Today we celebrate Methodist Homes Sunday; collection envelopes for those wishing to donate to this important Methodist charity are in the pews. We remember in particular the staff and residents of Cromwell House and the close links we have with them.
This evening, 10 June, at 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 Traidcraft Stall will open next Sunday, 17 June, and not this morning.
The Church coffee morning this Saturday, 16 June, will be hosted by the 34th Norwich Girl Guides, who are raising funds for their camp this summer. There will also be some hand-made crafts on sale. They will welcome your support.
The June edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the July edition should be with Pauline Mann by next Sunday, 17 June.
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.
Debbie’s Ordination: A reminder that on 1 July the coach will leave Chapel Field Road Church at 12 noon and will be parked in Wessex Street. It will call at Drayton at 12.20. It is likely that refreshments at the Barnbygate Church will be just tea and biscuits so you should bring enough food for the day. Bin bags will be provided for rubbish.
The funeral service for Brenda Winspear will take place at Earlham Crematorium on Wednesday 4 July at 12.30 pm. We continue to pray for her family and friends.
A big thank you to the loyal group of house to house collectors who raised £498.70 during Christian Aid Week. The Church envelopes contained £337.05, making a grand total of £835.75. We’re grateful to Christina Potter for her devotion to this cause and once again organising this effort. She would be grateful if holders of World Church boxes will return them to her for opening.
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 the Community Churches and for the local media in our city.