Frank Pemberton’s Ministers’ Recognition Service
Many of you will be aware that a member of our fellowship, Frank Pemberton, has successfully completed the Independent Methodist Ministers’ Education Course. Having completed the course, Frank has made the church aware of his call to become an Independent Methodist Minister. The church has fully supported Frank’s calling and forwarded his name to the Connexion’s Ministry Committee. Following Frank’s successful interview with the Ministers’ Committee, his name was then forwarded to Connexional Committee for formal ratification. This has now been done and his name has been added to the list of Connexional Ministers.
This is always followed by a Ministers’ Recognition Service. Because of the ongoing pandemic, it was felt that this should be done as part of the regular Morning Worship when the majority of our members who have been attending during the pandemic would be present. This will take place on Sunday the 5th September at 10.30 when retiring Connexional President, Dorothy Kendrick from Roman Road Church, Failsworth, will be present, both representing the Ministers’ Committee and providing the main address in the service.
We hope that as many members and friends will make the effort and attend to support Frank on this very important date at the start of his ministry in God’s work. Subject to any Covid restrictions at the time, refreshments will be served in the hall following the service.
Members and friends suffering ill health at this time
The past eighteen months have been difficult for us all but spare a thought and a prayer for those who have suffered declining health or accidents during that period, much of it will not be generally know to our members. Illness can be a very personal and private matter and there are those amongst us who do not wish their personal circumstances to be made public.
So, in your prayers remember those in our congregation who are currently undergoing medical tests to establish the nature and extent of their illness. Also remember those who are recovering in care homes following accidents or illness and I ask you in particular to pray for Jean Berry and Shirley Jones.
We are also mindful of those members and friends who are recovering from routine treatments and procedures, removal of cataracts is one which more than one of our members has recently experienced.
This month Roy asks us to consider the anointing of Jesus by Mary (John 12:1-3) He says that this reminds him of the hymn, "Such love springs from eternity, O Jesus such love”. May we learn to live always in His love.
Birthdays and Anniversaries in August.
Just birthdays this month! 3rd – Godfrey Gwilliam. 4th – Kenneth Jenkinson. 11th – Anita Linsky. 21st - Lillian Hazeldine. 22nd – Tom Hancock.
Book Table Sale
Anne will be making available a ‘Book Table Sale’ in the Fellowship Room following Morning Worship, the room that links the church to the hall. Books will be on sale at fifty pence each and the proceeds will go towards church funds. Book donations would also be welcomed.