Driffield Methodist Church

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The Duke of York’s Community Initiative.  

A Royal Award presented to community projects based in Yorkshire. The schemes need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve; of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others. Individual awards are also given in recognition of exceptional leadership skills.

Driffield Methodist Church is an award holder in both the project and leadership skills categories.



Christmas Shopping


Easyfundraising is our partner for raising funds whilst you shop. With the shift to more online shopping and the run up to Christmas please remember to support us through Easyfundraising. If you have not registered yet click here to go direct to their website and Register to support DMC. Or go to our own page for a full explanation first (see the "Support DMC when you shop") tab to the left. If you nee advice or help get in touch.

Thanks to 26 supporters we have raised nearly £850! Thanks everyone - keep it up!




PofC

The President of the Conference responds to the latest lockdown guidance

Our churches have responded in different and imaginative ways to the challenges of the last few months. Local trustees have had to make the appropriate decision about opening their buildings for worship in response to their context whether that be a national lockdown in England, the firebreak in Wales or all those living with restrictions in Scotland and the Islands of our nations.

The Government has commended the churches on their adherence to the guidance and the care they have taken to help protect worshippers in their buildings. It is sad that the freedom to make those decisions has been removed as part of national efforts to control the spread of the virus in England (as is the case in Wales).  We will continue to engage with the Government to try to ensure that where appropriate church buildings can safely reopen for worship sooner rather than later.

Many churches have been at the heart of supporting local communities, for example through food provision, support groups and mutual aid groups.  As we enter into periods of new restrictions, we encourage people to continue loving their neighbour through this kind of service.  As we have seen, the pandemic and lockdown have hit the poorest and most marginalised the hardest.  The Methodist Church, along with others, have been speaking out about the impact of household debt and poverty, and we must continue to do so.

The Revd Richard Teal

President of the Methodist Conference


Schoolroom



The Schoolroom has a new floor covering. This makes cleanliness, hygiene and maintenance in these difficult times easier to achieve. Thank you to the Horace Taylor Trust for their generous grant for this project. Also, many thanks to the few volunteers who not only organised this significant improvement, but who contributed through joinery, fitting, clearing, cleaning, and finally polishing! 





Our Redevelopment through the eyes of the Organ Supplier and QS

If you want to hear the organ and to look at the redevelopment then check out this blog on the Viscount Organs website. 

Also look at the website of our Quantity Surveyor who has placed our redevelopment as a case study.



Do you know someone who is not online but who might appreciate hearing a prayer and to catch up on Church news? We offer a free phone service, updated each Thursday.  Find out more and download a print and cut sheet to hand out in your community here

Prayer



A Poem by Joy Ewbank - thank you Joy



CHAIR FUND

We have 77% of the chairs! Download the brochure below if you wish to contribute, and after completing the form leave it in the Circuit Office or give it to the Treasurer. Thank you!

Chair Fund Brochure (Download)



Thank you to David and Joy for this from their last Methodist Church in Nailsea

SOCIAL DISTANCE LIKE A WESLEY

Avoid all the people 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,

as long as ever you can.



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
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To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
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To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
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To make more followers of Jesus Christ.

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