Marlow Methodist Church
Sharing God's Love
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An overview of the usual timings for regular church activities is listed on the Activities page. Updates to these for the current week, as published in the church notices, are usually listed in this News & Events page.
Please use this as a guide, rather than the definitive source as things can sometimes change. If in doubt, please check with the Activity organiser.
If you are a member of the church and wish to include something in the notices, the email address is: notices@ marlowmethodistchurch.org.uk
The Methodist Church video - Our Calling - can be viewed here.
Monday Small Group - meets every fortnight in the upper room - contact Margery Hodson for information.
Tuesday Small Group - usually meets at 8.00pm.
Wednesday Fellowship - 2.30pm - every Wednesday in the Wesley Hall - everyone is very welcome to come along.
10th July - the Fellowship will be addressed by Gregory Hargrove
17th July - the Fellowship Summer Garden Party - please contact Mollie Manthorpe if you woud like to join us.
For more information about Wednesday Fellowship speak to Bob Crawshaw, Pat Brown or Mollie Manthorpe
Holy Habits - the group met at Christ Church URC on Tuesday 25th June at 8.00pm for those who wished to continue to look at the 'fellowship' booklet together and are not already part of a group - the other dates will be 23rd and 30th July with Nick and Martin Ashford also leading - if you would like a copy of the booklet and don't already have one please let me (Neil Manthorpe) know.
Saturday 6th July at 10.30am in the Chapel for half-an-hour - a time of prayer for our Church family, for our community and for the world
Sunday 7th July
- at 9.30am - Sunday Live led by Rev Nick Thompson
- followed by bacon butties in the Wesley Hall
- at 10.45am - Morning Worship led by Rev Nick Thompson
Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm - a time of prayer before the Church Council at 8.00pm - all very welcome.
Saturday 13th July at 10.30am in the Chapel for half-an-hour - a time of prayer for our Church family, for our community and for the world
Sunday 14th July at 10.30am - Morning Worship for 'Action for Children' Sunday led by Carolyn Luscombe - there will be a collection in support of the work of AfC.
Saturday 20th July at 10.30am in the Chapel for half-an-hour - a time of prayer for our Church family, for our community and for the world
Sunday 21st July at 10.30am - freespirit led by Nigel Sweet - followed by a family 'picnic' in the Hall and on the forecourt to which all are welcome
- there will be sign-up sheets in the Welcome Area on Sunday 7th for offers of salads and desserts for the 'picnic'
Sunday 21st July at 3.00pm - a service of thanksgiving for the Church family at Stokenchurch and their continuing contribution, and of farewell to Rev Singa Vunipola and her family
Saturday 27th July at 10.30am in the Chapel for half-an-hour - a time of prayer for our Church family, for our community and for the world
Sunday 28th July at 10.30am - Morning Worship with a contribution by David Tester of Mission Aviation Fellowship - one of the charities we support from the outreach giving fund
Love Marlow - Building Community Together - thank you to everyone who got involved in the events and activities that took place during the last fortnight – thank you for helping to share the Good News
Strawberry cream teas for Home Farm Trust (lifelong homes for those with special needs) - thank you to everyone who helped and supported the garden party last weekend - we raised £1,304 for Home Farm Trust - Sue Harris and Margery Hodson.
Sir Aubrey Ward care home - we will be leading worship on Thursday 25th July at 11.00am - you are very welcome to join us to help sing - for more information speak to Sue Gallaugher
Our Annual General Church Meeting took place as part of our Morning Worship led by Rev Nick Thompson on Sunday 19th May at 10.30am.
Action for Children - summer buffet lunch thank you to everyone who helped and supported our fundraising activity - we raised £373 - Marilyn Smith
Vision + Mission - Information on this can be found in the church entrance area and posts on the church facebook pages.
Plant sale - took place on the Saturday Coffee Morning on 4th May.
