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We wish everyone a Happy New Year in 2019. At the end of January is the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Material for 2019 originates from the churches of Indonesia, where there is a strong emphasis on the need for unity alongside the nation’s ethnic and religious diversity. These resources also highlight issues of economic injustice and how religious pluralism can face challenges in the face of radicalisation. The theme is based around Deuteronomy 16:18-20, ‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue…’. As there is no imperative to link our own local Christian unity service to that particular week, here in Churchdown we shall have ours later in the year.
A heads-up for March: World Day of Prayer (A Women-Led, Global, Ecumenical Movement). Women of Slovenia have prepared this year's service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future. Our ecumenical service will be hosted by Churchdown Methodist Church on Friday 1st March at a time yet to be decided.
There are not too many special events in January and February but it’s worth looking at the information below for some interesting items.
CHURCHDOWN METHODIST CHURCH
Minister: Rev Graham Miles. Churchdown Methodist Church extends a warm welcome to our Sunday morning worship at 10.30 a.m. If you need more information or support please look at our website on http://www.churchdownmethodistchurch.org.uk
Burns Supper. To celebrate the birth of the Immortal Bard, the Methodist Church has arranged a Burns Supper on 26 January 2019. A traditional supper of haggis, champit tatties and bashed neeps and the evening includes the usual addresses, poems and singing. More details available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Messy Church. A Messy Church will be held on 12th January and 9th February at the Churchdown Methodist Church starting at 3.30 p.m. All young children and their parents or carers are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
Youth Club. A Youth Club for 7-11 year olds takes place every week during term time on Sundays in our Youth Hall between 5 and 6.30 p.m. Just turn up and join in a range of activities and enjoy the opportunity to explore Christianity.
OUR LADY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
On Sundays we celebrate mass at 8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. and further masses and other services are held throughout the week. The times of all our services and information on our activities are available to see in our weekly bulletin on our website, http://www.ourladyschurchdown.org.uk/. You can also see us on Facebook # Our Lady’s Churchdown, and follow us on Twitter @ourladyschurchdown
Our Ladybirds Stay and Play Café: Every Wednesday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in term time. We invite families and parishioners to join us in our parish hall for a stay and play session. A nutritious breakfast/light snack is available for both parent/carer and child (we do ask for a small donation towards this cost), as well as lovely toys & activities. All Welcome.
Our Lady’s Parish Craft and Coffee Group: Every Monday 9.45 a.m.-11 a.m. in term time in the parish hall. Teas and coffees available for a donation - pop in and join us for a chat and maybe try a new craft. All Welcome.
The Meditation Group meets on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the church hall.
Advance notice for Thursday 7th March: Alpha Supper. Contact the Church Office for details 712154.
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, CHURCHDOWN & INNSWORTH
Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas services and events. We wish everyone a very happy and blessed New Year.
Services every Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Holy Communion
Other services: see our noticeboards, website, www.stjohnschurchdown.co.uk, or Facebook page
Pulled Pork Feast. Friends of St. John’s are holding a ‘Pulled Pork Feast with a variety of salads, and entertainment by the Village Folk Group’ on Saturday 26th January at 7p.m. Tickets are £6 from the Church Office. Please bring your own drinks. Hope to see you there for a fun social evening.
Church Office: Tel. 01452 855553, email email@example.com
Vicar, Rev’d Jacqui Hyde: Tel. 01452 713421, email firstname.lastname@example.org