Notices for Sunday 6th March

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop.

The service will include Holy Communion.

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/_ZterqnapCE

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read this week’s notices.

There will be a one hour Prayer Vigil for Ukraine in St Thomas’s Church on Sunday 13th March at 2pm.

All welcome.

 

Appeal for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

 

 

Appeal for Ukraine refugees

https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donate/ukraine/

 

 

 Book Study  – ‘Embracing Justice’ by Isabelle Hamley

Monday’s St Thomas’ inperson – midday.
Thursdays: SMC in-person 7:15pm.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:30 to 15:30 (note changed time)

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

More details of activities during Lent can be found here

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

Please pray for the Community Development and Social Justice group in their ministry, so much needed following the pandemic, helping people in Mtendere to have money-earning employment.

Give thanks for sufficient rains this season, and pray for fairness and justice for all the people.

 

Notices for Sunday 27th February

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by our Worship Leaders

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read this week’s notices.

March Newsletter

Please click on the picture below to read our March Newsletter.

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:00 to 15:00

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

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

The Youth Christian Fellowship at St John’s ask for our prayers, giving thanks for the Prayer and Fasting day on Saturday, chaired by our minister, Rev Godfrey Gama, and praying for spiritual growth and evangelism.

Notices for Sunday 20th February

Our Sunday morning all age service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop

This service is also one of our  ‘a Methodist Way of Life’ themed services.

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/WFxjMQiHWDI

If you watch at home, we will be sharing a Love Feast, and so you may like to prepare a small piece of “plain cake” (John Wesley’s suggestion!) or something similar so that they can share the feast with those in the Sanctuary. As this is all age worship, you may also like to gather paper, pencils and scissors, and join in any craft activities.

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read this week’s notices.

A prayer for Ukraine (from the Methodist Church)

Dear Lord, Author of all peace who through your son reconciled us to yourself, we pray for peace in our world at a time of heightened tensions.

We pray –

for our governments and political leaders – for wise counsel and sound initiative to defuse tension

for diplomats – that they may have space to negotiate;

for the people of Ukraine – that their close ties with the people of Russia and other neighbours will remain strong even in the face of military threat.

We pray that all governments commit time to dialogue and understanding, respect the will and freedom of all peoples, invest in welfare and alleviation of poverty and reject militarism and the threat of violence.

May Christ’s teaching and example be our inspiration, may hearts and minds be changed, and may your holy spirit be at work transforming each of us day by day,

Through your everlasting grace and mercy  Amen

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:00 to 15:00

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

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

Give thanks for Rev Harriet Kapeya’s arrival in our consistory and to pray for her ministry.

At St John’s, please pray for our Sunday School children and teachers, giving thanks that numbers have been restored after the Covid restrictions.

 

Notices for Sunday 13th February

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Chris Jones

Please join us either in person or online, all are welcome.

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/-nOnF1XQJ7w

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read tthis week’s notices.

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

TakeTime Together A six-week Lenten journey

TakeTime meditations are a perfect way to find calm and peace in the busy-ness of life.  If you haven’t tried TakeTime before, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be using ‘TakeTime’ meditations to lead us in time and thought through the events of Holy Week leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.

When:  Weekly on Tuesdays starting 1 March to 5 April  from 14:00 to 15:00

Where: Zoom – Salisbury URC For more details, and Zoom link, please  click here

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

Give thanks to God for the reduction in the number of COVID cases.

Give thanks for our prayer fellowships at St John’s – for the daily intercessory prayer group and for the Thursday deliverance prayers, for answers to prayer and for perseverance in prayer.

Notices for Sunday 6th February

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop

This service will include the commissioning of our Pastoral Visitors and Holy Communion

All are welcome either in person or online.

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/UqbPvgmpPYo

Weekly Notice Sheet –

Please click on the picture below to read tthis week’s notices.

February Newsletter –

Please click on the picture below to read the February Newsletter.

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

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

Pray for the people suffering because of Tropical Storm Ana, which is flooding and destroying homes and crops in Zambia, and pray for our efforts to help the victims.

Pray for the 17 people killed and others injured when a United Church bus crashed on Thursday coming to Lusaka.

At St John’s, pray for our church finance committee meeting, for wisdom when funds are short.

Notices for Sunday 30th January

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Philip Luscombe

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Coffee will be served in the hall and our Fairtrade stall will be open, after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/mYSiGtvO2co

Weekly Notice Sheet –

please click on the picture below to read the latest notice sheet

February Newsletter –

Please click on the picture below to read the February Newsletter.

Justice or “Just is”: what does it mean to do the right thing?

A talk by Rachel Lampard, with coffee, tea & cake. February 4th 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Romsey Methodist Church, The Hundred, Romsey SO51 8BZ

Rachel Lampard is a former leader of the Joint Public Issues Team and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference in 2016/17. She is currently leading a project in the The Methodist Church in Britain, looking at what it means to be a justice-seeking church.