Christian Aid sponsored walk - a big thank you from the 21 Marlow walkers to their sponsors – we raised a total of £1,812 - Sue Gallaugher
Leprosy Mission - Chris Stratta, who led our wonderful service on 24th March, has written to thank our 'truly special people' for the donation of £896 which has been doubled by matched funding from the Government - £1.3m was raised in total which makes an incredible £2.6m with matching aid - Margery, Nigel, Sue and Paddy are visiting Nepal at the end of October and will visit the Anadaban Hospital - would anyone like to join us for this trip?
Poverty and Universal Credit - Rachel Lampard, the leader of the Joint Public Issues Team, and a former Vice-President of Conference spoke on the subject of poverty at Wesley Methodist Church (Priory Rd, High Wycombe) on Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm - this was part of a Churches Together in Wycombe series for Lent
More Information -
Circuit letter about Universal Credit:
Includes a request for action - UC-letter-Circuit-13-03-19 (pdf)
Joint Public Issues Team:
Poverty and Inequality - www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/ issues/ poverty-and-inequality/
Briefing paper - Universal Credit Increasing Poverty by Design (pdf)
Churches Together High Wycombe:
There is a need for additional volunteers to help with Saturday Coffee - just a couple of sessions each quarter would be very helpful - please contact Sue Gallaugher.
Messy Church - urgent appeal - Churches Together in Marlow have run a monthly Messy Church on a Saturday afternoon but it is in danger of stopping due to a staffing shortage - can you get involved and spare a couple of hours each month? Speak to Paddy Gallaugher
Lighthouse 2019 - more Lighthouse keepers, 10 young helpers to be Lamp lighters and more helpers for drama activities are needed as well as people to look after helpers children during some sessions - please register at lighthousecentral.org/get-involved - and see the list of donations in kind wanted to help with craft and refreshments
Collecting boxes –
The World Mission boxes have raised £305 so far this year and
The Action for Children boxes have raised £432
- if you would like a box please speak to Marguerite Donkin (WM) or Stella Warne (AfC) - thank you for your donations to these important funds for work to help others in our world.
Holy Habits - video on YouTube.
If you have any questions please speak to Nick or Neil - there will be more information after Easter about this journey we plan to take with our friends at Christ Church URC .
Some dates for your diary:
Stokenchurch Methodist Church - will hold their final service in the Chapel on Sunday 21st July and this will also be a farewell service for Rev Singa Vunipola – the Stokenchurch members will become part of our Church family and continue their links with the parish Church in Stokenchurch
Georgina Bondzi-Simpson – the new probationer minister for Wesley and the Avenue from September - will be welcomed to the Circuit at a service on the afternoon of Sunday 25th August at Wesley – the preacher will be Rev Helen Cameron, the District Chair
Used Stamps - please remember to save stamps and put them in the box on the shelves in the Wesley Hall - they are sent to the Leprosy Mission who welcome them as part of their fundraising.
Transport to hospital - if you are able to help from time-to-time with taking someone to a hospital appointment, please speak to Margerie Hodson - thank you.
Do you enjoy baking? - Sue Gallaugher would love to have a home-made cake to sell in slices on the cake stall at the Saturday Coffee Morning each week - speak to Sue if you are able to help.
Whitechapel Methodist Mission - helping the homeless in the East End of London - thank you to everyone who donated to our collection - annual reports available from Valerie Cameron
Pancake Day - thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the lunch happen and to all who supported the event - more than £500 was raised in support of Marlow Lighthouse for children and young people.
Christmas Fair - 2018 - thank you to everyone who helped with the event and to all who came along to support - we raised £3,411 in support of our activities throughout the year - well done!
Appeal for disaster relief in Sulawesi - the retiring collection raised £201 which has been sent to Christian Aid for their work in supporting people affected by the earthquake and tsunami
Action for Children - the lunch on Saturday 13-Oct-18 raised £438 - thank you to everyone who helped and to everyone who came and supported this important work with children and families.
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