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ittle Fishes and TOTS toddler groups for 0-4 years old.

There are thriving groups for toddlers and their parents & carers at Alcombe, Minehead, Watchet and Williton.  Please click on the toddler group links in the appropriate church's column to the left for details. - See more at: http://westsomerset.2day.uk/?localBoard=2948&globalBoard=0#sthash.HRstq8iQ

Little Fishes and TOTS toddler groups for 0-4 years old.

There are thriving groups for toddlers and their parents & carers at Alcombe, Minehead, Watchet and Williton.  Please click on the toddler group links in the appropriate church's column to the left for details. - See more at: http://westsomerset.2day.uk/?localBoard=2948&globalBoard=0#sthash.HRstq8iQ.dpuf
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Latest Information: 

Circuit Administrator Wanted
Currently based at
Alcombe Methodist Church
20 hours per week, £9.94 per hour (subject to review)
3 year fixed term appointment subject to DBS check
Application form and full details from:
Application closing date: Sunday 25th April 2025
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a video interview 
to take place on
Thursday 6th May 2021
 

On Thursday we have Listen with M at 1pm,  Followed by prayers for everyone at 7 pm. 
Our Zoom reflective service at 7.30 pm will be led by Margaret Lintern.

On Friday at 10.30 am, we hold our weekly Zoom coffee morning. 

Live worship at 10.30 am on Sunday morning at both Minehead and Watchet - pre-booking essential (see below),
will be followed by our weekly Zoom worship
at 6.30 pm. 

On Monday, Listen with M returns at 1 pm for another installment from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

On Tuesday, Becca is leading another
Craft for All at 11.30 am. Singing for Fun with Daphne returns after a two-week break at
7.30 pm on Tuesday.

Please join us for as many of these events as you are able to. We look forward to seeing you. 

If you have not used one of our Zoom services before but would like to join in please email the Circuit Administrator.  
 
Please look in the
April edition of
The Messenger

for details of these and other events coming up soon. 

Live worship at both Minehead and Watchet has restarted.
You must book to attend one of these services - 
please click for details

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Our YouTube service for December is here!  Just click.. 

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Here are some
Circuit Devotions,
songs and dramas for us to read, to think about and to use as a basis for our prayers. Just click here.
 
 

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Click here for this week's
Sunday Service Sheet for Home Worship  from 
the Methodist Church
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And this is a link to the Exmoor Youth Project 
Harvest Experience
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A FREE phone service to hear prayers and news from the Methodist Church has been launched:
Listen to a prayer: 
0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 
0808 281 2478
Content is updated weekly on Thursday evening

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There are many opportunities to engage with Christian worship
on line, a few of which 
are listed below;

Just click on any in italics to be directed to that site:

9am Monday to Friday
Morning Prayers from Wesley House Cambridge

Prayers and Worship Services from Wesley's Chapel, London

Songs of Praise on Sunday afternoons on BBC 1

Premier Christian Radio via their website or on Freeview channel 725

Information about worshipping at home and live streaming of worship from the Singing the Faith plus website here…https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Regular updates from the Methodist Church are available here…https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus-guidance/

 Should you need to make urgent contact, please contact the Superintendent Minister by email to:    wsmc2425@gmail.com

We will continue to support the life and work of the West Somerset Circuit in other ways – please check this website for updates and 
Click here to read The Messenger which we will continue to publish during this closure period

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Citizens Advice
West Somerset can be contacted anytime 24/7—Phone 0800 801 1808
leave a message if the phone is not answered. 
For further information,
visit the website: www.westsomersetadvice.org.uk

To contact us at this website with any comments or questions please use the  Contact Us button at the bottom of this page
Click for West Somerset Advice
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BBC Front Page News

Prince Philip: Duke's four children to walk alongside coffin at funeral

The names of the 30 guests who will be at Saturday's funeral service are released by Buckingham Palace.

