Weekly Notices 14 July 2019

NOTICES FOR 14 July 2019


On 21st July during our 10.30 am service we will be welcoming the friends and family of Alex and Michelle Miranda as they bring their baby daughter for Baptism.


Goodbye - Revd Gareth Baron will be leaving the Circuit on 28th July. Please come and support him at his Farewell Service at Dogsthorpe Methodist Church on Weds 17th July at 7.30pm. Tea, coffee and a selection of cakes will be served after the service.

Hello - In August, we will be welcoming Revd Shameela Jameelee-Samuel.  Revd Shameela is kindly having an 'Open House' on Sat 24th Aug from 3-6pm and everyone is invited to the manse (7, Fleming Court, Campaign Avenue, Pboro PE2 9SA).This will be a good opportunity for everyone to meet and get to know her ahead of her Welcome Service, which will be held at Brookside Methodist Church on Sat 31st Aug at 7pm. (Please note the change of venue). Refreshments will be served after the service.

We are delighted that our District Chair, the Revd Canon Helen Cameron, will be with us for both services.

Welcome Service for Rev Shameela Jameelee-Samuel 31st August 7pm

We are delighted to be hosting the welcome service for Rev Shameela. Rev Shameela comes from Pakistan and was ordained in the Methodist Church some time ago. She is currently serving in the Wembley circuit and is very much looking forward to coming to Peterborough. We hope as many if you as possible will be able to come to the service to meet Rev Shameela and welcome her to our circuit. 

WORD ALIVE will not meet this Wednesday 17 July. We will be supporting the Farewell Service for Rev Gareth at Dogsthorpe, 7.30pm.  Also Word Alive will not be meeting during August.

WINDOWS AND SECURITY Now that summer has arrived, please be extra careful about closing and LOCKING windows in the building when you leave.  In the event of an unauthorised entry to the building our insurance company will not pay out if any of the doors or windows have been left unlocked.


SUNDAY DUTIES  Thank you to the team who perform different duties on a Sunday morning to ensure that our time of worship runs smoothly.
We would welcome new volunteers at any time to join the team for more information please speak to one of the Sunday Stewards.

UNAVAILABLE DATES  It is that time again, would everyone already on the team please let me have their unavailable dates for September, October, November 2019 by Sunday 28th July  at the latest. Thank you to everyone. Janet M

CHURCH ROOF FUNDRAISLING EVENT  The stewards will be holding a strawberry tea and fun bingo afternoon on the 27th July at 3pm. Tickets are £5 and will entitle you to a trio of strawberry desserts and 2 games of fun bingo with small prizes for the winners. All proceeds to the church roof fund. Tickets available from the stewards. We look forward to seeing you there. George, Janet and Cathy 

BOOKINGS Please ensure that any requests for bookings of church premises, or any other church business, is sent to the church email address. During holiday periods someone else will be checking the church emails daily and responding to them. Anything sent to my personal email address could be missed if I am away for a few days.

A reminder that the church email address is contactbrookside@gmail.com  This is also on the front of the church notice sheet each week. Valerie.

Something to think about from Alan Southcott:

Litter Picking”

The following is part of an article in the July 2019 issue of “Engage” (a quarterly comment from the Jubilee centre) on the overall theme of Environmental Responsibility. I thought it was a good illustration of attitudes and an interesting challenge to us all..

It concerns a local litter picking team who regularly every few weeks go round their estate.

Three people were asked what they were doing.

The first said rather grumpily “I’m picking up other peoples rubbish”

The second said “I’m tidying up are shared spaces so everyone can enjoy them”

The third declared “I am caring for God’s creation which has been entrusted to me”





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