Including Grove Street Methodist Church and Centre in Retford
To contact us please email info@the-grove.org.uk

 

Key dates in November …

Sunday 7th November 4:00 p.m.  Tea Time Praise Service in Chapelgate Hall at The Grove – this includes a celebration of the Church Anniversary and Gift Day, as well as commissioning the Pastoral Visitors from Grove Street. All welcome, light refreshments will be served.

Thursday 11th November 7:00 p.m. Joint Leadership Team Meeting – for members from The Grove and Hallcroft at Hallcroft Methodist Church

Sunday 14th November  10:30 a.m. Communion at The Grove led by Rev'd Julie Coates

Same day 4:00 p.m. Messy Church at The Grove

Same day 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship at Hallcroft Methodist Church led by Julian Pratt

Monday 15th November 10:30 a.m. Worship Group from The Grove meeting on Zoom

Same day 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting of the Church Council at The Grove to discuss the ‘God in love unites us’ report from the Methodist Conference and to make decisions about whether to register the church for same sex marriage. (Members at Hallcroft will be holding a similar meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday 30th November.)

Tuesday 16th November 10:00 a.m. Pastoral Visitors Meeting at Hallcroft Methodist Church

Wednesday 17th November 10:00 a.m. World Day of Prayer planning meeting at The Grove

Same day I look forward to taking an assembly at Hallcroft Infants School

Thursday 18th November 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m. Candles of Hope Event at St Swithun’s Church (see attachment)

20th - 28th November – Star Festival at The Grove (see attachment)

Sunday 21st November 11:15 a.m. Joint Christmas Market Service in Retford Market Place

Same day 6:00 p.m. Communion Service at Hallcroft Methodist Church led by Rev'd Julie Coates

Monday 22nd November 2:00 p.m. Book Club at The Grove

Wednesday 24th November 7:00 p.m. Church Council at The Grove

Sunday 28th November 4:00 p.m. Star Festival Closing Celebration at The Grove

Monday 29th November 2:30 p.m. First Session of the Advent Course at Hallcroft Methodist Church

Tuesday 30th November Open Meeting of the Church Council at Hallcroft Methodist Church to discuss the ‘God in love unites us’ report from the Methodist Conference and to make decisions about whether to host same sex marriages.

Regular events include:

Mondays:

The group formerly known ‘Tuesday Group’ now meets on alternate Mondays – 2:30 p.m. at The Grove – please let me know if you want more details

Tuesdays:

Tuesday Fellowship 2:30 pm. at Hallcroft, sometimes this takes the form of a mid-week service, sometimes it is ‘tea and chat’

Thursdays:

Coffee Morning 10:00 a.m. every Thursday at Hallcroft

Thursday lunches at 12:00 noon at The Grove

Bright Hour – informally gathering most Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. at The Grove – please let me know if you want more details

Saturdays:

Elevenses Coffee Morning at 10:00 a.m. every Saturday at The Grove

Eco Church

Following on from the message I sent last week I have attached a leaflet about how to calculate your own personal carbon footprint. Neville and I have just completed an audit – ask me about it next time you see me.