News and Coming Up

The funeral of Ian Burnham, Mollies son, is taking place on Tuesday 28th May, at Westerleigh at 11:45. The wake will follow at the Kendleshire golf club, Henfield Rd, Coalpit Heath.

The Coffee Morning in support of Christian Aid raised £50. Janet Woodward would like to thank everyone who gave their support. And thank you Janet for being our Christian Aid contact. £92 was also raised via the Christian Aid envelopes – again thank you everyone who donated.

Gift Day (9th June). A letter from our minister together with giving envelopes will be sent out this week. If you do not receive an envelope and letter please contact Emma Wakeman on 0117 32 95631 or pick one up from Church on the day.

The Coffee Morning and Lunch held on 18th May raised £202 for the charity Epilepsy Research UK. Thank you everyone who contributed.

KMC Summer Fayre on Saturday 22nd June.  We need, please, bottles for the bottle stall, items for Tombola, plants (indoor or outdoor) for the plant stall and raffle prizes. Please pass to Sam Skuse.

During last Sundays Service we shared the theme 'why the Bible is special'.  The Junior Church invited you, and still invite, to write your favourite/ memorable versus, psalms, stories, etc from the Bible and the give reasons why. They will then compile these into a document which will then be kept in the Church records as a record. You do not need to give your name and please do not include anyone's else's name. There is a box on the side table in the church where you can leave your contribution.

I have heard many comments about how good last Sundays Service was including this one: “It was the best service I have attended for a very long time and the amount of work put into it was amazing” Very well done to all the children, young people and leaders involved.

Thy Kingdom Come. Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. You can join in by spending time at the Prayer Stations that will be set up in the Church during Coffee Morning next week (1st).

There is a North East Mission Cluster Service on Saturday (1st June) at Yate Methodist Church (Moorland Rd, BS37 4BZ), from 4pm to 6pm. This is our cluster so please support this first ever Cluster event if you can.

On Sunday 9th June there is a Circuit Holy Habits Pentecost Celebration at Hanham Methodist Church, starting at 4pm. Various activities are on offer until 6pm when worship starts.

The Coffee Morning in support of JMA raised £20. Thank you everyone who supported it and thank you very much Marion for your work with JMA.

Chris Spencer will lead his last service at KMC, before he moves to North Wale, on 16th June. His Cluster is arranging a farewell tea and service for him, on 4th August. to which all at KMC are invited. There will also be a Cluster collection for him to which we will be invited to contribute.

The number of people willing to serve refreshments after Sunday worship is diminishing and some people seem to be doing it week after week. This is not right and we urgently need more volunteers. Or are we going to reach the very sad stage that we no longer have this social occasion?

Are you likely to be in the centre of Bristol any time soon? Then why not visit the New Room to see the just installed 3 panelled stain glass window which depicts the life of John Wesley. Listen to Radio 4 on Sunday (13th) between 7:10am and 7:55 to hear about it.

The 2019 KMC Bible Holiday Club will run from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. This is a different week to which we normally hold the club.

KMC is now a designated Trussell Trust Foodbank Referral Agency. This means that if, someone comes onto the premises looking for food, they can be given a voucher to exchange at the Foodbank located in the Bourne Christian Church, just down the road. Or it can be exchanged at any other Trussell Trust Foodbank. There are strict rules on the issue of these vouchers and the only people who can do it are Liz Marks, Lynda Stone and Peter Shears.

 

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.