News and Coming Up

The funeral of Margaret Brierly will be on Thursday 27th February at 2:30 at Westerleigh, Woodlands Chapel.

Thank you very much everyone who supported the Panto: we hope you enjoyed yourself. This year attendances were at a record high and well over £1800 has been raised for the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Unit. There are a few photos from the event on the church web site.

Although the panto is over, the Drama Group will meet every other Wednesday, starting 11th March. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.

A new Flower Plan is on the noticeboard at the bottom of the stairs. So far it has only one entry, can you add to it? Thank you.

There will be a paid for Church clean on Wednesday 19th February.

The fridge freezer in the kitchen is to be defrosted sometime in the next week (half term week). Any items in there will be disposed of.

Church Council on Wednesday (12th) discussed the need for a fund-raising committee. Are there any volunteers willing to serve on such a committee?

Student Sunday takes place on the third Sunday in February (today). It is also known as the Universal Day of Prayer for Students, which has been celebrated since 1898. This year’s theme is ‘Known by Name’.

‘Wes Talks’ is a new series of talks at the New Room which explore issues of life and faith in today’s world.  The next talk is on Thursday 20th February and is about tackling inequality in Britain. “Penthouse and Pavement: Is the gap between rich and poor inevitable?” runs from 6-7.30pm. Tickets cost £5, which includes coffee, tea and biscuits.

Pray in 2020 on the 20th of each month at 20:20 (8:20pm) for 20 mins. Join in this nationwide initiative.

A Circuit Quiet Day to prepare for Lent. On Saturday 29th February, from 10am to 3pm, at Unity Oldland Methodist Church, ‘A day of reflection using items found in the New Room museum to explore how ordinary objects to can point us to an extraordinary God’.

'God In Love Unites Us'. One further opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the Conference Report will be on Saturday 22nd February, 10am to midday, at Badminton Road. Copies of the Methodist Conference Report on Marriage and Relationships together with a Study Guide are available from the Circuit Office. Peter and Helen are going.

It is pleasing to see use is being made of the new Prayer Table. It has now been added to by the Junior Church with various Biblical verses. Please support the Junior Church by taking the time to read these verses.

Home Library Service Volunteers. Can you spare a few hours once a month to deliver this much needed service from Kingswood Library? If you would like to volunteer for this valuable role then ask the staff in Kingswood Library for an application form or email kingswood.library@southglos.gov.uk

The Retreat Memory Café in Soundwell is looking for volunteers to work with them 1 or 2 Mondays a month, from 10am to 12:30. The Café is for people with memory loss and their carers, friends and family members. Volunteers would be friendly, patient, caring and understanding. They would also enjoy crafts, singing, chatting or simply handing out refreshments. To apply, telephone 01454 868570. A training day will be held in March.

There are 2 slots not taken to host this year’s Saturday Lunches. They are on 13th June and 11th July. Please have a word with Mollie Burnham if you can take one or put your name on the list on the noticeboard. Given that both slots are in summer, the meal does not have to be anything that is cooked

A reminder that Joan Green would be pleased to have any old postcards you don’t want. The charity ‘MAF (Flying for Life)” use them to raise money to help Christian pilots fly to remote areas taking them food and flying sick and injured to somewhere they can get treatment.

'God In Love Unites Us'. One further opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the Conference Report will be held on Saturday 22nd February. 10.am to midday, at Badminton Road. Copies of the Methodist Conference Report on Marriage and Relationships together with a Study Guide are available from the Circuit Office (circuitengagement@bsgc.co.uk)/

Wes Talks is a new series of talks inspired by the New Room’s founder John Wesley. He wrote and spoke about many issues in the 18th century which still resonate today. The next one is on 20th February. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased on the door. 

The 2020 Children’s Bible Holiday Club will run from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August.

Does anyone have unwanted balls of wool? Roz Wakeman who be happy to take them off your hands as she is knitting/ crocheting dog blankets for a charity.

 

The purpose of Kingswood Methodist Church is to respond to God's Love in Christ and to live out that love in God's world.