Saul on the Road to Damascus

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On Saturday 14th April Jammy Church will be exploring the story of  Saul on the Road to Damascus if you would like to read the Story it can be found in the book of Acts at Chapter 9.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch

 

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Posters for Plant Sale and Spring Fayre

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Posters are now available for our Plant Sale and Spring Fayre on 5th May. 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

Plant Sale and Spring Fayre

Also more details will be posted here nearer the time.

Palm Sunday

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This Sunday (25th March) is Palm Sunday where we think about Jesus entering Jerusalem. Our Palm Sunday Service will be taken by Christina Pritchard and will take place at the usual time of 10.30 a.m..  Palm Sunday is beginning of the Churches contemplation of the Events of Easter. More about our Easter services can be found at

Easter 2018

The Picture above was taken at a Palm Sunday Service in Lavington Nairobi in 2016.  It is unlikely that we will be holding a procession in this way. More about Graham’s travels in Kenya can be found in previous blogs on this site.

Mission Aviation Fellowship

One of our Church Charities is the Mission Aviation Fellowship. They assist 18,000 diferent Charities by flying there representatives, people in need, goods and even Cows around the world.

More information about the mission Aviation Fellowship can be found at

https://www.maf-uk.org

We will be  able to  find out more about Mission Aviation Fellowship during the service on Sunday 15th April  when a representative from the Charity will be coming to see us. This service will be at the normal time of 10.30 a.m.

One of there planes will be near to us before then as they will be testing it at Calshot  on Wednesday 20th March before the plane is deployed overseas.  If you wish to know more about this event or find out how to view the plane at Calshot please look at

https://www.maf-uk.org/event/a-flying-visit-to-southern-england

Please note the details of the Plane testing could change due to weather conditions.

March Broader Horizons

Please note this meeting will now take place at a later date, as it has been postponed due to the Icy Conditions.

Our next Broader Horizons meeting will be on Sunday 18th March 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.

 

Easter Offering 2018

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Easter offering  envelopes are now available in the pews. This is a scheme run by Methodist Women in Britain to support the world Mission Fund. The World Mission Fund supports Gods Mission in 65 Partner Churches outside the U.K. through various means including scholarships and leadership training.

This years theme is ” Seek Peace and Pursue it”. They say “God of Peace and reconciliation, may the World Mission Fund and all our partner Churches enable your peace to dwell in communities all over your world, and may we do our part to seek peace and pursue it in our lives.

If you would like to give money please use the envelopes provided and put them in the collection in the usual way. This needs to be done before the circuit dedication service. If you wish to gift aid all of the form on the back of the envelope also needs to be filled in.

The Circuit dedication service for this scheme  will take place on  at 4. p.m. on Sunday 20th May  at St James Road, Methodist Church Shirley Southampton..

http://stjamesroad.co.uk/

More about Methodist Women in Britain can be found at

http://mwib.org.uk/

 

Blooming Again

Following the three-month experimental period, the Flower Rota will now come back into operation, but with a difference. A team of people have offered to arrange flowers, and they will fill in the dates when they are available on the last column of the rota. If you wish to donate money for flowers for a specific week (up to a maximum of £15), please will you put your name in the first column, and contact the allocated arranger to discuss what you would like, or talk to Tony; if you would like to arrange your own flowers, please fill in both columns.

Church Recipe Book

As some of you will remember a recipe book was produced a number of years ago which contained favourite recipes, some including anecdotes, from members of this church.
As a fundraiser for future fayres etc, we thought it a good idea to repeat this and invite you to participate. As last time they can be starter, main course, dessert, cake, bread, snacks, BBQ, cooking tips etc etc. Children are also welcome to take part. More than one recipe is acceptable.
It is hoped that the book will be available to purchase at our Christmas Fayre in November.

You may either send the recipes electronically using the form below or hand recipes to the Church Stewards.

Thank you for your help.

Helping you to live in a fellowship of friendship.