The June edition of Contact, our Church magazine is out today. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the July edition should be with Pauline Mann by 17 June.
Next Sunday, 10 June, we shall celebrate Methodist Homes Sunday and collection envelopes for those wishing to donate to this important Methodist charity will be in the pews. We remember in particular the staff and residents of Cromwell House and the close links we have with them.
Next Sunday evening at 6.00 for 6.30 pm a service of music and devotions from Taizé, a peaceful sequence of readings and prayers interspersed with simple chants, will be held at Ipswich Road URC. From 6.00 pm there will be a chance to sing though the chants informally, to get to know them. You’ll be very welcome.
The church coffee morning on Saturday 16 June will be hosted by the 34th Norwich Girl Guides, who are raising funds for a camp they are attending this summer. There will also be some hand-made crafts on sale. Do pop in and support them if you can.
Revd Briant Smith and Jackie, his wife, are opening their garden at Coney Weston, near Bury St Edmund’s, to the public. We have arranged an exclusive visit on Saturday 16 June, including a cream tea (£6 donation to charity), leaving Chapel Field Road at 1.30 pm. If you’d like to come please let Pauline Mann know.
On Tuesday 19 June at 2.00 pm, Ruth Arnold, Methodist Women in Britain District President, will be speaking at Wymondham Methodist Church about the MWiB project Bees, Beds and Blessings. Tea and biscuits served afterwards.
If you weren’t able to come to the recent meeting when we discussed What’s Next for our Church Building?, there’s still an opportunity for you to contribute your ideas. Copies of a questionnaire to fill in are available from the Pew Stewards; do collect one and return it to Paul Binney as soon as possible.
A volunteer is urgently needed for the Crèche rota, willing to help on an occasional basis. If you would like to know more about what would be involved, please see Jill Rix, who will be happy to tell you about it.
You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Trinity URC and for the Transport Services in our city.
As a fire is meant for burning
with a bright and warming flame,
so the church is meant for mission,
giving glory to God’s name. Ruth Duck