Today – This morning’s service will be led by Joy and the evening’s service by Robin.
Next Sunday morning’s service will be led by Robin and the evening service by Paul (HC).
Don is home. His son thanks everyone for their good wishes
Mabel is in Canterbury hospital; she has had an emergency operation to remove a large stone.
Worship committee planned for next Wed is being moved to allow people to hear Rowan Williams at St Peter’s Canterbury. A new date will be arranged soon.
Church meeting (which many of you probably didn’t know about!) has been postponed to Maundy Thursday, 13th April, starting at 7pm. This will be followed by a service and meal (possibly soup).
Toilet Twinning The new disabled toilet is nearing completion. Philip suggested to the church council (they agreed) that it would be a good idea to twin the toilet with one in a developing country. This will cost £60. Philip has details and would like to hear from anybody who would be interested in contributing.
Cinnamon network – a Christian charity with many links – hopes to start 4Family Ashford in the town soon.In co-operation with ABC and KCC this will ‘help families to help themselves’. Churches are invited to a meeting on 22nd Feb, 7.30 at the Salvation Army on Cudworth Rd. See Paul or Philip for more details.
Tai Chi- The group which meets here is holding a FREE taster session this Wed at 6pm. Give it a go!
Today This morning’s service will be led by David (AAW) and the evening’s service by Kevin T.
Next Sunday morning’s service will be led by Philip (HC) and the evening service by Sam.
Eileen Holdstock died last weekend in hospital at the age of 87. She was a very longstanding member of Cade Road and, before that, of Beaver Congregational Church. Her funeral is on 20th Feb at 10.40 at Charing.
Flower rota A sheet has gone up for the new rota. Please add your name if you wish to provide flowers at a specific time.
Church rota for Feb has gone up. Please study and swap as necessary.
Marion Boxall’s funeral: Fri 10th Feb at 1.45pm at Cade Road; committal at Charing at 3.20pm. Donations are for Galloway’s Society for the Blind and the Red Cross..
Circuit Lent Course at Rhode Minnis on five consecutive Thur afternoons, starting on 9th Mar. Details on board.
Methodist Modern Art Collection. Exhibition at the Beaney in Canterbury until 23rd April. Full details are on the notice board. This should be very worthwhile seeing.
Daffodil Day Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Mon. 6th March. This is always a popular and much enjoyed event with uplifting singing, guest speakers, and fellowship for all. Men are welcome too! It is again hoped that a coach will go from the Circuit. Contact Eileen Morgan as soon as possible if you would like to go (Tel : 01303 243102)
The Messy Church team, having joined with Great Chart, hosted our second Christingle Messy Church on Tuesday 13th December. We were joined by about 20 children from the John Wesley Church of England/Methodist Primary School, who kindly hosted the event. The children made their Christingle and put together a card with information about the Christingle. Donation boxes for the Children’s Society had been passed round the whole school.
This morning during our worship the children with help from a couple of parents built our advent ring from a variety of evergreens and the customary five candles. We traditionally use four red candles and one white candle to represent the People of God, the Prophets, John the Baptist, Mary and Christ in the centre. The candles also represent Hope, Peace, Joy, Love and Christ.
We enter this season of Advent with hope for God’s coming at Christmas, but also with hope for all people’s of this world.
Today This morning’s service will be led by David and the evening service by Kevin T.
Next Sunday morning’s service will be led by Hugh; the evening service by Philip. This will be a quiet and reflective service of new and old readings, prayers, poems and carols to reflect the season of Advent. Lesley is looking for several volunteers to offer to read either one of the poems or bible reading.
Ladies’ Club is cancelled tomorrow to enable people to go to Ruckinge (see below). The Christmas meeting will be at Lenore & Eddie’s (not the manse)..
Circuit Advent Service at Ruckinge tomorrow evening at 7.30, led by Sam. Refreshments available from 7pm. Speak to Lesley if you need a lift.
Circuit Christmas lunch Mon 5th Dec at the Bonny Cravat in Woodchurch at 12 noon. See Mabel TODAY if you would like to be included.
Christmas Cards Please only give one card to the whole church. Donations to go alongside this will be given to Action Around Bethlehem Children with Disabilities.
Night Shelter Kennington is again one of seven churches opening its doors as a night shelter, for 6 weeks All help would be welcome – speak to Stewart.
Today This morning’s service will be led by Philip and the evening service by Robin.
Meeting The church AGM will follow the service. It is important that as many people as possible stay for this. An update will be given on the plans for phase 2.
Next Sunday morning’s united service will be led by David; the evening service by Rev KevinTaylor.
The Garden Eddie has a rose catalogue and is encouraging people to buy a rose from it for our church garden. Speak to him after the service.
Advent Services There are two circuit advent services, one at Rhodes Minnis in the afternoon, the other in the evening at Ruckinge. Please see poster for details and additional information about refreshments and parking.
Christmas Cards In the same way as in recent past years we are asking people to send one card to the whole church family. Donations to go alongside this will be given to Action Around Bethlehem Children with Disabilities. Those of you who were a church 2 weeks ago will have heard about this.
Night Shelter Kennington is again one of seven churches opening its doors as a night shelter, for 12 weeks. If anyone feels able to help out Stewart would like to hear from you after the service.
Today – This morning’s service will be led by Rev P Dean and Alison Driscoll, the evening service by Rev P Luscombe.
Next Sunday – Morning service is will be led by Joy Brumwell and the evening service will be led by Rev P Dean.
Tues mornings – Morning prayers continue at 10am
Fri mornings – Coffee mornings here every Fri.
Circuit Mission Group
Next meeting at Dymchurch on Tuesday 15th November at 7:30pm. New members are welcome. They will be planning the circuit schedule of events for next year.
Circuit Advent Services
Methodist Women in Britain Advent service on Friday 25th November at 2:30pm at Rhodes Minnis, led by Barbara Lunn. Circuit Advent service on Monday 28th November at 7:30pm at Ruckinge, led by Rev S Funnell.
Christmas Craft Fayre at Willesborough Baptist Church on Saturday 12th November from 2 to 5 pm. Commissioning service for new street pastors 7:30pm on Friday 25th November at Ashford Baptist Church.