May 2013 Date
19th Sunday Sunday Morning Worship Led by Revd. Colin Knight 10.45am
Alex. House Com. Service Led by Rev. J Robinson
24th Friday Pause for Thought Coffee Morning
9.30 -10.00am 10.00 -12.00pm
Wedding of Leanne English and Robert May
26th Sunday Holy Communion Led by Revd. Derek Lang
Sunday Morning Worship with Baptism of Tanara & Taya—Led by Revd. Colin Knight
Alexandra House Service Led by Rev. E Walker
“The Lord is not slow to fulfil his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,” 2 Peter 3:9
Afternoon Garden Party, inc Stalls & Games
Inside this issue:
Pause for Thought
Services & Events
Worship Night—to God be the Glory At All Saints Informal worship, see Nick Scott or Jenni for info.
7.00 - 8.30pm
Feature: Dovercourt 5 Stroke Group Kontact—Kids pull out 9 Magazine Prayerful Parenting
"Our Lord has written the promise of Resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."Martin Luther
16 Behind the Hymn “there’s a wideness.. May Gardening Tips
Methodist & United Reformed Churches Together 203 Main Road, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3PH
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Sunday Services 1st Sunday: 10.45am Morning Worship, with Junior Church, (Refreshments afterwards) 2nd Sunday: 10.45am Morning Worship & Holy Communion, with Junior Church (Refreshments afterwards)
Church Diary Date
Christian Aid, Super Soup Lunch, Wrabness All St.s
3rd Sunday: 10.45am Morning Worship, with Junior Church (Refreshments afterwards)
Pause for Thought
Funeral of Molly Tyler, Conducted by Maddy Whittle
4th Sunday: 9.00am Holy Communion, 10.45am Morning Worship, with Junior Church (Refreshments afterwards)
5th Sunday NO SERVICE—We will join our Friends at Park-
5th Sunday: 10.45am Morning Worship/ Family Service, with Junior Church (Refreshments afterwards)
eston Methodist for their final service
Alexandra House Service Led by Maddy Whittle
Christian Aid Super Soup Lunch at Ramsey Methodist
10th Friday Pause for Thought
Extra Support for Families begins
Messy Church—every 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 4.30pm.
Pause for Thought—Fridays 9.30—10.00am
Worship Night—to God be the Glory Informal worship, see Nick Scott or Jenni for info.
7.00 - 8.30pm
Coffee Morning—Fridays 10.00am-12.00pm
12th Sunday Sunday Morning Worship Led by the Fellowship
Pilots—Fridays 5.30-7.00pm (term time only)
Alexandra House Service Led by Revd R. Taylor
Churches Together Christian Aid Service, Led by Revd Andrew Bell at Ramsey Methodist Church
Worship Night—2nd Friday of the Month 7pm. Church Secretary:
Mrs Iris Hatch
Hiring Officer & Junior Church Co-ordinator:
Mrs Margaret Smith
Contact Magazine Editor
Jenni Bush Janet Scott
Christian Aid Super Soup Lunch All Sts Dovercourt
Christian Aid Collection—High Street Dovercourt
01255 506336 Jenni@bespokenfor.co.uk 01255 506962
Deadline for Submissions for next magazine: 11th June
Pause for Thought
Christian Aid Collection, Upper D.court & Morrison’s
Bible in a Year - Readings for May 2013 Day
1 Sam 20, 21,Ps 34
2 Sam 16, 17, 18
1 Sam 22: Ps 56
2 Sam 19, 20
Ps. 52, 57, 142
Ps. 64, 70
1 Sam 23; Ps.54, 63
2 Sam 21, 22, Ps 18
1 Sam 24, 25, 26, 27
2 Sam 23, 24
1 Sam. 28, 29
Ps 4, 5, 6,
1 Sam 30, 31
Ps 7, 8,
2 Sam. 1, 2,
Ps 9, 11,
2 Sam, 3, 4, 5,
Ps 12, 13, 14
2 Sam 6, 7, Ps 30
Ps. 15, 16
John 9: 1-23
2 Sam, 8,9, Ps 60
Ps 17, 19
2 Sam 10, 11, 12
Ps 20, 21, 22
Ps. 32, 51
Ps. 24, 25, 26
2 Sam 13,14
Ps. 27, 28, 29
2 Sam 15: Ps 3, 69
Ps. 31, 35
Ps 36, 37, 38
Friday Night Worship 10th May 7pm
At Dovercourt Central Church 31st May 7pm At All Saints We sing a range of mainly modern songs with a few old ones too.
