Monday, 29 February 2016

March 2016

Sunday Worship

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

13th March      - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Tess Maddin (from Royston Methodist)
includes group for children and teens
                       
-  3.00pm Afternoon Worship, led by Rev’d Alison Walker
includes Holy Communion

20th March      - 10.30am. Palm Sunday - Café Church, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

27th March      - 10.30am Easter Day Worship,
led by Rev’d Barbara Garwood & Deacon Ian
includes Holy Communion
and group for children and teens

Holy Week
On Maundy Thursday (24th March) there will be a service of Holy Communion at Wesley Church at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

On Good Friday (25th March) we will share together in activities and services with friends at St. George’s and St. Andrew’s churches.
10.30 am         Meditation on the Passion – at St. George’s 
11.20 am         Hot Cross Buns and drinks at Chesterton Methodist
11.50 am         Walk together to St. Andrew’s Church, pausing along the way to pray
12.20 pm         All-age worship & prayer stations, in St. Andrew’s Church
  1.00 pm         Craft activities in St. Andrew’s Hall
You are invited to come to as little or as much as you wish or are able

A challenge for this month
…. To read the whole of Luke’s Gospel in preparation for Holy Week & Easter

Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 17th March at 2.30pm.  Everyone is welcome. This month Ian will finally get to give his talk on the history of Methodist churches in Chesterton – ask Rosemary Tice for more details.

Ideas needed for Christian Aid Week
Last year the church raised just over £200 For Christian Aid Week by holding a special Sunday service with afternoon tea organised by Girls Brigade.
This year the week runs from 15 – 21 May and it would be great to have some different ideas for raising money again. Get your heads together … look at the website … prepare to blow up balloons …. and share those ideas!

Don’t forget…
Mothering Sunday - is on 6th March. GB will organise some extra special treats for Café Church that day – it would be a good day to invite a friend!


And … that the Clocks go forward an hour in the early hours of Easter Day!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

February 2016

Sunday Worship

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

14th February - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Kimberley Rayson and Deacon Ian
includes group for children and teens
                       
-  3.00pm Afternoon Worship,
led by John Boocock and Elliot Carmichael-Harris  

21st February - 10.30am. Café Church - with Girls Brigade, led by Deacon Ian
                                    toast and drinks from 10.15am

28th February - 10.30am. Morning Worship, led by Rev’d Alan Ashton
includes Holy Communion
and group for children and teens


Thursday Fellowship
The next meeting will be on 18th February at 2.30pm.  Everyone is welcome – ask Rosemary Tice for more details.

Redevelopment Plans
By now I hope many of you will have seen the news that Cam Sight are no longer able to work with us on a joint redevelopment. A copy of the joint statement is available on request. Nothing has changed in terms of the church’s intention to invest substantially in the site here at CMC and we will quickly go back to the architect to seek revised plans for what could be done. Watch this space!

Church Council
The Church Council for Wesley & Chesterton Methodist churches meets on 11th February. Rosemary, Terry, Rachel and Alex are members of the church council – you can always ask them about it if you would like to know more.

Dates for your diary…
Mothering Sunday - is on 6th March. GB will organise some extra special treats for Café Church that day – it would be a good day to invite a friend!
Good Fridaywe will again be joining with friends from St. George’s & St. Andrew’s for hot cross buns at CMC then, exploring the Good Friday story in St. Andrew’s church and crafts afterwards. From 10.20 on Friday 25th March. It’s a really good event for all ages.

Prayers …

Everyone at CMC and in GB is really pleased to be remembering Lauren Hayward in our prayers this month as she is baptised at Arbury Road Baptist Church on 14th February!