An e-mail has been received from Julya about the amount donated – “That is absolutely amazing. Please let everyone know how very grateful we are here for their love and generosity.”
The Clothes Bank will be open on Thursday 28th December 2017 from 1pm to 3pm, and on Thursday 4th January 2018. It will be closed on Monday 1st January 2018.
The Methodist Clothes Bank will be open on Thursday 28th December, as part of the Dundee Drop In programme offering help to those in need over the festive period.
Due to a misunderstanding, the reporter assumed that the Rev Sue Jansen, not Sue Marshall-Jennings, was running this project. Rev Sue is Methodist chaplain in St Andrews, and supports the work of the Clothes Bank, as well as being a Methodist presence in St Andrews.
Our front window nativity scene comes from the Philippines.
The Retiring Offering last week in Dundee to assist Svetla and her family in meeting the costs of care after the recent tragic road accident amounted to £262.50. This will be sent as part of the Circuit total, but if you have not yet been able and wish to support this appeal, contact David Easson (Church Treasurer).
Please sign the card today to our fellow Methodists in Sevlievo, as a sign of our solidarity with and support for them at this time.
A further card will be sent with our Christmas Greetings for their marking of this Festival according to the Orthodox Church calendar, at Epiphany (January 6 -7).
The box for cards for church friends is in the vestibule; cards may be uplifted today and Christmas Day.
During this week further news has come from Julya about the recent tragic road accident in Bulgaria in which Svetla was seriously injured, her elder son killed, and her younger son injured.
A practical way of showing our concern for the family and shocked community is to help alleviate medical and other costs, and to do so quickly. It has therefore been agreed that today’s Communion Offering (normally in December for Action for Children Scotland) be replaced by a plate (on entry) for donations to assist Svetla and her family. If you wish to contribute but cannot do so today, please contact David Easson (Church Treasurer). It is hoped that a first amount from the Circuit will be sent during this coming week.
A card will be available next week to be signed and sent from Marketgait to our fellow Methodists in Sevlievo, as a sign of our solidarity with and support for them at this time.
An offering for Action for Children Scotland will be taken on Christmas Day.
Contributions are invited for the next edition, which will have the theme of A World Transformed by God’s Love.
Contributions, not exceeding 120 words or 12 lines, should be sent, with name & postal address, to email@example.com, by Friday 12th January 2018. Photos fitting the theme may also be submitted. More details – essential if you intend to submit a contribution.
This year’s Advent Liturgy in Dundee was created at the Circuit Preachers’ Training Day and is offered as a gift from the Preachers to our churches and ecumenical partners.