The Theme for Jammy Church on Saturday 8th October will be the Parable of the Sower as described in Marks Gospel (Chapter 4 verses 3-9) and Matthews Gospel (Chapter 13) The seeds sown were probably not the same as in the pictures above. I do not have enough knowledge of Horticulture in biblical times to know what sorts of plants they ate. We will be holding this event between 10.30 a.m and 12.30 p.m.
Jammy Church is our once monthly activity session for children, their families and the young at heart. All are welcome. 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
More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.
On Saturday 15th October from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. we will be holding a JIGSAW PUZZLE FESTIVAL AND PLANT SALE there will be 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 – of many varieties, including Perennials, Winter Pots and Bulbs.. Refreshments available throughout the event. This could be an opportunity to buy your Christmas presents early. Last year many people enjoyed catching up with friends while enjoying the refreshments.
At the 13th World Assembly in Houston in September, new world officers for the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women were elected and I was chosen to be the World President for the next five years. God has truly blessed me with a gifted and committed team of women on the new executive, and I look forward to working with them. I shall be happy to answer any questions about the World Federation when I next come to Hedge End Methodist in October. Meanwhile, the website has photos and further details about the movement. http://www.wfmucw.org
Above are some :Pictures from the Harvest Jammy Church held on Saturday 10th September. It looks like a good time was had by all. Thank you to all those people who make this monthly Activity Possible, and Thank you to the Lady who kindly takes the pictures.
Congratulations to Alison Judd on her election as the World President of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women. Her election took place in Houston Texas at the 13th World Assembly of that organisation. Alison was previously the area president for Britain and Ireland and is personally known to many of us.
If you want to know more about Alison and the World Federation please see her earlier blog on this site
Why I bother with the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women!
We have recently taken delivery of our Harvest Leaflets. These are now available at Church and have been or will be given out to Members of the various groups that meet within the Church. The Leaflets have also been collected by the Hedge End and Botley Courier for distribution with the paper at the end of the Month. If you have anywhere you can give out or put out these leaflets please ask for some.
There is no need to struggle to read the small writing in the pictures of the Harvest Leaflets as more details can be found in the article Harvest 2016 further down this page.
The Scarecrows on the front of the Leaflet will be appearing outside the Church again sometime at the beginning of September. They may look slightly different to they did last year as they required “Major Surgery” after getting so Wet in the downpours last Autumn. Hopefully it will be drier for them and us this Harvest
On Thursday 4th August at 7 p.m. 15 of us met at Burridge Recreation ground for a walk along the River Hamble. It was a lovely sunny evening. The Hamble is tidal at this point and there was not much water in it at the time we were there, but we could see how much the riverbed could be filled up due to the size of the mudflats. We walked on a narrow path close to the edge of the River, we had to go single file most of the time. We did not get wet or muddy feet as the National Trust who own the land had put a lot of boards and steps down for walkers. We Walked for about an hour enjoying lovely views of the river all the time. After the walk some of us went to continue our chatting at the “Horse and Jockey” at Curdridge where we sat outside until it was nearly dark. Our Thanks to those people who had kindly organised the walk for us. They had done the walk twice that day having checked the route during the morning.
On Saturday 13th August we will be holding our next Jammy Church. This event will take place between 10.30 and 12.30 p.m.
Jammy Church is our once monthly activity session for children, their families and the young at heart. 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. Weather Permitting we intend to spend most of the morning outside.
The Morning will conclude with a Barbeque.
More information can be found on the Jammy Church Facebook page.
We have recently held Church Council. It is customary that the Church Charities are reviewed at this meeting. The Church Charities are normally elected for two years. The Church Charities are supported by money given at an extra Collection taken at Communion services, and on occasions additional fundraising.
The support for the Kings School and the Bible Society our current Church Charities comes to an end on 31st August. It was decided to continue the support for the Bible society for another year commencing on the 1st of September.
more details about the Bible Society can be found at
some of you may have attended the service taken by Mr Eric Stevens of the bible society in January
.Visit by Bible Society
It was also agreed to support Shepherds Down Special School at Otterbourne. The school has approximately 130 pupils of Primary age who all have special needs as a result of various learning difficulties.
more details about the school can be found at
The question of Toilet twinning also came up at this meeting and we decided to twin the Church toilets with Toilets overseas. It was decided to twin all four rooms of toilets. There are 2.4 billion people in the world without access to Toilets. This results in spread of disease. The idea is that you pay a small fee per month which results in a toilet being built in a Poverty stricken area, you then get sent a picture of the toilet to put in your toilet.
More details can be found at