Come and join our church beach party. We will meet near the Leisure Centre Cleethorpes, where there are toilets and a cafe. Sunday 10th July at 10.30am. Bring a picnic and a bucket and spade. Should the weather be inclement ring Cheryl Hughes who is organising alternative arrangements.
CHURCH FOR THE POOR
I invite you all to read the ecumenical report recently entitled a Church of the Poor. http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/poorchurch/report/download. It challenges us to rethink the nature of the church and to truly follow in the role model of Jesus by real action. One quote from the report
A church for the poor? Not just a food bank for the poor, a debt advice project for the poor, a campaigning organisation for the poor, a financial literacy session, a cooking group, a gardening club for the poor… A church for the poor, where the holy of holies is rent open, where middleclass norms don’t prevail and exclude, where middle-class anxieties aren’t the driving force and the criteria for making decisions. A church where all are welcomed and embraced. A church for the poor would be challenging, disturbing, in a society that prefers to keep the poor at arm’s length, if not out of sight and out of mind.
Is that your desire?
A prayer from the report
Lord, in a world where the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer, we know that your kingdom is not being fulfilled. Renew us, inspire us, and teach us how to live out our calling. We will seek out those laid low by greed and capitalism, and we will lift them before you. We will fill the hungry with good things and help those with money and resources to use them for the good of all.
Is that your prayer?
THE EDGE FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Come and join the friendship club which meets up every First Monday of the Month at Keelby Methodist Church from 2.00 to 4.00pm. The cost will be £2.50 per session which includes refreshment.
This month we will meet on Monday 4th July 2016. Rescue of a Siberian Tiger. A gentle illustrated tale by Kathleen Barnett about the experience of being an adoptive “mum” to a Bengal tiger, rescued from a squalid zoo in Belgium.
August 2016 – No meeting
Please note . . .
During June we are having “Home Team” planned preaching at Keelby on the subject of Servanthood.
- 5th June – Peter Ede
- 12th June – Rev Jade Bath HC
- 19th June – Nikki Coles
- 26th June – Elizabeth Ede
Our next Stewards Meeting will be on Thursday 16th June at The Edge at 7.30pm. If any member has something they would like us to discuss please get in touch. Could all Stewards please consult the last Stewards minutes to check that all jobs are done and let me know if you would like anything on the Agenda please. Thanks folks. C