Church News Letter – Three

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We seek to support people of all ages, origin and orientation to discover Christ as Lord, and commit themselves to serving God in and through the Church “… We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” 2Cor 5:20

Edgware Methodist Church
Garratt Road, London
HA8 9AW
Tel: 020 8205 9262

minister@edgwaremethodist.org.uk
Minister – The Revd Ben Twumasi
Senior Steward: Mr Samuel Asiedu

Website
www.edgwaremethodist.org.uk

We believe
We are all children of God. We are called to live by God’s word. We are to Love one another as Jesus loved us.

Please join us on Sundays at 11am for Worship. You will find fulfilment and be blessed. All are welcome

Affirmations

Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts.
Psalm 65:4

Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight;
Psalm119:142-144

Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me
Psalm 119:98

We seek to support people of all ages, origin and orientation to discover Christ as Lord, and commit themselves to serving God in and through the Church “… We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” 2Cor 5:20

The journey of Josephine hinde“In fact the welcome and the friendship at Garratt Road Church has always been one of the things that has kept me happily attending church there for some 30 years…
And all because I wanted to join a BIBLE CLASS all those years ago!”
It all came about because I wanted to join a BIBLE CLASS.
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Josephine in the middle

I mentioned this to a friend, RENE BROWN, a lovely lady and a true Christian. She said a House meeting took place in her house for that purpose, so I joined. The discussions and study were very enjoyable and I made good friends.

I did attend church , but Rene suggested I might like to come to the METHODIST CHURCH in Garratt Road with her – which I did one Sunday and found a good service. So I continued to attend and made many friends.

The minister at that time was the Rev. Richard Heafield, he and his wife became friends too.

In fact the welcome and the friendship at Garratt Road Church has always been one of the things that has kept me happily attending church there for some 30 years.

At that time – and for many years – there was a GIRL’S BRIGADE, and each year they gave a DISPLAY which was a delight.
There were church outings also, among which was one to SANDRINGHAM and HUNSTANTON, and one to JOHN

CONSTABLE ‘country’ and DEDHAM. all well attended and most enjoyable.

I was invited to join the WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP, which met once a week in the devotional room. I much enjoyed the meetings and the friendship.

We also had a FLOWER FESTIVAL and a concert or two. At one of the latter I sang and MARGARET CRANNER’S daughters, Pauline and Julie played instruments.

Others took part, and the whole evening was called “A MUSICAL SOIREE” to introduce the new organ. This was in July 1985 (see photograph).

Over the years I have seen a number of Ministers come and go, and many of them have been inspirational in their work and services at Garratt Road. Much has changed over the years, but the same spirit of friendship and inspiration remains and I find that great care is taken of me, for which I am very grateful.

And all because I wanted to join a BIBLE CLASS all those years ago!

JOSEPHINE HINDE ((September 2016)!

Confirmation Preparation Time Table

SESSIONDATETIMEVENUE/NOTES
1Saturday 15th Oct 20163:30pmWhat is all this confirmation about?
2Saturday 22nd Oct 20163:30pmUnderstanding the Methodist church
3Saturday 29th Oct 20163:30pmChristian Discipleship
4Saturday 5th Nov 20163:30pmMembership in the Methodist church
5Saturday 12th November 20163:30pmThe confirmation Service & Questions and Answers
6Saturday 3rd December 201612:00amA Trip to a Methodist heritage site
7SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 201611:00amConfirmation Service @ Edgware Methodist Church

Except otherwise stated, all sessions will take place at Edgware Methodist Church in the Devotional Room

Sunday Morning Worship in October 2016

PreacherDateOld Testament ReadingsNew Testament Reading
Revd Ben Twumasi (HC &Membership Renewal Service)2nd October 2016Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:1-10
Mr Charles Opoku Badu9th October 2016Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-12
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19
Revd Ben Twumasi16th October 2016Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8
Deacon Myrtle Poxon (Church Anniversary)23rd October 2016Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14
Dr George Franklin30th October 2016Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Psalm 65
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

Notices

1. Church Council Meeting
Our Church Council meeting initially scheduled for Saturday, 17th September, 2016 at 11am at the church still remains postponed. A new date when confirmed will be announced. A book will be opened in the crush hall for members to write any issues they want church council to consider in. All Church council members are to take note.

2. Prayer group: Every Friday the prayer group meets in the devotional room from 7pm to 9pm

3. Church Anniversary: We are getting ready to celebrate our 90th Church Anniversary on 23rd October. The hospitality team should take note of the date and start making preparations.

4. Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 (God’s people – God’s Land)
Rev. Ben is organising “a refresh and renew” Christian pilgrimage to Israel (20th Nov’ to 30th Nov’ 2017). The cost is £1,582 inclusive of flights, accommodations, 2 square meals per day, all internal trips and site fees. Exclusions are airport taxes which are estimated at £140 and travel insurance which is estimated at £49 if arranged through the travel agent as well as pocket money for shopping, snacks and tips if required. All interested parties should contact Rev. Ben Twumasi for further information. There is an opportunity to pay in instalments.

5. Confirmation and Reception into Full Membership
Find the timetable for Confirmation classes on preceding page. Candidates for confirmation and those already confirmed who want to transfer or maintain their membership at Edgware Methodist Church should take note and attend. Please give your name to Revd Ben Twumasi if you haven’t done so.

6. Stewards Meeting
The next monthly stewards meeting will take place in the manse on Saturday 12th November at 10:00am. All elected stewards are to take not and attend.

7. Worship Leading and Preaching: Anyone who feel called to worship leading and preaching should speak to the minister.

May God Bless You Now and Forevermore.