© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2018

NEWSLETTER

Action for Children

Please pass on our sincere thanks to everyone involved in raising the recent donation of £55.85. We were delighted to hear about your coffee morning and we hope everyone from the church that took part had fun in the process of making such a wonderful and much needed gift. 'Go not only to those who need you, but to those who need you most' John Wesley Action for Children's ethos is deeply rooted in Methodist principles, and for over 145 years we have worked together helping vulnerable children to reach their full potential. Thank you, it really does inspire us to hear about your Fundraising, and to know that working together we are still able to touch so many lives, as we continue helping more than 390,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year through over 650 services across the U.K. With kind regards, and our heartfelt gratitude to all our friends at the Church. Joyce Walker Supporter Care Fundraiser

Circuit 2nd Mile Charity

The Circuit 2nd Mile Charity Appeal for the year 2017 / 2018 will be closing on the 31st August 2018. To date £3,181 has been raised. You will be please to know that our Church raised £186.52, through the Christmas Card box, the Carol service and the collection box in the vestibule Our Church also arranged the Circuit World Cup Football Competition, and this raised £455. The two nominated charities the circuit supports are: Greenwich WellCare Trust - https://welcare.org/centres/greenwich/ The Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village in Ghana - http://methodistrafiki.org/index.php/en/ The Circuit has been running the Charity for quite a few years and at the Circuit meeting, which will be held on the 19th September, a decision will be made whether to continue this year or skip a year. We do thank you for all your support, and please remember that the collection box is always in the vestibule.

Reginald William Bartlett

(21st April 1924—30th June

2018)

Reg worshipped at our Church for approximately 70years and throughout his life he was deeply devoted to serving the Church and his Lord in any way he could. Reg was someone special, not only did he do so much for the Church, he also had so many interests outside of the Church family. This gave him to great opportunity of influencing so many people’s lives. Reg loved to read the lessons during the service and his expressive delivery brought to light the message he was giving. Reg was always theatrical and for many years played a leading role in the Drama Group, not only in pantomimes and plays, but also providing drama in some of the Sunday services. Reg had a very special relationship with all the ministers and they would listen to all that he had to say and were grateful for his love help and guidance he gave them Over the many years, Reg performed many jobs in the Church, Circuit Steward, Church Steward, Guild, serving communion and a Gardener no name but a few. Reg was a great thespian and, in the build, up to Christmas he would read Dicken’s Christmas Carol, dressed in full Dickensian attire to raise money for Charity. He also appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, reading the ‘Frog and the Skylark’ which youngster in the Circuit were performing at a Nation Methodist Youth Event. In recent times when Reg was frail, he still managed to come to Church and he was always very grateful for the help the young people gave him. Everyone knows that Reg has left a small vacuum in our Church, but we all know that he is now with his Lord.

Church Outreach

We have all enjoyed the tea, coffee and cakes which has kindly been served by Tina, Christiana and Cynthia and our service would not be the same without the fellowship afterwards. For the last few months there has been a tin for donations towards the Outreach project and to date £333.14 has been raised. A small committee has been set up to see how we can reach out to people and a few weeks ago we held our first small event “The Great Methodist Bake Off”.  This was a learning experience and quite a few people came in to see what was going on and find out more about Mercy Ships, the charity we were raising money for. We managed to raise £90.00. More importantly we talked to nearly everyone who passed the Church. We will shortly be having another Bake Off in aid of Action for Children. If you have any ideas, either big or small on how what we can do to achieve our goals, please do mention them to the members of the committee, Christiane, Adebayo, Kate, Christiana or George.

POEM- You are always there

for me.  by Joanna Fuchs

When the world comes crashing in And chaos rules my mind, I turn my heart to you, Lord, And pure, sweet peace I find. You lift me out of trouble You comfort me in pain; You nourish, heal and cleanse me, Like cool, refreshing rain. In times of joy and bliss, When things are going right, You lift me even higher, And fill me with delight. You listen to my prayers; You hear my every plea; I’m safe because I know You’re always there for me.

