News and Coming Up

The annual KMC Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 17th November, from 10am to 2pm.                                                      Various stalls, refreshments and free entry.

 

There will be a Church Council at 7:30pm on Wednesday 17th October.

The Leadership Team met on Monday (1st) and discussed the following: Christmas Fayre, creche, church accounts, room lettings, outside noticeboards, preaching plan, Christmas Day worship, the fir tree in the grounds, quietness before worship, concerts, Advent & Lent courses, Re-dedication Service, church council, safeguarding, visits by PJ, UWE students and keeping the premises clean. The next meeting will be on 10th December.

The Methodist Church has launched an Indonesian Appeal. On Friday 28th September, a deadly earthquake struck Indonesia which triggered a tsunami. Conditions in the devastated area are extremely difficult. The tsunami tore up roads, washed away homes and cut off lines of communication. Hundreds of people have lost their lives, at least 42,000 people are displaced and more than 1.5 million have been affected. Urgent supplies of food, water, shelter and medical treatment are needed now. A plate is at the back of the church to accept your contribution.

The next Wesley Creative Day is on Thursday (18th). Please see the leafletsat the back of the church for more details.

Prisons Week is from 14th to 20th October. A series of prayers has been produced, one for each day, to enable us to pray for those involved with, and affected by, the impact of people being imprisoned. A copy of these prayers can be found at the back of the church.Shoe Box Appeal - We will be taking part in the Shoe Box appeal again in November and invite you to join us to send as many boxes as we can from KMC. Last year we were able to send 86 boxes to children in need around the world. Next week there will be a supply of empty boxes in the foyer together with leaflets with all the information you need. This year there will also be a list of ideas for items to put in your box on the display in the foyer. If you would prefer not to wrap a box we have another supply of pre printed boxes available at 40p each, see Liz Marks.The gift filled boxes will be collected in on Sunday 11th November. '....let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth’ 1 John 3:

This year, for the first time, you can now donate a Real Advent Calendar to a Foodbank. This means that families who might otherwise not get a calendar can get a Fairtrade chocolate calendar and be able to share the Christmas Story. You pay £3.40 and the Company will send a Calendar to the Trussell Trust (of which Kingswood is a member) for them to distribute nationally. Due to logistics it is not possible to nominate a particular Foodbank. You can log on to the meaningfulchocolate.co.uk/ website to order or ask Peter Shears to do it for you. Purchases have to be made by 20th November

Carols and Steam will, this year, be on Saturday 1st December. Please see flyers and adverts.

Christmas Fare: Saturday 17th November 10am to 2pm. Emma Wakeman and Lynda Stone are organising the Fare and would love more volunteers to help set up, to man stalls and particularly to cover refreshments in the kitchen.  Please, please, please if you can help in any way; speak to either Emma or Lynda so that we can make a success of this major fund-raising event.  Thank you.

Wesley Cottage Creative Days are happening on these Thursdays: 18th Oct, 15th Nov, 17th Jan and 21st Feb. There is also a pre-Christmas special on Mon 10th Dec. For more information see the downstairs noticeboard or pick up one the leaflets at the back of the church.

Pat Scrase would like to say thank you to her friends at KMC for their cards and best wishes for her life in a new home and would welcome anyone for a visit.  God Bless.

Have you visited the New Room since it was refurbished? It really is worth a visit.  A Summer Special offer is now available for local groups. If you pre-book a visit for 10 or more people to the new museum between 1st June and 30th September, admission costs just £2.50 per person (usual price for adults is £6, seniors £5). Make a day of it and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the award-winning cafe. If you are interested in knowing more, please ring them on (0117) 926 4740 or email info@newroombristol.org.uk, quoting the code BRISTOLSUMMERSPECIAL.

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 New Room Community Choir meets each Wednesday during school term time, from 12:15 to 1pm. No auditions, no need to be able to read music, everyone welcome.

Available at the back of the church are a few copies of a booklet called “Holiness and Justice”. The booklet is an invitation through words and art to consider how you might make a difference both in yourself and in the world..

 

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.