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Eddie Sykes’ monthly pastoral letter of 7 October (available at this link) was written at a time when many would be celebrating Harvest Festivals, and encourages us to support All We Can, whose theme this year is the intriguing-sounding ‘Change Begins with a Bicycle’.
The October issue of Contact, the newsletter of our Local Ecumenical Partnership, can be downloaded at this link.
On Sunday 25 October we look forward to welcoming you to our fortnightly Methodist service in the church at 11:00am, which this week will be a short (approx. 30 minutes) service of Holy Communion.
Due to current Covid restrictions the way the bread and cup will be served will be very different to the way we are used to. For example: the elements will be brought to you in your seats so there is the minimal amount of movement in the worship area. The process will be explained more fully in the service.
Please note that, as we work through the practicalities of worshipping together in a COVID-secure way, we’re still asking everyone who intends to attend worship in person to email either David Salthouse or Eddie Sykes by 6:00pm the day before.
For those worshipping at home, our Zoom service at 9:45am will be led by Rev Hilda Warwick (see this link). For an alternative form of home worship, a service sheet is available on the Circuit website, or can be downloaded at this link. This week, the service prepared by Margaret Law has prayers and links to on-line hymns and readings, and a reflection on Matthew 22:34–46 and our response to the Greatest Commandment.
Every week, don’t forget to light a candle at 7.00pm, and pray together with other Christians in Scotland, using the prayer specially written for each Sunday by Action of Churches Together in Scotland, which you can download at this link.
The next in our continuing series of Autumn Bible Studies on the Book of Esther will be at 10:30am on Thursday 5 November, as you will read at this link.
Welcome to Rosyth Methodist Church. We are part of the Methodist Church in Great Britain, a Church with some 300,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales.
The Methodist Church is a Protestant denomination which originated in the evangelical revival of the eighteenth century. Our main focus is on the universal nature of God’s love, offered to all of humanity. Our response is to seek to live lives of holiness as part of the people of God. Methodism emphasises the need for a personal faith, and the involvement of all people in the life and work of the Church. Women and men have equal places in our church organisation and in our ordained ministry. Everyone is invited to discover and offer their gifts in the service of God and of the world.
We have always believed that faith is not to be confined to church, but should seek to enrich every aspect of human life.
Our congregation at Rosyth is in partnership with St Margaret’s Scottish Episcopal Church. We share the one building and some of the various activities.
This is a place for everyone and we would like people of all ages to feel part of our Sunday worship. The pattern may vary at special festival and holiday times, but our main worship service is normally at 11.00am every week: on the second Sunday of the month we try to do something a bit different, including café church and all-age worship; on the fourth Sunday we hold a joint communion service with St Margaret’s, using Methodist and Episcopal liturgies in turn.
During term-time on the fourth Sunday of the month, we have “Messy Church” for children and accompanying adults, starting with a snack at 10.30am, followed by about 45 minutes of messy crafts, and finishing with a Bible story and song.
Our aim is to ensure you quickly feel at home but also find sufficient challenges to move forwards in your spiritual life.
For details of what’s on, click this link, or use the “What’s on” tab. Our regular activities are listed at this link. You’ll find us in Queensferry Road at the junction with Woodside Avenue, and 5 minutes walk from Rosyth Station. More details at the “Where we are” tab. We welcome everyone: we have a loop system for your hearing aid, access for buggies and wheelchairs, disabled toilets, and large print versions of the liturgy books.
Issues of “Contact”, the newsletter of the partnership, can be viewed on-line or downloaded from links on the Our magazine page; our Archive page has links to separate pages with information on previous significant events.