ROYSTON METHODIST CHURCH, Queens Road

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Eternal God, grant that by your grace

our speaking and hearing  

may be to your praise,

to the glory of your kingdom,

and for our peace and salvation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

 

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For details of Sunday Services, click here: Services

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General Notices

Please remember in your prayers – anyone who is going through a time of sadness, anxiety or undergoing medical treatment.

Tunes & Spoons - is now a well established item in our church programme with a history of social and financial success. Friday 9th February was no less successful with 56 people attending to listen to recorded music chosen by a number of the audience. There was however a potential cloud on the horizon when we realised that our regular maestro/’techy’ Elvis was not going to appear. But all was well when his replacement turned up in the form of Tam O’ Shanter, the Mad Hatter of Buntingford.  Richard of course carried on with his usual aplomb. A selection of delightful puddings was consumed during the interval and a financial result donated £340 to Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire and £100 to church funds.  Many thanks go to all who helped put the evening together and, of course, to you and your friends who supported the event.

February's hymn of the month is - STF 114 – Oh the life of the world is a joy and a treasure.

Lent Lunches – This year the Lent Lunches will be held from 12noon to 1.30pm on Wednesdays 21st & 28th February, and 7th, 14th & 21st March, in the Church Hall of St. Thomas’ Roman Catholic Church as normal.    Offers of help in the kitchen, providing soup, or organising the tables & chairs would be welcome – please let me know all the dates you could help and I will choose which we do from your replies. Thank you, Joan Munden – 01763 241217.

 

Dementia Friends Information Session - On Saturday 17th March you are warmly invited to an information session focusing on dementia awareness and how we can develop our church into one that is more dementia friendly.  This will be led by Chantal Bradley from the Alzheimer’s Society and held at church.  Please join us for coffee anytime from 10am.  The session will start at 10.30am and last approximately 2 hours.  Everyone is very welcome

 

Dreaming of warm Spring sunshine?  There are just three places available on the Pilgrimage to Sicily from 3rd–10th April, led by Tim Macquiban.  Please contact Kathy Batty (01223 262921) or Derek Nicholls (01223 882354) for further information.  Don’t miss this opportunity to make your dream a reality.

 

Saturday 5th May – 6.30pm – A District Celebration – at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS – with guest speaker Revd Loraine Mellor, President of the Methodist Conference. This is a free event with refreshments included. If you would like to go, please contact Joan Germany. Come and share in a wonderful celebration!

Facebook – we have a facebook page for the Church, the link is facebook.com/roystonmethodist.  If you are a facebook user, please go to the page and click on the “Like” button on the main picture at the top of the page.  There is also a link from the Church website.

Used Stamps – Traidcraft are now collecting used postage stamps to raise money for some of their projects all over the world.  If you have any please do not throw them away - there is a box at the back of church and one in the office for you to leave them.  Your support would be very much appreciated for this new fund raising initiative.  Thanks - Jennie Harris.

 

Flower Rota - If you would like to provide the flowers for church one Sunday, the new rota for 2018 is on the board in the Church Hall foyer for you to add your name to one of the free dates. If you need any more information, please contact Jennie Harris. Thank You.

 

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Diary Dates

Saturday 17th February – 10.00am to 10.45am – Andante

Saturday 17th February – 10.30am to 12noon – Coffee Break

Monday 19th February – 3.30-5.00pm – Monday Club.

Wednesday 21st February – 12noon to 1.30pm – Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall

Wednesday 21st February – 7.30 to 8.45pm – Lent Bible Study, in Church

Thursday 22nd February – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – Film Night.  Please come along and join us for the showing of Countryfile – Isle of Man. This will be particularly enjoyable for anyone who likes watching outdoor pursuit programmes. There is no charge – just come along and enjoy. This session will be held in Church.  Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits will be provided – donations welcome.

Friday 23rd February – 9.15 to 11.15am – First Friends

Friday 23rd February – 2.15pm – Readers Rehearsal - for the Women’s World Day of Prayer Service – at St John's Parish Church.

Saturday 24th February – 10.00am to 10.45am – Andante

Saturday 24th February – 10.30am to 12noon – Coffee Break

Sunday 25th February – Training for those of you who are willing to assist as a Steward at Sunday worship, the training will be held at 9.00am in Church.  Information sheets are available at the back of Church.

Monday 26th February – Fairtrade fortnight starts, so look out for some bargains in the Supermarkets.  Jennie and Paul Harris

Monday 26th February – 1.30-3.30pm – Craft ‘n’ Chat.

Tuesday 27th February – 7.30pm – Property Meeting – in the Eldon Room.

Wednesday 28th February – 12noon to 1.30pm – Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall

Wednesday 28th February – 7.30 to 8.45pm – Lent Bible Study, in Church

Friday 2nd March – 9.15 to 11.15am – First Friends

Friday 2nd March – 2.15pm – WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE at St John's Parish Church, Royston. If you are a Surinamen and descended from a slave who fled to the interior for freedom, you are one of 7 different ethnic groups anxious to tell their stories.  The different groups live in harmony together, in their country Suriname which lies between Guiana and French Guiana on the eastern shoulder of South America and boasts 94% rain forest.  Come and celebrate WWDP with them during a service of thanks for their beautiful flora and fauna and harmonious people.  A splash of sunshine and brilliant colours to take you away from our Winter.  Sally Crane Royston Secretary WWDP.

