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RATHGAR METHODIST CHURCH CONCERT SERIES

On Tuesday 15th May at 8.00 pm, Rathgar Methodist Church will be the venue for a concert given by The Trevecca Nazarene University Singers from Nashville in the US. Numbering around 30 singers, the choir is on tour in Europe and we are delighted to be hosting their only concert in Dublin. Admission free with a retiring collection.   On Friday 25th May, at 8.00 pm in the church, Maeve Coghlan will be returning for a second year to give a recital of favourite songs.

 

GIFT DAY 2018
 

Our Gift Day is planned for Wednesday 16th May this year. You are invited to make your special financial contributions in the envelopes which you will have received along with the summer pastoral letter. Please bring them along to the coffee dock on the Wednesday morning between 10.30- noon and enjoy some coffee at the same time or put them on the collection plate before the end of the month. Thank you very much.

 

DUBLIN DISTRICT PRAYER MONTH

The Methodist Church in Ireland has designated 2018 as a year of prayer. Each district has been allocated a month — for the Dublin District, it is May. Methodist Centenary has chosen Thursday 24th May (Wesley Day) and has invited our members to come along and visit its prayer room. More details to follow.

 

CHURCH FAMILY OUTING

The Sunday Club is organising a summer outing to Greenan Farm, Wicklow, to take place on Saturday, 26th May (12-4pm). All the church family is warmly invited to come along and enjoy the maze, farm museum and woodland walks for free! We will bring picnic lunches and aim to leave from the church carpark at 12 noon on the 26th. A number of people will have spare places in their cars and can offer lifts. Please contact Anne Hagan or Janet Stafford (087-2760688) if you would like to attend, if you need a lift, have space in your car or if you need any further information. We hope as many as possible of the church family can attend. 

 

 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Our annual congregational meeting will take place after the morning service on Sunday 27th May. We make a special appeal to those of you who receive our newsletters by post and/or email to make a very special effort to join us that day as we look back on the past year and plan for the future. 

 

OUR CONTINUING DISCUSSION SERIES

A reminder about our continuing discussion series in Methodist Centenary Church at 8.00 pm:

Thursday 3rd May        Human Sexuality in Christian Perspective
Thursday 10th May      Discussing Homosexuality
Thursday 17th May      What Should We Do Next?

 

SUMMER BIBLE STUDY

Our five-week summer series starts on Friday 11th May and will run for five consecutive weeks from 11.00- noon in the choir room, preceded by coffee from 10.30 am. All are very welcome to join us at any stage.

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2018

This year, Christian Aid Week takes place between 13th-19th May. Each household in the congregation is invited to take a copy of the devotional leaflet in the foyer and to try and support the coffee dock that week when all the money generated will go to support Christian Aid’s ongoing work.

 

GODS STOREHOUSE

We are extremely grateful to the ladies in the Cavan Mothers’ Union for their recent hamper of handmade woollen hats and scarves and toiletries. These have been passed on to God’s Storehouse where they have been most enthusiastically received.

 

GREETING CARDS

Our handmade greeting cards have recently raised over €100.00 for church funds. Thank you to everyone who has supported this initiative.This is ongoing, so please continue to keep an eye out for our new creations!

 

CHURCH ACCOUNTS

The church accounts for the year up toDecember 2017 will be available in the church from the first Sunday in May for our members to see in advance of our congregational meeting. Those in our community who might prefer to receive a copy by email are asked contact Alan Gibson at           [email protected]

 

 BEST WISHES IN YOUR NEW HOME

Averil Menzies is now living in the Belmont Nursing Home, Galloping Green, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin and has settled in very happily indeed.  A card has been sent from the congregation wishing her well in her new home.

 

WEDDING CELEBRATIONS

Norman Thompson and Linda Steyn will be getting married in Rathgar Methodist Church at 2.30 pm on Sunday 20th May. We wish them a wonderful day and every happiness in the future.

 

 FREE TO A GOOD HOME

If anyone is interested in a JDW music centre with turntable, CD player, double tape deck, radio and speakers, please see Vanessa.


 
ARE YOU RETIRED?

The Rathgar Active Retirement Association, which meets at 52, Grosvenor Road in Rathgar on Tuesday afternoons at 2.30 pm, is keen to recruit new members. Activities include table tennis, cards, Scrabble, indoor bowling and painting classes with occasional outings to museums and galleries and the theatre. Further details from Wesley Riddall. 

 

TABLE TENNIS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

The table tennis club which meets in our hall on Thursday evenings is looking for new members. If you or someone you know would like to play, just drop down after 8pm anyThursday.  We cater for all standards of play. Contact Max McNeill 086 3743285 for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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