Central Methodist Church, Helston

Superintendent Minister: The Revd. Daniel Reed

Tel. No. 01326 572303

Rev Danny Reed, An Hyreth, Old Hill, HELSTON TR13 8HT daniel.reed2@live.co.uk

SUNDAY 24th January 2021

Community Meals – we will be continuing to offer a take away meal to the community at Central on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Meals can be collected at the door between 5:15pm and 5:30pm: please remember social distancing whilst waiting outside.

CHURCH COUNCIL - meeting 26th January 7pm – agenda to follow. Contact Rev Danny for the zoom link and phone Ben Reed 07403623363 if you need further assistance. Any member of the Church is allowed to attend but only Church Council members can vote.

Zoom Discipleship Team Meeting
As we were unable to meet in 2020, we plan to hold a Discipleship Team Meeting via zoom at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th January.
Everyone involved in any of our small groups (or wanting to learn more) is welcome to attend. Hopefully each of our small groups will be represented.
Please email me if interested and I shall send an agenda + the necessary link nearer the time.
Rev Andrew (andrew@aandbhill.plus.com)

Eco Tip
Make an eco resolution for 2021. How can we become better at caring for creation and improving our lifestyles and the lives of others through healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable living? If you‘ve been meaning for a while to switch to green energy, go plastic or flight free or try a vegan diet, then 2021 or Lent 2021 (17 February - 3 April) is a good time to start or to give something up that benefits nature and helps address climate change.

Lockdown Eco Challenge
January 29th - 31st is the Big Garden Birdwatch
. Join thousands of people across the country by taking an hour to count the different birds that visit your garden. You can find more details at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch and sign up to take part in one of the largest citizen science projects. You may have a large or small garden, you may see many birds or none at all. No matter. All information will be useful.
It would also be interesting to make a combined list of the birds seen in local gardens, so please, if possible, email me your results and I shall include the combined list on one of the February notices.
Thanks. Rev Andrew (andrew@aandbhill.plus.com)

There are a few spare copies of the 'Word for Today' daily Bible reading notes for February - April that are available for anyone to try. Please let Neil Turner know if you would like to be sent a copy. Email: neil.turner32@btinternet.com Tel.: 01326 56047

Calling all knitters: I’m pinching this idea from Truro Methodists. The congregation there are knitting scarves, hats and gloves and putting them into a bag and attaching them to their Chapel railings with a large note offering them to anyone in need this winter. I thought this would be a lovely gesture and keep some of us furloughed, or isolating busy with a generous task. I’m not sending out patterns, but if anyone would like to have go we can arrange collection and will bag them and offer them to those in need. Let’s help others. If you’re not a good knitter you may like to find someone who is and get them involved with a ball of wool or two. Good way to use up your oddments. Phone Rev Danny 572303 for collection, there is no urgency. Thank you for helping. Rev Danny

Remember Central Prayer Time, half an hour every Tuesday, 10:30-11am. You will receive a weekly email to help you be a part of this prayer time. Also have you tried joining Rev Paul live at 2:30pm on Wednesday afternoons on Facebook where he is leading a bible study? Plus there is a weekly Sunday Service on Facebook and YouTube. Also, Sunday School continues through Zoom; and emails are being sent for further devotions: for more information on any of these please get in touch.

Resources and material for worship will be on our Circuit website and Facebook page

www.lizardandmountsbay.org LAMB Circuit Cornwall


Items for the next “notice sheet” to Theresa by Thursday noon, please:

preferably by email to clericalsw@outlook.com or 07964 145076.

Offerings received during the week to 17th January were £580

plus the weekly average of £880 from direct giving.

Special thanks go to all those who are making direct payments, especially standing orders.

Jacob and Tabitha would like to share their special news with the church family. They have a new baby brother. Baby Elijah was born on the 29th December. They are very much in love with him. We hope you are all well and hopefully we will see you all soon. 

Kim Wearne

For more things happening in the circuit go to:  https:/www.facebook.com/groups/2641145875902731/

For more things happening in the Cornwall District go to:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/670123887071993/

Book Club 

Lizard and Mount’s Bay Methodist Circuit 

I (Isaac McNish) am starting a Circuit book club and below is some more information if you are interested in taking part. We shall be reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. It is brilliant, encouraging and challenging. I wholeheartedly believe that this book shares a message that we need to hear in our culture today. It is accessible and stretching both for those who would not describe themselves as avid readers and for bookworms. What will it look like? Each week we shall tackle a chapter of the book (they are quick to read but as with all good writing, much is conveyed in a short space). The meetings will involve opportunity to discuss and reflect on what we have read. We want to learn and enjoy the journey together, not to test anyone’s understanding or put people on the spot. Importantly, each week we shall finish with a reflection on how we each can take what we have learned and put it into practice. Our aim will be to read not just for information but transformation. When will it be? Weekly on Monday evenings. Our first online gathering will be 7:30PM. Monday 5 October 2020. Where will it be? On Zoom. A link will be sent daytime on Mondays to everyone who has registered. How do I register? To book a space so that you receive the Zoom meeting link, please contact Theresa Hosking at  clericalsw@outlook.com. You will need to get hold of your own copy of the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ Ruthless-Elimination-Hurry-emotionally-spiritually/dp/1529308380/ref=sr_1_1? crid=1T3RTH1XSHXOV&dchild=1&keywords=the+ruthless+elimination+of+hurry&qid=160 0447589&sprefix=the+ruthless+%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-1 

If this cost would prevent you from participating, the LAMB circuit will order a copy for you free of charge. What people have been saying about The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry is refreshing , revitalising, and a shock to the system. Beautifully and compellingly written, it is a prophetic message for our time.” — Pete Greig, founder of the 24-7 prayer movement and senior pastor of Emmaus Road, Guildford, UK “John Mark Comer is a hugely talented leader, speaker, and writer. You will find lots of wise advice here.” — Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, London “Living as a spiritually and mentally healthy follower of Jesus in in our technological, calendar-driven culture is, it turns out, quite difficult. In this book John Mark Comer shares a practical, personal, and challenging call to imagine new ways that our lives can imitate Jesus.” — Tim Mackie, cofounder of the Bible Project