Wednesday, 2 December 2015

December & January 2015

Sunday Worship
6th December - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

13th December - SPECIAL JOINT SERVICE AT WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH
At 10.30am. – Nativity & Toy Service – see over for more details

  - 3.00pm Afternoon Worship, with Holy Communion
led by Revd Colin Smith & Deacon Ian

20th December - 4.00pm. Christingle Service.  followed by mince pies and drinks
(No morning service)

25th December - 10.30am. Christmas Day celebration for all ages
                       
27th December – No service at Chesterton.
There is a service at Wesley Church at 10.30am

3rd January - 10.30am  Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

10th January - 10.30am. Covenant Service – a special service for the start of a new year
                                    led by Revd Barbara Garwood & Deacon Ian
                                    includes group for children and teens


-- Please see our Advent & Christmas page for further details
of all our special services --


Thursday Fellowship
No meeting in December.
On 21st January Ian will talk about the history of Methodists in Chesterton.

Wednesday Coffee Mornings
The coffee morning will have a two week break over Christmas and New Year. No meeting on either 23rd or 30th December.

Girls Brigade
GB have their party at 6.30pm on Wednesday 16th December!

The first meeting in the new year will be on 6th January.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

November 2015

Sunday Worship
1st November - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Rebekah Blyth
                                    includes group for children and teens

8th November - 10.30am - Remembrance Sunday
All age Café Church, led by Deacon Ian       
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

15th November - 4.00pm. Celebration of the Church’s 50th Anniversary in these buildings.
                                    followed by buffet food & drinks
                                    (No morning service)

22nd November - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes Holy Communion
and group for children and teens
                       
29th November - 10.30am  Advent Sunday – All age Worship, led by Deacon Ian
                                   

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 19th November at 2.30pm.

Baptism, Confirmation and Church Membership…
Please talk to Ian if you would like to explore baptism, confirmation, becoming a member of the Methodist Church, or renewing your membership. If you are not sure what any or all of those mean then please ask.

Church Anniversary – Sunday 15th November
Don’t forget that On Sunday 15th November we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the present buildings (excluding the chapel which was added later). A special service is planned for 4pm that day with a tea afterwards and we will invite people from other local churches and groups to join us. See Rachel, Ian or Rosemary if you would like to help out on the day.

Advent & Christmas will soon be here !!
Some dates for our diaries …
Thursday 3rd December at 6pm – the Mayor of Cambridge will be switching on the lights on the Christmas Tree which is put up by the City Council outside the church. It is believed that Santa may pay a visit !
Sunday 13th December at 10.30am – we will be holding a special joint service at Wesley Methodist Church in the city centre. It will include a simple Nativity Play – more details soon!

Sunday 20th December at 4.00pm – our annual Christingle Service.  

Thursday, 24 September 2015

October 2015

Sunday Worship
27th September - 10.30am  Communion Service, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes group for children and teens

4th October     - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

11th October   - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Phyllis Salmon & Deacon Ian                                                  includes group for children and teens

- 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, with Holy Communion
led by Revd Colin Smith & Deacon Ian
                       
18th October   - 10.30am  Communion Service, led by Revd Colin Smith & Deacon Ian
                                    includes group for children and teens

25th October   - 10.30am  All-age worship, including the baptism of Ethan & Emily
                                                            led by Deacon Ian

1st November - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Rebekah Blyth
                                    includes group for children and teens

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 15th October at 2.30pm. Revd Colin Smith will be the speaker.

Baptism, Confirmation and Church Membership…
It would be good to hear from anyone who thinks they would be interested in being baptised, being confirmed, becoming a member of the Methodist Church, or renewing their membership. If you are not sure what any or all of those mean then please ask – Ian will be taking the opportunity to explore these in the coming weeks. Joanne Murray is transferring her membership from her previous church in Bournemouth and on Sunday 18th October Colin will formally welcome her as a member of this church.

Thank You
… to everyone who took part in and contributed to the Harvest Festival celebration!

Church Anniversary – Sunday 15th November

On Sunday 15th November we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the present buildings (excluding the chapel which was added later). A special service is planned for 4pm that day with a tea afterwards and we will invite people from other local churches and groups to join us. We will need as many people as possible to join in the organisation and Rachel Hallam is coordinating offers of help with food. Contact Rachel or Ian if you think you can help. It will be a great opportunity for us all to celebrate how the church is developing and to give thanks for a long history of Methodist Church presence in Chesterton.

