A big thank to all those who took time to bid farewell to the Queen in person and virtually. Indeed “grief is the price we pay for love”. (Queen Elizabeth II).Her great acts of charity and service will always be remembered. The huge crowds that travelled from all over the world to pay their last respects to the late queen is testimony of how she touched the lives of many people, locally and internationally. May Her Soul rest in peace and rise in glory. I pray that we remain united and peace loving as King Charles the 3rd leads this great nation.
Every second Sunday in October is observed by the Methodists and many other churches as the Homeless Sunday and it also marks the beginning of Prisons week. May God bless those who work hard towards eliminating homelessness and those who work in prisons as well as those who support this work.I am always encouraged by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:34b - 45, “Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you…for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me…..” Let us join hands in fighting homelessness and, also, support those in prison, their families and those who work in prisons across the globe.
We hope to look at our Mission Statement and strategize for the future of this beautiful church in October and November 2022.
LADIES TUESDAY LUNCHEON GROUP has resumed meeting at 12.30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month.
BEFORE SUNDAY SERVICES – the short time of prayer in the Chapel has re-commenced. All welcome.
CHURCH BROCHURES – Our new 2022/23 brochures are now available. Please distribute as widely as possible. Thank you to those who helped to produce it.
MISSION INCOME 2021/22
The giving, for which we are most grateful, was as follows:
World Mission Fund
JMA Collectors and Sales (80%) £426.80
Adult boxes £154.00
Easter offering £181.25
Mission in Britain Fund
JMA Collectors and Sales (20%) £106.70
Adult boxes £16.12
If you would like a mission box or to make a donation to this work, please see Philip Osborn. For giving to JMA please see Janet Sly.
The weekly average for the year 2021/2022 was £654 which was well below our budget of £673. We appreciate the increase in the cost of living at this time but we have agreed to increase our contribution to the circuit from September by £1000 so we need an increase in offerings.
Can you put a little bit more in your envelope or if you pay by standing order or bank transfer can you review your amount?
The amount given in August was £17.50. We gave £1000 to the Fund for Human Need.
MEMORIAL SERVICE, Sunday 23rd October 2022 @ 11.00 am
Forms for names to be read out at the Memorial Service are now available from the trolley; when completed, please place them in the box provided.
BIBLE STUDY – The Bible Study Group meets from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the Chapel. All are welcome.