Gainsborough Methodist Church
Minister: Rev. Louise Carr
Our Mission is:
To Live by FAITH, be known by LOVE, & to be a voice of HOPE,
With JESUS at the centre of our lives.
As a town centre church, GMC has worshippers from all areas of Gainsborough and beyond. We are an inclusive group, keen to welcome people of all ages, both Christians and those seeking purpose in life.
After the past year of lockdown, the church is now open on Sundays at 10:30AM, for worship. We are careful to be Covid aware and Covid safe. Some other groups are meeting still, mostly on Zoom, and we look forward to increasing the activities we can hold in the near future. Check out the Gainsborough Methodist Church Events page for full details of the regular Groups and Social Occasions.
In addition at GMC the following regular youth activities are available:
- Fridays - Girls' Brigade - from 6:30PM Explorers and Juniors, from 7:00PM Seniors and Brigaders (currently on hold - contact Nicola Golland ☏ 01427 810305 for further information)
For Groups or Individuals wishing to utilise our premises please note that all bookings must be made through the Bookings Officer - Sylvia Cammack ☏ 01427 238840 - Terms of hire may be viewed HERE.
This Month's Services
- 5th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - Childs - "Reconnecting for Christmas"
- 12th DECEMBER 2021 - 3:00PM - Carols and Toy Service
- 19th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - M Childs
- 26th DECEMBER 2021 - 10:30AM - Carr
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.