|… as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2 v. 6-7)|
Greetings to you all,
Harvest is a time of Thanksgiving. We take so much for granted these days, with a wide choice of foods in our supermarkets, and forget how hard many people work to supply our daily bread, fruit and vegetables. Most of all it is good to give our thanks and praise together to God for all he provides; remembering there are many without enough.
We celebrate our Harvest Festival on 30th September* – our theme for this year is ‘Let your light shine’, the Harvest appeal for All We Can the Methodist Overseas Relief and Development Charity. They are inspiring churches to ‘let their light shine’ by celebrating how God’s gift of light has the power to transform lives. See how poor communities, that have no electricity, in southern Malawi have overcome failed harvests with the introduction of solar powered irrigation. What a bright idea! Helping poor communities make the most of their resources in an environmentally sustainable way is a good thing we can be involved in.
We also take time to reflect on how we look after our Blue Planet – and ask the questions about Climate Change and the damage we do to the environment, including burning vast amounts of fossil fuels to keep up our lavish lifestyles. It is time to reflect again as to how we can make a difference and help reduce global warming and the harm we do to our planet by:-
Global warming has increased largely because of our use of fossil fuels and this is affecting harvests around the world, due to drought and hotter weather. God calls us all to be good stewards of our planet, to take better care of our environment – how can you make a bigger difference?
(Minister Hadfield Methodist Church - 01457 852422 - Day off: Mondays)
* Our collection of tinned & dry packaged food will go to the local Foodbank
On 4th November we are having a special service of prayers, poems and music for peace. We are looking for suggestions of items to include. Please let the stewards or Mike know if you have any ideas for hymns, poems or prayers we could use.
As we continue to pray for peace in our world. Please as you pray, consider recording a prayer on a butterfly and putting it in the window. The aim is to have 100 prayers. See more about it here.
|21||Brenda (Local Arrangement)||Kath
|4||AM No service
|Thursday Thought coffee|
|11||Gweneth and Ken|
|18||Jose and Dorothy|
|1||Gweneth and Ken|
Don’t miss out on things you would like to go to:
Please ask if you would like a lift to any event. Those of us who drive are more than happy to help, and would welcome your company.
Dates for your Diary
|Wed 3rd||Service at Willowbank – All welcome|
|Fri 5th||Film at Central 7:00 pm “The Children Act”|
|Sat 13th||Autumn Fair. 10.:0-12:00 noon|
|Wed 17th||Drop in Lunch for the Over 55’s 12:00 noon -1:30 pm|
|Sun 21st||Local Arrangement Service 10:30 am|
|Sun 21st||Event at Hollingworth. Writing letters of encouragement to young people attending 3Generate. 5:00 pm with refreshments and followed by musical service at 6:00 pm|
|Sat 1st||Pix a Zing Disney movie clips and Family meal 4:00 - 6:00 pm Hollingworth Methodist Church|
|Sun 4th||10:30 am – Please note no service|
|Sun 4th||6:15 pm – Peace Service|
|Tue 6th||Circuit Trip – Destination to be announced.|
|Every week:||*Term time only|
|Sunday:||10.30 am Morning Service & Sunday School|
|Monday:||10.00am – 12.00 noon Feeding Together Drop-in session. Information and support regarding infant feeding and time to meet other parents. (Not Bank Holidays)|
|Tuesday:||6.30-9.00pm. Table Tennis|
|Wednesday:||6-7.30pm Rainbow Brownies*|
|Thursday:||9.30-10.00am Thursday Thought, followed by Coffee 10.00-11.00am|
|1.30-2.45pm Active Parents Exercise Session|
|Friday:||1.15-3.00pm Toddler Group
6.45-8.00pm Youth Station - Youth Club for 8-13s*