Friday, 31 July 2015

August & September

Sunday Worship

2nd August     - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

9th August      - 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, with Holy Communion
led by Revd Alan Ashton & Deacon Ian
                       
16th August    - 10.30am  Morning Worship, led by Elsie Salmon (from Haslingfield)
                                    includes group for children and teens

23rd August    - 10.30am  Communion Service, led by Revd Simon Oliver
                                    includes group for children and teens

30th August    -  NO SERVICES AT CMC
-  Services at Wesley Methodist, Christ’s Pieces, at 9.30, 10.30 and 6.30

6th September - 10.30am. Café Church, and Baptism of Maggie & Rose
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

13th September - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Jim Taylor & Deacon Ian                                                      includes group for children and teens

                           - 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, led by Revd Barbara Garwood & Deacon Ian

20th September - 10.30am. Café Church, and Harvest Festival
                                                                                    led by Deacon Ian & Revd Colin Smith
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

27th September - 10.30am  Communion Service, led by Revd Barbara Garwood
                                    includes group for children and teens


Coffee Morning
The Wednesday coffee morning will be taking a short break at the end of August – not meeting on either 19th or 26th August

Girls Brigade
Girls Brigade will start back on Wednesday 9th September.

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 17th September at 2.30pm. Ian will be the speaker. 

Friday, 3 July 2015

July 2015

Sunday Worship
5th July            - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am
                       
12th July          - 10.30am  Morning Worship,
led by Deacon Ian, Tess Maddin & Craig Shepherd (from Royston)
                                    includes group for children and teens

                        - 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, led by Deacon Ian

19th July          - 10.30am. Café Church, with Girls Brigade, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

26th July          - 10.30am Communion Service - Deacon Ian and Revd John Barrett 
                                    includes groups for children and teens

2nd August     - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

John’s last service at Chesterton before he retires (again)

John Barrett retires (again) this summer and his last service here at Chesterton will be on Sunday 26th July at 10.30. We look forward to sharing our thanks to John for his involvement here at CMC in recent years.

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 23rd July at 2.30pm. Maggie Richardson from Wesley Church will be leading the meeting. 

Community & Environment Day in July – can you help?
On Saturday 18 July 2015 from 9.30am to 2.00pm, working in partnership with us at the church, two local landlords - Hundred Houses Society and City Homes (Cambridge City Council) - are holding a Community and Environment Day here at CMC. More details are available in the Chesterton News magazine. The church will be providing tea and coffee etc for the event – it would be great to have some volunteers to help for all or part of the day.

Dates for your diary …
On Sunday 6th September there will be a welcome service for the new ministers at Wesley Church at 6.30pm. It would be great to see some Chesterton people there.

Our Harvest Festival service this year will be held on Sunday 20th September. If anyone has ideas or suggestions about what we do and how we celebrate this please let Ian or Rosemary know.

On Sunday 15th November we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the present buildings (excluding the chapel which was added later). A special service is planned for 4pm that day with a tea afterwards and we will invite people from other local churches and groups to join us. Work is also underway to produce a simple history of Methodist involvement in Chesterton which goes back at least 150 years.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

June 2015

Sunday Worship
7th June          - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am
                       
14th June        - 10.30am  Morning Worship, led by Deacon Ian & Mr. Jim Taylor
                                    includes group for children and teens

                        - 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, with Holy Communion
led by Revd. John Barrett

21st June        - 10.30am. Morning Worship for all ages, led by Deacon Ian


28th June        - 10.30am. Communion Service, led by Revd Mike Wilson
                                     includes groups for children and teens

5th July            - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am


Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 18th June at 2.30pm. The Histon Salvation Army Songsters will be leading the meeting.

Special event to say thank you to ministers …
On Sunday 5th July there will be a special event to say thank you to three ministers who will be stepping down from their part-time responsibilities in our Methodist Circuit. This includes Revd. Dr John Barrett who everyone at CMC is very familiar with. It all takes place at Wesley Church, with tea at 5pm followed by a service at 6.30pm. We will also be saying thank you to Revd Chris White for being our superintendent minister for the past year.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

May 2015

Sunday Worship
3rd May           - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am
                       
10th May          - 10.30am  Morning Worship, led by Revd Simon Oliver & Deacon Ian
                                    includes groups for children and teens

17th May          - At 3.00pm
A special service for Christian Aid Week – ‘Change is Possible’
All-age worship & ‘Afternoon Tea’

24th May          - 10.30am. Communion Service, led by Revd John Barrett & Deacon Ian
                                     includes groups for children and teens

31st May          - 10.30am. Morning Worship for all ages, led by Deacon Ian

7th June          - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am


Christian Aid Week 2015
This year, Christian Aid Week will run from 10th – 16th May.
At CMC we are organising a special service to mark the end of Christian Aid Week, on Sunday 17th May at 3pm.  Everyone is invited and it will be suitable for all ages. After the service there will be cakes and refreshments and we hope to raise some money for Christian Aid through donations. There are special envelopes available if you would like to make a donation and add a ‘gift aid’ declaration.

Annual Church Meeting at Wesley Church
At CMC we are very closely linked to Wesley Methodist Church in the city centre, and we are combined together under one ‘church council’.  Over time we are developing our understanding of how this relationship can work to its best and benefit everyone. Every Methodist church will usually have an annual meeting to which all its members and friends are invited to attend and to which various reports are made about the life of the church and some keys officers are appointed. There are also conversations about the life of the churches, although these will focus more on Wesley than Chesterton at our meeting.