Prayer Group & Counselling

The Prayer Group, meets regularly on a Saturday morning at 10am, in the Church and everyone is welcome to attend. We pray for all situations in the world, our country and local community. Prayers are also said for our Church and those in the Circuit. We do hope that you will be able to join us. See you there. You can also see the Minister in the Church for counselling between 10.00am - 4.00pm. Monday - Friday or You can email the minister directly at q.quarm@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk Any other enquiries should be directed to info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk

Message from Pauline

Barker

Dear All I would like to say a big thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and phone call, they are certainly the one thing that have kept me going. I do miss terribly not coming to Church and being among you it’s always been a huge part of my life and Pat’s. He has certainly deteriorated in the last few months. It was a thrill to hear that we had won the Football it must be the biggest win of our lives Thank you once again for thinking of us and I hope it won’t be too long when I am back worshiping with you. God Bless to you all Love Pauline (Barker)

Formation of Choir

We have received a request to see if we can form a Church Choir. To start the choir, we would need a minimum of five people to be willing to join. A few members have already shown an interest, so if you are thinking about taking part would you please see Christiana Odom or email us at  info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk   The choir would enhance our Church worship and also encourage many members to take part in the service. Please do think about this. Thanks
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As I look out of the window and watch the rain teeming down, it appears that the long hot summer is well and truly over.  Whilst many of you have been away visiting their families or taking a few days off, others have still had to work. In recent times when the children have been on school holiday, the weather has not been very good, but this year it has been different - very hot, perhaps too hot. Many of our older members have been struggling with the heat and this has meant that have not been able to come to church as regularly as they would have liked. Now with the weather on the turn, we look forward to seeing them all soon. We recently held the funeral of Reg Bartlett and it was wonderful to see so many people there remembering the many different things that Reg did during his lifetime. Our thought and prayers go out to John, Ann, Debbie and their families. It was lovely surprise to see Ailsa Melton down at the Church a few Sunday’s ago. She has great difficulty in getting about. We pray for Jennifer Hutching who has been undergoing cancer treatment at Queen Marys in Sidcup and for Duncan & Pat.  We remember Pat & Pauline Barker, Freda Greenwood & David Ford-Divers. Roger Forward recently got a Civic Award for Recognition for Voluntary Services to Adults, which was presented by the Mayor of Bexley. Rev George Quarm’s son married on 25th August. We wish him and his wife every happiness in the future. Birthday: 19th September Brian Marks (Unfortunately, the list of birthdays has been deleted from my computer, so please do let us know when your birthdays are)
  OUTREACH Over the last couple of years, our  fellowship has been greatly enhanced by the regular serving or tea and coffee after the morning service. We are truly grateful for everything Christiana and Tina  for all their dedication and hard work, they have put in to make the fellowship so enjoyable. Over the last few months we have had a donations tin, where any money donated will go towards the cost of the Church outreach programme. You will be pleased to know that we have currently raised over £150.00   We have started to think about how we  are going to proceed in our aim s to spread God’s message out into the local community and also reinvigorate our Church. To allow us to do this,  we do need to have a small group of people to formulate a plan and also as many volunteers to help us. This is going to be a major commitment for the Church and it would be wonderful if as many people as possible could be involved. If you are willing to help out in any small way, would you kindly let either Rev George Quarm  or the stewards know. Thank you  

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NEWSLETTER

Action for Children

Please pass on our sincere thanks to everyone involved in raising the recent donation of £55.85. We were delighted to hear about your coffee morning and we hope everyone from the church that took part had fun in the process of making such a wonderful and much needed gift. 'Go not only to those who need you, but to those who need you most' John Wesley Action for Children's ethos is deeply rooted in Methodist principles, and for over 145 years we have worked together helping vulnerable children to reach their full potential. Thank you, it really does inspire us to hear about your Fundraising, and to know that working together we are still able to touch so many lives, as we continue helping more than 390,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year through over 650 services across the U.K. With kind regards, and our heartfelt gratitude to all our friends at the Church. Joyce Walker Supporter Care Fundraiser

Circuit 2nd Mile Charity

The Circuit 2nd Mile Charity Appeal for the year 2017 / 2018 will be closing on the 31st August 2018. To date £3,181 has been raised. You will be please to know that our Church raised £186.52, through the Christmas Card box, the Carol service and the collection box in the vestibule Our Church also arranged the Circuit World Cup Football Competition, and this raised £455. The two nominated charities the circuit supports are: Greenwich WellCare Trust - https://welcare.org/centres/greenwich/ The Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village in Ghana - http://methodistrafiki.org/index.php/en/ The Circuit has been running the Charity for quite a few years and at the Circuit meeting, which will be held on the 19th September, a decision will be made whether to continue this year or skip a year. We do thank you for all your support, and please remember that the collection box is always in the vestibule.