Please book on here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curious-cafe-justice-or-just-is-tickets-248530811347?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

The Christian Aid Quiz is taking place on Friday 4th February at 7pm (to start at 7.20pm) in your home!

Our wonderful quizmaster Jonathan Plows will be beaming questions to you via Zoom.

Please form a team of six , choose a leader, and team leader, then contact me on christianaidquiz1@gmail.com for next steps.

Clare Tawney   christianaidquiz1@gmail.com

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

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

Praise God that the number of Covid infections is less, and keep praying for us as we follow the rules to keep people safe.

Pray especially for our lay preachers, leading worship here in St John’s and in other congregations, for their work of teaching and building up the Christians.

Notices for Sunday 23rd January

Our All Age Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask (still a legal requirement this week, unless you are exempt)
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing – we may ask you to sit socially distanced.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
  • wrap up warm – the doors will be open.

The Fairtrade stall is open after the service.

When you come to All Age Worship this Sunday, please bring a headline or picture of a ‘good news’ story. Or alternatively, please bring a picture that shows some personal ‘good news’ in your own life.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/xb9f2v86VIQ

Weekly Notice Sheet –

please click on the picture below to read the latest notice sheet

Justice or “Just is”: what does it mean to do the right thing?

A talk by Rachel Lampard, with coffee, tea & cake. February 4th 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Romsey Methodist Church, The Hundred, Romsey SO51 8BZ

Rachel Lampard is a former leader of the Joint Public Issues Team and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference in 2016/17. She is currently leading a project in the The Methodist Church in Britain, looking at what it means to be a justice-seeking church.

Please book on here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curious-cafe-justice-or-just-is-tickets-248530811347?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

The Christian Aid Quiz is taking place on Friday 4th February at 7pm (to start at 7.20pm) in your home!

Our wonderful quizmaster Jonathan Plows will be beaming questions to you via Zoom.

Please form a team of six , choose a leader, and team leader, then contact me on christianaidquiz1@gmail.com for next steps.

Clare Tawney   christianaidquiz1@gmail.com

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members soon.

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

Pray for the Women’s Christian Fellowship at St John’s, giving thanks for their caring ministry, especially to bereaved families.

As the fourth wave of COVID continues to spread, give thanks for the United Church of Zambia’s nine health facilities and for Gina Oliver, the UCZ health secretary, working with them.

Notices for Sunday 16th January

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am and is led by Mrs. Sue Holmes

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask (this is now a legal requirement unless you are exempt)
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing – we may ask you to sit socially distanced.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
  • wrap up warm – the doors will be open.

The Fairtrade stall is open after the service.

The service will be livestreamed, from about 10:25am https://youtu.be/NFpTtBPb4EI

Weekly Notice Sheet –

please click on the picture below to read the latest notice sheet

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

Come along to the ‘Compass’ Course in the New Year.

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members in the New Near

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

Please pray for our sections (groups of 12+ households), for the elders who lead them in worship and Bible Study, for the stewards in their pastoral visiting.

Continue to pray for our health workers in the pandemic,  especially pray that more testing kits will be brought in.

Notices for Sunday 9th January

Our annual Covenant Service is at 10:30am and is led by Revd Anna Bishop, the service includes will include Holy Communion.

If you are attending worship in person, please:

  • wear a mask (this is now a legal requirement unless you are exempt)
  • use hand sanitiser
  • as far as possible, respect social distancing – we may ask you to sit socially distanced.
  • if you are able, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test.
  • do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
  • wrap up warm – the doors will be open.

Please watch from home if you can https://youtu.be/uVbcUqSSADk

Sadly, we have decided that we can no longer meet for coffee and fellowship after morning service. The Fairtrade stall will continue to be available.

Mixed Blessings is at 4:00pm – please contact Revd Anna bishop for details.

Weekly Notice Sheet –

please click on the picture below to read the latest notice sheet

New(ish!) to SMc? Welcome to the family!

Come along to the ‘Compass’ Course in the New Year.

‘Compass’ is valuable for those new to the Methodist church, those who have been coming for a long time and want to try to make some sense of things and for long-time Methodists who want to re-energise their discipleship.

Please contact Anna if you are interested, and together we will work out the best time and means of gathering. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to be received into membership.

If you have come to SMc from another Methodist church and would like to transfer your membership, please contact Anna. We will hold a service to welcome all new and transferring members in the New Near

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

Give thanks that we have dedicated ourselves with worship on the theme “New Year with Christ”.

Give thanks also for rain during this season.

Pray for the vaccination programme as we continue to have thousands of new COVID cases each day.

Pray for our Boys’ Brigade section at St John’s, for the officers and the boys, giving thanks for the BB band in worship and witness.