I hope you have had a good week - please find below some of the things that have happened this week or that you might want to be involved in over the next seven days:-
Please find attached:-
A short order of service for the coming week – “Vine at Home 5 July 2020”
Prayer for the week ahead - “Emmanuel Corona Prayers week 16”
Children’s activity sheet
Live Your Faith
Day of Prayer Poster (11 July 2020) – see details below
Following the Government announcement around the ability to open Churches, we wanted to let everyone know that we are awaiting guidance from the Methodist Church nationally, and Emmanuel Church building will continue to stay closed at this current time. We will not be opening for any form of worship THIS Sunday 5th July alongside others within the Barnsley Methodist Circuit. We will, of course, let you know as soon as we can meet together again.
FRIDAY // VIRTUAL ROOTS
Join the roots team on Friday 3rd July between 4.30pm to 5.30pm where all the fun and fellowship of roots is online. Details to join our zoom below:
Zoom ID: 898 759 3064
SUNDAY //PREPARED SUNDAY SERVICE
Please join us again this Sunday 5th July at 10am (or at a time convenient for you) in our Emmanuel Family Facebook group for our local service and a time together in worship. This will be like previous weeks, post after post in real time to follow a full service that takes around an hour. You can join us live or enjoy it later in the day – the choice is yours. We’ll be singing, praying, reflecting and listen to the message from Ellie Peet. Why not join us? Any problems finding the group please email us and we will be happy to help.
SUNDAY// GIFT DAY
10am to 12pm / 2pm to 4pm
Come along and give to Church this Sunday – 5th July.
It’s now been almost 15 weeks since we met as a Church family to worship together. We’re so grateful for all those that have continued to support Emmanuel financially during this difficult time. We are currently challenged with no rental income from people using the building, limited giving and little opportunity to increase income from other routes. However, there have been some blessings and we are grateful to Barnsley Methodist Circuit for reducing our next Circuit assessment payment considerably and for committing to financially resource the Ignite project for the next financial year. Nevertheless, we need, more than ever before, to look to our Church Family to support us. In simple terms, we have more cash going out than is coming in. And that continues to worsen as this period of lockdown continues. We ask those who can, to consider prayerfully their individual giving. Can you give more each month? A one-off boost to support in these times? We ask you all to keep this situation in your prayers.
You can give to our gift day in lots of ways:
In person - People will be waiting at Church (socially distanced) to receive envelopes, and cheques, cash, or credit card payments from 10am – 12 noon and 2.00 - 4.00pm. If you have been saving all your offerings, you can bring all the envelopes, or just one, down to church, either in cash form or by writing a cheque. If you don’t have envelopes but want to give a gift, we shall also make envelopes available.
Via your pastoral contact - If you would struggle to get to church, please let your pastoral visitor know and they can collect envelopes or cheques from you.
Online - rather than coming to Church personally, our Church Bank details are:
A/c name: Emmanuel Methodist Church
Sort code: 40-09-12
A/c number: 91633023
HSBC Bank - 5 Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2PY
Please mark your bank transfer as: Gift Day.
We hope that people in our giving schemes and those who normally put cash in week by week, as well as anyone wanting to make additional donations to support Church, will support us on this important day. The life and ministry of Emmanuel needs to be resourced and this is a great way of continuing all the good work that happens for now and for the future. Thank you for your support and generosity.
MONDAY // MENS DISCIPLESHIP GROUP
Men’s Discipleship Group are meeting virtually again on Monday 6th July (they meet every Monday, except for Bank Holiday’s) - to be a part just contact Peter White on: email@example.com or give him a ring on 07703 567060
SATURDAY // SHEFFIELD DISTRICT WEEKEND OF PRAYER & CELEBRATION
Next weekend - Saturday 11th July – it is the Sheffield District Weekend of Prayer and Celebration (see attached poster). Please share this as widely as you are able.
In other news…
· Did you see Peter White’s interview on Facebook? Following on from his midweek conversation with others, Cameron interviewed Peter and we have shared that testimony for others to see. This is part of us sharing stories of people’s lives of faith within the life of Emmanuel. You can find the story here to view: https://studio.youtube.com/video/Ic0CIiSfNXg/edit/basic
· Fancy working with us? The North West Church is also looking for a person of any age to work alongside our OPP and the staff team as a Connections Social Isolation worker with the elderly. This will be working across four areas of the Church – Barugh, Emmanuel, Kexborough & Pogmoor. It is 27 hours per week and is paid for a one year contract. Please advertise widely as we feel this worker will be key for this vulnerable group of people even after the Lockdown has been lifted. You can find the advert here: https://www.emmanuelbarnsley.co.uk/post/great-opportunity-to-work-with-us
The closing date for all applications is this Monday (6th July 2020)
We have been delivering birthday cards during lockdown, either electronically or hand delivering. People have loved receiving them and we would like to be able to do this for everyone as part of our ongoing pastoral care. If you would like to be part of this please email Joan Booth with your date of birth (don’t be shy!) firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a ring on 07845 698662.
Dial-a-Prayer - A FREE phone service to hear prayers and news from the Methodist Church has been launched. Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514; Listen to news: 0808 281 2478; Content is updated weekly on Thursday evening.
Foodbank collections still are available at both Tesco’s in Wilthorpe and also outside the Vestry door at the back of Church. On-going donations of non-perishable items eg tins, pasta, cereals, UHT milk, tea, coffee, rice and biscuits are all very welcome.
Joan Booth is writing an article about all the blessings we have received during lockdown, so that we don’t just focus on the negatives. Please contact Joan Joaniebeth1957@gmail.com or give her a ring on 07845 698662 if you have anything to share.
Have you any news to share? Tell us and we will share through this newsletter or on Facebook
And to finish, Dawn Webster shared on our Toddler Group Facebook page this week
“So...... 30 days, 68 toddlers and lots of prayers for them all - but it doesn’t stop there - I will continue to think about and pray for all our toddler families as we slowly begin to emerge from this lockdown. Keep safe everyone and keep smiling x”
Many thanks and God bless
The Leadership Team