Bicester Methodist Church

We are a group of Christians whose purpose is to respond to the Gospel of God's love in Jesus Christ, through worship, care, discipleship and witness.

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#Prayer for #BrexitDay from Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference

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The Methodist Council has agreed to nominate to the Conference the Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler to serve as the Secretary of the Conference from 1 September 2020.
Read the full announcement here:
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Bicester Methodist Church

New Knit and Natter dates for 2020, hope you can join us ☺️

Dont forget to buy your tickets online or from Bicester Methodist Church office.
Email [email protected] for more info.

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On #Auschwitz75 and #HolocaustMemorialDay the Council of Christians and Jews is asking churches around the UK to join together in prayer to remember the Holocaust and to recommit to a better future. You can find prayer and other resources here: http://ow.ly/LYXm50y5zED

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Spotlight February 20 | Bicester Methodist Church

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New Knit and Natter dates for 2020, hope you can join us ☺️

There is still plenty of time to get your tickets, see poster for details.

New support group starting at Bicester Methodist Church on Feb 27th, see poster for more info.

Acorn Toddlers restarts next Tuesday 14th Jan, 10.30am in the Primary room, we look forward to seeing you.

What's On at BMC in 2020.

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The Hiding Place | Oddments Theatre - Taking drama to churches, prisons, schools and more...

Save the date Friday 28th February at BMC, the story of Corrie Ten Boom, tickets available, see link.
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The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

Barbara Glasson and Clive Marsh have written to Dierdre Palmer, President of the Uniting Church in Australia:

"Dear Dr Palmer,
We have been deeply saddened to hear of the severity and extent of fires that are destroying so much of your beautiful country, with loss of life, property and much of the rich wildlife for which Australia is renowned. We know that you have little prospect of things improving until the rains come and we want to assure you of our love and prayers as you live through the challenges of the next weeks.

Across the world we are waking up to our shared responsibility for Creation and the delicate balance of the environment. Whilst we hold you in prayer, we also acknowledge, with you the active leadership we all need to call our societies to repent and live differently. The young people of the Methodist Church in Britain are a prophetic voice to us and our next Youth President will take up the green agenda as her manifesto during her Presidential year 2020-21. We know the young people of the Uniting Church are also a voice for change and we must follow their lead in radical and urgent action. We know that you called for such action in your Christmas message.

We are also aware that across the globe climate change is putting many vulnerable communities more at risk. We know that this is particularly the case for the island communities of the South Pacific and this leads to increased refugee migration. Across Europe we are also concerned for the plight of displaced people and are often needing to challenge a hostile environment at home. We pray that we can all offer a voice of acceptance and hospitality and witness the love of God to strangers. We know this isn’t always easy, especially when we all have our own challenges to face.

Although there are many miles between us, we want to assure you of the closeness of our love and solidarity. We pray that you will know the love of God in Christ Jesus from which nothing in all Creation can separate us."

This maybe of interest to older members of our congregation, do you recognise any names? Taken with kind permission from Bicester Memories page.

An extra reminder about our Christmas Eve carol singing.

Christmas services at BMC, hope you can join us.

Don't forget to buy your tickets for the New Year Lunch on Sunday 12th January! ☺️

Bicester Methodist church Christmas tree 2019.

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

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A prayer for General Election week:

God of all wisdom and truth
this week we pray especially for
those who stand for political office
those who vote
those who are afraid of change
those who need change

We pray for MP's and a government
that will challenge poverty,
support the weak,
uphold the fainthearted
and be courageous
on behalf of the most vulnerable.

In this time of Advent waiting
guide us not by self-interest
but by the Way of Jesus
the gentle leader -
bring him to birth amongst us
as Mighty God, Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace

Amen

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"...I don’t think that there has been an Advent in my lifetime when that message of comfort has been so desperately needed" Read the full Advent message from the Secretary of the Methodist Conference http://ow.ly/UEKb50xsEGl

Bicester Methodist Church have sponsored a Christmas tree this year which is now on display at St Edburg's Church Christmas tree festival which starts tomorrow and is on all weekend please visit and enjoy all the trees - they are beautiful 😍🎄🎄🎄🎄

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#Prayer of the day
Help us to live out your reckless love, so that through the power
of the Holy Spirit we will be able to love you, love our neighbours
and forgive other people.
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"Acts of courage by members of the public and our police and emergency services again show us the very best of humanity and we owe them a debt of gratitude."

