News and Coming Up

Today (Sunday) our worship is a Remembrance Day Parade and will also include a blessing of the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes and presentation of JMA awards.

Next Saturdays Lunch is Chicken Stew with vegetables, Please sign up      on the sheet of paper on the noticeboard at the bottom of the stairs. Profits from both the Lunch and Coffee Morning will go to Epilepsy Research UK.

Sunday 24th November is Women Against Violence Sunday. P. J. is preaching at KMC that day and has persuaded someone to come and talk to us on the subject. She would also like some people to help her plan the service – please contact her soonest (on 0117 965 9364) if you can help.

P. J. is doing a charity ‘Sleep Out’ on 14th November, in support of 1625 Independent People. This is a charity that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homelessness. She would greatly appreciate any sponsorship people can offer – you can do this by going to https://sleepout2019.everydayhero.com/uk/pj

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.

As in previous years, the British Legion and Holy Trinity Church will be leading an Act of Remembrance at the Kingswood War Memorial today (Sunday).  The parade will start from Cecil Road car park at 2.45pm, led by the British Legion and will proceed to Holy Trinity Church for the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial (3pm) followed by a service in Church. 

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.

National Interfaith week starts today (Sunday) and runs until next Sunday. Building good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs is part of the year-round work of many people    and organisations across the UK. Having a special Week provides a focal point helping to open inter faith activity up to a wider audience so that more and more people are made aware of the importance of this vital work and are able to participate in it. The aim of the week is to:

  • Strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels
  • Increase awareness of the different and distinct faith   communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building      on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
  • Increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs

A number of events are taking place around Bristol. Either search the internet for them or ask Peter.

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 .............................

Photography Competition  Adult and children’s category theme is Water. Entry forms at the back of church, it is hoped to use electronic display of photos this year to save printing.  Please read the protocol on the entry form for submitting photos electronically.  Closing date will be Saturday 16th November.

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

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 10th November – Remembrance Sunday

Saturday 16th November – Saturday Lunch

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.