Welcome to the Launceston Area Methodist Circuit

malcolm jones1A message from Reverend Malcolm Jones
Circuit Superintendant Minister

 

Please look around the web pages, of course, but I hope you will also get the chance to meet some of our 550 plus members and worship with us in one of our 14 Churches and Chapels too.

 

You can find us between the Devon Border and the edge of Bodmin Moor, so farming affects most of our livelihoods. You will see that some of our rural congregations number less than a dozen, while Central in Launceston has over 220 members and a healthy number of children too. I feel that this kind of variety is healthy and it allows our various strengths to be used well in the Lord's name.

 

We value the faith and commitment of previous generations, on whose work we seek to build and we hope and pray that our own vision for the mission of Jesus will break new bounds in it's turn.

 

When John Wesley used to visit the cottage at Trewint, he was being bold for Jesus Christ and we want to follow his lead in our own time and place.


What is distinctive about Methodism?

The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church. It works in partnership with other denominations whenever possible, but there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive...

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The Launceston Street Pastors...

For news of this wonderful out working of the Christian faith and how they are making a difference on the streets of Launceston - Click here to read their latest newsletter.


Circuit News & Events...

Pipers Pool Chapel Future Refurbishment Plans

The planning team at Pipers Pool Chapel are very keen to hear circuit views on how a versatile space for the whole community can be created with the planned refurbishment of the Chapel. To that end all the full details and a set of the proposed plans, courtesy Harris McMillan architects, are on the Pipers Pool page with a questionnaire available to download her


 

Coad Green Nativity 2014Coads Green Nativity Festival in Coads Green Chapel
29th-30th November
including Saturday 29th November, 10am-4pm

Craft Fair in the Village Hall

Refreshments available

Children's Craft Corner in the morning


Sunday 30th November, 11am-4pm
Sunday Service 11am, preacher- Eric Rowland; followed by a bring and share lunch.
If you have a nativity to display or would like to book a table in the craft fair please contact Becky Stephens on 01566 782824


 

Special Family Services at Lifton Methodist Church
Advent Family Service - Sunday 7th December at 10.30a.m.
Led by Ian and Hazel Gilkinson - with Coffee and Mince Pies
Proceeds for Little Harbour Children’s Hospice, St Austell
Carol Service - Sunday 21st December at 10.30a.m.
Led by Anne Rowe with Coffee and Mince Pies
Collection for Ebola Crisis Appeal in Sierra Leone
Christmas Day Family Service - Thursday 25th December at 10.30a.m.
Led by Revd’s Howard and Anne Curnow
Please bring along a Christmas gift to show us
Proceeds for St Petroc’s Society for the homeless
All are welcome



Club 4:2:11

Join Central's '4211 Club' for ages 4 to 11 year olds at Central Church Hall
Club 4:2:11 runs each week other than the first Sunday of the month which is a Family Service. The club starts 15 minutes prior to the start of the Sunday morning service.
Check Central's weekly news sheet here on line or please go to
www.central-methodist.org.uk and check the services listed on the home page.

Club registration starts at 10.15am - The Programme includes games, prizes, craft, singing, learning about the Christian faith with lots of fun...!


TELL.SHOW.BE. - can you meet the challenge?

TELL.SHOW.BE. is an invitation by the Methodist Church to rethink evangelism, to dispel the myths that hinder many and to challenge our understanding of what it means to pass on the good news. It’s designed to be accessible, multilingual and free, inspiring us to 'tell somebody, show somebody and be somebody'.

Can you meet the challenge - here, now? ... Tell - Show - Be


actionforchildrenAction for Children & the Methodist Church

 

Action for Children has been working in partnership with the Methodist Church for over 140 years to give society's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people the support they need. You can access further information on the partnership, its history and its future together with fundraising ideas for your Church together with resources for study and prayer during the Advent Christmas and Easter seasons by clicking here.

 


kernow creditunionKernow Credit Union at Central

A Kernow Credit Union Service Point is available during the Tuesday coffee morning in the church hall every week from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. where a friendly team is available to help you with any advice.

If you want to know more about Kernow Credit Union, see the full information and contacts which are available here:

Kernow Credit Union


ygtt logoYou've Got the Time - Fit the Bible into your busy lifestyle

Discover the Bible in a new and exciting way through the Bible Society's new and free listening programme You’ve Got the Time. You will be enriched and inspired as you listen to the whole of the New Testament for just 28 minutes a day over 40 days.

 

Whether you’re on a lunch break, at the gym, walking the dog or doing the shopping – with You’ve Got the Time, the Bible can fit into your busy day.

 

The full information and audio files are available here:

You've Got the Time - Fit the Bible into your busy lifestyle

 


'The goal of Launceston Methodist Circuit of Churches is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism and mission.'


Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.    John Wesley


 

Breaking News

The latest issue of Spotlight & the current quarterly plan are always available on line - Please select the option from the main menu.


News from the Unit Skate Park

Every Tuesday is Christian Skaters Night at the Unit Skate Park on Pennygillam industrial estate.

