North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit concerns for Sept 2014
Happy New Methodist Year. Please pray for the future of our Circuit as the stationing process continues, please pray for all who will be involved. For all members of our District Synod, Circuit Meeting, Circuit Leadership Team and Church Councils and for God’s guidance for decisions to be made this month. For all who are taking up new appointments amongst us, and especially for Rev. Rosie Coles, our new probationary minister, and for Rev Elizabeth Clark and Christine Sutherby as they move on to face new challenges.
Ayton Methodist Church – Minister with pastoral oversight is Revd. Denise Free
“At Ayton we have a great concern regarding our diminishing congregation and ask for prayer to help us discover new ways to become more interesting to people in the villages that we serve. There is a thriving food and fellowship group that meets twice a month and we would really like to bring more of the people that attend this group into our weekly worship; we would also like to attract young families but struggle to find the right ways. Ayton has a welcoming well maintained building that begs to be filled. Please pray for us.”
Briggswath and Sleights Church – Minister with pastoral oversight is Revd. John Pugh.
Monday Fellowship meets at Briggswath Chapel 2pm – 4pm.
Kommunity Kraft -Most Tuesday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Open House – meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month in a home, Briggswath Fellowship-the 1st Wednesday each month at 2.15 pm. Prayer & Share -Everyone is welcome on the last Wednesday of the month between 10 am and 11.30 am for contemplation, communion and coffee. Join us for a coffee on the second Saturday monthly from 10.00 am until 11.30 am and Fit-4-You every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9.45 until 11.15 am. “In Sleights Entertainment” for the older and lonely at the village hall on quarterly dates and “In Sleights Movies” at chapel on monthly dates, as advertised. Please pray for these meetings and the community Briggswath and Sleights Chapel serves.
.Additional Circuit and District concerns and events to pray for in September :-
Tues 2nd 7.00p.m. Circuit Worship Leaders’/Local Preachers’ meeting at Hawsker
Weds 3rd Staff Away Day
6.30p.m.Circuit Stewards meet with District Chair re Profiles for Stationing
Thurs 4th 7.00p.m. Circuit Finance &Property Committee meeting at Burniston
Sat . 6th 9.30 a.m. District Synod at Norton
Sun 7th 3.00p.m. Hospice Service at Queen St.
Mon 8th 10.30 Staff meeting at St Catherine’s
7.00p.m.Circuit Meeting at Briggswath and Sleights
Tues 9th 10am MWIB Commissioning of Rev.Janet Whelan Hornsea
7.30 Wreyfield Drive Church Council
Fri 19th Singing Vicars and Friends Christian Aid Concert Westborough 7pm
Sat 20th Submission of circuit profile for diaconal stationing.
Wed 25th 7.30p.m. Briggswath and Sleights Church Council
Thurs 26th 6.30 p.m. Circuit Stewards Meeting
Mon 29th Ministerial Development Review meeting York 2pm
7.00p.m. Circuit Leadership Team Meeting at Northstead
Tues 30th Submission of circuit profiles for presbyteral stationing
7.00p.m. Filey Church Council
7.30p.m.Emmanuel St John’s Church Council
Please use the current plan, the circuit web-site and the weekly news-sheet to inform your prayers about special services and events in our churches. Christine, Derek, Diane, Jane, Ken, Liz, Paul and Michael (Circuit Stewards) thank you for your on-going prayer support.
Please let Diane know your concerns for October by 20th September.
Circuit Office, Westborough Methodist Church Tel No 01723 355429