News and Coming Up

The funeral of Marion Areskog will take place on Wednesday 29th May at Haycombe Valley Chapel at 11:30. This will be followed by light refreshments at The Globe, Newton St. Loe from 12:15. As there are family members abroad, the service is going to be recorded and this can either be watched live or up to 28 days after the service by anyone who wishes to. All are welcome to attend in person but the family would like to know who will be attending so they know how many to cater for – Peter is happy to pass numbers on if you let him know. It will be family flowers only and donations to Cancer Research & St Peter’s Hospice. 

The next Quiet Day is tomorrow (Monday 20th). An opportunity to relax and unwind in the meeting room and Quiet Garden at Wesley Cottage, 5 Talbot Avenue, Bristol BS15 1HE. Join in with any part of the ‘day’ between 10.30am and 2.30pm (which includes a light lunch). Contact Anthony Hick on 07726 342744.

Christian Aid Week started last Sunday (12th). I did say I would put a basket out for donations but then forgot to do so. There will be a basket out on 26th May.

The Kingswood Foodbank is in need of tinned meat, fish fruit & spuds, pasta sauces, crisps, pot noodles, rice pudding, custard, ladies deo and shampoo. Thank you all very much.

Would anyone like to attend an “In-Person Creating Safer Spaces Advanced Module” training session? It is being run, from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday 18th June at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Filton. If so, let Peter know soonest please.

Lectionary 19th to 25th May. Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.24-34,35b; Ezekiel 37.1-14; John 15.26-27. The Holy Spirit poured out for all. On the day of the Jewish festival of Pentecost, Jesus’ disciples experience being filled dramatically with God’s Holy Spirit. This power and life spills out into the whole of creation. Peter says that this is the culmination of many centuries of waiting for the fulfilment of God’s promise, made known through Old Testament prophets. The disciples are amazed at the scope of God’s love and see a glimpse of what the future might hold in God’s kingdom. We are invited to consider our part in continuing the widening of this kingdom. Take the opportunity today to dream dreams and explore our vision.

The Methodist Church designates one month each year as “Bible Month”. It is a month to celebrate Scripture by feasting on one book of the Bible together – this year it is Genesis. Most churches that participate choose June as the month. If anyone would like some or all of the material that the Methodist Church has published, please let me.

The Methodist Women in Britain collection raised £66.30. Thank you very much everyone who contributed.

Events coming up:

  •  Frampton Cotterell Male Voice Choir are appearing with The Frampton Shanty Men at Hanham Methodist Church on Saturday 18th May at 7pm. Tickets are £7.50
  • Staple Hill Methodist Church Flower Festival, 25th to 27th May. From 10 to 4 on the Saturday, 2:30 to 5 on the Sunday and 10 to 4 on the Monday. Free entry and refreshments available.
  • A service to celebrate the work of the Bristol Methodist Centre on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm at Badminton Rd Methodist Church.

Did you know that our Boys’ Brigade Company is open to new members! The 11th Bristol is a small but mighty Company, who thrive on having fun and inspiring our members to live happy fulfilling lives.  They meet each Thursday in term time at three staggered times based on age here at KMC.  Sessions cover a magnitude of topics and activities plus they get together with other BB groups throughout the year for trips too. Do get in touch with our Company Captain, Sue Blower via suejblower@btinternet.com, if you know someone who would like to join or can help the Company promote their offering. 

 

 

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.

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