The publication of the New Year Honours list (with personal contact details included) highlighted the importance of complying with current Data Protection legislation. Not only has this caused security problems for some but there will almost certainly be a hefty fine imposed for the breach.
The Methodist Church has guidelines on procedures which should be followed by all who store information on behalf of the Church, no matter whether in paper form or electronically and these apply to even the smallest of churches. For more information about what you should be doing, please see https://www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection#slides
If you feel that God is calling you to serve the Methodist Church as a deacon or presbyter then an Exploring Ordination Day will help you discover more about being an Ordained person. The event takes place on Saturday 29 February 2020 at Methodist Church House, London and is free, however, booking is required; bookings close on 24 February 2020.
The Presbyteral Synod will be held on 24th April, followed by the Representative Synod on 25th April, both in Perth.
The Autumn Synod will be on 19th September in Inverness (note change of date from that in Synod Directory).
Read the latest newsletter Roof n’ Roots, from the organisation that provides housing for retired ministers.
The autumn 2019 edition (No 16) is now out. To enquire about an order for a hard copy, ring 0207 467 5222.
Every year, hundreds of Christian Aid supporters include Christian Aid in their will. Will Aid offers an ideal opportunity to make or review your Will, while benefitting Christian Aid and eight other charities. To make sure your Will is up to date this November, visit willaid.org.uk or call Jo Dallas on 0141 241 6139.