Big Church Sing – Easter Special

It’s back – Easter Sunday!

Are you and your church ready for The Big Church Sing Easter Special? At 4pm on Sunday April 2021 – Easter Sunday, you can be part of The Big Church Sing Easter Special and raise your voices along with incredible musicians like Graham Kendrick, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Noel Robinson, Celtic Worship and our very own National Methodist Choir. All performing to support All We Can’s work with people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Join in as we re-tell the Easter story and celebrate resurrection together – with contributions from CBeebies actor Joanna Adyinka Burford and Wakefield Methodist School – you won’t want to miss it!

Date: Sunday 4 April 2021 (Easter Sunday)
Time: 4pm
Where: YouTube – The Methodist Church of Great Britain

Immediately afterwards (at around 5pm), join us live on All We Can’s Facebook and YouTube pages for the BIG Easter Sunday Party LIVE! There will be fun, laughter, games, and bring your own snacks as we celebrate the good news of Easter together.

Holy Week services

We are posting a short reflective service (about half an hour) to our YouTube channel each day in Holy Week, so we can travel together towards Easter despite still being apart. It will be available from 9 am,  so you can watch whenever is convenient for you.

Online Circuit worship coming

From September 2020, there will be online worship for the circuit, led by circuit preachers.

Preachers for September are

  • 6th Rev Nik Wooller
  • 13th Mrs Jenni Whittle
  • 20th Rev Gerald Bostock
  • 27th Rev Alan Anderson

More practical details later.

Plans for worship in September

The Circuit Leadership Team met on Thursday to consider worship in the circuit.

From Sunday 6th September, there will be a weekly pre-recorded Circuit Service available from 11am on YouTube. It is intended that, especially for those not able to access or wishing to use IT, there will be a full transcript of the Service, plus an audio CD, and maybe even a DVD. (Ideally, these will be ready in advance.)

ThePreachers’ Meeting this Thursday will discuss practicalities and implications, their availability and technical possibilities.

As it is hoped that there will be a range of participants (eg for Bible readings), volunteers will be welcome – please let Nik Wooller or Sue Marshall-Jennings know if you feel able to contribute in any way:
Contact details are Nik: 01250 870899; revnik@live.co.uk; Sue: 01334 854257; smj4409@hotmail.co.uk

There will be an initial trial for a month – it is hoped to make the Service as well produced as possible but no doubt learning to make it even better. Nik Wooller has offered to compile and edit the parts of the Service.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January

wooden boat on dunes

The title of this year’s material prepared by Churches in Malta and Gozo, is “Unusual Kindness”, exploring the theme of hospitality, especially in the context of Malta as the location of St Paul’s shipwreck (Acts 27 – 28) and contemporary experience of seeking to welcome refugees.

The Broughty Ferry Churches Group service will be at 12 noon on Thursday in St Mary’s Episcopal Church (Queen Street, DD5 1AJ).  All are warmly welcome to this service and to other ecumenical acts of worship during the Week.

Full leaflet with daily devotions to download.

Arrangements for Advent and Christmas

Christmas Tree decoration
The Worship Consultation suggested that the Tree be in place for us all to help decorate during Lunch on December 1st. It was also thought that the children might prepare suitable decorations downstairs during worship and hang them on the Tree during Sundays in Advent.

The Nativity Figures are to be displayed in the porch window from the start of December (ie the beginning of Advent). It is also hoped to have an Advent / Christmas themed poem & picture in the window.

Worship on Sunday 29th December
An invitation has been received from Meadowside St Paul’s Church of Scotland to join them and their linked congregation, St Andrew’s, for worship on the Sunday after Christmas. This invitation has been accepted and MStP have expressed pleasure at this; their Interim Moderator, the Rev Caroline Jackson, has also made contact about Methodist participation in the Service.

Worship Consultation

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 5th November at 10.15am in Marketgait.  It will look at Advent & Christmas worship, as well as any other items of relevance to our worship life.  Please give apologies, feedback, or material to Sue Commander.