Thursday, 30 November 2017

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

DERBY ROAD METHODIST CHURCH INVITES YOU TO A BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE 

“Helping hurting people cope during the happy season”   
Not everyone finds Christmas season to be “jolly.”   
For various reasons, people may find themselves feeling lonely, wistful, grief-laden or sad in the season of gladness and cheer.  
Please join in this reflective Service with music and readings 

MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2017 AT 2PM ALL ARE WELCOME

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS NEEDED

Lighthouse Homes Brimington: 
Request for furniture etc.

“Lighthouse Homes provide immediate, medium and long term accommodation for homeless men and women, in a safe and structured environment. Our homes are Christian-inspired residential communities providing opportunities for change in both lifestyles and values”.

Lighthouse, which has established centres in Rotherham and Shirebrook, has recently acquired the 36 bed Brockhill Court in Brimington, and has started to take in new residents including those homeless in Chesterfield. They are working closely with other agencies, particularly Pathways, and are a very welcome answer to prayer!

They are in need of further furniture and equipment, as listed below, for this major and exciting project. The items offered should, please, be in good condition and meet current standards (notably fire regulations for soft furnishings). The test should be that you would be very pleased to receive and use them yourself.

Items required are:

Double beds                  Wardrobes           Drawers     Double sofas            TV stands
  Small tables and chairs     Pots and pans        Cutlery          Bedding

If you can help, please contact Darren Jones at Lighthouse directly. His mobile number is 07807 048441, e-mail Darren.jones@lighthousehomes.co.uk.

Lighthouse has a van that could be available for collection of donated items.

Thank you.

Friday, 24 November 2017

A CONSTRUCTIVE TALK


HELP URGENTLY NEEDED

Chesterfield Foodbank has the opportunity to collect much needed food donations in Tesco Extra next week but we desperately need more helpers.  Could you give 90mins of your time to help collect the donations from the generous people of Chesterfield?  You don't need training or experience of the foodbank just a warm smile as you ask people to buy an extra item with their shopping for people in crisis in Chesterfield and a ready 'thank you' when they do.
We also need lifters and shifters, so if that is your gift, you too would be very welcome.

We have 1.5 hour time slots on

Thursday 30th November 9:00 - 10:30am
12:00 - 13:30pm
13:30 - 15:00pm
15:00 - 17:00pm

Friday 1st December 9:00 - 10:30am
12:00 - 13:30pm
13:30 - 15:00pm
15:00 - 17:00pm

Saturday 2nd December 9:00 - 10:30am
10:30 - 12:00pm
12:00 - 13:30pm
13:30 - 15:00pm
15:00 - 17:00pm

With Universal Credit hitting Chesterfield again this month we will need to collect as much food/toiletries as we can for the next year to feed Chesterfield people in crisis.

Please reply to the Project Manager if you can help us, as soon as you can.

Thankyou so much.

Ian Birchmore


Jim Hopkins
Chesterfield Foodbank
Project Manager

info@chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk
Mob: 07984589456

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

JOB VACANCY


We are looking for a new Kitchen Assistant at St Thomas' Coffee Bar, Chatsworth Rd, Brampton.  It would be a full time role, but job share would be an option for us. Normal working hours between 8am - 4.30pm.


 If anyone would like more information, please can they email admin@st-thomas-brampton.org.  

Monday, 13 November 2017

PIANIST REQUIRED for CHRISTIAN MEN’S CHOIR

                                    Can You Help Us?
Following the recent retirement of our pianist, we are in need of a replacement to join us.

We are a group of 12 Christians of mixed traditions, who are engaged in singing the Gospel in Song to wherever we are invited, be it church, chapel, meeting rooms, hospitals etc

If you, or anyone else you might know can help, please contact Alan Smith for more information (01246 274775) or e-mail alan.minoltaman@googlemail.com



Friday, 3 November 2017

TAIZE - WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

Come and find out more about Taizé
A joint Anglican and Methodist Event
Thursday 16th November at 19h30
Hasland Methodist Church
followed by refreshments at our home.

Some of you will have already read in the August and September editions of The Lichgate, the St. Paul’s Hasland magazine, about how God is working throughout the world through the prayer and music of the Taizé Community .  Now is your chance to find out more. Why not come along to Hasland Methodist Church on Thursday 16th November at 19h30 to hear John-Charles and John  from St Paul’s talk about meeting Brother Roger at Taizé, their experience of leading Taizé worship groups and then watch a 50-minute DVD “Praying with the songs of Taizé”?  In this film, Brother Roger’s words, views of community prayer and testimonies of young adults from across the world take us to the heart of the mystery of prayer in a discovery of songs of Taizé, from their beginning until today.


You are most welcome to join us at home in Kent Street afterwards for refreshments and fellowship but please sign the list at the back of the Church so that we have an idea of numbers.
For more information, feel free to contact me: john.tanner1955@gmail.com
So put it in your diary now !  Thursday 16th November at 19h30 at Hasland Methodist Church.  We look forward to seeing you.

John-Charles Tanner and John Rivers

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

MEN'S BREAKFAST AT CENTRAL

The next Men's Breakfast at Central Methodist Church is on Saturday November 18th at 8.30am.  A full English breakfast will be followed by guest speaker Bob McKittrick, a semi-retired engineer, with experience in this country and in Hong Kong, will speak on getting younger people into engineering.   
Please book in if you can with Brian Offiler (brian.offiler@btinternet.com )