New Year New Term

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

https://www.facebook.com/jammytotsstayandplay/

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.

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Jammy Talents

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.

https://www.facebook.com/JammyChurch

The Pictures above were taken at previous Jammy Churches.

Harvest Service 2018

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
or http://www.southamptoncitymission.co.uk/donations

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.

Safari Supper

 

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.

Travelling to the Church

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 Minister at Broader Horizons

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!

Poppies for Remembrance

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We are planning to “Yarn bomb” an area of the church to create a memorial to those who gave their lives during the First World War. The idea is to knit or crochet as many poppies as we can which will then be joined together to create a blanket and be on display during November 2018. The more poppies we get, the greater area we can cover.  If you can help with this by knitting or crocheting some poppies please  ask the stewards to direct you to the person with the patterns who  also have some wool which can be used. Also if anyone has unwanted black buttons that can be used for centres they would be appreciated. Completed poppies will need to be handed in by the end of August so they can be sewn together. We already have a couple of hundred Red and White Poppies, and would like to thank those people who have kindly made these.

Carnival Cake Crafts and Drinks

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This Saturday 7th July is Hedge End Carnival.  We will be offering Drinks and Cake at the Church (Front Car Park) from before the procession starts.  We also have a plot at the Gala show in Greta Park (by the Library) where we will be offering the opportunity to take part in various Craft activities as well as cold drinks. We are happy to chat to our visitors at both of these events, you are very welcome to come along and speak to us.

For various reasons we are not entering a group in the procession this year, but we intend to be back next year and already have an offer of a vehicle.

The theme of the carnival is Winter Wonderland so hopefully this will make us feel a bit cooler.  More about the Carnival can be found on their website at

http://www.hedgeendcarnival.org.uk/

We hope that everyone  has a fun day.

Building on Foundations

The Theme for Jammy Church on Saturday 14th July is the Parable of the two houses, do you build your house on Rock or Sand ? This story can be found in the book of Matthew at Chapter 7 verses 24-27.

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

The Pictures above were taken at last months Jammy Church and are of an edible version of a certain well known construction toy.

Please note that there is no Jammy Church in August so the next one will be Saturday 8th September.

Northam Caribbean Evening 2018

 

Northam Methodist Church Caribbean Evening 2015

On Saturday 21st  July at 7 p.m.   Our Friends at Northam Methodist Church will be holding their Caribbean evening.  Several of us have attended this event in past years and it is good fun.  Music is provided by the “Harbour Lights Steel Band” and there is a buffet meal.  Tickets are available at a cost of £6.

previous articles on this site about this event are at

Caribbean Evening

Caribbean Evening

Caribbean Flavours

If you would like to order tickets online  to be picked up and paid for on the day please fill in the form below and your request will be passed onto them. Please do so by Wednesday 18th July  so that catering can be sorted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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