Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Sunday 11th February 

10.30am Morning Service Led by Tim Coveney 

4pm Service at Teddington Hospital Led by Rev David Innes 

Reading: Philippians 2 v.12-30. 

Sunday 18th February 

10.30am Morning Service Led by Robert Mortimer

News & Notes The next edition will be 18th February. Items should reach Sarah Waine by noon on 15th February. If you would like to receive News & Notes by e-mail, please let Sarah know. 

General Information & News 

Visitors and those new to Teddington Methodist Church A leaflet “Teddington Methodist Church – A Warm Welcome for the Whole Community” is available in the narthex. We welcome anybody who may wish to become a member of TMC. 

Prayer requests If you have someone you would like prayers for, please write the details on the sheets on the table at the back of the church. Details will be given out in the service. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for St John’s Church 

Circuit Prayers Please pray for East Molesey Methodist Church and Methodist Friends. Please also pray for Aruba – give thanks for spiritual growth amongst Pentecostals and Methodists on this island near Venezuela which depends on tourism and oil refining. 

Flowers in Church - the flowers provided by Lesley & Jimmy Alexander, were given with love, to Moyna Cox and to Gwyneth Eade. 

We like to have flowers in church each week and to be able to distribute them afterwards to members of the congregation.  There is a flower list in the Stanley Road narthex where you can add your name to provide the flowers at church.  If you would like to donate flowers add your name to the list. If you would like me to buy flowers and arrange them for you please let me know.  Gill Jackson 

Traidcraft Stall – A stall will be held after the 10.30am service in the hall this week on 18th February. I will be taking orders for Easter Eggs from 18th February and will also have Easter cards and gifts in stock. Every item you buy supports the work of Traidcraft. Many thanks Helen Bott. 

LENT IS APPROACHING - keep it simpleAll We Can have produced an excellent 40-day resource for individuals (or groups), inspiring us to explore the pleasure of living simply, while joining in solidarity with our global neighbours. Just a page a day with input from a wide range of people. If you would like a copy please see Robert Mortimer. 

Request for Sponsorship As some of you may know I will be running the London Marathon again on Sunday 22nd April. This year I have decided to run for 'The Prostate Project'. They are raising money to build a dedicated research, diagnosis and treatment Urology Centre at Royal Surrey County Hospital aiming to serve a wide local area (if that's not a contradiction in terms). If you would like to donate my 'giving page' is https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/johnturner3  sponsorship forms are available at the back of the church.  Many Thanks.  John Turner, East Molesey Methodist Church. 

During a Baum family clear-out, I found some items which must have been lent to me when I was putting together the exhibition for the church’s 150th anniversary in 2009. If you lent me material which has not been returned to you, I apologise profusely. Please do ask me for it back. Fiona Baum. 

Offertory During December and January we averaged £418 per week, which compares with £416 one year ago. Thank you for all your contributions; every little helps. They are not just used to keep our building clean and warm, but are an important part of the Circuit's commitment to supporting our ministers.

Dates for your Diary 

Wednesday 14th February Wednesday Friends welcome you to our February 14th tea meeting at TMC with some Valentine Vitality.  

Saturday 17th February Coffee Morning. Action for Children run by Gill Jackson 

Saturday 17th February Hampton Methodist Church is having a Spring Concert at 7 pm arranged by Vicci. It is in aid of their Ladies Guild to boost their funds so they can pay for speakers, which is getting ever more expensive. Last year some of their young people were particularly touched by the needs of Purulia Hospital run by the Leprosy Mission and they will be selling cakes in the interval of the concert in support of this. Please contact Liz Windaybank for more details (£5 now or £6 on the door.) 

Saturday 24th February Coffee Morning run by Voluntary Care 

Wednesdays 28th Feb, 7th & 14th March 8pm Circuit Prayer Course 

Saturday 3rd March Soup Lunch in aid of Baby Basics and The Extra Mile 12.30pm to 2.00 pm Please come along with your friends and family to enjoy a soup lunch raising money to support families with young children. Sunbury Methodist Church, TW16 5AD Please email to let them know if you will be attending. Thank you babybasicssunbury@gmail.com 

Saturday 3rd March Live Music Charity Concert at East Molesey Methodist Church 7.30 for 8pm, by the band “Follow the Son” (featuring our Minister’s wife Dorothy Innes) A great mix of both Christian and popular music from Elvis to Adele, songs from ‘Les Miserables’ and more! Raising money for Muscular Dystrophy and “Alight” (a new music project for children) Tickets: £7.50 to include a Ploughman’s Supper For details email: info@emmc.org.uk or Tel: 07973822069 

Saturday 10th March A quiz from 7pm to 9pm, with light refreshments.