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If you were in church last Sunday you might still be wondering what happened to the egg that Horton the elephant was sitting on. Well it hatched and out came an elephant bird!

Work on the walls of the building has restarted. So as to allow those working on the building somewhere to park their vans and for the Pe School .to still have an outside play area, the car park has been split in 2. A temporary fence has been erected to achieve this but there is now room for very few cars. This is expec

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.

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.

The Saturday Lunch next Saturday (19th), with the Skuse family, will be quiche with new potatoes and salad and a mystery desert. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.

P. J. is doing a charity ‘Sleep Out’ again this year, 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

Creative Day at Wesley Cottage Quiet Garden this Monday 14th 10am to 3pm or come along for any part of the day. Creative crafts available or bring your own creative project to complete with others. Anthony and Rosalind Hick 5 Talbot Avenue BS15 1HE 0117 239 5639 or 0779 569 1789/

Today is Prisons Sunday (the first day of Prisons Week), Homeless Sunday and Safeguarding Sunday. If you would like to know more about these subjects and to pray about them, there some sheets at the back of the church.

Important dates for the rest of this calendar year:

Sunday 13th October – Annual Rededication Service

Monday 14th October – Fire Safety presentation at KMC (6:30pm)

Wednesday 16th October – Church Council

Saturday 19th October – Saturday Lunch

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)

 

After giving you, last week, important dates for the rest of the year, here are some for early next year:

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.

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal: We will be taking part again this year and the gift filled boxes will be collected in during our morning service on 10th November. Information leaflets and empty boxes will be available in the foyer from October and I again have a supply of pre-printed boxes at 40p each which do not need to be wrapped. Important note - due to tougher import regulations, sweets and toothpaste will no longer be accepted in the boxes. We sent 98 boxes from KMC last year and it would be wonderful if we could reach 100 this year. A big thank you to everyone who supports this annual appeal. Liz Marks

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.

Training for PVs is available – see the ‘Learning & Development’ pamphlet at the back of the church. Other learning development opportunities are also listed in this pamphlet, including becoming a Worship Leader.

The New Room Film Club will continue on 8th November.

 

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.