A Christingle Service is being held at Northstead on Wednesday 21st December at 6:00 pm. All the children take home a Christingle.
What a joy and a privilege it is to be a minister in the church, particularly at Christmas.
When Christmas Day arrives and since Advent Sunday I will have shared in 15 services of worship, attended 5 school nativities and concerts, been to Messy Church, led 6 bible studies, eaten three Christmas dinners, baptised 1 baby, officiated at 2 funerals, given Christmas messages to and prayed with and for hundreds of people who do not normally come to church; children and their parents, Scouts, Probus and Rotary members and sung countless numbers of Christmas carols.
In addition to this I will have chaired 4 business meetings, attended our Circuit prayer meeting and met pastorally with a number of people in homes, hospitals and coffee shops.
Christmas is a gift to the church, an opportunity for us to share the good news with those outside our regular worshipping congregations.
I hope and pray that around the circuit and in each of our churches we have all managed to welcome visitors, reached out in to our communities and taken every opportunity to share Jesus (it’s not too late).
I hope also that in the midst of all the busyness you have taken time and are taking time out for personal reflection, that as you have read and heard again about the baby Jesus that you have encountered the Living, Lord Jesus, and that you will continue to do so throughout 2017.
Every blessing to you all, with love and prayers, Graham
Would you like to sing in the choir on Boxing Day at Queen Street Methodist Central Hall for their annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’.
If you would then please go along to Emmanuel St John’s Church on a Thursday evening at 7:30 pm to join the Celebration singers as they rehearse to lead the singing at this very popular event. You will be very welcome. For more details ring Elaine 01723 373016.
Burniston Methodist Church is proud to host the Riding Lights Theatre Company for their performance of a BUMPER new Christmas play “Three Cheers for Christmas!”
Monday 19th December at 2:30 pm
Burniston & Cloughton Village Hall, High Street, Burniston, Scarborough, YO13 0JE
Single Tickets £5, Limited Family Tickets (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15
Box Office: Burniston Post Office or online at https://burnistonchurch.yapsody.com
Come and join us for Advent fellowship: Mary and Joseph’s ‘Yes’. We will be meeting at Netherby House, Coach Road on Tuesday mornings 10:30 am -11:30 am on 29th November, 6th December, 13th December and 20th December. All welcome.
The following date has been arranged for Circuit Prayer Meetings, others will be notified.
Thursday 8th December 2016 Refreshments 10:15 am Prayer 11:00 am Scalby
Briggswath & Sleights Methodist Church present “Dad’s Army”.
The Walmington on Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon on Thursday 17th November 2016 from 2.00 pm.
Entry is free but a retiring donation in appreciation will be gratefully received.
We are holding our Christmas Fair on Saturday 19th November from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Northstead Church, Givendale Road. There will be various stalls and light refreshments, free admission.
The next meeting of the Men’s Forum is on Wednesday 9th November at 2:30 pm, pleasemeet at The Street.