Come and join us for tea & Taize-style service reflecting on Pentecost at Windsor Methodist Church, Alma Road SL4 3HH. This is a joint event organised by members of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and United Reform church communities in Windsor. We hope that it will be an opportunity for all Christians to celebrate Pentecost together. The service will offer a quiet hour of readings, reflection, chants and prayer, and is the final service of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative hosted by Churches Together in Windsor which asks us to pray for more people to turn to Christ (see https://www.thykingdomcome.global/about). Tea & cakes will be served from 5pm. For further information please contact Rosemary Willis firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Smith email@example.com
Helen, one of our most conscientious Sunday School attendees is, for those of you who may not know, also an extremely competent and dedicated gymnast. In February this year she came runner up in the Berkshire Grades Female Artistic Gymnastics, Grade 2 competition qualifying for entry into South of England Region Female Artistic Gymnastics finals. Helen had a brilliant day and won overall becoming South of England Region Gymnastics Club Grade 2 Champion winning five gold medals (Floor, Bars, Beam and Range and Conditioning), and one silver (Vault)! The event was held at Dynamo Gymnastics Club near Southampton on the 24th March.
Many congratulations Helen on your fantastic achievement from all your Church family!
The sponsored knit on March 24th raised an amazing £400 and 50 pence. A big thank you to the knitting ladies who did the work, and to all those who sponsored them so generously.
The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Loraine N Mellor, and the Vice-President, Jill Baker, have called for all Methodists to pray for those affected by the fire that engulfed a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo, killing at least 64 people, the majority of whom were children.
The President said “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, and to all affected in whatever way by this horrific and preventable fire.”
The President shared the following prayers:
‘Sisters and brothers in Christ, at this time of death and parting, we are confident that God knows us and is with us. As we seek the strength and comfort of God, let us bring our confusion and sorrow, our anger and pain, and lay them before God.
God of infinite compassion, look in love on those who mourn. Be their support and strength that they may trust in you. And be delivered out of their distress; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.’
At the circuit meeting on 13 March 2018, members voted unanimously that Mr Jon Garde should be authorised as a fully accredited local preacher.
A Circuit Service of recognition will be held at Windsor Methodist Church on Sunday 1 April at 6.30pm, an afternoon tea will be served before the service in the Falder Hall from 5.30pm. The service will include the sacrament of Holy Communion. All are welcome.
Yes it's back by popular demand!
Do come and join us for a fun dancing class with Ruth plus a refreshing cuppa with scones and cream. £5 each which includes refreshments. All proceeds to the Ugandan Community Hall project.
Latest update - The borehole being constructed in the village at Gulu Uganda is NOW up and RUNNING! Thanks to everyone who has supported the fundraising events so far.
Great turn out for a brilliant evening of worship with the wonderful band of the Salvation Army. If you missed this one look out for the date of the next one!
At 6.30pm please support this wonderful event.
With every Blessing - Margaret
Places are now available for this Thursday morning group, it is open from 9.30 - 11.15am with varied play for toddlers and a nice environment for parents and carers to sit and socialise. Refreshments are provided. If you are interested in taking part in this lively group please contact Rosemary Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Sunday 25 February:
Please support this by attending and choosing your favourite hymns. The request forms will be on the shelves by the AV desk and need to be returned no later than 1pm on 14th February. They should be put in my tray by the office window.
With every Blessing - Margaret
On Friday 19 January the Candidates Committee will be meeting, and testing the call of four members of the District, including Jon from our circuit, who have offered themselves for presbyteral ministry. Please pray for them. Please also pray for the members of the committee who are testing that call. This will be a long and very demanding day, so please remember all involved.
A Happy New Year to you all!
A sincere, “Thank you” from us all to those who have signed up to help with all the Christmas services, stewarding, IT, music etc. Christmas Day was very well attended and none of this would have been possible without your help.
Despite the wintry weather, the Christian Aid Service last Sunday evening was well attended and an uplifting occasion. The collection for Christian Aid’s work in Kenya (including gift-aided donations) amounted to £736.50 which will be matched by the UK government. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Service, to the many helpers behind the scenes, and to those who generously provided mince pies and other goodies for the refreshments.
We would also like to thank those who braved the cold on November 25th for the Christian Aid street collection. This raised over £500.
We are back upstairs in the Church for Advent, a very big thank you to the hard-working engineers of Chiltern lifts.
Work has started on repairing the lift this week - hurray! All is going well so far and the engineers seem confident that we will be able to use it within another week or so. Watch this space for updates .....
Each Year we try to give customers a special Christmas bag. If you are able to donate any of these in the coming weeks we’d be very grateful:
Mince pies (please make sure they are in date until Christmas)
Biscuits (Sweet and Savoury)
Pickles / Sauces
Christian Aid Street Collection in Peascod Street on Saturday November 25th 10 am to 2.00 pm. The collectors will stand together with buckets and balloons! Please come and support if you can.