LAUNCESTON AREA METHODIST CIRCUIT

responding to the Gospel of god's love in Christ

All Church Services and Social Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic

Service sheets have been produced by the Methodist Church and will be provided each week on this site.
We are encouraging chapels to use this at the same time as their chapel service would have been on Sunday
so that we feel that we are still worshipping together, although not physically being together.

Circuit Weekly Services
 
 
 
During the pandemic, Services adapted for no physical congregation will be live streamed from Wesley’s Chapel in London
Service times: Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45 ; Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.
 
 


Spring Harvest for all the family online … and its free!
Sadly, this year’s Spring Harvest event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. However even though this has left them with a £1.5m hole in their accounts which threatens their very future they are planning to launch the event online via Spring Harvest Home on YouTube from 13th – 17th April.

We can’t go to Spring Harvest this year so they're bringing Spring Harvest to us! - and it will be free and accessible for all. This is an amazing annual event for absolutely all of the family and will include adapted versions of the Big Start, Bible teaching, worship, seminars and perhaps some more light-hearted viewing, right through the day.

The team are currently working non-stop (in self isolation of course) to ensure this reaches us.

Spring Harvest Home will be on YouTube at the following link: SH2020 ...and please subscribe to the Spring Harvest channel and put the dates in your diary.

Moving forward, Spring Harvest believes that they will be able to deliver Spring Harvest again in 2021. Nobody knows what the long-term consequences Covid-19 will have for the event and our nation, but with us standing with them, they firmly believe they will be back next year.


 

Outreach

The Bridge Community Centre is a community project here to serve you
(www.bridgecommunitycentre.org)
The Centre opened on Monday, 21st September 2015

Standard Weekly Opening Times
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm

Highlights…

  • Softplay with 4 Levels of Crazy Fun!
  • The Talkin’ Donkey Café
  • Viewing areas
  • Ball Pit
  • Mega Slides
  • Toddler Area
  • Comfy Seating
  • Exciting Youth zone
  • Fully equipped Function rooms

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Outreach Ministry - Christian Aid

Christian Aid in the Launceston Area
The Launceston Area Methodist Circuit and Launceston Churches Together actively supports the work of Christian Aid.

 
The Aims of Christian Aid
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.


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Launceston Food Bank at Central Methodist Church

A representative  of the Launceston Food Bank is available at the Weekly Coffee Morning at Central to give advice and help.

Launceston Refugee Support Group - Can you help?

The Launceston Refugee Support Group (LRSG) is made up of local people getting together to take action in support of refugees. The group has been formed by people affected by the desperate situation of refugees but also inspired by the success of the Bude Refugee Support Group.
 
The group’s aim is to work towards welcoming two Syrian families to Launceston, as part of the government’s pledge to resettle some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in the UK.  Several families from Syria have already been settled successfully in Truro and Bude. Cornwall is taking a lead in showing compassion and hospitality.
 
Leaflets outlining the aims of the group and details of how you can donate are available to download here. There is an option also to increase your giving at no cost through the Gift Aid scheme. Please take one and time to read about the work and consider if you are able to support this crucial work.
 
Market Stall Saturday 8th September
We will have the market stall again on Saturday next. If you can spare an hour to help on the stall please contact Georgy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - 07966 882246. Even if you aren't able to spend time on the stall (it is very easy and people quite friendly and interested to find out more) then do drop by and say Hi if you are in town.
 
Next Meeting
Regular monthly meeting on THURSDAY 27th September, 7:30pm in the back room of the Bell Inn.
Provisional Agenda (subject to amendment at the start of the meeting)
  • Present & apologies
  • Matters arising from minutes (circulated by email 26/6)
  • Updates and News
  • Finance Report from Treasurer
  • Housing & allocation update
  • Aid Collections
  • Future events
  • AOB
Funding Appeal:
We still need to raise funds - especially since Cornwall have now indicated that they would like to place more than one family with us before the scheme expires next year.  This would mean we would have to more than double our current total over the coming months... Please consider making a regular monthly donation - even if it is very small a regular income really helps.
You can now make a one-off or set up a regular donation online. https://mydonate.bt.com/donation/v4/chooseAmount.html?charity=196956 or find the link on our website at www.lrsg.org.uk/donate

Aid Collection Drop-off
Open - THURSDAYS 4-6pm at room 6 upstairs above Methodist Central Hall from Thursday 6th September
Jain and Elspeth are restarting the collection point from this Thursday.
 
Please ONLY bring items that are on the list below, clothing and bedding needs to be clean and undamaged:
 
FOOD ITEMS
Tinned food: Veg, Chick Peas, Tomatoes, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Sardines.
Dry food: Pasta, Rice, Flour, Couscous, Lentils, Biscuits, Snack Bars, Dried Fruit and Nuts.
Drinks: Long Life Milk & Juice, Tea/Coffee, Sugar, Cooking Oil.
 
BABY ITEMS
Nappies: 3,4,5,6; Wet Wipes, Shampoos, wash and lotion, Baby Formula Stages 1 & 2, Liquid Milk for ages 1 & 2 years .
 
HYGIENE
M & F Deodorant, Razors & Shaving Foam, Hair Brushes, Nail Cutters, Nail Files, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Shower gel, Wash & Lotion, Lice Lotion, Adult Nappies.
 
CLEAN CLOTHING for MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (No large sizes)
NEW Socks & Underwear,
Jogging Bottoms, Warm & Waterproof Jackets,
T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Jumpers.
 
SHELTER & WARMTH
Tents, Clean Tarpaulins, Blankets & Sleeping Bags, Clean Towels.
 
CLEANING
Clothes detergent, Washing Up Liquid, All Purpose Liquid Cleaner, Large Black Bin Liners.
 
OTHER:
Adult Bicycles (clean in working order), Rucksacks, Backpacks & Suitcases (clean and in very good condition).
Torches & Batteries, Old or New Mobile Phones (in working order).