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MHA (Methodist Homes) Sunday, 14th June

As the UK’s largest charity care provider, MHA (formerly Methodist Homes) enable people to live later life well.

Through specialist care homes, thriving retirement living and vibrant community groups and befriending, we inspire the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life.

With over 75 years’ experience we put people at the heart of everything we do in all our homes and schemes across Britain.

To find out more about MHA, please visit their website www.mha.org.uk.

Making a donation

You can make a donation online by visiting the online donation form

Or, if you prefer, you can call 01332 221641 to donate by credit or debit card,

or send a cheque to: MHA, Epworth House, Stuart Street, Derby, DE1 2EQ.

(Please make cheques payable to MHA)

June Newsletter

Our June Newsletter is now available, just click on the picture above.

Toddlers Group

As our Outreach Worker is on sick leave, we are very sorry to inform you that Toddlers will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Christian Aid Week 10 – 16 May

In a rural village in Kenya, Florence Muthiani (pictured) sings with joy as she works her plot of land and tends to her beehives. She is full of life, love and laughter. She’s courageous and kind, a survivor. She has to be.

A few years ago, Florence’s husband died, leaving her a widow. At the time, she had no water to grow crops, and her children were hungry.

Every day, she walked for up to eight hours on a dangerous journey to collect water. ‘Life was miserable,’ she told us.

The once-reliable rains in Kenya have failed year upon year. Now, millions of people are desperately struggling to cope. Climate-induced extreme weather is making it harder and harder to survive.

Florence used to be one of these people. With no water, she struggled to grow the food her family needed. But thanks to Christian Aid something remarkable happened.

Florence and her community have built a water dam, just a short walk away from her village. Florence is proud to show us how, thanks to the dam, she can grow tomatoes, onions and chillies on her farm. With this dam, her children can eat healthy, nutritious vegetables. It’s her source of life and joy.

Florence also uses the water from the dam to keep honey bees, selling their golden honey for cash at the market. Trees that have sprung up around the dam provide the bees with a source of nectar.

Now, thanks to funding from Christian Aid, Florence is reaping a good life for herself and her family. I have been sustained by the earth dam,’ she says. ‘My life has changed. I am very happy. I have strength and power.’ She is grateful to Christian Aid and the gifts of people in the U.K. that have transformed the lives of her and her community. She prays for peace for her children and for rain.

(Text mostly from the C.A. Week Supporters Leaflet)

Please click here to donate to Christian Aid

or – please send cheques to Christian Aid, Christian Aid, 35-41 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL.

 

 

Worship in May

Our May Newsletter is out now:

Our Worship in May is both in the sanctuary and online, live-streamed by YouTube

We are still subject to government guidelines, which at the present time mean that:

  • Each bubble must be socially distanced from the next one.
  • All members of the congregation must wear a face mask from entry to until exit from the building.
  • Hands must be sanitized on entry to and exit from the building.
  • No congregational singing is permitted.
  • Members of the congregation should remain seated throughout the service.
  • Everyone in the building must supply contact information for test and trace purposes.

Please enter the building by the front entrance.

To assist you stewards will be on duty at the door, in the welcome area and in the sanctuary. Please follow their guidance.

Services for May:

Sunday 2nd May: 10.30am led by Revd. Anna Bishop.

Sunday 9th May: 10.30am led by Revd. Dr Philip Luscombe

Little Blessings service: Zoom service at 4.00pmled by Revd. Anna Bishop. For more information, please contact Anna.

Sunday 16th May: 10.30am led by Revd. Anna Bishop.

Sunday 23rd May: 10.30am led by Revd. Cecil King.

Sunday 30th May: 10.30am led by Revd. David Hookins

Please pre-book using the online booking form here, if you cannot access this please phone Liz Chick on 01980 610594. Bookings should be made by 11.00am on the Friday preceding the service.

Whilst you may just turn up, numbers are limited and when we are full, we are full!

All services will be live streamed – please visit our YouTube Channel for our online services. Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel

Community Roll

If you have received a letter or email asking for permission to continue to hold your data, then please return it as soon as possible, otherwise we can no longer keep your data and be permitted to contact you.

If you live in the Salisbury area and would like to be on our Community Roll then please fill in your contact details here

Support Us

Please continue to support us, you can now donate online by card here

Worship in April

We are pleased that worship has resumed in the sanctuary.

We will, however, have to follow the government guidelines.

Currently these mean that:

  • Each bubble must be socially distanced from the next one.
  • All members of the congregation must wear a face mask from entry to until exit from the building.
  • Hands must be sanitized on entry to and exit from the building.
  • No congregational singing is permitted.
  • Members of the congregation should remain seated throughout the service.
  • Everyone in the building must supply contact information for test and trace purposes.

Please enter the building by the front entrance.

To assist you stewards will be on duty at the door, in the welcome area and in the sanctuary. Please follow their guidance.

Please pre-book using the online booking form here, if you cannot access this please phone Liz Chick on 01980 610594. Bookings should be made by 11.00am on the Friday preceding the service.

Whilst you may just turn up, numbers are limited and when we are full, we are full!

All services will be live streamed – please visit our YouTube Channel for our online services. Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel

Sunday 11th –  Mr.Michael King

Little Blessings service: -in the sanctuary at 4.00pm led by Revds Anna Bishop, and Cecil King with Linda Hayman. For more information, please contact Linda. outreachworker@salisburymethodist.org.uk

Sunday 18th April -Revds Anna Bishop and David Hookins

Sunday 25thApril – Revd Bryan Coates.

