Church Notices

GROVE HILL METHODIST CHURCH

SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

Minister;  Rev David Godfrey 01642 286053

Welcome to all of you to Worship and to fellowship. If you need the services of a minister please contact Rev John Howard Norman john.howard-norman @methodist.org.uk

Welcome to the start of a new Methodist year. We hope lots of exciting things will continue to happen at Grove Hill. We are glad to have Rev John with us and some of you have already met him, he will be taking services with us. We also know that Rev David is also here for us but John has been given pastoral care for Grove Hill for the foreseeable future. We continue to pray for Rev Charity who is awaiting further surgery.

We meet to worship on Sundays at 1100 for 45 minutes. Pre secondary school children will be given a special time of learning and fun in the Steps Group on Sunday mornings but sadly we still don’t have anyone to work with the older children. If you can help, please see me. The first Sunday is a Family Service when we all meet to worship together.

SEPTEMBER WORSHIP

September 4th Family Worship with Dave. The steward will be Yvonne

September 11th Rev John will be leading worship and this service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The steward will be Dave

September 18th This will be our Harvest Festival when the preacher will be Ruth Taylor. The steward will be Carole

September 25th Rev David will be leading worship. The steward will be Yvonne.

MEETINGS

Monday September 5th  7.30pm Preachers’ meeting including Holy Communion

Saturday September 10th 1pm to 4pm Table Top Sale in aid of Zoe’s Place. Tables £5 each, see Dave.

Friday September 16th Discussion Fellowship  1.30pm to 2.45pm

Saturday September 17th Faith Lunch Fellowship  12pm to 2pm

Friday September 30th Mens’ Fellowship at Avenue 2pm. This will be a Members’ Afternoon.

WEBSITE

Jane  does a wonderful job looking after our website which is an important part of our Mission. You can access it on grovehillmethodist.wordpress.com 

PROPERTY

Jane has done much good work in going through all the forms and figures which has enabled us to to reduce our carbon footprint by a great deal, thus doing our important part in the care of our Environment. We have also looked at other Property matters and we are in a good place with the building, although we still have hopes and dreams!!  The church will be decorated early in January 2023 and we can afford to have this done because of the kind generosity of our Church Family members. In these days of rising costs, we need to do our bit in keeping cots down, by turning off lights when we leave a room and making sure if you are using a room for a meeting, the radiators are turned down if it is too warm, but turned back at the end of the meeting. Thank you.