© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

NEWSLETTER

Date in the Diary

3rd September Safari Meal 6th September 7.30pm Circuit Property Meeting at Bexleyheath 8th September 7.30pm Local Preachers Meeting At Wesley Hall 13th September 7.30pm Circuit Meeting at Pantiles 19th September 8.00pm Local Preachers Prayer Meeting At Belvedere 24th September 5.30pm Harvest Supper 25th September 10.00am Harvest Festival 28th September 7.30pm Stewards Meeting

Property Matters

Over the last few months, we have experienced some major problems with the lighting in the main hall. The main problem was that the overhead lights were not working properly, and  they were shorting the general system. We had previously been advised by  the Quinquennial report that the lights in the hall did not meet the current regulations, because they were not covered. We therefore have replaced the old lighting with covered LED lighting. This not only gives us brighter lights in the hall, it will save on the cost of lighting the hall on a daily basis. I would like to thank everyone who helped put away the scaffolding after the work was completed. The hall hirers have expressed positive comments on the new improved lighting. We were looking to have the hall floor to be sanded and veneered, but this has had to be delayed due to the  replacing of the lights taking a higher priority. We will hopefully address the hall floor situation in the New Year. A problem occurred with the water meter for the Church. Thanks to the help of Dick Fincham the issue has now been resolved. Going forward, there are various issues that need to be addressed, the decorating of the Church and Halls, the tidying of the garden and the clearing of the weeds around the back of the Church. If you can help out, please do let the Stewards know. If you  are interested in helping out on the Property committee, then please do let Rev George Quarm or Roger Forward know. Your help would be greatly appreciated.   Harvest Festival  On the 25th September, we will be holding our Harvest Festival. The service on Sunday morning will be led by Stuart Fair. This will be a family service and the Uniformed Organisations will be joining us. If you are able to provide harvest gifts, could they please be brought down the Saturday 24th September (Morning) so that we can decorate the Church. Everyone is invited to come along and help. Any produce will be donated to either Women’s Aid or to the local Food Bank. Their will be harvest envelopes available and any donations will be sent to Water Aid. On the Saturday evening we will be holding a Harvest Supper. This will start at 5.30pm and be followed by a Beetle Drive. We do hope that everyone can come along and enjoy this  family friendly event. The evening should be finished by 8.30pm. If you can help in either decorating the Church, setting up the Hall for the meal and entertainment, or help with the food, it would be greatly appreciated.

SECOND MILE CHARITY

2015/2016

Second Mile Charity—2015/2016 You will be pleased to know that the Church raised £295.88 for the Circuit Charity this year. The monies were raised from the collection box in the vestibule, coffee mornings and part of the collection from the carol service with the Salvation Army. The European Fair Play football competition also raised £475.00 towards the cause. The monies will be going to the Stephen Lawrence  Charitable Trust  and Release Eritrea. Please remember that the collection box is always in the vestibule for any small donation towards the Second Mile Trust. The Charities that the 2nd Mile Trust will be supporting for 2016/2017 will shortly be published. Thank you for your generous support of the project.

FAMILY NEWS

NB: There would be a wonderful diversity programme at the Barnehurst Methodist Church, first of its kind on 22nd July 2017 from 12pm to 6pm. There would be variety of activities, food, drinks and cultural dancing including “strictly come dancing.” Do join us to celebrate the day. Hope to see you on the day.

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

Prayer of the Month

God of all times and each moment, as we start each day, whether we are ready and eager, or anxious and unsure of what the day will bring, wake us to your call. In our work, in the tasks of the home and the routine of business, whether we are stimulated and fulfilled, or exhausted and bored, strengthen us for your labour. At each day's end, in recreation and rest, whether we are full of the day's good things, or are weary, foot-sore or lonely, bring us to rest in your grace. And at all times and in each moment, recall us to the knowledge of your sustaining love made known in Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen. Andrew Lunn, Manchester and Stockport District Chair

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

CHARITY

Second Mile Project 2016/2017 It does not seen possible that over the last year the Circuit have raised so much money for their two charities. At the last Circuit Outreach meeting it was decided that we would be supporting the following charities for 2016/2017. The Evergreen Care Bexley The vision of Evergreen Care Bexley has been born out of their experience of working with older people, and seeing the desperate needs that are, sadly, very often not being met. They believe there must be a much better way to treat people as they grow older and become more vulnerable. Since February 2013 they have been amazed how God has raised up people to help them form the organisation, including a solicitor, accountant and a trainer and the number of people from across the church denominations who have offered to volunteer, 100+ so far, in all areas from befriending, admin and other areas of support. http://www.evergreencarebexley.org/ Kids in Kailahun, a UK-based charity working in the Kailahun District of Sierra Leone, West Africa. In March 2014 they had to withdraw the KIK team who were in Kailahun, as Ebola was confirmed in the area during that month.  Since then, they have been working tirelessly to help in a number of ways, especially with education about hand hygiene, and the provision of tippy tap hand washing facilities.  http://www.kidsinkailahun.org/
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NEWSLETTER