Reginald William Bartlett (21st April

1924—30th June 2018)

Reg worshipped at our Church for approximately 70years and throughout his life he was deeply devoted to serving the Church and his Lord in any way he could. Reg was someone special, not only did he do so much for the Church, he also had so many interests outside of the Church family. This gave him to great opportunity of influencing so many people’s lives. Reg loved to read the lessons during the service and his expressive delivery brought to light the message he was giving. Reg was always theatrical and for many years played a leading role in the Drama Group, not only in pantomimes and plays, but also providing drama in some of the Sunday services. Reg had a very special relationship with all the ministers and they would listen to all that he had to say and were grateful for his love help and guidance he gave them Over the many years, Reg performed many jobs in the Church, Circuit Steward, Church Steward, Guild, serving communion and a Gardener no name but a few. Reg was a great thespian and, in the build, up to Christmas he would read Dicken’s Christmas Carol, dressed in full Dickensian attire to raise money for Charity. He also appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, reading the ‘Frog and the Skylark’ which youngster in the Circuit were performing at a Nation Methodist Youth Event. In recent times when Reg was frail, he still managed to come to Church and he was always very grateful for the help the young people gave him. Everyone knows that Reg has left a small vacuum in our Church, but we all know that he is now with his Lord.

Church Outreach

We have all enjoyed the tea, coffee and cakes which has kindly been served by Tina, Christiana and Cynthia and our service would not be the same without the fellowship afterwards. For the last few months there has been a tin for donations towards the Outreach project and to date £333.14 has been raised. A small committee has been set up to see how we can reach out to people and a few weeks ago we held our first small event “The Great Methodist Bake Off”.  This was a learning experience and quite a few people came in to see what was going on and find out more about Mercy Ships, the charity we were raising money for. We managed to raise £90.00. More importantly we talked to nearly everyone who passed the Church. We will shortly be having another Bake Off in aid of Action for Children. If you have any ideas, either big or small on how what we can do to achieve our goals, please do mention them to the members of the committee, Christiane, Adebayo, Kate, Christiana or George.
© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

POEM- You are always there for me. 

by Joanna Fuchs

When the world comes crashing in And chaos rules my mind, I turn my heart to you, Lord, And pure, sweet peace I find. You lift me out of trouble You comfort me in pain; You nourish, heal and cleanse me, Like cool, refreshing rain. In times of joy and bliss, When things are going right, You lift me even higher, And fill me with delight. You listen to my prayers; You hear my every plea; I’m safe because I know You’re always there for me.

Prayer Group & Counselling

The Prayer Group, meets regularly on a Saturday morning at 10am, in the Church and everyone is welcome to attend. We pray for all situations in the world, our country and local community. Prayers are also said for our Church and those in the Circuit. We do hope that you will be able to join us. See you there. You can also see the Minister in the Church for counselling between 10.00am - 4.00pm. Monday - Friday or You can email the minister directly at q.quarm@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk Any other enquiries should be directed to info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk

Message from Pauline Barker

Dear All I would like to say a big thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and phone call, they are certainly the one thing that have kept me going. I do miss terribly not coming to Church and being among you it’s always been a huge part of my life and Pat’s. He has certainly deteriorated in the last few months. It was a thrill to hear that we had won the Football it must be the biggest win of our lives Thank you once again for thinking of us and I hope it won’t be too long when I am back worshiping with you. God Bless to you all Love Pauline (Barker)

Formation of Choir

We have received a request to see if we can form a Church Choir. To start the choir, we would need a minimum of five people to be willing to join. A few members have already shown an interest, so if you are thinking about taking part would you please see Christiana Odom or email us at  info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk   The choir would enhance our Church worship and also encourage many members to take part in the service. Please do think about this. Thanks
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