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Football Teams

Please note that for various reasons a decision was made in 2018 to disband the Football teams.  Our thanks to everyone whom has made the teams possible over the years.

Since 2009 Hedge End Methodist Church has had  two football teams who complete in the Solent Churches League. They are known as Hedge End Methodist Reds and Hedge End  Methodist Blues. The Solent Churches League has been described as “Church teams whose aims are to use football as a tool to share the Christian message with others”.  There is no requirement for players to be practicising Christians or religious but they are required to fully respect the faith and abide by the league and Club rules.

We are pleased to report that the  Blue Team has gone through the whole season without losing a Match. The Team hopes to continue its success by beating Leigh Park  in the League Cup final which will be played on  16th May.

If you would like to find out more details about this Match or what the Red Team have been up to please see

http://www.hedgeendmfc.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hedge-End-MFC/120527321380087

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Jigsaw Puzzle Festival and Plant Sale

Spring Fayre

On Saturday 2nd May from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will be holding a JIGSAW PUZZLE FESTIVAL AND PLANT SALE There will be an Admission charge of 50p which will give you access to hundreds of Jigsaws to View and Purchase, of several different sizes up to 1000 pieces. The Jigsaws are displayed already made up so you can see all the pieces are there. When you buy one it will be placed in a plastic bag, back into its box. Plants for Sale including,Annuals– many varieties, Perennials,Herbs Veg plants,Tomato hanging baskets and Potted summer flower arrangements. Refreshments available all day including Ploughmans at Lunchtime.

Easter Jammy Church

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On Saturday 11th April from 10.30 to 12.30 we will be holding our Easter Jammy Church. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together for Worship, Crafts, watching a Puppet Show, and Food.

The Picture above shows one of the craft Activitys in 2014 when Easter Gardens were Made.   Although the activities are based around families, people of any age are welcome to attend.  People are not obliged to stay for the whole session you could just pop in to see what we are up to.

More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch

Music Festival

Members of Hedge End Methodists Girls Brigade will be taking part in the National Boys and Girls Brigade Music Festival. This will take place on Saturday 28th March at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. This event has been run by the Brigades since 2007. More details about the event can be found at

http://natbrass.boys-brigade.org.uk/musicfestival/

We hope that everyone taking part in this event has a great time.

More details of the girls Brigade can be found by following the links below.

https://twitter.com/HedgeEndGB

http://hedgeendgb.org.uk/Home.html

Got Questions about Life ?

We are Running “The  Alpha Course” at Hedge End Methodist Church.

Begins 17th April for 11 Weeks.

Starts 18.30 on Fridays in the Church Hall.

First a light Meal then a DVD presentation then a short break, then Discussions it will end about 21.00.

Christians will always be seeking to know more of him and are still asking questions about him – was he merely a man or is he the Son of God?

This course will ask – and attempt to answer – such questions as – “ Is there more to life than this” –“ Who is Jesus?” – “ Why and how do I pray?” – “What about the church?” and many more.

If you wish to attend the course or just find out more about Alpha please speak with one of the church stewards. <

Radio Interview with Geoffrey

This Morning Rev. Geoff Scarlett was  interviewed on the Tim Daykin Show on Radio Solent. He was interviewed by Mike Apps and talked of Writing Poems and Hymn Lyrics.

The Radio Solent Programme can be listened to by following the link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jm6bd#auto

This link is to the whole programme if you havent got time to listen to the whole programme if you start to listen at 01.45  on the timeline you will get to the specific piece.  Our Thanks to Radio Solent for allowing us to link to their site.  Please note this programme will only be available until 29th March.

Geoffrey on Solent

As part of the Tim Daykin Show on Radio Solent this Sunday (1st March) there will be an interview with Rev. Geoffrey Scarlett.  He  is a retired Church Minister who is very active within  Our Church and in the local area.  Geoffrey will be talking about writing Poems and Hymn  Lyrics.  He estimates that he has written approximately 70 Poems and Hymns over the last 30 years.

Some of his poems can be found in the blogs posted on January 2nd and January 21st This year.

This is the second Radio Solent interview that Geoffrey has been involved in as he was interviewed with Stuart (as part of his Celebration of 50 years playing the organ) in the same show on 1st February.

We believe that the interview will be broadcast between 7.00 and 8.00 in the Morning.

Easter 2015

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During our normal service on  Palm Sunday ( 29th March) we think of Jesus’s triumphant procession into Jerusalem in a Service taken by Mrs Jan Hayter.

This is followed by several events and services the next weekend which is the  Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. i.e.  between Maundy Thursday (2nd April) and Easter Sunday (5th April). These are detailed below.

Service of Light and Darkness also known as Tenebrae
This will take place at 7.30 on Maundy Thursday (2nd April).The service includes communion. This service will be conducted by Rev. Tony Parkinson.

Good Friday
The Organisation “Churches together in Hedge End ” Hold a Walk of Witness at 11.p.m. starting in the Centre of Hedge End. Near the Co-operative store.

Easter Sunday

On  Easter  Day,  we  are  holding  an  Easter Breakfast at 8.30 a.m. This will be a light Breakfast including Worship.

Easter Cross
During the Service at 10.30 a.m. on Easter Sunday we will be creating a Floral Easter Cross.  This will be similar to one we made in a previous year which is depicted above. If you would like to contribute to this please feel free to bring a few flowers with you to the service. This Service will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Cowburn.

Hard Work for Boys Brigade

We were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Eastleigh  councillor Tony Noyce and Mrs Janice Noyce  on Sunday 8th February for our 10.30 service.  We had several visitors associated with the Boys Brigade including the Battalion president  of the Southwest Hampshire Battalion and  former members of Hedge End Boys Brigade.

We were Pleased to celebrate the achievements of several people all associated with the Boys Brigade.

The Captain of the Hedge End Boys Brigade Jeff was congratulated as he has now served for 40  years as a leader in the Boys Brigade. He was presented with the National long service Award and Certificate by the Battalion president.

The Mayor of Eastleigh presented certificates to people who  had completed sections of the Duke  of Edinburghs Awards. Presenting Silver Awards to Callam and Aaron and a Gold Award to Jack.  Gold is the highest Level that can be obtained in this scheme.

Completing the Duke of Edinburghs award involves work in many different areas including working for the community in various ways and completing tests of outside endurance. Since the Scheme was launched in the 1980’s Hedge End Boys Brigade has gained 8 Golds,23 Silvers and 46 Bronzes including  those presented above

More details of the Duke of Edinburghs  Award can be found at:

http://www.dofe.org

The service was conducted by our Minister the Rev. Arthur Cowburn who talked about the difficulties that can occur when completing tasks and the necessary persistence that we sometimes require to do so.

Valentines Jammy Church

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During the Morning of Saturday 14th February  from 10.30 to 12.30 we will be holding our next “Jammy Church”.  This is an activity session for children, their families and the young at heart.  Each session is based on a particular Theme. This Months session is about people who show Gods Love, in the Bible and in Modern Times.

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.

More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch