Chapel Street Methodist Church
Penzance

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Newsletter, 1 May

'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11

Services: May 8th 9.15 am John Bennetts 10.45 Rev Ralph Ward.

For Prayer

  • Please pray for the people of Ukraine and the situation there. As you know, the UK government has opened the Homes for Ukraine scheme.  The Methodist website is seeing a lot of updating in recent days in response to this.
  • Those who are elderly and housebound especially Mary Holland and Mary Chappell.
  • Rev Matt Fugill as he joins us in September.
  • Bill Edwards' funeral service on Wednesday May 4th, commencing 1.45pm at Chapel Street. All are invited. Please remember his family.

Help Needed

  • We have an URGENT need for a Church treasurer.
  • May 14th and May 21st Chapel coffee mornings have no one to host them. Would you like to host one of them for your favourite charity?  
  • Counting weekly collections - we need two people for months when there are five Sundays (about once a quarter) and to stand by when anyone on the rota for other Sundays are unable to be there Counting. There is also a need for one more person  to count the collection after the second service.
  • Would it be good to have a rota for locking Church after the Sunday service?. If you have keys and are willing to be on the rota, please let Doreen know.
  • Wesley Rock Messy Church needs more helpers who enjoy children and have up-to-date DBS and safeguarding training. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4 to 6 pm. Contact Linda Stevens on heamoormessychurch@gmail.com. They welcome children from any Church and children with no Church background.

Thank you

  • Thank you to Jane and Karen for hosting the coffee morning last Saturday for the RSPCA and  to all who attended.    
  • Thanks to all those who have done extra cleaning this week.
  • Thanks to John Bennetts for taking the own-arrangement service next Sunday.

Mission Moldova

We have been in contact with the mission. They are sending out from Penzance desperately needed items to Moldova. This is a poor country who have welcomed those fleeing Ukraine. There is a box in the foyer for items which are needed. They are also much in need of financial help to cover transport costs. There has been £200 donated to them this week from the Chapel Tithe emergency fund.

What’s On

  • Mazey Day is Saturday June 25th. There will be activities on the Chapel courtyard and we need to think about opening the Church and providing teas and coffees etc. Would it be possible to have a meeting to look at planning  next Sunday, May 8th, after the service in the Chapel?  It will take no longer than 15 minutes.
  • May 2nd: Breakfast or coffee: 9.30 am at the Family Hangout at 9.30am. All Welcome. It would be lovely to see you. If you can let Marie know if you will be wanting breakfast it would help Nikki and Linda prepare. Contact Marie, 01736 363042 or text 07773 903370.
  • May 7th, Doreen will host the coffee morning at 10.30 on for Mark and Andrea in Bardai, Chad. They are working with BMS and have links with our Church.
  • On Sunday May 1st at 3.00pm, the Chapel Street Ensemble present 'A Little Night Music', with the chamber music group playing Mozart's 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', Schubert's magical 'Notturno', Martin Butler's atmospheric 'Sequenza Notturna' and finishing with Brahms' gloriously lyrical, elegiac Clarinet Quintet. Tickets £10 on the door.
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly District Methodist Women in Britain Spring District Days: May 10th in Chacewater and May 11th in Gunnislake. Please see the notice board for details.

Please could you contact Doreen at doreen.hocking@btinternet.com with anything for the newsletter? Thank you.

Published at 7:49 on 1 May 2022

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