Upcycling Event

Last Saturday’s event took in £61, which is reckoned, for the amount of material, etc taken, to be twice the rate of sending it to Nathan’s Waste Saver (“the Ragbag”).  However another £55, which includes payment for some of Saturday’s items, has been promised.  There was however still a vast quantity left and on Monday 461kg was picked up by Nathan’s, which is likely to bring in c £184.  Thanks to all who took part and helped – and bought!

Church Council brief résumé

At Wednesday’s meeting, those present discussed

  • extension of the Council membership, now permitted in view of Membership size;
  • report to Circuit Meeting following the “Being Methodist in our Church Life in Scotland” process;
  • Marketgait premises redevelopment action;
  • finance and property reports;
  • request to Circuit Meeting to send a Memorial to Conference anent “Marriage and Relationships”(unanimously agreed);
  • Stewards, Pastoral and Worship Reports;
  • monitoring of compliance with Safeguarding training requirements;
  • forthcoming events and diary entries

Next Council – Tuesday 22ndMay, upstairs at 7pm.

Visit of President and Vice-President to Dundee

As part of their visit to the circuit, the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference will be in Marketgait on Saturday 3oth March 2019. Everyone is invited to meet and talk with Michaela and Bala over light refreshments between 10am -11am.

Observance of Lent

The season of Lent in the Church calendar begins this week on Ash Wednesday and continues to Palm Sunday.

Ash Wednesday will be marked by the Broughty Ferry Churches Group with an ecumenical Service of Ashes at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Westfield Road.  A warm invitation is given to all to this Service.

During Lent and Easter, worship in Marketgait will include a period of Reflection, using material from Methodist Women in Britain, with the title Longer Tables, Lower Fences” focussing on ideas of sharing hospitality & reducing barriers.

A complementary display will be in the porch and window.

Church Council meeting

The meeting on Wednesday 27th February at 7pm is open to all members of the congregation. There will be discussion of “Being Methodist in our Christian Life in Scotland today”, and also a proposal to go forward with limited redevelopment.