All welcome. For more information see Jenni Bush 506336 or Nick Scott tel. 506962 18
Pentecos t Ser vice
Led by The To God be the Glory Worship Gro Sunday 19 up. th May 6.30pm At All Sain ts Dovercourt
A note from the Editor..... I hope you had a wonderful Easter, it seems so long ago already with the hustle and bustle of daily life,. I heard someone say recently “You may have just begun your walk with Jesus, or you may have been a Christian for a Long time........But you know what? .....You don’t have to stay there!” and it got me thinking, that’s what so great about out journey with God,: it is never stationery it is always on the move, always a new direction, always learning more, growing with faith and being renewed, God stays the same, but our path, purpose and vision is ever changing. In this issue we are thinking about Gods Promises to us, and though sometimes we do not know Gods plans, we must embrace his promise, whatever the storm or situation: For in Jeremiah 29:11 it says “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
As we prepare to see the sad closure of Parkeston Methodist Church. Let us pray, that we can show that the Church is not a building, but a community. That God, will help us be the difference here; becoming missionaries in our town. So that the closure of chapels in our area won’t close hearts.. But bring revival, renewal and new life. To not just stay where we are, on our journey, but to walk forward with God, into the hearts of all we meet.
P.s. Thank you for your patience and understanding with the few teething issues and mistakes I have made in the last few issues, especially Aprils Calendar. I sincerely apologise and plan to learn from my mistakes.Please forgive me and pray for me to get it right more and wrong less!
COME TO THE PARTY! REFRESHMENTS : STALLS : CAKES : GAMES : BRIC-A-BRAC & MORE Monday 27th. May 2 – 4pm At Dovercourt Central Church Enter the Best Hat Display! See Margaret or Hazel for more information Or call Margaret on tel 01255 503688
Church Family News We continue to Pray for Iris and Bill: For Jacqui, Jay, Madison and Fintan. Also we are continually thinking of and praying for Sheila Somers and for Joan Dennis.
We wish a very happy birthday this month to....
And all our friends in sheltered accommodation: And all the elderly at home who cannot get to church.
3rd 7th 13th 14th 22nd 31st
Jay Berry Alexander Brown Pam Plumb Gabriella Bertram Bethany Reason Karen Smith Jenny Clarke Harry Smith
Wedding & Baptism Celebrations Saturday 25th. May the Wedding between Leanne English and Robert May will take place at Dovercourt Central Church at 3.30pm., the service being conducted by Reverend Andrew Bell. On Sunday 26th. May the Baptism of Tanara and Taya, GreatGrandchildren of Iris and Bill, will be celebrated within the morning worship.
Christian Aid Week 2013 There will be Collections for Christian Aid on Friday 17th May, in the town centre; Saturday 18th May at Morrisonâ€™s and Upper Dovercourt, and Saturday 22nd June at Asda. If you can help please see Christine, volunteers would be appreciated. Also QUIZ SHEETS with places in Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey are available from Christine for ÂŁ1 each 4
We will hold a garden party on Bank Holiday Monday in the front garden of the church (weather permitting, or will be in the hall). We will have much fun with a ‘best hat’ display (all invited to submit an entry) There will be refreshments and stalls for Cakes, Bric-abrac, tombola, and games. If you are available to help please
see Hazel and if you have an idea for a stall or wish to organise one then discuss – the more the merrier. Donations for the tombola and bric –a-brac stall as well as cakes would be much appreciated, if you are able to help, please bring them in from Friday 24th May. Please come and support this fund raising event for our church.
Central Church in our Community Our Church facilities supports our community. As a new feature we will share who, what, when, why, and how our building is making a difference daily.
If your group/club uses the building and would like to feature in the magazine please contact Jenni@bespokenfor.co.uk
FEATURE: Dovercourt Stoke Group We have been running for just over two years at the Central Church hall. Group members come and go but we always welcome new members .
The Dovercourt group meets on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 - 12.30pm. Apart from the ladies who ‘do’, we play various games and we are encouraged to make things, create things including painting and drawing. These are all things to help our hands. We usually begin our sessions with a quiz, which is obviously an encouragement for our 16
brain power. Above all is the comradely shown by each and every member towards one another as we sip our welcome refreshments, i.e.: tea, coffee and biscuits. Finally to bring us all to the close of session we have ‘armchair’ exercises. Session done, time for home. Good value all agreed for £3.50 There are vacancies on Wednesdays for new members
Got something to add? Email to Jenni@BespokenFor.co.uk or see me at Church , deadline 11th June
Prayerful Parenting Raising Children has never been an easy task. Especially when life isn’t going as planned. As we struggle over the piles of toys, run around after the demanding schedules, clean, work and the rest of it, trying to fit God in seems like an impossible task! But prayer is a powerful tool to parents, taking time out to be still and know that God is with you, he will guide you. Let him fill you daily with the fruits of the spirit, (love, joy, peace, patience, kind-
ness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control) for in the midst of the tantrum we all need an extra dose. Take time our today to meditate on this verse: “Train up a Child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6 Never underestimate the power of prayer for you and your children.
