Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church

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MWiB coffee morning Saturday 6 May 
 Offers of help and cakes are required for this event. Please help any way you can: contact Sue Haworth 651261. Many thanks.

Annual Church Meeting Pentecost Sunday, 4 June, 
This year’s Annual Church Meeting will now take place following the morning service. This is always an important meeting and this year it is particularly so. We will be sharing the proposal for redeveloping the Church premises that the recent Church Council unanimously approved in principle and seeking your comments and support. We will also be seeking to appoint 3 new Church Stewards, and 5 representatives to the Church Council. The Leadership Team asks that you give prayerful consideration as to whether you might serve in the role of Church Steward. Please do speak with one of the current stewards or David Mullins if you think this might be a role you could fill. It is vital that we have in place a good strong team of stewards, committed to working together, as we prepare to welcome Revd Gill Hulme among us this September. Nominations for stewards or for representatives to the Church Council to David Mullins by Sunday 28 May. 

Sunday 23 July, 10.00 for 10.30am  Revd David Mullins’ farewell service – a Circuit service at our church followed by lunch.
Thursday 31 August, 7.30pm – Revd Gillian Hulme’s Welcome service – a Circuit service at our church led by Revd David Chapman, Chair of the Beds, Essex & Herts Methodist District, and including an ecumenical wel

Mission Days

Kickstart is one of the charities to benefit from Waitrose Community Matters this month. If you shop tokens in the Kickstart box

Information about the vacancy for Church Administrator

Youth worker in Tendring Area

The Courtman Caminos 

The Courtman Caminos  latest newsletter is now out, with news of rain, summer holidays, the arrival of Chris and Fiona’s carnés (residence visas), and a new bible verse: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19.21. There are a few copies of the newsletter in the upper foyer. (Prayer points for Chris, Fiona and the children next week.)

Friday Evening Prayer Drop In: 7.00-8.00 pmPlease do feel free to drop in to the Oasis at any time to pray for the things that are on your  mind and in your heart.   

Don’t forget the B2G (Buy to Give) box that is out each week. The YMCA will be glad of the following food items for their vulnerable young people: pasta, tinned ravioli, tinned tuna, tinned spaghetti, baked beans, tinned meat (sausages, corned beef, meatballs), instant noodles, pasta sauces, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables (e.g. sweetcorn, peas, potatoes, carrots), rice, cous cous, mayonnaise, cereal, ‘pour-over’ sauces, crackers. In addition, the following toiletries are also very useful to their ‘Crash Pad’ Residents, who often arrive with nothing: toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, comb/brush, toilet bags. 
Did you miss one of our services? Every  service is recorded on audio cassette and available to borrow immediately after the service, so you can catch up now! Speak to the person manning the audio/visual desk.