Although not yet open for Sunday worship, we have started a series of "Rule of Six Prayer meetings". These are held at 2 pm on Wednesdays. We form as many groups as needed so all attending can join a small prayer group. It's very informal, and all are welcome but if new to the church please book a place using our contacts page or phone Circuit Contact - 01623 836398.
We hope to soon welcome our new Circuit Superintendent Rev Stuart Ellis, and give thanks for the service of Rev Richard Tanner who is due to stand down. Debbie and Dave will continue as the Ministers for our church in Ollerton.
Although we do not meet in church our team remain busy doing much pastoral work and worship using remote technology. See the Circuit Facebook Page -
We continue to support Ian and Sarah Hodgson with their work in Cambodia for Wycliffe Bible Translators. We have received a detailed newsletter with many wonderful examples of good progress. They have plans to return here for a break in 2021. Please pray for their continued success and care.
Our Methodist Women also help support El Shaddai Street children rescue charity which is based in Goa. In response to their latest donation we received the following message:
Times are very hard in India at the moment and our staff are very busy providing meals and other help to as many children as possible. Many families living in the slums have lost their sources of income due to the economic effects of covid and they are dependent on our help to survive.
All schools are closed and if we think that home schooling has been difficult here, I can hardly imagine how difficult it can be in India, but our staff are doing all they can to support our children, those living in our homes and those who at present are with their parents in the slums.
We are hoping and praying that covid will subside and all our children will be back in our care at the start of the new school year; in the meanwhile we are supporting them where they are.
God bless you Ruth El Shaddai Charitable Trust Ltd
Please consider donating and hold them in your prayers.
Methodist Women in Britain (MWIB) - first Tuesday - is "Knit and Natter" with a focus on outreach to try to engage more local women in fellowship with Christ. But currently all meetings suspended though there are plans to expand this group, including lunch - when they can.
We support the Freedom Community Project. This is a Christian charity that was set up in 2008 to support people who are struggling with poverty and other issues. The project has grown to cover the North East Midlands and Yorkshire with 8 support centres, currently the nearest is at Shirebrook Methodist Church. Please contact them - or us - for more information.
Phone: 0300 302 0334
Address: Freedom, Bainbridge Hall, Carr Vale Road, Bolsover, S44 6JD.