The Wiltshire United Area

LATEST NEWS, NOTICES

and PREACHING PLANS

Follow the links for the latest Preaching Plans:-       May 2017  June 2017  July 2017  August 2017

Follow the links for the latest Area Newsletters:-     May 2017

Click HERE for the latest Church Compendium, January 2017

Wiltshire United Area OPEN DAY at Whitely Methodist Church.  Click HERE for a poster

The Joint Publish Issues Team ( J. P. I. T. - see their website )

of the Baptist, Methodist, & U. R. Churches and the Church of Scotland have developed a resource " Exploring the future of the U. K. after the E. U. referendum ".
To explore this issue on a Biblical basis, Eric & Helen are prepared to host ( 9 Somerset Way, Semington ) this 4 session conversation on the 4 Tuesday evenings in April ( presuming UK governments triggering of Article 50 )

From 7.30 - 9.15'ish we shall consider :

Week 1 What kind of society do we want for future generations ( re Deut. 4 vv 5 - 9 )

Week 2 How should we treat others ( re Philippians 2  vv 3 - 5 )

Week 3 How should we use our resources ( re Matthew 6 v. 24 & 28 - 30 & 33 )

Week 4 How should we make decisions ( re Acts 15 vv 22 - 28 )

Your prompt advice of attendance would oblige.
Thank you.
Blessings,
Eric & Helen
01380 870922

 

ORDINATION of Revd.Wendy Tucker

Rev Wendy Tucker will be ordained (subject to the assent of the Methodist Church) on the 25th June 2017 at St. Martin-in-the-Bullring Church, Birmingham; the service will begin at 4pm. The ordination services require a (free) ticket and the Area has been allocated 30. If you would like to attend this event could you please let Wendy know BY 17TH MARCH and she will allocate tickets as far as possible. Once these allocated ones have gone tickets can be applied for personally through the Methodist Church website.

Please let Wendy know if you would like a ticket Rev. Wendy Tucker. Tel 01249 818923 email: wtucker@wiltsunitedchurches.org.uk  

There will also be a local Testimony service for Wendy, which will be an Area service, on Sunday 7th May at 4pm at Calne Methodist Church, at which the Rev Jonathan Pye will be the preacher.’

 

Israel 2017 Pilgrimage Led By Revd. Peter Whatton 

20th  - 28th November, 2017

 Rev Peter Has led numerous pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Turkey and Jordon.

He and his wife Ann also worked as Volunteers at The Garden Tomb in the heart of Jerusalem, so you will be in experienced Hands.

The tour takes in all the important Holy sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem , Galilee and Nazareth. We have an experienced local Christian Guide a coach and all entrance fees and Gratuities are included in the cost which is £1495.

I would love to take you along we share in great fellowship, make new friends and have the Bible opened up to us in a most wonderful way.

If you are interested please contact me on 01225 971607

or e-mail     p.whatton@wiltsunitedchurches.org.uk

 

WORLD CHURCH GROUP

COPA is the Area Project for 2015-2017.

Click HERE for the  highlights from the December 2016 COPA newsletter

 

 

Two buildings and one people: the story of Methodism in Westbury

Revd Ward Jones has recently produced a 30 page illustrated history of Westbury Methodist Church entitled "Two buildings and one people - the story of Methodism in Wiltshire"

Copies can be ordered from Ward at a cost of £5 plus a £1 for postage and packing.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Methodist Church, Westbury’
(NOT ‘Westbury Methodist Church’) Proceeds go to church funds.
Copies will be available from awardjones@wiltsunitedchurches.org.uk

 

 

The United Church, Trowbridge

We reported at the Area Meeting that the Church had agreed that we would be vacating our church premises.  

We are now holding our morning worship at 10.30 in The Park Club in Trowbridge. We are looking to the future with faith and hope as we enter into this exciting new phase in our church life.    

All are welcome t 

 

Holt United Reformed Church

ANY OLD TOOLS?

Did you know that there is a refurbishing workshop at the Holt United Reformed Church?

We are part of the small national charity, Tools For Self Reliance. All sorts of hand tools are refurbished to go into dedicated tool kits that go to projects in Africa. Such kits are for  Carpentry, Bicycle Repair, Auto Mechanics, Shoe Repair, Electricians etc. We also refurbish Singer sewing machines and collect haberdashery items. We don’t ask for gardening tools but if any turn up, we try and sell them for funds. Any other tools donated will be gratefully received.

The workshop is open on a Wednesday morning, 9 ‘till 12-30.

Contact Geraint Owen on 01225 752555 or search www.tfsr.org for more information

 

 

Methodist Orb
The Methodist Church and the Church of England move closer to unity

The Joint Implementation Commission (JIC) of the Church of England and Methodist Church in Britain has called for “Church leaders and decision-making bodies to make the Covenant a priority in order to bring our Churches closer together in mission and holiness”.

In a major report the JIC calls on both Churches to consider the impact that the 10-year-old Anglican Methodist Covenant has made on their relationship, to rejoice in the progress that has been made and to face together the challenges of mission.  

The JIC is inviting feedback on the findings of the report. Over the next few months, various national and connexional bodies of the two Churches will be reflecting on the report in order to discern how to move forward into the next phase of the Covenant journey. Comments and submissions are being invited by 31 January 2014.

Proposals for the next phase of implementation of the Covenant will then be presented to the General Synod and the Methodist Conference in July 2014.

 

Melksham United Church, having recently been substantially re-furbished, offers the building for hire to other organisations.  Please click HERE for a poster  for hiring purposes and HERE for a brochure  with details of accommodation and hiring costs. 

 

Calne Methodist Church

Click on the link for information about room hire. 

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