takes place here this evening. From 7.00 to 8.00pm, a wide variety of games including pool, table tennis and badminton and then, from 8.00pm for all who wish to stay, The Gathering will take place upstairs with food, perhaps a more quiet game and conversation and discussion about Christian faith and life issues – or if you wish you can just come at 8.00pm for this session. Anyone from school year 6 and above is welcome and there’s no need to book. Weekly sub. remains at just £1.

SUNDAY 23 JUNE
10.45am
We welcome our Minister, Rev Fiona Calverey, who is to lead our worship this morning. This service will include Holy Communion, in which all are invited to share.

As usual, refreshments will be served in the foyer immediately after this service.

4.00pm The monthly 4 O’Clock” family service will be held in the foyer to which all are welcome.

7.30 to 8.30pm The Wednesday Evening Fellowship meets tonight in the foyer for the final time in their current programme. This week, Rev Maureen Lloyd will lead our thoughts and discussion on the theme of “Justice and Freedom”. As always, these meetings are open to anyone, from any church or none. If you are unable to attend or prefer to join on-line and not already receiving reminders, contact Brian (details at the foot of these notes) to receive the on-line link. Remember also, refreshments available from 7.15pm, prior to the start.

THURSDAY 27 JUNE
9.15 to 11.30am “Soft Play” for pre-school children, accompanied by a parent or guardian, continues today in the hall. Just £3 per family. Come at any time and for as long as you wish.

SATURDAY 29 JUNE
7.00 to 9.00pm The Wylam and District Churches Youth Club and Gathering takes place here this evening. From 7.00 to 8.00pm, a wide variety of games including pool, table tennis and badminton and then, from 8.00pm for all who wish to stay, The Gathering will take place upstairs with food, perhaps a more quiet game and conversation and discussion about Christian faith and life issues – or if you wish you can just come at 8.00pm for this session. Anyone from school year 6 and above is welcome and there’s no need to book. Weekly sub. remains at just £1.

SUNDAY 30 JUNE
10.45am Today’s service will be a “Local Arrangement”, when it is intended to “livestream” the service from The Methodist Conference during which our Minister, Rev Fiona Calverey, is formally transferred from the South African to the UK Methodist Connexion.


SUMMER COFFEE EVENINGS The Wednesday Fellowship is taking a break during July and August but during those weeks we plan hold weekly Coffee Evenings on Wednesdays in people’s homes, or at church if you wish. This means that volunteers are required! If you are willing to be a host, on a totally informal ‘drop-in’ basis for visitors, between 7.00 and 9.00pm, please add your name to the list to be found on the main church notice board. Thank you.

“LIVING WATERS” Copies of the Summer issue of this Tynedale Circuit Magazine should soon be with us, but you can already view this via the Circuit website – www.tynedalemethcircuit.org Copy for the Autumn 2024 issue should be sent to the editor, John Martin, by 19 August. email: [email protected] or phone: 01434 674425 /07964 616555

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TRAINING An opportunity is coming up to take part in an on-line training session on this subject. This training is now a requirement for, amongst others, Local Preachers, Church Stewards, Lay and Pastoral Workers and Children, Youth and Family Workers, but is open to anyone. The next available training session will be held on Thursday 4 July at 2.00pm. You need to book a place but it might be easier to ask Brian for the required link if you wish to enrol.

FAREWELL TO THE CHAIR You will be aware that Rev Dr Stephen Lindridge, the Chair of the Newcastle Methodist District, is soon standing down from this role. Two events are arranged to mark this occasion and to wish Stephen well. The first is to be held at The Crescent Club, Cullercoats on Friday 5 July at 7.00pm. Numbers are restricted for this event and so you need to ‘RSVP’ to Diane at [email protected] if you wish to attend. Then, on Sunday 7 July, there will be a farewell service at Chester le Street Methodist Church at 4.00pm, when all are welcome to attend. If anyone wishes to contribute to a gift to Stephen, this can be made through Chris Horton, the District Treasurer – sort code 16-52-21 a/c No. 53382849.

FOOD BANK Needless to say perhaps, there continues to be a need for more donations to sustain the West Northumberland Food Bank. Boxes for our gifts of non-perishable items remain in the church atrium. Please consider bringing something along if you can.

PRAYER FOOTNOTE Look to Christ? Why should I look to Christ?
I am satisfied with my life and he might spoil it; I am happy with my church, and he might change it; I am content in my world, he will shatter it; I have what I want, he will tell me what I need.
For His world is larger than mine.
He reaches out to those who are unsatisfied; He passes judgement on the complacent; He penetrates the pain of a wounded world; He calls us to embrace those who have nothing.

Should I look to Christ? I must! Amen Tom Stuckley

Information to be circulated? You can contact Brian Japes
Tel:- 01661 852151 or email [email protected]