Notices 26 August 2018


Notices for Week Commencing 26th August 2018

Introit ‘All Things Praise Thee’ H&P 331 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Brian Dack who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.


Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please keep the family of Betty Taylor in your prayers.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Alan Jenkins and Rev Ken Chalmers and all those who minister to the people of God.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


The funeral of Betty Taylor will take place on Monday 3rd September at 11:45am at the Crematorium. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Further details to follow.

The Methodist Prayer Handbook for 2018/2019 is now available on a first come first served basis. Priced at £4 each with any profit going to church funds. Please place your money in the box provided or see Christine Beesley.

The Sunday Morning Tea/Coffee rota for the next quarter is available in the vestibule. Many thanks to all those volunteers.

If you are able to host one of our monthly Coffee Mornings for charity please add your name to the list on the notice board.


Tuesday 28th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 29th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 30th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on summer holiday

Friday 31st
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 2nd September
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes

Other Events

Prayer Changes Everything – Circuit prayer event at Castle Methodist Church on Saturday 1st September at 9:30am for about half an hour. There is a poster on the notice board with details of all upcoming sessions.

Colchester Churches Family Fun Festival at Lower Castle Park on Saturday 15th September from 11am to 4pm. Free entry.

Mission Shaped Ministry – a one year part-time learning journey available in the Colchester area starting on Saturday 22nd September. Please see the notice board for further information, contact details and booking form.

Farewell Celebration for West Bergholt Methodist Church on the weekend of 29th and 30th September. More details to follow nearer the time.

If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.