Caistor Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Heather Wilson
Caistor Methodist Church is a growing community of young families, teenagers, and adults of all ages. We worship together, we eat together, we support and encourage one another and everyone who joins us. We aim to be inclusive as we serve God in our town.
We are associated with Caistor Primary School . As a C of E and Methodist School, all have worked hard to develop a Christian character, valuing tolerance, diversity, mutal respect, honesty and empathy. We believe that they are outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners - developing a moral foundation and trying to ensure that they care, share and learn together. We are proud to be their partners in this endeavour!
Our Sunday Service begins at 10:30AM and runs alongside our Sunday School or FROG (Fully Rely On God) which is available for children and young people from 10:30AM. We also occasionally run Prayer and Praise services in the stead of our traditional service. These will also occur on a Sunday at 10:30AM.
This Month's Services
- 5th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - Wilson
- 12th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - Childs
- 19th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - LA
- 26th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - @ Middle Rasen
The Circuit will also be preparing home worship resources for each Sunday... Please download this week's HERE. This resource is available alongside the Circuit Zoom Service, a live video-conferencing service that will be taking place each Sunday at 6:00 PM if you wish to join us. If you need help regarding downloading Zoom, connecting to the service via your computer or telephone then please contact one of the circuit ministers.
If video calling is not your thing then please find an alternative home worship sheet for this week available HERE.
At this time it is beneficial to check out the ways in which you can CONNECT with your Lord and with others at this difficult time... In addition please have a read of A Methodist Way of Life and consider the things you can do ...
District Vision Day
The District Vision Day in support of young people that was to be held on Sat 13th November 2021 @ St. Giles Methodist Church, Lincoln has been postponed due to lack of support. The District Children's, Youth & Families Team offer their thanks to those who were intending to attend and they hope that they may be able to hold the event or something else instead in the Spring.
Pilgrims in Advent Retreat Day
Help for Afghan Crisis and Refugees
We have been asked to look at what we might do to support Afghan Refugees arriving in this country. Rev. Louise has spoken to West Lindsey District Council who have as yet made no plans to receive any refugees. However the Government’s warm welcome programme which was announced on 18th August 2021 has not been opened nor have details been given to local councils. West Lindsey will hold a meeting after these are announced to decide on their pledge. They did not take any Syrian Refugees on a similar programme (data from an internet document of all Lincolnshire Councils).
If you have a strong opinion on this I would suggest writing to the Leader of the council, Cllr. Owen Bierley whose contact details can be found HERE.
Increase in Scams
There seem to be a number of scams using Christian terms at the moment. Please be very careful. Never reply to such a text or email. Rather contact the person by a different means to check. Your Ministers will not ask you to purchase gift cards on their behalf by email or text. Please let us know if you receive such an email or text so we can pass the information on to Action Fraud and the Police.
Mothers in Israel
On Tuesday mornings at 10:00AM Rev. Louise Carr will be running a study group looking at Mothers in Israel, a recent book which explores the influential women in early Methodism. Anyone is welcome to join us, just ask Rev. Louise for the Zoom code. The author is going to give us a talk on Zoom one Thursday afternoon.
Social and Community Life
We have a variety of Social gatherings available. Groups that meet include:
- The Rambling with God Group. – a Bible Exploration and Fellowship Group [No walking involved just verbal rambling] – Starting again soon. (contact Bridget Andrew ☏ 01652 628586)
- Thursday Group. –Starting again soon (contact Yvonne Woolston ☏ 01472 852337)
- Knitting and Reflection. – alternate Tuesdays 10AM to 12PM in the Heritage Centre. (Next meeting 2nd November)
- Saturday Coffee Mornings. - (in the Wesley Room) alternate Saturdays from 10AM. (Next Coffee Morning 30th October).
We also pride ourselves on providing Local Community Groups with a place to call home. Presently our premises are used by The Caistor Male Voice Choir, Music Groups, Venture Scouts and Brownies.
Please also note that The Local Food Bank is at Caistor Methodist Hall on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11:00AM to 2:00PM
If you are interested in making us the home of your group then please contact our Bookings Officer, Gordon Rogers ☏ 07715 976468