You don’t have to be a Christian to attend. It is just an opportunity (whatever your background) to engage with Jesus Christ, who said "I am the way, the truth and the life".

The evening starts at 7pm with a short Bible study followed by a skate session ending at 9.30pm - we hope to see you there!

It's easy to keep up with the latest news at www.skatetheunit.com


Powerhouse Youth Ministry

Check it out at Central - www.lmyouth.co.uk


Diary Dates...

November
29th Coads Green Nativity Festival and Craft Fayre 10am - 4pm
30th Coads Green Nativity Festival 11am - 4pm
30th Broadwood Carol Concert & tea 3pm

December
1st Carol Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
1st Circuit Meeting at Trebullett 7.30pm.
2nd Healing & Communion Service Dingley Hall 2.15pm.
3rd Communion Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.
3rd MWiB Advent Afternoon at Central 2.30pm.
7th Lifton Advent Family Service 10.30am.
7th Coads Green SS & YP's Christmas Production 11am & 6-30pm.
10th Carol Service at Lifton Farm Shop 10.30am.
11th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
14th Carols at Dingles 4.00p. (Doors open at 2.00pm).
14th Coads Green Service & Messy Sunday School 11am.
15th South Petherwin Christmas Lunch Club 12.30pm.
21st Coads Green Candlelit Service 6.30pm.
21st Pipers Pool Nativity afternoon 3pm.
24th Coads Green Service with Communion 11.30pm.
31st 11.30pm Watchnight & Cov’nt Service, Wesley Cottage, Rev E Reddington.

24th Christmas Eve
Coads Green 11.30pm Midnight Communion Rev Eleanor Reddington
Central 11.30pm Midnight Communion Rev Malcolm Jones
Tregadillett 11.30pm Midnight Communion

25th Christmas Day
Lifton 10.30am Service Revds Howard & Anne Curnow
Trebullett 10.30am Service Revd Eleanor Reddington
Central 10.30am Service Revd Malcolm Jones

January 2015
5th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
6th Healing & Communion Service Dingley Hall 10.15am.
7th Communion Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.
8th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm
10th New Year Family Social at Lifton Methodist Church 4.00pm.- 6.30pm.
10th Coads Green Chapel/Village Party 6.30pm.
26th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm.
29th Local Preacher’s Meeting Lifton 7.30pm.
February
2nd Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
3rd Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
4th Communion service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm
12th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.


Circuit Coffee Mornings

December 2014
2nd Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Tuesday Group
3rd Lifton 10.30am
3rd Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
6th South Petherwin Christmas Coffee Morning10.30am
9th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Laneast Church
10th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 12noon
16th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Trewen Church
23rd Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Central
30th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Central
January 2015
6th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Little Red Bus
7th Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
10th South Petherwin 10.30am
13th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Trefoil Guild
14th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 12noon
20th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Pearl of Africa
27th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Langore Village Hall


Coads Green Nativity Festival
29th & 30th November 2014
A Display of nativities in Chapel
Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 30th - 11am preacher: Eric Rowland, followed by bring and share lunch
Christmas Fayre Saturday 29th - 10am - 4pm in Social Centre
Refreshments available throughout the weekend.
If anyone in the Circuit has a nativity or crib they would like to share with us, we would love to have them for our display. Even better, if you or your family would like to make one in any medium, we would be delighted! Please contact Becky Stephens on 01566 782824

Broadwood Methodist Church
A Carol Concert will be given by the Launceston Junior Band Conductor: Ann Brown
Sunday 30th November at 3pm
Tea to follow with everyone welcome

Special Family Services at Lifton Methodist Church
Advent Family Service - Sunday 7th December at 10.30a.m.
Led by Ian and Hazel Gilkinson - Coffee and Mince Pies
Proceeds for Little Harbour Children’s Hospice, St Austell
Carol Service Sunday 21st December at 10.30a.m.
Led by Anne Rowe
Coffee and Mince Pies
Collection for Ebola Crisis Appeal in Sierra Leone
Christmas Day Family Service - Thursday 25th December at 10.30a.m.
Led by Revd’s Howard and Anne Curnow
Please bring along a Christmas gift to show us
Proceeds for St Petroc’s Society for the homeless
All are welcome


The Little Red Bus Excursions

December 2014
Wed 3rd Truro £12
Sat 13th Truro £12
Sun 14th Sunday Lunch Club: The White Horse £3
Tues 16th Afternoon Cuppa at Kernow Mill £8
Mon 22nd Christmas Lunch at Coombe Barton FREE
January 2015
Tues 6th Coffee Morning at Central
Information from www.littleredbus.org or 01566 777960.
Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon

Information from www.littleredbus.org.uk or 01566 777960 any time.

Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon


 

Daily Bible Readings


Today's reading is from:
  • Genesis 1-3   

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The New Build Fund

A New Church for the future - can you help us build it now?
£3500000 is needed to complete the new build project and give the town and community of Launceston a church made for the Glory of God and designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century. Can you help us?
You can read the exciting full story behind the project here.

£ 3500000
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£ 40825
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Total as of
13/07/2014

You can also keep up with the latest information here at: lmyouth.co.uk

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