News and Coming Up

A North East Cluster Service is being held at Speedwell next Sunday(17th) at 4:30pm. It will take the form of a Love Feast.

The Christmas Fair is on Saturday 23rd November, from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Please note the change in the times for the fair. We will be having the following stalls and would welcome any contributions you can make: Bottle stall, bric a brac, books and puzzles, toiletries, jewellery, toys, sweets in a jar, jams and preserves, a Christmas stall and a cake stall. We will be having a raffle and Liz or Lynda will be happy to receive any donations for this. We are planning to have a photography competition for both adults and children, and drawing and cake competitions for the children. Details of these will be available shortly.

Also as regards the Christmas Fayre .............................

Kids Art Competion  - entry forms at back of church. Use any medium to create a picture of any animal.  Closing date will be the Wednesday 20th November.

Kid’s Cake Competition Make 4 cup cakes decorated with a Christmas theme or if you’d prefer a standard Victoria sponge.  Recipes and entry forms will be on the back table soon.

Provision of Refreshments   There is a sign up list at the back of church, so please indicate what you are able to provide for the refreshment stall.  There will be some rolls donated from Warburtons in order to make up filled rolls and these will be available on the Thursday before the Fayre

The Leadership Team met on Monday (11th) and discussed the following: Remembrance Sunday Service, holding a service for Black History Month, the service on Women Against Violence Sunday, having an annual service to remember those who have passed away, purchasing a memorial bench, the graveyard, a prayer space in church, the Prayer and Meditation Group leading worship in the week of Christian Unity, holding services at Avon Lodge Care Home and having an inspection of the premises by Avon Fire and Rescue staff. The team will next meet on 13th January.

The Winter Traidcraft catalogue is now available for you to shop for your Christmas cards and gifts. If you wish to see a copy please ask Liz Marks.

 A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Shoe Box Appeal. We have collected 91 gift filled boxes. We have been taking part in this appeal since 2004 and during that time we have packed and sent a total of 1881 boxes from KMC (including this years). Well done everyone!

 A 4-week Advent Study will start on Thursday 28th November, at 2pm in the Prayer and Meditation Room. This room is now much warmer than it has been in the past thanks to the new heating system.

Copies of the next Preaching Plan (for December, January & February) are now available at the back of the church.

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

The building work is now complete and the scaffolding has been taken down. Consequently, the path around the church is open again and the car park is back in full use.

Following a suggestion received from a concerned person, baskets with ladies’ sanitary products have been placed in the ladies toilets. These are free for anyone who needs them to take. We ask that people act responsibly and take only what is necessary for their immediate needs.

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.

Important dates for the rest of this calendar year:

Sunday 17th November – Cluster Service at Speedwell (4:30pm)

Saturday 23rd November – Christmas Fayre

Thursday 28th November – Advent Study at KMC (2pm)

Thursday 5th December – Advent Study

Thursday 12th December – Advent Study

Saturday 14th December – Christmas Saturday Lunch

Thursday 19th December – Advent Study

Sunday 22nd December – Carol Service at KMC (4pm)

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day Worship at KMC (10am)

 

Also,

Sunday 12th January – Covenant Service (no AAW in January)

Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th February – the Panto ‘Aladdin’ (including a matinee performance on the Saturday).

‘Carols and Steam’ on the Avon Valley Railway is on Saturday 7th December at 6:45pm. Tickets at £7 for adults and £3.50 for 5 to 16-year olds are now available. Contact Clive Sutton on (0117) 932 3978. See posters for more details.

A key component of the Methodist Church is the Pastoral Visitors system. However, at KMC we lack enough people willing to take on this role – we are losing Visitors and they are not being replaced. If you would like to know more about what is involved please have a word with P. J. or Val Jeanes.

 

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.