Some changes throughout August

Worship Wednesday and Half Hour With Jesus
with be paused during August to give everyone involved a
break. 
They will begin again in early September.
 
Sunday Worship  
will continue on Facebook and Youtube with a number of Local Preachers.
Services can be viewed via either of the links below
  
          

The Alpha Course  
will be continuing every Wednesday evening so please continue to pray for those involved.

'Soul Snack' 
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(full details below)


Re-opening Church 
Leadership had been working towards the re-opening of church in early September 
assuming the approval of a proposed Open Church Meeting on 20th August. 
However with the new lockdown measures and uncertainty of the position plus guidance from District, that meeting has now been postponed. As soon as we know any further details we will communicate them, but, as through this whole pandemic, the priority is to keep everyone safe.


Ian Heath is on annual leave from 1st - 18th August.
Please pray that he and Jill have a peaceful and refreshing holiday.


If you need to contact church or in an emergency whilst Ian is on leave, 
please contact a member of the Leadership Team



Stuart and Abby Samuels

Stuart, our former Youth and Children’s worker at S Chad, has been accepted for ordination training for the Church of England at Trinity College, Bristol. 
He will be
following a one year course, starting mid September, and he and Abby will be living in a house owned by Trinity for their time there. 

We pray for God’s blessing and provision as they begin a new chapter of their journey together following Jesus.


S Chad's new Dial Up 

‘Soul Snack’
started July 27th and continues until early September
Would you like to briefly catch up with friends, hear a short word
of encouragement, followed by a short prayer?
If so, dial in for 
'Soul Snack'.
Available every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 7pm  
but
it might be best to ring in at 6.50pm so that you can chat with others.
'Soul Snack' will begin at 7pm prompt and last no more than 5 mins.
To access 'Soul Snack'' call 0330 336 0036 and then when asked input the PIN: 986616 and wait to be connected.The cost of calling is a standard call to a geographic 01/02 number, even when calling from a mobile. This effectively makes the call free to people who have a monthly minute bundle as the calls are deducted from the inclusive minutes.

The devotionals are taken from 
Soul Fuel by Bear Grylls.


Bev Jones' 'Thought for the Week'
is available here  



All We Can

All We Can shares Volunteers Manager, Tim Baker's blog, reflecting on the Presidential theme for the year; The Best of All, God is with Us
You can help All We Can respond to the global crisis here.




God for All 

The Methodist Conference has voted overwhelmingly to implement a new Church-wide strategy 
for Evangelism and Growth. The
God for All strategy commits the Church theologically, culturally, and financially to deepen its mission to be a growing, evangelistic, justice-seeking, 
and inclusive Church.

The strategy is the result of a year-long consultation across the Connexion involving more than one hundred large groups and thousands of individual conversations with leaders, practitioners, and ecumenical partners.

In the context of declining Methodist Church membership numbers, God for All prioritises helping new people become disciples of Jesus, starting hundreds of new churches, and raising up new lay and ordained leaders to join God in engaging diverse rural, urban, estate, and suburban communities across Britain. The strategy also focuses significant energy and resources on developing the role of young evangelists, serving communities experiencing marginalisation, expanding the Church’s digital presence, and helping Methodists live out their 
faith in everyday life.

God for All will launch in September with a focused Year of Prayer that will offer 
the Church’s work to God.

More details here


The Methodist Weekly Podcast is   here


Giving for S Chad throughout Covid-19

An update from Allan Gibson

As you cannot attend church at the moment, your weekly donations to church may be kept to one side and put in the collection when the church re-opens to everyone.  Some who use offering envelopes may have already chosen to fill/seal each week's envelope during lockdown and intend to submit multiple envelopes when the church re-opens.  
Others may have put money aside and intend to put it in a single offering envelope when normal Sunday worship re-commences.  
However, IF YOU DO INTEND TO INCLUDE SEPARATE WEEKLY GIFTS IN A SINGLE OFFERING ENVELOPE, PLEASE MARK THE ENVELOPE MULTIPLE GIFTS. 

Many already give to church through a monthly standing order /direct debit; lockdown has already resulted in an increase in gifts by this route.  If you are interested in setting up monthly giving via your bank account, please contact Allan on: 0161 627 1961 or email: allan.gibson1961@gmail.com for further information.


HELPLINE FOR THOSE IN ISOLATION

The helpline below is available for those who are isolated with no family, friends or neighbours who can help them get food and other essentials. 
The line is open 
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
 
11am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday


0161 770 7007  

The helpline can also be used for help with urgent prescription medicines, if your pharmacy can’t help you 

24/7 NHS Mental Health Helpline:  0333 200 4339


BBC Radio 4         Daily Worship 8:10am
BBC 1    Sunday Songs of Praise 1:15pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/radio1

Premier Christian Radio              https://www.premier.org.uk/
United Christian Broadcasters    https://www.ucb.co.uk/listen   
                                                           https://www.ucb.co.uk/watch



Free phoneline
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478


CofE free phoneline



Are you on some kind of benefits or struggling financially 
and living in the North Chadderton area
Would a food parcel help you out?
If so then why not go along to
Chadderton Community Church 
Garforth Street, Chadderton OL9 6RW

Tuesdays 11am to 1pm

Fare Share is a scheme which offers food parcels 
at a very low cost to those who have some financial need.

The Fare Share Cafe provides free refreshments in a friendly and safe atmosphere, an opportunity to find support and the place to pick up your food parcel. Those wanting to use the scheme must show evidence that they are on some form of Income Support, Allowance or Credit.

For more information: 07842 207 498


Any donations for   are welcome by prior arrangement

Please call 0161 622 1061


Coronavirus Assessment Hub

The Integrated Care Centre, on New Radcliffe Street, will now care 24/7 for patients with potential Coronavirus symptoms (it is now closed as a walk-in centre). The centre will provide advice over the phone, video calls and face-to-face consultations or GP home visits when appropriate.

The service is only for people who have Coronavirus symptoms and are unwell, 
but do not need emergency
care. 
Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS 111. 
When contacting 111 go online first to
https://111.nhs.uk/ 
GP practices are open and can be contacted over the phone or online.

A new digital Mental Health service and support has been launched across Greater Manchester which includes SHOUT a confidential 24/7 text service that offers advice on a range of issues. Text GMOldham to 85258


Church Notices
During these difficult times please send any items 
for the e-notices to Jennie as usual jenniegilpin@hotmail.co.uk
with a copy to Pete at  mail@southchadmethodist.org.uk  
Thank you 


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As with most organisations, South Chadderton Methodist Church handles personal data (personal information). 
We care about your privacy and your trust is important to us. 

 You can find the Privacy Notice online at: https://www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection/managing-trustees-privacy-notice
A copy is also displayed on the Notice Board in the entrance corridor to Church from the car park.


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