West Street, Oldland Common, Bristol, BS30 9QS.
Unity Oldland Methodist Church is committed to the safeguarding and protection of
all children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you have items for the next Newsletter please let Margaret have them by 5 pm on 27th October at the latest please at email@example.com.
The Methodist Centre is raising money to help fund a weekly takeaway food service. They are closed but are missing the money and food they would get from churches such as ours.
If you wish to give please follow this link to their Just Giving page.
The Methodist Centre
The Centre is currently in needs of small bottles of bottled water to give to guests visiting the Centre. Donations can be dropped on the doorstep of Deacon Corinne Brown's Manse, 11 Glebe Road BS5 8JJ.
If anyone would like to donate money to buy these bottles of water please contact Joy Harris firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 967 4006. Thank you.
For help in South Gloucestershire during the coronavirus pandemic
use the Southern Brooks Helpline
Freephone 03335 774666
Monday to Friday 11 am to 7 pm; Weekends 12 noon to 6 pm.
Our stewardship recipient account is now open at www.give.net/20311577.
They do charge a small percentage for this service so if you can gift via direct Bank Transfer through your Internet bank account Unity Oldland will get even more.
However, this may be easier if you don't have an Internet bank account. We were told at Church Council that we are due to pay an instalment of our loan to Staple Hill £4,657 and we owe the builder £4,904, so any extra you can gift through our Gift Day would be very welcome.
If anyone would prefer to have cash collected please let Margaret S know.
Bitton Parish History Group is a local history group who used to meet regualry before coronavirus put a stop to everything. Since then their members have been writing short accounts of local history interest and circulating them to their members.
Recently David Noble wrote an account of the local Methodist churches and their history which can be read by clicking on the link in the title of this news item.
Should you wish to join the group and receive these items of local history please contact the Chairman, Mike gate using his email email@example.com.
The Group has a web site at www.bittonhistory.org.uk where you can find out more about their activities.
BRISTOL & SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE METHODIST CIRCUIT
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2020
GIVING IN A TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
Why not give thanks for God’s provision by donating to the Bristol Methodist Centre?
HELP THE HOMELESS SHARE GOD'S GOODNESS TOO!
Donate today www.justgiving.com/campaign/harvestfestival2020
Found family photographs
Are you related to or know the Coles, Edwards, May, Miller or Stephens families that lived or had connections with Oldland, Longwell Green, Bitton and othe local villages?
A bundle of photographs relating to these families recently came into the possession of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society. Some photographs even had the names of the people written on the back!
Alan Bambury, who received them on behalf of the family, has researched these families and written an article in the Society’s September journal, which is attached. If you are related or know any who might, it would be appreciated if you would get in touch, so that these valuable photographs can be passed onto their descendants.
The article can be accessed by clicking on this link.