The last weekly newsletter

News and service details for Sunday 12th September 2021


Yes, this is my last weekly newsletter. I know some of you are heaving a sigh of relief, whilst others might miss my inane weekly chatter. But, either way, we are moving forward. I will try to gather information for a more comprehensive newsletter and send it our once a month. Of course, if there are any sudden changes, prayer requests, or good goss, then I’ll email out an announcement note.

Worship is changing too. On the first Sunday of each month we now meet for an in-person worship service at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church. Doors open around 5:30, and the service is at the usual time of 6pm. The service will also be streamed live on our Facebook page so that you can also worship with us remotely if you so wish. (See

On the Sundays when The Village MCC is not meeting in-person you are welcome to meet with us for a Sunday Connection on Zoom or Facebook.  Sunday Connection is simply a weekly touchstone service which includes a very brief message, a little music (or maybe a hymn), a prayer, and a blessing for the week. Of course if you meet with us on Zoom then there’ll be time both before and afterwards to socialise a little. Please use the usual Zoom meeting code (504 390 105) and password (2020). You can also connect via

I’m thrilled to say that this Sunday we have with us Rev. Deborah Cornish from DGMC, and she has very kindly offered to bring us our thought for the week.

If you would like to attend a full length online service when The Village MCC is not meeting in-person, you are welcome to join MCC North London. They meet every Sunday at 7pm, both in-person and online. Rev. Peta has asked me to let you know that you would be very welcome to join them either way. Their online details are:

Meeting ID: 889 0186 8441
Passcode: 113130
One tap mobile
+443300885830,,88901868441#,,,,*113130# The United Kingdom
+441314601196,,88901868441#,,,,*113130# The United Kingdom
Or if anyone wants to watch the MCCNL Facebook stream, they need to join the Fellowship and Worship Group:


Alternatively, every Sunday you can join MCC New York at their family service. It’s streamed on Facebook live at 4pm* UK time, but their services are also recorded so you can watch them at any time on their Facebook page. Just check in to

Both of these services include an open and affirming communion celebration.

I ask you for your prayers please as we go through these changes. I hope you have a blessed week.

Much love

Rev. Michael

* This may occasionally change because the USA changes their clocks on a different date to the UK.

If you’d like to contact me you can do so by emailing me at


Community Prayers.

Praying hands

Lord, we continue to lift all those in Afghanistan who are living in fear. We lift all those who fear for loved ones still trapped there, and for all the organisations and groups that continue to work so hard to help those in danger to escape. Most of all Lord, we pray for the kind of peace that affirms every person as one of your unique children, and praises you for the extraordinary rainbow diversity in which you have created us all .

Lord, we ask for healing for Robert, Tony P, and Simon as they continue to receive treatment;  Wendy and Sarah for their ongoing health;  Charlie, as he recovers at home. We lift all those we may not have mentioned, but who you know need your touch. Lord, please continue to be with us all. Amen.

If you would like to add a prayer to the newsletter then please email me at  – Michael x


Sunday Connection

This Sunday I’m thrilled to say that this Sunday we have with us Rev. Deborah Cornish from DGMC, and she has very kindly offered to bring us our thought for the week. The music this week is a hymn. I do hope you sing along! All the words you need for our liturgy will be on your screen. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday at 6pm. Michael x

Holy God I wonder 
how I managed to exist
without the knowledge of your parenthood
and Your loving care.
But now I am your own
I am a member of your family
and I can never be alone,
for Holy God, you’re there beside me.

I will sing Your praises, I will sing Your praises,
I will sing Your praises, forever more.

I will sing Your praises, I will sing Your praises,
I will sing Your praises, forever more.


join us for

‘Sunday Connection’

on Zoom and Facebook at 6pm


 Zoom :  504 390 105,  code 2020


Keeping up to date with MCC Internationally

Do you receive emails from the MCC denomination? There are updates on the way churches around the world are meeting this crisis, along with prayers, support, and much much more. If you would like check out what newsletters are available then please email:

Sarah Barber is our Lay Delegate, and a link with the denomination.  Please contact her at the church email address if you would like to know more about how The ‘Village’ MCC fits into the International  Church.


PastoSitting under a treeral Care Team – 07476 667353

Pastoral care continues. Call or text the church mobile and leave a message, and someone will get back to you. When the pandemic first broke we tried to reach out to everybody at least once a month. As time has gone on we have reduced our pastoral care calls to those who have either requested them or are at high risk. Of course we don’t want to miss anybody out so if you would like to connect then please let us know

SeparatorWould you like to give a gift to aid the work of the Village MCC?

Giving to The Village MCC.
‘The Village MCC’ is self-financing, we do not receive any central funding. If you would like to support the work we do, there are a number of ways to do so.

Regular giving:
If you would like to set up a regular monthly Payment to The “Village’ Church, which is the best way for us to budget for our work, Please email the treasurer at;, you will then be sent the details of how to do this.

Single donation
If you wish to make a single donation You can send a direct payment from your bank account using the following details From the UK:

• Lloyds Bank
• sort code 77-91-29
• account number 40361660
• account name The Village MCC
• Please use the reference ‘Collection

Please also email the Treasurer at to let them know to expect a payment. • There is also a donate button on the Church Website at if bank transfer is not possible. If you do not have access to the internet, you can still make a donation with your debit card. Please email the Treasurer at; to arrange a phone call to make this payment.

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