The annual meeting this year will be at Wesley, on Tuesday 19th May, at 7.30pm. Copies of the reports will be available on request, and even though there is more about Wesley (which is a bigger church) you may still find it all interesting and helpful. Ask Ian if you would like to know more. It would be great if at least a few from Chesterton were able to attend the meeting.

Did you know?  There are four people from Chesterton who are members of our joint church council when it meets – Rachel Hallam, Alex Kyek, Terry Horton & Rosemary Tice.

Thursday Fellowship

The next meeting will be on 28th May at 2.30pm. Joyce Goodall from Royston Methodist Church will be our speaker. 

Monday, 6 April 2015

April 2015

Sunday Worship
5th April          - 10.30am. Easter Day celebration & Holy Communion
led by Deacon Ian & Revd Mike Wilson

                       
12th April        - No morning service today

                        - 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, with Holy Communion
led by Revd. John Barrett

19th April        - 10.30am. Café Church - with Girls’ Brigade,  led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

26th April        - 10.30am. Communion Service, led by Revd Sarah Lowe & Deacon Ian
                                     includes groups for children and teens

3rd May           - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am


Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 23rd April at 2.30pm. Revd John Barrett will be our speaker.

Art & Crafts and Table Top sale
Sylvia McGregor, a regular at Wednesday Coffee Morning, is organising an art & craft and table-top sale at the church.  It’s on Saturday 18th April, from 10 until 2. We are hoping to have a coffee morning at the same time and raise some money for the East Anglia Childrens’ Hospice (EACH). If anyone would like to get involved please speak to Rosemary or Ian.

Christian Aid Week 2015
This year, Christian Aid Week will run from 10th – 16th May.
At CMC we are organising a special service to mark the end of Christian Aid Week, on Sunday 17th May at 3pm.  Everyone is invited and it will be suitable for all ages. After the service there will be cakes and refreshments and we hope to raise some money for Christian Aid through donations. Please put the date in your diary – we hope to have a few friends from Wesley Church to join us too. 

Perhaps some of us could think about doing some baking!?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

March 2015


Sunday Worship
1st March        - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

                        - 6.30pm. At St. Andrew’s, Chesterton – Message in the movies
                                    United service with St. George's & St.Andrew's   (in St. Andrew’s Hall)

8th March        - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Kimberley Rayson & Deacon Ian
                                    includes groups for children and teens

                        - 3.00pm. Afternoon Worship, led by Revd. John Barrett

*** Mothering Sunday ***
15th March      - 10.30am. Café Church - with Girls’ Brigade,  led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

22nd March     - 10.30am. Communion Service, led by Revd Sarah Lowe
                                     includes groups for children and teens

*** Palm Sunday ***
29th March      - 10.30am. Morning Worship for all ages, led by Deacon Ian

 
Women’s World Day of Prayer
This global event started in 1887 in the U.S. and is now celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together mainly women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly, common day of prayer.

5 churches in our area join together for this event. Last year it was held here at CMC and this year its being held at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Mansel Way, on Friday 6th March, 1.30pm. It lasts about an hour, and usually includes a group of girls from St. Laurence’s RC primary school. The 2015 service has been prepared by women from The Bahamas!

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 26th March at 2.30pm. Phyllis Salmon from Haslingfield MC, will be our speaker.

Mothering Sunday
Preparations are in hand for our celebration of Mothering Sunday – it’s one of the special days of the year and a great opportunity to invite friends & family to church.  Look out for the flyers and consider inviting someone to come!

Looking Ahead – Holy Week & Easter
There will be more reminders for Holy Week & Easter coming soon but remember that we have some special activities on Good Friday where we join with friends from St.George’s and St. Andrew’s – starting here at CMC at 11.20am.  Friday 3rd April.

 
Other activities & groups using the premises include:
Mondays - Chesterton Choral Society, 7.30pm
Tuesdays - ‘Little Music Makers’ & ‘Foodbank’
Wednesdays - ‘Coffee morning’ from 9.30am, Girls Brigade from 6.30pm
 
CamSight – supporting local people with sight loss – use the premises regularly

Monday, 2 February 2015

February 2015


Sunday Worship

1st February - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Revd Simon Oliver
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am
includes children’s group 

                        - 6.30pm. At St. George's, Chesterton - Taizé worship
                                    United service with St. George's & St.Andrew's   (in the vicarage)

8th February - 10.30am. All-age Café Church  - with Girls’ Brigade
                                    Toast and drinks from 10.15am 

                        - 3.00pm. Communion service led by Revd. John Barrett

15th February - 10.30am. Communion service, led by Revd Alison Walker & Deacon Ian
                                    includes children’s group

22nd February - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Revd Briant Smith & Deacon Ian
                                     includes children’s group

1st March        - 10.30am. Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am
 

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 26th February at 2.30pm. Jenny Martin will be our speaker - Jenny is a volunteer who helps to manage the foodbank centre here at CMC.

Joint services with St. Andrew's & St.George's
An opportunity to join friends at our two local parish churches for a monthly, joint evening worship or event.
On March 1st, at 6.30pm it will be at St. Andrew's - Message in the movies: 'Iris'. More details to follow soon.