At a special Synod meeting held at Pocklington Methodist Church, on the8th October 2016, it was unanimously agreed by those present and voting that the name of Rev Leslie Newton be put forward to the Methodist Conference in July 2017 as the Chair of District for 6 years from 1st September 2017.
Leslie is described in the recommendation from District Policy Committee as:-
‘a very able and inspiring spiritual leader and strategic thinker. He currently serves as Superintendent in the York Circuit and has been a presbyter for 20 years. He brings to the role of Chair a wealth of ministerial experience, deep passion for the work of God in the District and a creative vision for what Methodism can still be and do with renewed confidence and imagination. He is also realistic about the challenges the circuits face and is committed to supporting rural mission and ministry and further developing youth ministry and leadership.
Leslie is an excellent communicator, a thoughtful and articulate preacher, and an organised and effective administrator. He listens sensitively to those with pastoral concerns. He is supportive and open with colleagues and, when necessary, can challenge thoughtfully. He is excited about, and committed to, enabling lay and ordained partnership in ministry.
Leslie brings a profound spirituality to the role of District Chair and a capacity to enable others to grow deeper in their relationship with God and to seek the Kingdom growing among them in their community and neighbourhood.’
Calling all quiz enthusiasts…Ian Popely is hosting a quiz night in the Staitondale Village hall this Saturday October 22nd at 7.30pm teams of 4 of any age will be very welcome. £4.00 per head includes a tasty supper. Prizes for the winners and a raffle as well.
In aid of church funds and enjoyment!!
The Priceholme Support Group MHA are holding an autumn coffee morning at Northstead Methodist Church, Givendale Road, Scarborough on Saturday 22nd October 2016 from
10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Tea/coffee and scones, cake stall and other stalls. Guess the weight of the cake. Come and share with us.
Scalby Methodist Church will be holding a coffee morning on Saturday 5th November from 10:00 am -11:30 am featuring the Celebration Choir.
Coffee Morning in support of FirstLight Trust - a charity for Veterans of the UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services. Stalls – books, cakes, Fairtrade.
20th October. Our next showing is The Pursuit of Happiness. Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by a true story. The film starts at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Entry is free but a retiring donation in appreciation will be gratefully received.
Wonderful news. Laura and Jamie McGarry are pleased to announce that baby George arrived on Sunday morning, both Laura and George are doing well and are at home. Please surround this new family with prayer as they start this exciting phase of their lives together, a time of so many firsts and so little sleep.
Northstead are holding a lunch on Saturday 15th October; fresh salmon or ham sandwiches and choice of puddings, coffee served from 11:00 am, lunches from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Cake and Fairtrade stalls.
Emmanuel St Johns Church, Falsgrave are holding a Harvest Praise Service on Sunday 9th October at 6:30 pm with the Celebration Singers. Service led by the ESJ Worship Group. Ugandan refreshments served after the service.
You are invited to a Family Quiz Night + Pie + Peas Supper on Saturday 8th October at6:30pm at Wreyfield Drive Church. The costs for Adults £3-00 and Children £1-50. Proceeds to the Rainbow Centre.