Driffield Methodist Church
Driffield Methodist Church is part of the Driffield-Hornsea Circuit. We have a variety of worship within the circuit and you are assured of a warm welcome at any of the Churches. We are also part of the York and Hull District of The Methodist Church of Great Britain.
Open Day 20 August 2016 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs
In the Schoolroom
This event was designed to inform anyone that attended of the future plans for the redevelopment of DMC main building whilst celebrating the completion of the Schoolroom project. It began with a Service of Dedication by Rev Colin Marchment assisted by Rev Robert Amos. Revd Stephen Burgess, Chair of the District attended and made an address. Throughout the day there was a steady number of visitors who were able to view the plans and ask questions. An excellent stand showed the history of Methodism in Driffield (thank you Daphne and family). Another showcased all our current users and all the activities we support and promote (thank you Lesley). A further stand sold DMC items, Hazel's outstanding Poetry collection, marmalade, and eggs (thanks Hazel for looking after this stand and your generous donation of the book proceeds to the redevelopment project).
Additionally there was a Tombola. The prizes were of great quality, and the collection of these from many sources around Driffield, their presentation, and the organisation of the stand by Ann L were a significant contribution to the success of the event. Thank you Ann and Pam.
The support and encouragement we received from all our visitors without exception was most heartening. We will continue to work to the benefit of the community in all our endeavours.
Many members contributed the most wonderful combination of food to be consumed free of charge throughout the day. Some were not able to attend in person, but to all of you, thank you for your time and generosity.
There were so many jobs and contributions on the day it is hard to include all the stalwarts that covered them with such effect. Also, everyone moved seamlessly through the tasks to help each other, but besides those mentioned above:
Sarah our Circuit Administrator for the eggs in particular, and great support for all we do in Driffield. Lesley and all the Fundraising Committee for the overall co-ordination of the event. Ann the Treas - well, for everything is all I can say! Catering and support: John and Mary T, Sarah A, Audrey, Janet, Jennifer, Joy (thanks for playing the organ, as ever) and David, Heather, Olga, Nick, Dorothy, Mavis, Eric, Mike and Malcolm.
The clear danger in naming everyone is that someone is left out - not because their contribution was small but because there were so many helpers and I have a small retention capability! I will put that right if I am told, with an appropriate apology.
For a non-fundraising event the total proceeds were fantastic due to generosity of all. We are still selling cakes and things but about £800 from all sources looks likely.
For copies of the Site Plan, Elevations, and Floor Plans please click HERE or go to the Projects Tab (above), and make your selection.
The Four aims of Methodists
Methodism's activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:
· To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love
· To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
· To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
· To make more followers of Jesus Christ.
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22 August 2016