Pastoral Letter: w/e 10th July 2021

Dear Friend from Bridport United Church, Uploders Methodist Church or Hope & Radipole United Reformed Churches,

It looks as if indeed the full removal of restrictions will be removed on July 19 but obviously the virus is still out there, new variants are possible and there cannot be an immediate return to the old normal.

It would be very good to hear what folk feel about how quickly we should return to something approach that state and the church leadership would very much like to hear your thoughts about this?  As announced last week, it will be followed by a short AGM with refreshment and cake in the hall afterwards.  Please if you are a Member could you do your best to come (non-members welcome too, you just can’t vote !  It will also be an opportunity to share your opinions on opening up fully.  If you are unable to attend, please feel free to email me with your views?

Finally a little pastoral news - Dorothy Nettell’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 13 July at 12 noon.

Blessings from your Minister,

Peter

So, here are your Sunday Service Options
 
  1. This week’s Live in-person 10:30am Sunday services will be led by Rev Peter Clark at Bridport United Church.
  2. Video Services:  This week’s Circuit Video Service available on YouTube this week will be led by the Rev'd Peter Clark: https://youtu.be/_CtuTELQpMs
  3. The Audio Service  from the United Reformed Church this week from the Daily Devotions Team is being led by Sunday's service will be led by The Revd. Clare Downing, one of the Moderators of General Assembly, prepared with The Revd. Helen Everard, chaplain to the Moderators.
    Hymns include two written by URC minister The Revd. John Campbell, as well as Bryn Rees' The Kingdom of God is Justice and Joy, Brian Wren's I come with Joy, and The Revd. Alan Gaunt's Eternal God, your Love's Tremendous Glory, a time to truly rejoice and sing! 
    This service includes the Sacrament of Holy Communion, so feel free to have something to eat and drink with you if you wish to take part.   Here’s the Soundcloud link: