The next meeting will be on Saturday, 3rd November 10.30 to 3.30 at St John’s Methodist Church, Arbroath. Note the change of date and venue.
All We Can recognises that churches have unique strengths that potentially make them ideal partners in the field of relief and development, particularly when working with local communities. These include their closeness to, and legitimacy with, those in need; their long-term presence; their ability to mobilise sustainable voluntary commitment from members; and their potential for local and global advocacy. For many churches and individual Christians responding to injustice and poverty, helping poor and disadvantaged communities to overcome their difficulties and live life to the full are central to their response to the experience of God’s love.
See how All We Can is working with partner churches.
1st December 2018 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
Led by Bishop Anne Dyer.
Organized by the Gender Justice Group of the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.
Cost £10.00 including coffee, lunch, teas (bursaries available).
St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Perth
Registration required by Saturday 24 November.
Contact Val Nellist, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 01383 824 066
Bible Month is being re-launched for 2019 with the focal Book for June next year being St Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. Supportive notes will be written by the renowned Methodist theologian and NT Scholar, the Rev Prof James G D Dunn.
More information on Bible Month.
In response to the stated need for wider communication of developments
- the Plans are now on view in the downstairs “L” room in Marketgait;
- an update from Nick Baker was distributed last week – copies are available on the vestibule table, please ask a Steward or news-sheet editor for a copy if you have not received one;
- attendance at the Church Council on Wednesday 24thOctober is open to all (anyone may be invited to speak; only Council Members may vote).
We are asked to clear the worship area after worship today as our Facilities Technician is on holiday this week.
Over 800 people are estimated to have died, thousands have been made homeless and over 1.5 million individuals are affected by the recent 7.5-magnitude quake and 18ft tsunami waves hitting parts of Sulawesi.
Appeals for aid are in place with work already being done:
Christian Aid is supporting the delivery of food, shelter, clean water, sanitation and other relief supplies in the city of Paul and the district of Donggala, two of the worst-hit areas. This is coordinated by YEU and CWS, fellow members of the global ACT Alliance network (a global alliance of 146 churches and related organisations working together in over 120 countries).
Similarly, requests for prayer support have been made by many religious and faith leaders, including the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, and the President and Vice-President of Conference, Rev Michaela Youngson and Bala Gnanapragasam.
Appeal from the Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can.
Saturday 3rd November 2018
An “entertaining and thought-provoking evening of music, film, drama and conversation about the wonder of life and the big questions” will be presented in association with the Presbytery of Perth and the Sir John Templeton Foundation (donors of an annual national Prize for contribution to the field of spirituality).
Some tickets (£13.50 and £10) are still available from the Box Office (01738 621031).
Harvest donations to support the work of the Methodist Relief and Development Agency can be made through return of envelopes in the offering plate in the next 2 weeks. Total so far (excluding Gift Aid additions) – £68.00.