In the light of the recommendations of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Methodist Church in Britain there will be no meetings run by either of our churches from Wednesday 18 March until further notice. Regrettably this includes services of worship. Watch our Home Page for further information.
Meetings for the youth organisations meeting at the church have also been cancelled, and there will be no meetings at all on our premises after Thursday 19 March.
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Unless otherwise noted, all the events shown will be held at Rosyth Methodist Church. You can get directions at this link.
This calendar is mostly for our regular worship and church-focused meetings, plus special meetings of other groups and ecumenical events. However, as explained at this link, our building is in use throughout the week by other groups, and their regular meetings have not been listed here, to make the calendar less cluttered.
|1 March 2020
1 March 2020
First Sunday in Lent
Very Rev Kenny Rathband
During Lent we have an alternative service booklet similar to the one devised by Michael Paterson in 2018. We will all sing the Nigel Johnson Kyrie – Sanctus/Benedictus – Agnus Dei settings and the Rimsky-Korsakov Lord’s Prayer, and the lectionary psalms will be read responsively by the congregation in place of a gradual hymn.
Our readings are: Genesis 2.15–17;3.1–7; Psalm 32; Romans 5.12–19;
Stewarding and coffee by Team A
1 March 2020
Readings from the Methodist lectionary:
Sunday@Six - Taizé for Lent
1 March 2020 –
Sunday@Six: Ross Stirling-Young will be leading a Taizé inspired service - The Joy of Turning to God - to begin your Lenten journey on 1 March at 6pm. This will be a time to focus on your heart and to think of your own spiritual heart and take part in short chants, prayers and times of silence. Please come and support Ross if you can at his final service with us during his placement.
Refreshments will be served after the service.
|2 March 2020
Lent Ecumenical Study Group
2 March 2020
The Lent Ecumenical Study Group, “Journey to the Cross” using Embrace the Middle East material, runs on Mondays during Lent until 30 March. All will be most welcome to come along to the Parish Church. Each session will start at 7pm and finish with refreshments, usually about 9pm. If you are interested, talk to Alan Taylor for further information.
Marriage and Relationships 2019-20 - Methodist Church
2 March 2020 –
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Niciolson Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
Marriage and Relationships 2019-20: Discussion events relating to marriage and relationships and the God in Love Unites Us consultation are taking place in the Circuit in February and March. The dates are Saturday 29 February from 11:30am to 2pm in Stirling Methodist Church and Monday 2 March from 7pm to 9:30pm in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided
As the Church prepares for a final decision on same-sex marriage at Conference this year, we in the Methodist community are called upon to gather in grace and in love, to respectfully reflect on our understandings of marriage and relationships. Discussion will be in accordance with Methodist understanding of scriptural interpretation and reflection, bringing together the fourfold principles of Reflection, Experience, Scripture, and Tradition, to inform our conversations with one another.
We ask that all who enter into these discussions do so with an open mind and open heart, remembering that each of us live with different convictions, but that we are all united in the grace, mercy and love of God.
For more information, please contact Emma McCabe, Community Outreach & Engagement Officer for Stirling Methodist Church, who will be helping to facilitate these conversations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ed: On 13 January the Rev Dr Jonathan Hustler gave an update on the God in Love Unites Us consultation details of which can be read at https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/update-on-the-god-in-love-unites-us-consultation-from-the-revd-dr-jonathan-hustler-secretary-of-the-conference).
The dates are Saturday 29 February from 11:30am to 2pm in Stirling Methodist Church and Monday 2 March from 7pm to 9:30pm in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please refer to the article in Contact (page *) for further details.
|3 March 2020
Coffee, Cake and Crafts
3 March 2020
The 3Cs continues to grow.
We invite everyone along to join us in the first Tuesday of each month.
Bring your own craft, but be ready to learn something new or join in one of our many projects. We have made pillowslip dresses for Africa, knitted squares for blankets, angels for Christmas and sanitary towels so girls can go to school. These are just a few of our many projects.
|4 March 2020
4 March 2020
Guest speaker: Deaconess Morag Crawford “For such a time as this”
All are welcome to join us every week or if there is a subject that particularly appeals to you. Refreshments are served after the talk.
Lent Bible Study
4 March 2020
Holy Trinity, Dunfermline
Dunfermline, KY12 7JE
Bible Study: Very Rev Kenny Rathband is offering a series of Bible Studies again this year on Wednesday evenings in Lent, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, when the Gospel for the following Sunday will be read and discussed. The series begins on Wednesday 4 March and finishes on Wednesday 1 April. Each meeting will start at 7.00pm ending with Compline by 8.15pm.
Last year the studies were well attended, with people coming when they could. All are most welcome to come along this year – bring your Bible!
|5 March 2020
Lent Bible Study
5 March 2020 –
Rev Eddie Sykes proposes to use the Gospels with the theme “Following the Gospel readings for Lent 2020” for his Lent Bible Studies. The group will meet in the Church on Thursdays at 10.30am for 5 weeks starting on 5 March and finishing on 2 April. Everyone is welcome.
The readings are:
5th March John 3:1-17
12th March John 4:5-42
19th March John 9:1-41
26th March John 11:1-45
2nd April Matthew 27:11-54
|6 March 2020
Triangle Coffee Shop
6 March 2020
Triangle Coffee Shop in Rosyth Methodist Church is a popular and successful community venture and is open on Friday mornings from 9.30am. Come and join us for home made baking, friendship and fellowship. A warm welcome awaits you.
World Day of Prayer Service
6 March 2020 –
World Day of Prayer: This year’s service has been written by the women of Zimbabwe. The theme is “Rise, take your mat and walk”. We will learn about life in Zimbabwe and pray for the generations there. In our local area the service is being held at 2.00pm on Friday 6 March at Rosyth Parish Church (and not Inverkeithing Baptist Church as previously advertised).
Choir practice for Stainer's Crucifixion
6 March 2020
As in 2012,when St Margaret’s choir last performed Stainer’s sacred oratorio The Crucifixion
Preparing for Crucifixion will take over our regular choir practices, which are on Fridays in the Church Lounge from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. We’ll be starting with “note-bashing” and gradually working up to the complete work, and extra singers are welcome to join us at any stage, depending on how well they know the work.
However, we need to make sure we will have enough singers in each part, so it would be helpful to know as soon as possible if you’d like to sing with us, and whether/how we should get a copy of the vocal score to you.
|7 March 2020
7 March 2020 –
St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth
North Methven Street
Perth, PH1 5PP
The annual Diocesan Synod takes place today. Registration is from 9am and the synod business starts at 10am.
There is a Eucharist at 2.30pm during which 2 new Cathedral Canons will be installed. All are welcome to attend