Please note that the deadline for submissions for the next Messenger publication – the quarterly newsletter of Bishop Auckland Methodist Church is 20th February. Please send submissions to Kath if you have her details, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them on to her.
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Methodist Art Group- Original Water Colour
“THE RED ADMIRAL”
by Paul Brown 2021
Wooden frame, glass, cord hanger size 14″x12″inches (36x 30cm)
Like many others, our church continues to suffer from the effects of Covid-19 nevertheless our work continues in spreading the word of God.
The painting is intended to be offered by Auction, U.K.Pounds only, beginning 6am on Sunday 2nd January and ending Sunday 30th January at 6pm.
Please note the winning bid is valid only if the amount entered is above the Reserve Price ( not disclosed ). Genuine bids will be accepted and cannot be withdrawn. Please supply contact details i.e. telephone/email address together with your bid by emailing Paul, on email@example.com
The holder of the winning bid will be contacted and arrangements made for local collection or courier.
Starting Bid is £50
All proceeds to Bishop Auckland Methodist Church. Should you wish to make a separate donation, please indicate alongside your entry bid.
Whether you are an art lover or looking for that special gift, we feel sure it will bring much pleasure.
Christ is among us,the candles in a ring remind us that our Saviour will light up everything.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our ‘Christmas Gift Appeal’ which we ran through Advent.
The amount received to date is £1.323, but with the addition of Gift Aid this will eventually bring us £1,550.
The Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Katie Elliott, wishes the congregation a Happy Christmas
If you can’t read the text in the image below, click on it and it will open up in pdf format:
At first the lockdown was not so bad, the weather was kind, I felt quite glad
Days in the garden and walking my dog Catch up calls with friends, clearing the backlog
Socially distanced, – no makeup to wear, -dress how you please you’re going nowhere
But! Oh My hair!
The second lockdown was not so good
So baking and eating too much food! I’d finished the cleaning, got rid of a lot
The news getting bleaker and desperate for my shot!
And Oh! My hair!
Apart from the masks, it could have been worse
No shops open -so good for my purse-its amazing what you save when not tempted to spend
Just a fortnightly trip to Tescos (gingerly) I’d wend! But oh My Hair!
After a year reading books, crosswords and sewing
My longing for family and grandchildren still growing
A glimmer of light-some reprieve -hurray!
My hair appointment (at last!) made straightaway!
Get rid of this Hair!!
Now things are changing, there’s more people astir
They still wear their masks so its hard to be sure:
Is that my friend I meet in the town?
Last time we met her hair was dark brown!
Now, like me, she is grey and much lighter
My blonde has gone it several shades whiter!
But I’ve had my jabs and a big ”hurray
Thanks NHS -we made it to today-
And I’ve still some hair!
an anonymous Methodist
The deadline date for the next issue next of “The Messenger” is Sunday November 21st.
Possible themes – Christmas, Turning of the Year, Hope for the Future, Good to be back, or anything else you deem appropriate.