Saturday 3rd March – 10.00am to 10.45am – Andante

Saturday 3rd March – 10.45am – Fairtrade Coffee Morning – Do please come and join us for coffee/tea, goodies and a look at what we have for sale on our Traidcraft stall.  Jennie and Paul Harris

Saturday 3rd March – Concert – An Enchanted Evening with Felici – who will be performing a wonderful selection of opera and operetta favourites in the first half and a delightful selection of Musical Theatre hits in the second half of the evening in the presence of the Town Mayor, Cllr. Vera Swallow.  Tickets at £10 (including refreshments) from Sue on email walter962@btinternet.com or Tel: 01763 243815 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/royston-methodist.church. Proceeds to be shared between the Methodist Church and the Royston Town Mayor’s Community Trust Fund.

Sunday 4th March – 12.15pm – Sunday Lunch

Sunday 4th March – 5.00pm – Circuit Service at Chesterton

Sunday 4th March – YPF - Instead of meeting at Fowlmere as usual, YPF will this evening be attending the Circuit Service at 5.00pm at Chesterton.

Tuesday 6th March – 7.30pm – Ladies Group – with Revd Simon Oliver

Wednesday 7th March – 12noon to 1.30pm – Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall

Wednesday 7th March – 7.30 to 8.45pm – Lent Bible Study, in Church

Thursday 8th March – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – Running a smallholding

Friday 9th March – 9.15 to 11.15am – First Friends

Saturday 10th March – 10.00am to 10.45am – Andante

Saturday 10th March – 10.30am to 12noon – Coffee Break

Monday 12th March – 3.30-5.00pm – Monday Club.

Wednesday 14th March – 12noon to 1.30pm – Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall

Wednesday 14th March – 7.30 to 8.45pm – Lent Bible Study, in Church

Thursday 15th March – 7.30pm – Church Council Meeting – in the Eldon Room

Friday 16th March – 9.15 to 11.15am – First Friends

Saturday 17th March – 10.00am to 10.45am – Andante

Saturday 17th March – 10.30am to 12noon – Coffee Break

Saturday 17th March – Coffee from 10am - 10.30am-12.30pm – Dementia Friends information Meeting - you are warmly invited to an information session focusing on dementia awareness and how we can develop our church into one that is more dementia friendly.  This will be led by Chantal Bradley from the Alzheimer’s Society and held at church.  Please join us for coffee anytime from 10am.  The session will start at 10.30am and last approximately 2 hours.  Everyone is very welcome.

Wednesday 21st March – 12noon to 1.30pm – Lent Lunch, Catholic Church Hall

Wednesday 21st March – 7.30 to 8.45pm – Lent Bible Study, in Church

Thursday 22nd March – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – Sue Kitteridge – Holy Land.

Friday 23rd March – 9.15 to 11.15am – First Friends

Saturday 24th March – 10.00am to 10.45am – Andante

Saturday 24th March – 10.30am to 12noon – Coffee Break

Monday 26th March – 1.30-3.30pm – Craft ‘n’ Chat.

Thursday 29th March – 7.30pm – Maundy Thursday Service

Friday 30th March – 9.30am – Good Friday Service followed by the Walk of Witness.

Saturday 31st March – 10.30am to 12noon – Easter Activity Morning.  Children and families welcome, fun for all ages and it’s FREE! No need to book, just turn up and have fun.

Saturday 31st March – 10.30am to 12noon – Decorating the Easter Cross

Saturday 31st March – 10.30am to 12noon – Coffee Break

Sunday 1st April – 10.00am & 6.30pm – Easter Sunday Services

Tuesday 3rd April – 7.30pm – Ladies Group – Quiz and Games Evening – with Sue and Margaret.

Thursday 5th April – 7.30pm – Worship Planning Meeting – in the Eldon Room.

Thursday 12th April – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – Ministry in Florence – with Revd Alison Walker.

 

Monday 16th April – 3.30 – 5.00pm – Monday Club

Tuesday 24th April – 2.00pm – Stewards Meeting – in the Blue Room

Thursday 26th April – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – An evening with Mr John Baker

Saturday 28th April – Concert with Cracked Voices

Monday 30th April – 1.30 – 3.30pm – Craft ‘n’ Chat

Tuesday 1st May – Ladies Group – Outing

Saturday 5th May – 6.30pm – A District Celebration – at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS – with guest speaker Revd Loraine Mellor, President of the Methodist Conference. This is a free event with refreshments included. If you would like to go please contact Joan Germany. Come and share in a wonderful celebration!

Thursday 10th May – 7.30pm – Hinduism with Kash Sharma

Monday 14th May – 3.30-5.00pm – Monday Club.

Sunday 20th May – 6.30pm – Circuit Easter Offering Service – at Wesley.

Monday 21st May – 1.30-3.30pm – Craft ‘n’ Chat.

Thursday 24th May – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – Home-Start.

Tuesday 5th June – Ladies Group – Walk and a meal.

Monday 11th June – 3.30-5.00pm – Monday Club.

Thursday 14th June – 7.30pm – EldonThursday – Andrew Reed and me with Pat Morritt.

Monday 25th June – 1.30-3.30pm – Craft ‘n’ Chat.

Thursday 28th June – 7.00pm – EldonThursday – BBQ with Dave and Tracy.

Tuesday 3rd July – 7.30pm – Ladies Group – AGM and Supper.

Monday 9th July – 3.30-5.00pm – Monday Club.

Thursday 19th July – 7.00pm – Worship Planning Meeting – in the Eldon Room.

Monday 30th July – 1.30-3.30pm – Craft ‘n’ Chat

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Church Stewards:  Dave Aggett, Jeff Maddin, Audrey Hinnells and Paul Harris

 Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock

All Notices to Tracy Aggett by Monday evening please.

Minister – Revd Charity Nzegwu, 68 Melbourn Road, Royston, Tel: 01763 241803

www.royston-methodist.org.uk