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News of events happening around our local area, and further afield.


Weymouth Half Marathon


On Sunday 18th March, Eli and I are running a mother and son half-marathon to raise money for the Alzheimer’ Society. My mum (Eli’ Nan) suffers from severe dementia so this is a cause close to our hearts. Neither of us has run anything approaching this distance before, so this is quite a challenge for both of us! If you feel able to sponsor us please visit justgiving.com/fundraising, alternatively, see me at church if you would like to donate non-digitally! Thank you so much. Elaine Pullen.

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Administrator Vacancy

REFRESH Weymouth and Portland are looking to appoint a part time Administrator to support the work of REFRESH, which is the umbrella organisation overseeing the Church in Weymouth & Portland in action. www.refreshme.uk

Working hours: 12 hours per week          Salary: £6,200 p.a.

Holiday entitlement: 6 days per year, plus 8 Bank Holidays.

The post is pensionable, with 3% paid by the employer, and 3% by the employee.

This post has been funded for five years by the National Lottery.

The successful candidate will need to have enhanced DBS status (which we can arrange) and must also provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

For full details of the post including Job Description and Person Specification, please call 01305 786043 or by email at cherry.clarke600@gmail.com. Closing date for application 9th March.

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Connect


A special day for men to consider ‘What makes men come alive?


Date: Saturday 3rd March from 10am at the Elim Church, Yeovil


What is it that fires up men - is it sport, politics, sex, money or …? Rev Les Isaac OBE who founded Street Pastors 15 years ago will speak and debate the options. All men welcome.


Cost: £10. Tickets available from eventbrite.co.uk or tel: 07980 660912

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Attention all Men


A leading surgeon at DCH has reported in the Echo that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in Dorset..  The national average is one in eight.  A free PSA blood test will be available to all men, 45 and over, on 17 March at Willowbed Hall, Putton Lane, Chickerell from 9.20am – 1.00pm.


This is a simple blood test, carried out by a trained phlebotomist, helps to identify prostate cancer at an early stage and is very worthwhile having.  Organised by Dorset Prostate Cancer Group, tests are in 20 minute slots.


Phone Paul Nichols on 01308 458222 or David Harrop 078430704853for an appointment.


Download the notice for more details or speak to Colin Parkes - 01305 774198.

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This Lent, journey with Compassion


This year, Compassion is marking Lent with some great family resources, including a free Lent planner.


Packed full of fun activities, Bible verses, prayers and craft, the planner will help you and your family draw closer to God and discover his heart for those living in poverty.


Joining us for Lent couldn’t be easier. Download our exciting free resources, suitable for children of all ages, here. The quick and easy activities mean you can fit them into your family time, share with your grandchildren or use as Sunday school activities. Why not print the planner out and display it somewhere in your home, classroom or send it to a friend or family member?

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Sponsor Jamie


On Sunday 4th March, I am running the Bath half marathon for Water Aid aiming to raise £250. Please use the link below to donate as much as you feel able to give. If you pay UK income tax, please indicate so. If you do not have the internet then I can collect it from you. Many thanks.                    justgiving.com/fundraising/jamie-wrightson

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Witness Services


The Churches of Weymouth & Portland come together, usually at 6.30pm on the last Sunday of each month.


Sunday 25th February

At St Francis of Assisi Church, Merredin Close, Littlemoor. DT3 6SJ


Sunday 25th March

Emmanuel Church, Southill Garden Drive, Weymouth. DT4 9SF.

(A Thanksgiving and farewell service for Pip & Ali Salmon)

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Sunday Soup Run Data 2017


Hi All,


Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who helps out at the soup run each Sunday evening. On behalf of Weymouth Baptist Church I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your time and commitment to serving the most vulnerable in our community. It is truly awesome what you do week in week out.


Thank you also for faithfully supplying the numbers to myself each week. Did you know in 2017 a total of 375 people were served hot food and snacks over the 53 Sundays?  September was the month with the greatest attendance, and 17th September had the most Attendees for a single Sunday with 20 ! 


As promised, I have attached the data from 2017 (see here). I have included the annual, monthly and weekly statistics. 


Happy reading !


Be blessed,


Rich

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Keswick in Devon


5th – 9th March in All Saints Church Sidmouth.


We hope you will want to join us at All Saints’ Church Sidmouth for this year’s week of Bible teaching, worship and prayer ministry. We are delighted that Dr Tim Chester is our main speaker who will be teaching from Isaiah, with other speakers on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


On Friday morning there is the opportunity to attend two of four seminars considering topical issues and on Friday evening Paul Kerensa will join us – an ideal time to invite those who are not yet involved with church.


For full details see the poster or visit our web site.

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All Saint’s School


All Saint's School have requested help in running a lunchtime group. This would be to complement the other learning in school about the Christian faith, and also provide a space for students to explore their faith in more depth. The time slot would likely be a Tuesday during lunch from 12:25-13:00. As yet, the format/exact content of the group has not been planned but we would expect this could be done by those involved. If you are interested in joining a team of volunteers could you please contact either Revd James Menzies or Cherry Clarke.

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Spring into Life, 25th February to 7th March


Again, Saltmine Theatre Company are coming to work with us in Primary Schools across Weymouth and Portland, as they do each year.  We are looking for people from our local churches to join teams, also to show hospitality to Saltmine while they are here.


Would you like to:

· Join a local team which will take assemblies and workshops in up to four primary schools – we usually try to assign people to a team going to their nearest schools and there’l be time to plan and practice beforehand.

· Provide accommodation for 3 or 4 Saltmine actors – bed, breakfast, packed lunch (can split the team if needed).

· Provide an evening meal for the Saltmine actors, to share the load.

· Join in prayer and support the teams by attending the Witness service on Sunday 25th February, 6.30pm at St Francis Church, Littlemoor.


If you are interested in joining a team, have questions or would like to offer hospitality then please contact Jackie Green, parish secretary at St Aldhelm’ Church,  Tel. 786043.

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Healing on the Streets


This ministry will be available in Weymouth town centre from 10am-12noon on the following Saturdays: March 3rd, 17th, 31st.

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The Bus Shelter Dorset



Will you help support this new project working with the Homeless/Rough Sleeper community in Weymouth? Find out more on Facebook.



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Spring Harvest 2018. Theme – Only The Brave: Determined Discipleship


The booking lines are now open:


Skegness  2-6 April

Harrogate 3-7 April

Minehead One 3-8 April

Minehead Two 8-12 April

If you are booking for less than 15 people at Minehead Tel. 0330 1009 330. If you have any questions phone the Spring Harvest Team Tel. 01825 769000 or email info@springharvest.org

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Local News

Page updated 23rd February



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