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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?

A periodic paid for church clean is scheduled for Wednesday (20th).

A message from Dee Yeadon: “Pleased to announce I’ve agreed to marry a wonderful man. We’re too old to be engaged so I am bespoken.”

Half term quiz trail at The New Room, from Monday (18th) to Saturday (23rd), 10:30am to 4pm. Normal museum admission prices apply which are free for under 5s, £4 for 5 to 16-year olds and £7 over 16. Family tickets are available from £10.

There is a Wesley Cottage Creative Day on Thursday (21st). For more information see the downstairs noticeboard or pick up one the leaflets at the back of the church.

We live in a time of uncertainty. The call to climate action has got louder, with research showing that our window of time to change predictions of the future is getting smaller and smaller. During Lent 2019 we are all invited to become part of a community who will respond to this call to climate action by making significant, personal commitments to changing our lifestyles for the climate. Could you: Give up single use plastics? Go meat free, or get rid of animal products all together? Take up alternative forms of transport? Commit to an hour ‘electricity free’ every day? Commit to locally sourced food? Commit to buying nothing new?

At The New Room, on Saturday 9th March, an event to celebrate the life of Susanna Wesley. Born 350 years ago, many people regard Susanna as the Mother of Methodism. Dramatic readings, talks and refreshments, from 10am to 4pm. The cost is £12 which includes museum entry.

Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday 25th February.

An Alpha Course is being run at the Bourne Christian Centre starting on Tuesday 5th March.  It will run for 10 weeks, from 1pm until 3:30pm each week, with lunch and drinks provided free.

The panto raised around £1,500 for the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Unit. Thank you very much everyone who supported it.

Wednesday Group will restart on 6th March, at 7:30pm, at the home of Mollie Burnham. This is the chance to socialise and chat about various topics in comfortable surroundings over a cup of tea or coffee.

Amongst the items discussed at Church Council on Wednesday was property. Is there anything you feels need to be done/ you would like to see done to the fabric of the building? If so, please talk to a member of the Leadership Team.

Church Council also agreed that we would hold a fund-raising Summer Fayre on Saturday 22nd June. Sam Skuse has kindly offered to lead on this.

Bible Study. Every Tuesday, from 5th to 26th (inc) February, a study of the book of Jonah, between 2 and 3pm, at Fishponds Methodist Church (another of P. J.’s churches). Everyone welcome.

There are plans to rejuvenate Kingswood High Street. If you would like to know more and have access to the internet then visit: http://www.southglos.gov.uk/general-information/love-high-streets-kingswood/

The Holy Habits Film Club will meet at the New Room at 2pm on these dates: 1st March, 5th April and 3rd May

Saturday Lunches. The lunch on 19th January raised £107 for the MS Society. Thank you Mollie and Brenda for hosting it and thank you also everyone who supported it. We now have volunteers to host all the Lunches for this year except February and July. If you can host one of these two please see Mollie Burnham.

As announced last week, the Annual Church Meeting will not be held on Saturday 13th April as originally planned. The new date is 6th April, at 10am.

Churches Together in Kingswood are hoping to stage a drama as part of the Easter Sunday Morning worship at Hanham Mount. If you would like to be involved please see P. J..

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 current Holy Habit is ‘Biblical Teaching’ which commenced on 1st January and runs until 28th February. A newsletter about it is now available: please take one. It includes a mention of some Bible studies that are about to 

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.