On Sunday, 3rd November we shall be holding our annual service, *In Loving Memory”, an opportunity for everyone to remember those they have lost in past years, especially during this last year. Please note that the service will be at 6.00 pm in the Church, followed by refreshments in the Hall. Do invite friends and neighbours to join
On Sunday, 10th November, Remembrance Sunday, morning worship is once more a local arrangement. Sue Way has kindly offered to lead the service, so please contact her if you would like to share a poem, a reading or an experience with the congregation.. Later there will be a chance to sample more informal “café-style”, worship in the Hall, beginning at about 12.30 pm with a “Bring and share” lunch. This will be suitable for families with younger children, everyone is welcome. Age is no barrier!
The recent Methodist conference meeting in Birmingham passed a series of provisional resolutions on the proposals set out in the report, “God in Love Unites Us” and commended the report for prayerful discussion and response across the Church over the next year. Final resolutions will be voted on at the Conference in 2020 after District Synods have had the opportunity to consider the proposals. In the Yeovil & Blackmore Vale Circuit there will be an open Forum Meeting on Saturday 16th November at Cheap Street at 1 pm (hall open from 12.30 pm to eat packed lunches) . The report is long, but it is recommended that each person reads the report to fully appreciate how the resolutions have been arrived at. It can be downloaded at: https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/11672/conf-2019-10-marriageand-relationships-task-group-2019.pdf. Hard copies will be made available. There are copies of the full announcement in the welcome area
Blythswood Care Christmas Shoeboxes - Every October at
Cheap St. we support the appeal from Blythswood Care to prepare
wrapped shoeboxes filled with small gifts for people in Eastern Europe
or Pakistan, who have very little to live on, so they receive a present at
Christmas. Leaflets with details for this year are now available.
If you would like to help, you can give a box individually, or as a family,
or you can contribute items that will go to make up joint church boxes
(a labelled bag is in the church welcome area for these). You could
also help by providing spare shoeboxes for the joint church gifts, or by
covering some of these boxes. Please let me know if this is something
you could do - or if you would like any more information about the
project. Thank you