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

6th August 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

Warm greetings to you all.

Much has been done in recent days to ensure that public worship can recommence at Central Methodist Church. Can I thank you for your replies to my previous letter and for your support as, during lockdown, individuals have helped clean, decorate and prepare the chapel for reopening on September 6th 2020. Our congregation and regular worshippers remain with differing opinions on whether they are going to return to public worship in September or not: I support both view points and trust that the option to remain at home or return to worship does not become divisive to us. Can I stress that, just because the chapel is open for worship, please do not feel under any obligation to return if you feel it is still unsafe. The online worship that has been much used during lockdown is going to continue and printed orders of service from the Methodist Church are still available.

There is of course lots of legislation to be followed and I want to highlight this to you if you are planning to return to Central.

  • The chapel will be open from 10am and 5:30pm to enable staggered entrance times: worship commencing at 10:45am and 6pm.
  • Currently we will be acting on a first come first served basis and an afternoon act of worship at 3pm will be arranged if capacity is met for the morning service.
  • Sadly there will be a limit to the number of people we will be allowed to admit and we ask no one to take offence if you are asked to come back at 3pm.
  • The following must be observed throughout your time approaching the chapel and inside the chapel building:
    • Maintain 2 metres social distance and follow the one way system
    • Face coverings must be worn at all times
    • Your name and telephone number must be recorded
    • Sanitise hands. Please be aware that toilets should be used sparingly and will need the occupant to clean that area after they have finished
    • Please do not move the furniture to sit with friends or swap seats
    • No bibles or hymn books will be used, words will appear only on the screen
    • There will be no singing or playing of wind or brass instruments
    • Keep all belongings with you
    • Currently there will be no separated work with children or young people, of course they are welcome to attend but must remain in their family bubble
  • Rev Danny is still planning how communion can be safely prepared and received and further advice on this will be given.

Whether worshipping at home or at Central I pray that you will find peace, comfort and hope in these times. Please get in touch with me for further information.

Yours in God’s service,

Rev Danny

SUNDAY 18th October 2020

                                                                        10:45am – Elizabeth Tremayne

                                                                        6pm – Rev Diane Grice

Sun 25th 10:45am – Estelle Turner

6pm – Rev Andrew Hill

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

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2020

Rose Didlick has started filling shoe boxes. If you would like to donate hats, scarves, pens, pencils, books, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, (anything on the leaflets available from Rose), even an empty shoe box: and/or of course money which Rose could use to purchase suitable items or use towards postage (each box costs £3 to send). Please contact Rose on 01326 560809 or email neilrosedidli@gmail.com for more information.

"TRAIDCRAFT: Are you thinking about preparations for Christmas but not fancying the thought of going out to do Christmas shopping? If so, why not take a look at the latest catalogue from Traidcraft (see it online at www.traidcraftshop.co.uk or contact me and I will get a paper copy to you). There are lots of interesting things on offer including fully recyclable charity Christmas cards, The Real Advent Calendar, Fairtrade, ethical, organic, sustainable gifts as well as everyday food, drink and household products. I don't think I shall be able to do much in the way of stalls this year but am planning some alternative virtual shopping evenings so get in touch if you are interested. Free delivery for orders to your home should be possible in most cases (or you can collect from me). Tel 01326 560471 or email estelle.turner1@btinternet.com

Estelle Turner"

We have 3 Money Plants available at £2 each for chapel funds, see Pauline Reed if you are interested. This is your last chance before donating to charity.

Greening your home this Autumn.  With 40% of UK emissions coming from households, our homes have an important part to play in meeting the UK’s 2030 emissions reduction targets. As temperatures drop in an increasingly warming world, you can help to tackle climate change and reduce your heating bill by testing how draughty or leaky your home is. Find the gaps that let the cold air in and warm air out (think keyholes, letterboxes, gaps around the edges or bottoms of windows and doors, loft hatches, floorboards etc.) and fix these gaps using the correct materials.  Now is also a very good time to prepare for winter by sticking tinfoil or radiator panels between the wall and radiator, as these will help reflect heat back into your room during the colder months.

Rev Danny will commence a phased return to work soon. Please continue to pray for his continued improvement in health and for all the family during this period of transition. It will also be most helpful if you continue to call upon Rev Diane or Rev Paul if you have anything to discuss. Alternatively contact Theresa clericalsw@outlook.com for assistance.

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 3pm 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.

Would you like a chapel chair from Central? The new chairs have arrived so we are selling the best of the old ones at £20 per chair. If you are interested please contact the Circuit Office.

From Colin and Eileen Combellack, we celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary yesterday, Saturday 17th October. Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to celebrate as we had hoped with family and friends, however we have much to praise the Lord for.

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

www.lizardandmountsbay.org LAMB Circuit Cornwall


We have a loop system to assist the hard of hearing

Please turn hearing aid to position ‘T’

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

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

Please keep emails as brief as possible

Thank you to Joan Williams for today’s flowers,

flower arranger for next Sunday 25th Sylvia Curnow

Freewill offering last Sunday 11th £142 plus £120 during the week

(plus the weekly average of £873.46 from regular direct giving)

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