- Michaela Youngson, on behalf of the Chairs of the London District

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Two district Young Leaders posts available see advert for details.

Next Friday

Prayer for the General Election at Bicester Salvation Army

We will be PUTTING ASIDE OUR OWN POLITICAL LEANINGS and praying YOUR KINGDOM COME!
There will be a time of worship, craft activities for young and old who like to express worship that way and time for prayer in small groups.

TIME - 7:00 until 8:30 on FRIDAY DECEMBER 6th

Remember where there is unity God commands a
blessing. So let’s come together and pray Gods blessing in our nation.

[11/26/19]   THANK YOU.
A very big thank you to everyone who donated toys for the Toy Service last Sunday, these have all been donated to Bicester Food Bank.

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 30th Nov, please come if you can.

Emmanuel Church Bicester

Coming Soon - Advent Quiet Day - 30th November 2019
Emmanuel Church 9.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Come and enjoy a Quiet Space with God. This is a joint event together with Bicester Methodist Church, Emmanuel Church, our Roman Catholic friends and Highway Church. All Welcome. Buzz for Entry.

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Revd Michaela Youngson on why she's voting

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charity.hopenothate.org.uk "It’s no good complaining that we don’t like how things are if we don’t join in an opportunity to make a difference."

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

A poem for #Remembrance.
A prayer for today is also available here: http://ow.ly/Nsnx50x3B3o

This Sunday 10th November

Methodist Church

A prayer from the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference:

for unknown people who have died in a lorry

for unknown suffering to family and friends

we pray with heartbreak and sorrow



because



we know this should never happen

we know that behind the headlines there is an unheard story of despair

we know that we have overlooked things we should have seen

we know that as individuals and a society we need to change



for God’s sake

bring us to our knees in contrition

and to our feet with outrage



Amen

Beading and Craft Cafe tomorrow Weds 23rd Oct in Church Foyer, 10am -12pm, hope to see you there!

[10/16/19]   We're still praying for Brexit on Tuesdays and Fridays in the church foyer at 9.15 am. Why not make an effort to come this Friday (18th) ahead of Parliament's special Saturday sitting?

[10/04/19]   It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joy Lewis who was a dear friend to many but it is with great joy that we celebrate her life and ministry, the seeds that she sowed, and that she is now experiencing all the joys of Heaven.

There will be a service of Thanksgiving for Joy's life here at Bicester Methodist Church on Thursday 17th October at 3pm.

A very big thank you to everyone who kindly donated to the Harvest Festival last Sunday, this will be given to Bicester Food Bank and Langford View care home.
Thank you very much.

Starts this Wednesday 25th Sept at 10am in the Church Foyer - hope to see you there!

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#Prayer of the day:
God of all grace, we rejoice that your love is for all, unlimited and free.
May we, your children, have the same generous love for the world that you show us in Christ
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[09/13/19]   Harvest Festival

You are invited to bring items for the Harvest Festival on Sunday 29th Sept, which will be given to the Food Bank, tinned or dry goods would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Welcome to the Bicester Methodist Church page. We are a group of Christians whose purpose is to respond to the Gospel of God's love in Jesus Christ, through worship, care, discipleship and witness. Our Church is at the end of Sheep Street, right in the centre of Bicester. Here, we aim to: Provide opportunities throughout the week for times of prayer and worship, using a variety of styles within an open and friendly environment Provide Christian love and support to one another according to the Gospel of Christ Provide opportunities for deeper exploration of our faith, through Bible study, discussion and prayer Provide practical works of service and to share the Christian message through word and deed. If you would like to know more about Jesus Christ, why not come and share in one of our services? We offer a variety of styles of service, which we try to make relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as other regular activities, so hopefully you will find something for everyone. The services are usually on Sundays at 10.45am and 6.15 pm, but up to date information is available on this site.
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