Responding to our calling
There will be a live streaming of the funeral of David Megginnson on Monday at 11.30am.
There are two possible links to allow you to join the service live.
In the first instance try link 1:
Link 1: https://youtu.be/0Rbg-EWEtE0
and on another live streaming page Link 2 if anyone loses the link 1:
If you are unable to join at 11.30am there will be a recording available to view at a later time.
Congratulations to our own Mike who celebrated 25 years of local preaching and was was presented with his certificate by Ben during online Morning Praise on Sunday 25 October.
What's On This Week
Sunday Online Worship
10.30am 25 October
Preacher Rev. Brian Hoare
Prepared by Mike Greenberg
Also Gracious Street Methodist Church, online evening worship, 6.30pm each Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/graciousstreetmethodist/
All our Circuit Services are available on youtube.
Barbara played during our first service back in church.
Judith playing before the service 4 October
Mike led our second service back. Closing prayer
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We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £37,500 Lottery grant to make changes to the building that are required as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on our finances.
With room bookings in the Lower Hall non-existent, we knew that some fairly drastic action was required. The Trustees therefore decided to accept a proposal from the Harrogate Homeless Project to take over the whole of our ground floor for their day service operation, Springboard. Although they currently operate from our building next door, they are not able to socially-distance in it as the rooms are too small so the number of clients they see has been seriously curtailed.
When the Homeless Project moves in, we anticipate that our normal activities and hopefully some new ones can continue upstairs in the Chapel. The Lottery money will primarily be used to install toilets there and also upgrade the kitchen downstairs which will be being used a lot more. We now have until March 31st 2021 to spend all the money, so planning is underway.
Another exciting development is a partnership with MHA who approached us with the idea of using Wesley Centre as a base for their activities in the Harrogate community. They are impressed with what we already provide but their weight behind us will help us to expand our outreach even further and will also hopefully attract a number of new volunteers. Please keep these new ventures in your prayers.
Message from Grace. Welcome - Can you help? We need videos from each church of someone (or a few people!) saying welcome. We are putting together a circuit video for the website and Youtube (while I’m here please do subscribe to the YouTube channel so we can change the name!) and would like videos of people from different churches smiling (as a minimum) and saying Welcome. Waving, singing jumping, twirling and standing outside your chapel building/ on top of a mountain, dangling upside down from a tree, sliding down a slide, are all optional extras, but will increase your chances of inclusion! We may not be able to use every video, and they need to be landscape! If you’d like to give it a go please send your video to Grace by email or WhatsApp (firstname.lastname@example.org 07341 960506) by the 25th October.
( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGs9zOllnk5tMKC8SCeQY1w and Hit subscribe!)
Spring Harvest – Harvest Pop Up will be online from 26-31 October with live and brand new pre-recorded content for all ages. For more information, click here.
Bookings for Spring Harvest 2021 are now open, to book please visit our website here or alternatively, phone Butlin's directly on 0330 100 9330
COGS Creative Writers. For a copy of the COGs latest book ‘Love, Fear & Faith in a time of Covid’ by COGS creative writers, please contact Jeanette Mowat or Hilary Hughes. The price per book is £4.50 (£5 if posted) and £1 per sale will go towards supporting the ongoing work of Gracious Street Methodist Church.
Yorkshire North and East Methodist District has a dedicated page on the District website for Coronavirus - a Go-to-hub for information, guidance, news, prayers and resources. www.yorkshirenemethodist.org/coronavirus
The Harrogate District Foodbank is always looking for donations of food and other items. Visit the website to find out how to help.