Date in the Diary

3rd September Safari Meal 6th September 7.30pm Circuit Property Meeting at Bexleyheath 8th September 7.30pm Local Preachers Meeting At Wesley Hall 13th September 7.30pm Circuit Meeting at Pantiles 19th September 8.00pm Local Preachers Prayer Meeting At Belvedere 24th September 5.30pm Harvest Supper 25th September 10.00am Harvest Festival 28th September 7.30pm Stewards Meeting

Property Matters

Over the last few months, we have experienced some major problems with the lighting in the main hall. The main problem was that the overhead lights were not working properly, and  they were shorting the general system. We had previously been advised by  the Quinquennial report that the lights in the hall did not meet the current regulations, because they were not covered. We therefore have replaced the old lighting with covered LED lighting. This not only gives us brighter lights in the hall, it will save on the cost of lighting the hall on a daily basis. I would like to thank everyone who helped put away the scaffolding after the work was completed. The hall hirers have expressed positive comments on the new improved lighting. We were looking to have the hall floor to be sanded and veneered, but this has had to be delayed due to the  replacing of the lights taking a higher priority. We will hopefully address the hall floor situation in the New Year. A problem occurred with the water meter for the Church. Thanks to the help of Dick Fincham the issue has now been resolved. Going forward, there are various issues that need to be addressed, the decorating of the Church and Halls, the tidying of the garden and the clearing of the weeds around the back of the Church. If you can help out, please do let the Stewards know. If you  are interested in helping out on the Property committee, then please do let Rev George Quarm or Roger Forward know. Your help would be greatly appreciated.   Harvest Festival  On the 25th September, we will be holding our Harvest Festival. The service on Sunday morning will be led by Stuart Fair. This will be a family service and the Uniformed Organisations will be joining us. If you are able to provide harvest gifts, could they please be brought down the Saturday 24th September (Morning) so that we can decorate the Church. Everyone is invited to come along and help. Any produce will be donated to either Women’s Aid or to the local Food Bank. Their will be harvest envelopes available and any donations will be sent to Water Aid. On the Saturday evening we will be holding a Harvest Supper. This will start at 5.30pm and be followed by a Beetle Drive. We do hope that everyone can come along and enjoy this  family friendly event. The evening should be finished by 8.30pm. If you can help in either decorating the Church, setting up the Hall for the meal and entertainment, or help with the food, it would be greatly appreciated.

SECOND MILE CHARITY 2015/2016

Second Mile Charity—2015/2016 You will be pleased to know that the Church raised £295.88 for the Circuit Charity this year. The monies were raised from the collection box in the vestibule, coffee mornings and part of the collection from the carol service with the Salvation Army. The European Fair Play football competition also raised £475.00 towards the cause. The monies will be going to the Stephen Lawrence  Charitable Trust  and Release Eritrea. Please remember that the collection box is always in the vestibule for any small donation towards the Second Mile Trust. The Charities that the 2nd Mile Trust will be supporting for 2016/2017 will shortly be published. Thank you for your generous support of the project.
© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

FAMILY NEWS

NB: There would be a wonderful diversity programme at the Barnehurst Methodist Church, first of its kind on 22nd July 2017 from 12pm to 6pm. There would be variety of activities, food, drinks and cultural dancing including “strictly come dancing.” Do join us to celebrate the day. Hope to see you on the day.

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

Prayer of the Month

God of all times and each moment, as we start each day, whether we are ready and eager, or anxious and unsure of what the day will bring, wake us to your call. In our work, in the tasks of the home and the routine of business, whether we are stimulated and fulfilled, or exhausted and bored, strengthen us for your labour. At each day's end, in recreation and rest, whether we are full of the day's good things, or are weary, foot-sore or lonely, bring us to rest in your grace. And at all times and in each moment, recall us to the knowledge of your sustaining love made known in Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen. Andrew Lunn, Manchester and Stockport District Chair

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

CHARITY

Second Mile Project 2016/2017 It does not seen possible that over the last year the Circuit have raised so much money for their two charities. At the last Circuit Outreach meeting it was decided that we would be supporting the following charities for 2016/2017. The Evergreen Care Bexley The vision of Evergreen Care Bexley has been born out of their experience of working with older people, and seeing the desperate needs that are, sadly, very often not being met. They believe there must be a much better way to treat people as they grow older and become more vulnerable. Since February 2013 they have been amazed how God has raised up people to help them form the organisation, including a solicitor, accountant and a trainer and the number of people from across the church denominations who have offered to volunteer, 100+ so far, in all areas from befriending, admin and other areas of support. http://www.evergreencarebexley.org/ Kids in Kailahun, a UK-based charity working in the Kailahun District of Sierra Leone, West Africa. In March 2014 they had to withdraw the KIK team who were in Kailahun, as Ebola was confirmed in the area during that month.  Since then, they have been working tirelessly to help in a number of ways, especially with education about hand hygiene, and the provision of tippy tap hand washing facilities.  http://www.kidsinkailahun.org/
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