Community Roll

If you have received a letter or email asking for permission to continue to hold your data, then please return it as soon as possible, otherwise we can no longer keep your data and be permitted to contact you.

If you live in the Salisbury area and would like to be on our Community Roll then please fill in your contact details here

Support Us

Please continue to support us, you can now donate online by card here

 

Church Services in March

As we begin to move out of lockdown the church Restart group has agreed that we will restart live streaming of services on YouTube and Facebook. These services, from the sanctuary, will be without a congregation. They will also be available to watch later.

The building remains closed for all other purposes.

To find our services, please visit our YouTube Channel  Salisbury Methodist Church YouTube Channel .

March 7th Revd Cecil King
March 14th Revd Anna Bishop (Mothering Sunday)
March 21st Revd Chris Jones
March 28th Revd Anna Bishop (Palm Sunday)

Newsletter

March Newsletter

November Newsletter

Our November newsletter is now available we hope that you will find it interesting and enjoyable.

Many thanks to all our contributors and to Rachel and family for putting it together.

Please click on the picture below to open the newsletter.

 

 

Harvest Festival 20th September

 

Our Harvest Festival is online this year, supporting ‘All We Can’ the Methodist relief and developmant charity and the Trussell Trust Food Bank Salisbury.

All We Can works through partnership alongside our global neighbours most impacted by disasters, poverty and injustice to enable flourishing and resilient communities. 

As we are not meeting together with an envelope collection, if you would like to donate, please visit the All We Can website.

You can also phone 020 7467 5132 or post cheques to All We Can, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR, UK.

From donating food, volunteering your time or taking on an fundraising challenge, there are lots of ways to get involved with raising awareness of poverty and helping end UK hunger.

If you wish to give food then please see https://salisbury.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

To donate money then please see https://salisbury.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

you can also phone 01722 580173 or post cheques to Unit 6b, Ashfield Trading Estate, Ashfield Road, Salisbury, SP2 7HL

Worship at Salisbury Methodist Church

 

To meet the requirements of the Government and the Methodist Church regarding the reopening of the church for worship a Covid Strategy Group has been set up with permission from Church Council. The group consists of: –

Revd Anna Bishop,
Liz Chick,
Nigel Thorne,
Dawn Heslington,
Mike Bath,
Valerie Liversidge,
Nick Rutt,
David Miles,
Jeannette Lake,
Jim Gillings
Katrina Dixon.

The first meeting was held on Tuesday 28 th July 2020.
The main outcomes of the meeting are summarized below.

The Methodist Church requires a named person to be “Responsible for Covid-19 safety and safeguarding matters”, subject to the usual approvals this will be Jim Gillings.
Provided that there is no change in Government advice or directions we are delighted to let you know that the proposed date for worship to recommence in the sanctuary is Sunday 4 th October. This is the date recommended by the Circuit Leadership Team. From then preachers will be planned in the circuit.
Nick Rutt and the Audio-Visual team have been authorised to purchase equipment to live stream services from the sanctuary. This will allow those people who cannot attend SMC to watch and hear the service.
The Circuit Leadership Team are in the processes of sourcing suitable equipment to enable those members of the congregation not currently online to access the streamed service. Appropriate training will be provided.
In order that worship is Covid secure the group is following Government and Methodist Church guidelines. We are be required to: –
Limit the number of people attending any one act of worship, to this end a booking system will be required.
Limit the length of worship. Singing will not be allowed
Follow Track and Trace regulations
Ensure that the congregation is socially distanced during worship
Control entry to and exit from the building and movement within church.
This will mean that there will be no time to talk to friends inside the
building.
Ensure appropriate cleanliness of the building. Provide hand sanitizers
etc.

We are working on these areas, (and more), and undertaking risk assessments of our new procedures.
Once we have finalized a Covid safe way of worshiping we will write to the congregation to ensure that everyone knows what to expect from worship and how the services will run during these difficult times.
We understand that October seems a long way away and that many of you are longing to worship again in person at SMc. Please be assured that we are following the advice that we have been given to ensure that when we do meet again everyone will be as safe as possible.
God Bless
Jim
(Jim Gillings)

DEC Coronavirus Appeal

Coronavirus Appeal

In ‘normal time’ we would probably had a retiring collection for the Disasters Emergency Committe’s appeal. Please consider carefully if you able to support this emergency request.

 

Here in the UK we’ve all had to make sacrifices to protect each other and save lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and witnessed the incredible dedication of our amazing NHS staff.

But as lockdown lifts here, people around the world need our help – families who have fled violence, conflict and hunger in countries where there is no NHS if they fall ill.

Many are now living in crowded refugee and displacement camps with little access to medical care, clean water or enough food, making them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. In these places, the virus is likely to be even more deadly than it has been here.

Imagine having to leave everything behind to keep your family safe, only to face a deadly new threat: Covid-19. This is the reality for people living in tents and makeshift shelters without running water or soap in places like Yemen, Syria and Somalia.

But, as we have seen in the UK, simple measures can make a huge difference. If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable refugees and displaced people, many lives can be saved.

We need your help to:

provide families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe

provide frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick

ensure families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children

People who have already suffered so much need your help now more than ever to face this new threat. Please give whatever you can at this challenging time for us all.

Donate Online at https://dec.org.uk

By Phone:  please call 0370 60 60 900.

By Post: All donations should be made payable to the DEC Coronavirus Appeal and sent to PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA

By Text: Text the word DONATE to 70150 to give £10.

Thank you