Worship Consultation brief résumé

Wednesday afternoon’s discussion included the following:

  • feedback on “Jonah in June” and Café Service and Trip for lunch at St John’s, Arbroath;
  • lengthy conversation about the challenges for all of us of how to actively be and appear “welcoming to and of all”
  • Harvest – Café Service on  23rd September based on All We Can material;
  • care for, interaction with, and involvement of children in worship, across a range of ages;
  • window and porch displays
  • next Meeting – Wednesday  7th November, 1pm.

Talking of God

A series of meetings on the theme Talking of God has been arranged over the autumn months. All interested are welcome to share in our consideration of how we speak of God – through stories, experiences and thoughts.

The meetings will all take place in the Methodist Church, Marketgait, on Wednesday September 26thOctober 17th, November 14th and 28th, , from
7 to 8.30 pm.

The Start of the Methodist Year

The new Methodist Year starts on 1st September, and is the time for the new Church Stewards team to take office. We express our prayerful and active support to the new Church Stewards for the forthcoming year, our thanks to those continuing or demitting office, and our appreciation to all office-holders in our church community.

Fairtrade – Who picked my tea?

Many British blends include tea from Assam, where people get poverty wages, are scared to speak up and have no way out. The big British brands know this but aren’t doing enough to challenge it.

Traidcraft’s campaign calls on the big UK tea brands to publish their list of suppliers from Assam.

“Twinings have become the second big UK tea brand to publish their list of suppliers from Assam – a key demand of our campaign.  This follows on from Yorkshire Tea’s decision to publish their list in June.  Together Twinings and Yorkshire make up nearly one-third of the UK tea market so these are significant steps forward.

More than seven thousand people have sent in ‘Who picked my tea?’ postcards and taken our online action targeting the big 6 UK tea brands.  This has spurred the brands into action to publish their lists of Assam tea estates in full.

We now need to push the remaining four – PG Tips, Tetley, Typhoo, and Clipper – to do likewise so that British consumers and tea workers in Assam know where the big UK brands buy their tea from.

The Big Story – Bible Awareness Day

If you hope to go to this District event in Perth on Saturday 25thAugust from 10.30am to 3pm, lunch provided; please register soon so its viability can be decided.

The speaker will be Adrian Armstrong (Scottish Bible Society) and there will be a range of resources on display.

Contact Sue Marshall-Jennings:

Mobile: 07787 380823

email:smj4409@hotmail.co.uk

Sewing for Bulgaria

Two Circuit Sewing Bee meetings have now been arranged:

  • Saturday 1st September, from 10.30am to 3.30pm, in St John’s, Ponderlaw Street, Arbroath
  • Saturday 10th November, in Marketgait, Dundee (same times)

The aim of this community project is make quilts for children in the village where Julya lives. No special skills required! An opportunity to meet and chat with other sewers in the Circuit.

 

Church Rotas

Jenny Easson will be asking about availability soon so she can compile rotas of duties (stewarding, counting, door welcome, coffee after worship) for Sundays in September – November inclusive.

The changes in the Church Stewards Teams will necessitate some re-allocations and we would welcome new people onto the rota, as counters, door stewards and coffee-makers.  Please let Jenny know if you wish to contribute – even on an infrequent basis – every little helps!