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 Carol Gough 01407-720088. 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 November 2014 Sunday 16th: 3 p.m. Local Preachers’ Afternoon Tea, at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge. Monday 17th: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Circuit Quiet Day, Beechwood Court, leader Audrey Aspey. Tuesday 25th: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open the Book Bilingual Training, Bishop’s Hall, Bangor. Saturday 29th: 2:30 p.m., MethSoc WWI remembrance event, Main Arts Lecture Theatre. “War Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?” Speaker Rev. Inderjit Bhogal. Sunday 30th: 10:30 a.m. Rev. Inderjit Bhogal preaching at St. John’s. Sunday 30th: 7 p.m. Evening Service at St. John’s . December 2014 Tuesday 2nd: 7:30 p.m. Church Council in the church hall. Friday 12th: 4 p.m. Christmas Holiday Club Party for 4-11s. Sunday 14th: 6:30 p.m. Carol Service at St. John’s. Sunday 21st: 10:30 a.m. Nativity Service at St. John’s. Wednesday 24th: 11:30 p.m. Christmas Communion at St. John’s. Thursday 25th: 10 a.m. Christmas Morning 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. 3-Generate. Emily Roe and her friend Connie will be attending this year’s Methodist Youth Conference, “3-Generate”, taking place this weekend. Arrangements for Notices rd The next Notice Sheet, for November 23 will be prepared by Howard Jackson. Telephone 01248-810050, email [email protected] St. John’s Methodist Church. Welcome to Worship Sunday November 16th Morning Worship, led by Ian Russell. Please join us for tea/coffee in the hall afterwards. Fair Trade goods will be on sale, including Christmas items and TraidCraft Christmas cards. Please write prayer requests for today’s intercessions in the Prayer Request Book at the back of church. Christmas Shoe Boxes; Thank-You Our thanks to all who helped in any way – filling, donating contents or money – to fill 73 Christmas Shoe Boxes this year. Michael & Jacquie Cooper This week Monday 17th Circuit Quiet Day at Beechwood Court, Conwy, led by Audrey Aspey. Next Sunday 23rd November 10 30 a.m. Morning Worship, led by Rev. David Jones. St. John’s Methodist Church, Bangor Superintendent Minister: Rev. Chrissie Howe Tel. 01248-353140 Email: [email protected] Student Worker: Adam Hawker Email [email protected] Street Pastors' Commissioning Richard's Funeral It was a privilege to attend the commissioning of the eleven new Street pastors last Friday in a bilingual service at Capel Penuel. Joy Ostle, who was one of those being commissioned read part of the Old Testament lesson. Tributes and thanks were expressed to the Street pastors by the police, city council and the community. Rev. Olaf Davies in his address emphasised the fact that although they were called "volunteer" Street Pastors, in reality they had been called by God, probably with some prodding. Like some of the biblical heroes, they were a motley bunch, often reluctant to respond to God's call, giving a variety of excuses before answering the call. Unfortunately, the uniforms had not been delivered, but each was given a copy of the latest book “Faith on the Streets”, by the Rev. Les Isaac, OBE, founder of the Street Pastors. It was wonderful to share fellowship with so many denominations over excellent cake. A new group will start training in the New Year, and more Prayer partners are needed. Anne Jackson. Thank-you to all who were involved in making this service and tea go so smoothly, and helping it to reflect Richard's warmth and musicality. Thanks also for the beautiful flowers and to the sound and vision expert. I am really grateful for the many cards, visits and phone calls, too. Such a show of Christian love! Jeannie Hatton. Christian Aid Invitation Tackling violence, building peace with Virginie Lacroix (Christian Aid’s Programme Advisor for Tackling Violence and Building Peace), Capel Penuel, Love Lane, Bangor, Thursday 20 th November, at 7.30 p.m. Virginie has travelled to many areas of conflict, and has taken forward programmes where Christian Aid partners are helping in reconciliation and rehabilitation of victims of violence and displacement. All are Welcome!! By email from Christian Aid, Bangor. Open the Book Training Opportunity A bilingual training session for new volunteers will be held in the Bishop's Hall, Cathedral Close, Bangor LL57 1RL, on Tuesday 25th November from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please contact Kirsty M Williams, Children's, Youth, and Families Ministry Enabler for Anglesey, telephone 07971790669 or email [email protected] Via email from Kirsty Williams. Five people from St. John’s are currently “opening the book” each week in two Bangor Schools. Two other schools have asked for an “Open the Book” team. See Jean Owen or Angela Roe for further details; Anyone who can read a story is eligible! Anne Jackson. Women’s Fellowship Our next meeting will be at Stella’s in Rhosmeirch on Tuesday 18 th November (2 for 2.30 p.m.), when we will hear Jennifer Roberts (Jean’s daughter) talk about her new job as Children, Youth and Families Ministry Enabler in the local Church in Wales. For lifts see Jean and Ellie. Ellie Jones. Christmas Lunch We are again going to provide Christmas lunch for students who are staying in Bangor over the Christmas holidays. We are holding a meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 24th November in the Church Vestry for anyone who would like to help. If you would like to help but aren't able to make the meeting please speak to one of us. Jean Ware, Peter Thorpe and Angela Roe. Carol Service Choir Choir rehearsals will be held in the church – entry via vestry door - and will last for approximately 1 hour each. Friday 21st November 6 p.m. Thursday 27th November 6 p.m. Friday 5th December 6 p.m. Friday 12th December 6:15 p.m. Instrumental group – so far I have had one volunteer. If anyone would like to participate please let me know ASAP on 01248-722462, or 07974790172 or email [email protected] Fashion Show Anna and two friends are holding a fashion show on 18 th November at 7 p.m. at St. George’s Hotel in Llandudno. They have models of all ages and are using New Look, M & Co and some Bridal wear from Cancer UK. They have raffle prizes including a night at The Castle Hotel Conwy and a meal for two at Pen y Bryn. Tickets are £10 adults £7.50 OAPs and £5 children. Please book in advance by contacting Anna or I for tickets - 01492-573969. It should be an excellent evening. It would be great if people can join us. Judith Holliman.
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