4.7 million waiting for operations in England

The February figures show the numbers waiting over a year for surgery continued to rise sharply.

George Floyd death: Ex-officer Chauvin will not take the stand

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege,” says the ex-officer accused of murdering George Floyd.

M&S begins legal action against Aldi over Colin the Caterpillar cake

A High Court claim by the retailer argues its rival's Cuthbert the Caterpillar infringes its trademark.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!

1. How to manage back to office stress. Experiencing some anxiety about heading back into the office? You’re not alone. Many workers are 'fear-casting' more often about impending situations, but there are ways to prepare yourself, manage stress and protect your mental health. READ MORE

2. Tributes flood in from world leaders. World leaders have paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh. US President Joe Biden said: “He was a heck of a guy... 99 years old, he never slowed down at all.” Spain’s king and queen telegrammed “Dear Aunt Lilibet” to mourn the passing of “Dear Uncle Philip”. Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan said the Duke had been a “wise leader” and his “role in promoting Pakistan-UK relations will always be remembered”. UK Prime Minister said the Duke of Edinburgh had led an ‘extraordinary life’. BBC

3. The markets continue their relentless rise. Stock markets globally continued to rally fuelled by hopes of a rapid rebound as economies reopen. America’s leading indices, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones, hit new highs; Europe’s Stoxx 600 wiped out its pandemic losses. The FTSE 250, a barometer of the UK domestic economy, hit a record high, having jumped by around a third since the beginning of November. Financial Times

4. Long Covid recovery fears. Seven out of ten patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the UK still have symptoms five months after being discharged, a study has found. Researchers examined thousands of patients who left hospital between March and November 2020. They found that 71% had not fully recovered five months later; and among those who had previously been employed, 18% were no longer able to work. An estimated 1.1 million people in the UK say they are suffering from Long Covid. The Guardian

5. Handle bumps in your career’s path. People sometimes see their career paths ahead of them like straight stretches of road heading into the future. Paths are rarely straight lines, however. Bumps, sudden turns and dead ends can pop up at a moment’s notice - as millions found out due to the pandemic. Here are some suggestions for navigating those detours. [1] Focus on the progress in all areas of your life - not just your career. [2] Find learning opportunities regardless of your situation. [3] Think creatively to find alternative options and opportunities. [4] Carve out even small amount of time to work on your goals. For more help and support, join 10/10, our government supported leadership development and mentoring programme. LEARN MORE


6. Bring WFH life to the office. As professionals return to offices, many are struggling to re-adapt to things they once missed about the workplace. But, after a year of working remotely, the office may not be the same: Dress codes have become more casual, for example, and employees are more comfortable asking for flexible work accommodations. These adjustments may be the first of many, as studies on working from home have repeatedly shown that people were happier and more productive when given greater hour-by-hour autonomy. Daily Mail

7. Do nothing, for your brain’s sake. Doing nothing does a lot for your brain. Neuroscience research suggests that giving your brain a timeout can support productivity and long-term learning. But even as you rest, your brain may still be working. To fully shut down, you can incorporate these resting strategies into your routine: Take a walk, but don’t get fixated on your number of steps; play a game but don’t keep score; or cook a meal without worrying about making a culinary masterpiece. Wall Street Journal

8. Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia. Covid-19 raises the risk of depression, dementia, psychosis and stroke, a study finds. A third of those with a previous Covid infection went on to develop or have a relapse of a psychological or neurological condition but those admitted to hospital or in intensive care had an even higher risk. This is likely to be down to both the effects of stress, and the virus having a direct impact on the brain. UK scientists looked at the electronic medical records from the previous six months of more than half a million patients in the US, and their chances of developing one of 14 common psychological or neurological conditions. BBC

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"We think audiences will continue to swoon for this show," the streaming giant says.

Somerset family seeks to repatriate brain-injury woman from Spain

Cady Jay, 35, from Bath, moved to Spain two years ago where she had a bleed on the brain.

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