Dates for Your Diary from Rev. Jo

The next Spiritual book club will take place in November. There will be two sessions, Monday 12th November at 11:00 and Thursday 15th November at 20:00. Both sessions will be at St Mary’s Church Beaminster. You only need to attend one session. We will be reading and discussing Fruitfulness on the Frontline by Mark Greene which is a practical guide to how we live out our faith every day.

Messy Church continues Saturday 10th November at 16:00 at St Mary’s Beaminster. Do join us to explore a bible story in creative and messy ways.

Join us on Saturday 24th November, 10:00-12:00 at St Mary’s Beaminster to paint pebbles in preparation for the Christmas Crib service and outreach. All ages welcome. Bring a black sharpie if you have one and an apron. More details on the website.

Christmas outreach – a date for your diaries. Join us in the Square, Beaminster on Saturday 22nd December from 10:00 to sing carols, share coffee and sweets, and to offer an opportunity for prayer. Come and bless Beaminster.

Saturday morning prayer breakfast. Last month I described our Thursday evening prayer as part of the Community of the Annunciation. We also meet regularly on a Saturday morning at St Mary’s Beaminster. We gather at 9:00 with coffee and croissants and share how God has renewed our hope that week. Next, we read the bible passages set for Sunday and discuss them together. Then we have a time of silent prayer, a time of praying out loud and conclude our time together with the collect and Lord’s Prayer. It is a great way to start the weekend and helps us connect more deeply into the bible passages for the Sunday services. All are welcome to join us any Saturday.

Following a fascinating week of philosophy and theology at St George’s House Windsor I wanted to pose some questions we were discussing. Is there such a thing as “the common good” and “the public sphere”? How might we define them? How should we as Christians act in response to the common good and public sphere? I would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Join us for Tea and Cake

Tea church – might that be for me?

I wonder if you come to Messy Church with your children? Perhaps you hang out on the blue carpet on Wednesday or come to 10.15@Salway Ash once a month. We have lots going on for families now in the team but I wondered whether there is room for something for us parents? Tea church might fill that gap for you?

There will be tea and cake when you arrive – come and sit round a table and chat. Then we will have some cards on the table with some questions to get our chat focusing on some more spiritual issues. You don’t need to know lots about God or faith but you perhaps want to find out more, to ask questions, to seek for yourself?

We will then look at a passage of the bible together and ask what is might mean for us, today. Then we will pray together, sharing some of the things that concern us and asking God to be involved in them and change things.

The event takes place from 16:00 to 17:00. An hour out of the day for you. You are welcome to bring children if you want to – but also welcome to come on your own if you prefer.

Have a think, get in touch if you want to know more and perhaps we will see you at 16:00 on Sunday 28th October at St Mary’s Church Beaminster.

Services for Sunday 7th October 2018

These are the Beaminster Area Team Ministry services for Sunday 7th October 2018 (19th Sunday after Trinity). We hope to meet you there. You’ll find the address and a map link for each of our venues on the Our Churches page.

Readings
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 26
Hebrews 1:1-4,2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

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Broadwindsor
BCP Eucharist 11:00

Blackdown
No Services

Burstock
BCP Eucharist 11:00

Drimpton
Eucharist 9:30

Salway Ash
Eucharist 9:30

Seaborough
Baptism 12:30

Stoke Abbott
Join Salway Ash
Baptism 12:30

Beaminster
BCP Eucharist 8:00
Eucharist 9:30

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Hooke
BCP Eucharist 11:00

Mapperton
No Services

Melplash
No Services

Mosterton
Village Praise 11:00

Netherbury
BCP Eucharist 8:00

South Perrott
BCP Eucharist 9:30

Toller Porcorum
BCP Evensong 15:30

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You can download the full Rota by clicking the following link: Service Rotas via Google Drive