We will be holding a Nativity Festival from the 6th to 8th December. This will be a display of Nativities made from different materials from Maize and Straw to knitted and Glass. These Nativities originate in several different countries. The Nativitys are being lent to us by various members and friends of the Church.
This will take place in the Church (not the Hall) and will be open on
Thursday from 2p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 5. p.m.
Please come and look there will be no charge for entry, but if you wish to donate any money raised will go to the Church Funds and Church Charities.
We also intend to hold a Nativity Trial associated with this event. For more details please watch this space and look out for the posters.
Posters are now available for our Christmas Fayre on 3rd November. So you will be finding them displayed around the area shortly. If you have somewhere you can display a poster please ask for one.
More details about the Fayre can be found in the previous post
Also more details will be posted here nearer the time.
On Saturday 22nd September our friends at Northam Methodist church will be hosting a concert by “one Achord”. The performance is described as “a melange of sacred and secular music including songs from the shows, linked by sketches , poems and readings”. The performance starts at 7 p.m. , tickets cost £5 and will be available on the door.
You are invited to our Christmas Fayre, this event will take place on Saturday 3rd November between 10.00 a.m. and 2 p.m . Stalls and attractions are as follows:-
Cottage Plants and Indoor/Outdoor Bulbs
Original Art by Adiela
Cakes and Preserves
Potty Peggy’s Crafts
Secret Santa Gifts
Gel Nail Box at Beauty Boutique
There is no charge for admission for this event so why not come along and see what we have to offer. The event is in Aid of Church Funds and Charities.
We have received an unprecedented amount of enquiries from people interested in having stalls at this event. We are very pleased that so many people are interested in us, but would like to make it known that there is now not enough physical space for us to accept any more stalls.
The Pictures above were taken at various previous Christmas events in the Church.
The Methodist year runs from 1st September to 31st August so we are welcoming in a New year. September is also the start of a New Academic year and many children are starting or changing schools at this time. Various activities within the Church which paused for the School Holidays are also restarting. New People are welcome to join in with Jammy Tots and the Boys and Girls Brigades.
Jammy Tots stay and play resumed last Thursday (6th) for more details see
The Boys Brigade will resume on Wednesday 26th September and the Girls Brigade on Tuesday 18th September both of these groups are seeking more people to assist with their activities.
The Theme for Jammy Church on Saturday 8th September is the Parable of the Talents which can be found in the book of Matthew Chapter 25 verses 14-30. This will take place between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30. Please enter via the back Hall.
Jammy Church is an activity session for children, their families and the young at heart. Each session is based on a particular Theme.
There will be various activities and crafts to take part in and some food to eat. You do not need to attend all the session; you could just pop in to see what we are up to. If you wish to stay for the food please try to come before 11 a.m. so we can get our catering correct.
More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.
The Pictures above were taken at previous Jammy Churches.
On Sunday 14th October at 10.30 a.m. the Harvest Festival Service will take place. Harvest Festival marks the end of the main Harvest season. We give thanks to God for the crops that have been grown and celebrate the hard work involved in reaping them.
During the Service people will be given an opportunity to donate food to the Basics Bank and St Dismas, a Charity that helps the Homeless.
More information about the basics bank can be found at http://www.southamptoncitymission.co.uk/basics-bank
if you wish to donate some Food please bring some with you. In the past the Charity has been given lots of Baked Beans so if you can another product would be appreciated. Donating is not compulsory you are very welcome to join us for the service whether or not you donate.
Harvest Festival is a lovely community event, which can be enjoyed by families, friends and occasional visitors. There will be an invitation to Tea, coffee and biscuits after the service.
The fruit and vegetables above were all produced within 5 miles of Hedge End Methodist Church and grown by people who are personally known to me.
On Saturday 22nd September we will be holding a Safari Supper. This should not involve spotting wild animals around Hedge End. The Main course will be held in someones home (from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.) then the diners will move onto another home for the Desert course (from 7.45 to 8.15). The evening will conclude with Coffee in the Hall at the Church from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. It is intended that the Supper will take place at several different venues around Hedge End. As part of the Evening it is hoped that people will be able to take food to those people who are housebound and sit and eat with them.
At the same time as this is taking place it is intended to show a film in the Hall which is suitable for 8 to 14 year olds. Those watching the film will be fed on Pizza and Ice cream.
If you would like to attend the event or are willing to host a course or help in any other way please ask the stewards for a yellow form. In order that everything can be sorted it is asked that these forms be returned by Sunday 2nd September.
Please note the food shown above is not an indication of the Menu on the day.
For approximately 6 weeks (from 30th July) St Johns Road is closed between Foord Road and the A27. There is a sign at the traffic lights in Hedge End village centre that says “Road Closed Access only”. We wish to reassure you that it is still easy to access the Church from all the usual directions except directly from the A27 end. Foord road is past the church when travelling from the village Centre.
Our next Broader Horizons meeting will be on Sunday 16th September at 7 p.m. The Interviewee on this occasion will be our Minister Rev Arthur Cowburn. The focus of these evenings is to interview Christians ‘Parkinson style’ to hear of their faith and relationship with God, and how, in their professional roles, they have had cause to rely on God. These meetings take place in the Church not the Hall.
These meetings are informal in style and start with Tea and Coffee. The previous meetings have been very interesting and have stimulated many different discussions.
You may have previously read some of this article as this meeting was originally scheduled to take place in March and was cancelled because of snow!