Month: September 2021

Notices for Sunday 26th September

Harvest Festival 2021

Followed by General Church Meeting

This Sunday, 26th September is our Harvest Festival service led by Revd. Anna Bishop and Mr Dan Bishop.

We are delighted that this year we can again bring gifts for the Trussell Trust for their food parcels. When you arrive in the sanctuary, please place your gifts on the raised area before you take your seat. This will save unnecessary movement during the service.
Items in a food bank parcel include: –
• Soup,
• Tinned tomatoes/Pasta sauce,
• Lentils, Beans, Pulses,
• Tinned meat, Tinned vegetables,
• Tea/Coffee, Tinned fruit, Biscuits,
• UHT milk, Fruit juice.

There will be a collection for ‘All We Can’, envelopes will be avalable, or you can donate online online at https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/make-a-donation/.

General Church Meeting 11:30am

After the Harvest Festival service you are encouraged to stay for the General Church meeting. Coffee will be served in the sanctuary.This is an especially important occasion this year as we were unable to hold the meeting in 2020. You may view the meeting live, here.
Once the meeting has finished, we will be delighted if you will join us for a picnic lunch and a time of fellowship. We all have missed such occasions over the past 18 months so it will be wonderful to meet and catch up on missed time together.
Covid19 restrictions mean that we have to ask you to bring and consume your own food and bring your own (non-alcoholic) drink.

October Newsletter

The October Newsletter is now available, just clicl on the picture below.

Fairtrade Shop

Our Fairtrade Shop is open today in the hall, after our General Church Meeting. It will also be open on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is also reopening this Wednesday, from 10:00 – 12:00.

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for our minister, Rev Godfrey Gama, in his work as chair of Chelston Consistory of the United Church of Zambia (Consistory is equivalent of Circuit).

St John’s is part of this Consistory, which covers the east of Lusaka and includes 26 congregations and 15,650 church members.

At St John’s, pray for the Finance Committee, in hard times because of COVID.

Notices for Sunday 19th September

Climate Sunday

Today has been designated as Climate Sunday, and so we reflect on the climate crisis that we are facing.

Our local M.P., John Glen will be taking part, and we look forward to the climate conference in Glasgow, COP26, in October.

This video explains some of the issues:

Fairtrade Shop

Our Fairtrade Shop reopens today in the hall, after our morning service. It will also be open on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is also reopening on Wednesday’s only, from 10:00 – 12:00.

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for the people who lead worship at St John’s – the minister, Rev Godfrey Gama, the choirs and the lay preachers – and for the people and technology that enable that worship to be shared digitally.

Harvest Festival 2021 and General Church Meeting

Next Sunday, 26th September we will hold our Harvest Festival service led by Revd. Anna Bishop and Mr Dan Bishop.

This will be followed at 11.30 am by the General Church meeting.
We are delighted that this year we can again bring gifts for the Trussell Trust for their food parcels. When you arrive in the sanctuary, please place your gifts on the raised area before you take your seat. This will save unnecessary movement during the service.
Items in a food bank parcel include: –
• Soup,
• Tinned tomatoes/Pasta sauce,
• Lentils, Beans, Pulses,
• Tinned meat, Tinned vegetables,
• Tea/Coffee, Tinned fruit, Biscuits,
• UHT milk, Fruit juice.

There will be a collection for ‘All We Can’, envelopes will be avalable, or you can donate online online at https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/make-a-donation/.

After the Harvest Festival service you are encouraged to stay for the General Church meeting. Coffee will be served in the sanctuary.

This is an especially important occasion this year as we were unable to hold the meeting in 2020.
Once the meeting has finished, we will be delighted if you will join us for a picnic lunch and a time of fellowship. We all have missed such occasions over the past 18 months so it will be wonderful to meet and catch up on missed time together.
Covid19 restrictions mean that we have to ask you to bring and consume your own food and bring your own (non-alcoholic) drink.

Notices for Sunday 5th September

Worship

There are further changes to worship from 1st September.

Please visit our Worship Page  for details.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 6 PM

Worshipping with the Iona Community, led by Jonathan Robinson.
This will be live in the sanctuary only, not livestreamed.

An opportunity to spend an hour or so learning new songs and hearing a little of the experiences of a Methodist boy who ran away to the Hebrides. We’ll conclude with a short evening liturgy drawn from the Iona Abbey Worship book.

TODDLER GROUP RE-START

 Tuesday 14th & Friday 17th September 2021

from 10.00am to 12.30pm

We welcome back our regular families and hope to see new ones.

Only: £2.00 per family, per session.  Drinks and refreshments supplied.

At these two initial meetings we hope to discuss with you how we can join together to make sure our environment continues to be a safe and comfortable place for us all to meet.

Over a coffee and chat we would love to hear your views and ideas.

We look forward to seeing you.

Linda Hayman – outreachworker@salisburymethodist.org.uk

Steward Nominations

The General Church Meeting is planned for Sunday, September 26th, straight after our Harvest Festival service. If you would like to nominate someone to be a Church Steward (with their permission!), it is a requirement that all names should be handed to Anna Bishop by Sunday, September 12th, so that a vote can be taken at the meeting.

Prayers for our sister church, St John’s, Mtendere, Zambia

Pray for the ministry of the Men’s Christian Fellowship at St John’s. Give thanks for their witness, their leadership in worship, their pastoral care and their regular Bible Study.

Give thanks to God that the number of COVID-19 active cases in Zambia has dropped and that there are fewer COVID deaths. Pray for our faithfulness in following safe measures.