TIME OUT— Music to have a listen to.... If you love the style of Mumford and Sons, you must check out Rend Collective Experiment! Especially their new album Campfire. Which was recorded live around a campfire with a vision to create an album
that represents the greatest community on earth, the church! A particular favourite is “You are my Vision” a modernised version of Be Thou my Vision and “Desert” Soul. Have a listen today look them up on You Tube.
3 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Our Children
knowledge of our Lord and sav1. Salvation— “Father may salvation spring up in our children iour Jesus Christ”(2 Peter 3:18) that they may obtain the salva- 3. Love— “May our children learn tion of Christ Jesus.” (Isa 45:8 2 to live a life of love, through the Tim 2:10) spirit who dwells in them” (Gal 5:25, Eph 5:2) 2. Grow in Grace— “May our children grow in the grace and 14
Let’s Get Messy
Messy Church is fun for all the family! It includes Craft, Worship and a meal for you all. Our next meeting is Tuesday 21st May when we shall continue our exploration of the Lord’s Prayer.
Messy Church is run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Without whom it wouldn’t happen. Thank you to all who make this such an enjoyable all age worship event. Kayla & Eva enjoy the fun at Messy Church
All are welcome to come along whatever your age. The only requirement is that children must be accompanied by an adult family member. Next Messy Church - Tuesday 21st May
PILOT News Pilots will meet on 3rd. 10th. 17th. 24th. & 31st. May. Now meeting 5.30 – 7.00pm. (Whilst 31st. May is during half-term week this will be in place of 7th. June) Sunday 30th. June Pilots will be leading the worship to celebrate Pilot Sunday and we shall be sharing our exploration of Zambia, the overseas project for 2013.
Pilots will also have a sleepover in the hall from the 29th. June to complete another year of meeting, hopefully without a rattling roof vent!! Margaret Smith Pilot Captain Pilots is a Christian organisation for children and young people. If you are interested in joining our pilot company please see Margaret, more information on Pilots can be found at www.urc.org.uk/ministry/pilots.html
Reach for the Sky! Sponsored Sunflower Grow Pilots are having a sponsored sunflower growing competition over the next few months. We have grown seeds and if you have visited the Junior Church room of late will have seen the progress.
garden and see whose reaches the highest. If you feel able to support us please see Margaret for further details and sponsorship for Pilot Funds.
We aim to plant our sunflowers in the 8
Dovercourt Central Church Kids Magazine - May 2013 Hello & Welcome to our First Kids Pull Out Magazine!
Can you to fill this space!? This is a place for your pictures, poems and to showcase your work. If you have something to show, send to or give to Jenni, email Jenni@BespokenFor.co.uk or post to: 7 Second Avenue, Dovercourt, CO12 3SQ
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"I’m a Christian and I pray before every show and am thankful for every blessing.” Teenage pop star Justin Bieber
Be next Months Reader Feature? Email jenni@BespokenFor.co.uk or see me at church, include a photo
Junior Church—Sundays 10.45 (except 5th May where we will be at Parkeston Methodist Church) Messy Church—21st May (3rd Tuesday of Every Month) Pilots—Friday Nights 5.30-7.00 (see Margaret for more info or call 01255 504828) Garden Party—27th May 2-4pm Worship & Singing Night—10th May 7pm 12
On 19th May we celebrate Pentecost. On the day of Pentecost the disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit. Read Acts 2:1-41. For more bible study on the day of Pentecost. Visit www.calvarycurriculum.com/pdf/ childrenscurriculum/NEW/ CURR245.PDF
Inside this issue: Barney’s Page
Kids Pull Out Page
Name: Kayla Bush Age: 9 Church: Dovercourt Central Favourite Colour: Light Blue Favourite Sport: Gymnastics Favourite Food: Chicken Curry Favourite Bible Story and Why?: The Easter Story because Jesus died to forgive our sins. What do you want to do when you are older?: Be a Fashion designer. Pets?: A Hamster called Tweedles. Hobbies: Biking, Sports & Art
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We Love music here at Kontact Magazine... Let us know who your favourite musicians are and why? From One Direction to Adele.... We are loving listening to UCB radio (on internet, smart phone and DAB and Sky TV. We love Jamie Grace, Toby Mac, Britt Nicole, who do you like? What is your favourite song? What would you like to sing at Church? We’d love to know... Tell Jenni or Email Jenni@BespokenFor.co.uk. Do you like to sing? Join us at Worship Nights on 2nd Friday of the Month at 7pm