Asda funds for Clothes Bank

Asda have kindly donated £300 to the Clothes Bank. This will help us to replenish our stocks of new underwear for our clients.

The picture shows Sue and the Community Champion.

General Church Meeting résumé

At the annual GCM on June 3rd, warm thanks were expressed by the Minister to all who serve the Church and support its life and work, both in formally-appointed offices, and in many other ways.

The formal business included:

  • Election of Church Stewards (with effect from 1stSept): Sue, Sue, Mary and Fiona;
  • the existing representatives to Church Council will continue in office;
  • the Stewards’ and Treasurer’s Reports were received and accepted;
  • update on property development – the proposed plans will be made available to members over the summer;
  • news was received from the Link Club, ClothesBank, and Study Groups.

 

All We Can in Jordan

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A little help for the Clothes Bank

The ClothesBank continues to provide a service for those whose resources are very limited.

We have a loyal group of helpers, but we will all need a break at some time over the summer. This could make it difficult to staff what is a much-needed facility.

If you feel able to offer to help for as little as one session a month, please contact Margaret or any member of the ClothesBank team.

We do not open to clients unless we have at least two team members present, so new volunteers would never be left on their own. If you wish to sort donations, rather than deal with clients, that’s fine.

Sessions are 10am to 12noon Mondays and 1pm – 3pm Thursdays.

Worship Planning

All interested are invited to the planning session in Marketgait on Monday 11th June at 12 noon,when worship and other activities on Sunday 29thJuly will be further considered.  The Worship Consultation suggested an act of worship followed by eating together away from Marketgait – on the pattern of a church family picnic.  Come, if you can, to the planning meeting or contact Sue Commander with ideas.

General Church Meeting Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last meeting
  3. The Life & Mission of the church including:
    1. The Clothing Project
    2. The Link Club
    3. Study groups
    4. Building redevelopment
  4. Financial Report
  5. Relationship with the United Reformed Church
  6. Stewards Report
  7. Appointments:
  8. Appointments of Stewards
  9. Representatives to the Church Council from the General Meeting
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of Next Meeting

Solas Festival 22 – 24 June 2018

The Solas Festival 2018 takes place at the Bield in Perth between June 22nd and June 24th. Solas is an arts festival with a focus on justice. It has its roots in the Christian tradition and we Methodists have had a presence at the festival for a number of years, focused mainly on our tent which provides space for reflection, conversation and welcome.

This year is no different and if you would like to volunteer at the festival and receive a free day or weekend ticket in return, please contact Lorraine Darlow, darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk to find out more.  A limited number of free day tickets for first-time festival goers are also available, as are a number of free tickets for young people and youth leaders.

To find out more about Solas, visit  www.solasfestival.co.uk