St. John’s Methodist Church. Welcome to Worship 10:30 a.m. October 12

St. John’s Regular Activities.
Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning.
Evening Service at 7:00 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month.
Women’s Fellowship
2:30 p.m. fortnightly on Tuesdays.
Leader Ellie Jones.
OTT - Club for over 10s
6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in term-time.
Carol Gough 01407-720088.
Study Group 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. most Thursdays at the Manse Friendship Circle
7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday.
Jackie & Mike Heslop.
Church open for Prayer
10 – 11 a.m. every Friday.
Enter by the vestry door.
Organiser Jean Owen.
MethSoc for Students
Rev. Chrissie Howe 01248-353140 email: [email protected]
Events Diary
October 2014
Sunday 19th: 3:30 p.m. Farewell service for Rev. Eric Jones at Berea Newydd.
Tuesday 21st: 2:30 p.m. Women’s Fellowship, Rev. Chrissie Howe.
Wednesday 22nd: 7:30 p.m. Friendship Circle filling Shoe boxes, the Cooper’s.
Sunday 26th: 7 p.m. Evening Service at St. John’s led by Dr. Jean Ware.
November 2014
Tuesday 4th: 7:30 p.m. Worship Consultation, open to all, in the church hall.
Friday 7th: Time TBA, Bangor Street Pastors commissioning at Capel Penuel.
Monday 17th: Circuit Quiet Day, Beechwood Court. Details TBA.
Saturday 29th: 2:30 p.m., MethSoc World War I remembrance event.
“War Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?” Speaker Rev. Inderjit Bhogal.
Sunday 30th: 7 p.m. Evening Service at St. John’s.
Provision for Children at St. John's
If you have children with you at Church who would be happy to have a
story and activity session just let us know during the preceding week
and we will be happy to organise. Sue Eckersley and Angela Roe.
St. John’s Methodist Church.
Welcome to Worship
10:30 a.m. October 12th
Morning Worship,
led by Mrs. Ellie Jones.
Please join us for tea/coffee in the hall afterwards.
Fair Trade goods will be on sale
Please write prayer requests for today’s intercessions
in the Prayer Request Book at the back of church.
Next Sunday 19th October
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship,
led by Rev. Chrissie Howe.
Next Sunday 19th October
3:30 p.m. at Capel Berea Newydd
Farewell Service for Rev. Eric Jones
Arrangements for Notices
The next Notice Sheet, for October 19th will be prepared by Howard
Jackson. Telephone 01248-810050, email
[email protected]
Preaching Plan & Bridge
There are copies of the Preaching Plan for Q4 2014 available at the
back of church. There are also copies of the Bridge newssheet for
people without email.
St. John’s Methodist Church, Bangor
Superintendent Minister: Rev. Chrissie Howe
Tel. 01248-353140 Email: [email protected]
Student Worker: Adam Hawker
Email [email protected]
Women's Fellowship
Our warm thanks to Anne and Howard for their lovely welcome to
Brookfield on Tuesday 7th October and the splendid refreshments. We
listened to parts of a recent radio programme “What’s the Point of the
Methodists?” which provoked some very interesting discussion, led by
Our next meeting will be at Anna Matthews’ home in Llanfairfechan (14
Cae America) on Tuesday 21st October (2.00 for 2.30 p.m.), when we
will continue the DIY entertainment started at Sue’s on the 23 rd
September. For lifts see Jean and Ellie. Ellie Jones.
Harvest at St. John's
Our Harvest this year was something special! The harvest flowers and
goods made it easy for us to decorate the church, set off by Della's
dramatic countryside arrangement! Many people willingly delivered to
our housebound friends and the hostels we support. (For the first time
some of the "required goods" went to the Cathedral's food bank and as
it was a distribution day I was able to leave some of the garden
produce too.) Grateful thanks to Sally and Martyn Boyce and their
helpers for producing such a super harvest thanksgiving lunch which
enabled us to eat and chat with friends and raised an amazing £204
for the development fund. Many thanks to Chrissie for her thought
provoking "human illustration" reminding us again of the fed and unfed
of the world and our responsibility to the latter. Sue Hardy.
Feedback from Church Council 30/09/2014
Finance: The Treasurer, Michael Cooper presented the summary of
the accounts for 2013/2014. The income for the year has increased
from £53,145 to £55,296 and the expenditure has decreased from
£46,076 to £45,403. At the year end, the General Fund balance was
£33,331 and the Property Reserve stood at £18,805; a net increase of
just under £10,000.
Bangor Street Pastors: Joy Ostle is training to become the first Street
Pastor from St. John’s. The Church Council agreed to pay £300
towards her training and uniform from the General Fund. It also
agreed to pay this year’s donation from St. John’s of £500 from the
Turney Bequest.
Tuesday 4th November 7:30 p.m., a Worship consultation, open to all,
in the church hall.
Sunday 1st March 2015: St. John’s Annual Church Meeting.
Church Directory
I am collating any changes in the church directory for publication of
this year's edition in December. Please will you let me have any
changes or additions in writing by 31st October.
Eleanor Price (email: [email protected] )
St John’s Fair Trade Stall
The Fair Trade Stall has been restocked this week because £73 worth
of goods have been sold. Thank you to Emily for her hard work and
careful accounting. We want to make sure that we have in stock all
the goods you buy regularly. TraidCraft catalogues, showing the full
range of goods, are available on the stall. There are eight types of tea,
seven types of ground coffee and 13 varieties of “Divine” chocolate in
two different sizes and five varieties of organic chocolate. There is
also a “Clean and Fair” range of household cleaning products and
toiletries. Please browse through the catalogue; then add your
requirements to the list saying whether you normally buy them weekly,
monthly or just occasionally! Christmas cards, calendars and Advent
Calendars will be on sale in November. Anne Jackson.
Coffee Morning in the Bangor Cathedral
Saturday 18th October 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Charity Christmas Cards
and Fair Trade Goods on Sale. The Bookshop will be open as usual.
Refreshments £1.50. Anne Jackson.
Rev. Eric Jones Retirement.
Many of you will know Rev. Eric Jones from his regular work with
CYTÛN Bangor Churches Together. A service will be held at Berea
Newydd at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 th to mark the occasion of
the Rev. Eric Jones’ retirement from his Pastorate in Bangor and the
surrounding area. There will be a collection towards the Christian Aid
Appeal for Iraq, Syria and Gaza. A warm welcome is extended to all
Eric’s friends to join them for the service. Howard Jackson.
Revelation North Wales
Penrallt Baptist Church is holding a young people’s Christian event,
called “Revelation North Wales”, on Friday 14th November 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Guest speakers and performers include Joe Moreno, Chip
Kendall and Resident One Forty Four. For more information and to
book tickets (£3) visit .
Adam Hawker.