Easter Offerings Appeals

Envelopes are still available for donations to this annual Methodist Appeal in support of the work of the church world-wide.  They may be returned via the offering plate in coming weeks or handed direct to the Church Treasurer, David Easson.  The theme chosen by Methodist Women in Britain for this year, has been “Longer Tables, Lower Fences”, focussing on the sharing of hospitality and removal or reduction of barriers.

Christian Aid Week 12th – 18th May 2019

This year’s focus is on “solidarity with mums in Sierra Leone” and especial awareness of the health issues in pregnancy and child-birth.  Events include the three Bridge Cross Challenges on the Erskine, Tay and Forth Road Bridges.  There is also a UK-wide campaign to host ‘A Big Brekkie’.

Food Bank Update

Dundee FoodbankDundee Food Bank again expresses its gratitude for our continuing contributions to its work to provide 3-day emergency food parcels and support for individuals, couples and families experiencing hardship throughout the city and the surrounding area.

In 2018, assistance was provided to over 9,500 people through non-perishable food gifts; the current weekly total of persons supported is 180.

We thank Liz Kay who takes donations to the Foodbank on our behalf.  Donations of food may be made via the container under the vestibule lectern.

All We Can Malawi Floods Appeal

Along with other agencies, All We Can is responding to the widespread destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and other parts of southern Africa.  All We Can is focusing its appeal on support for Malawi:

“Already over 125,000 people have been displaced from their homes and families are facing hunger as harvests have been destroyed.  There is need for rapid action as people suffer because of the lack of shelter, sanitation facilities, food, and medicine.  The number of people affected by the floods has reached 922,000 – this number is expected to rise as the real extent of the damage is revealed and as heavy rains continue to fall in Malawi.”

For more information, including video and ways to make online donations see www.allwecan.org.uk or send a cheque payable to ‘All We Can’ to All We Can, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR, stating it is for the Malawi Floods Appeal.

Upcycling Event

Last Saturday’s event took in £61, which is reckoned, for the amount of material, etc taken, to be twice the rate of sending it to Nathan’s Waste Saver (“the Ragbag”).  However another £55, which includes payment for some of Saturday’s items, has been promised.  There was however still a vast quantity left and on Monday 461kg was picked up by Nathan’s, which is likely to bring in c £184.  Thanks to all who took part and helped – and bought!

Fundraising for Malawi

“I am currently on the ferry home from Hoy!  ……, I am home this weekend in time for Church.

 Starting on Monday, Martin and I are starting a fundraiser for the hospital I worked at in Malawi last year.  It’s a 6-week “10k a day” cycle!  All the money we raise will go to the hospital, which is a charitable Presbyterian Mission hospital.

 …. We have an online sponsorship page, and I will bring a sponsorship form to Church.

 Best wishes and looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!”


Upcycle Event for Clothes Bank

Not all donations to the ClothesBank prove suitable for clients’ needs, so it is proposed to make such surplus goods available to others, for suitable (eg craft) use through the above Event
in Marketgait
on Saturday 2nd March
from 10am to 3pm.

  • Items will be sold as £1 or £2 bagfuls.
  • Proceeds for ClothesBank funds

Please give support as you are able:

  • Come, search and buy!
  • Ask friends,neighbours, colleagues for any kind of fabrics they might be getting rid of – clothes, tablecloths, duvet covers, sheets, curtains, doilies, napkins, broken costume jewellery (– even unbroken costume jewellery!), buttons – all these are much sought after by crafters…

Dundee Food Bank – toothbrushes

On her recent visit to the FoodBank, Liz topped up donations with more toothpaste (2 tubes already donated) and sets of toothbrushes, having read a newspaper article about families sharing a single brush; Foodbank staff confirmed that this is the case and they have to constantly supply these (ie ‘this is not a newspaper invention’ / ‘fake news’).

We were once again thanked for our continued support.

The need remains:

  • In 2018, 9,500 people in Dundee and surrounding areas were helped with food provision.
  • Currently 180 persons are served every week and can only access this service on three separate occasions over a six month period.