Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Sunday 28th November

10.30am Advent Carol Service Led by Rev David Innes

Readings: Jeremiah 33 v.14-16, 1 John 1 v.1-5, Isaiah 62 v.10-12, Philippians 2 v..5-11, 1 John 4 v.7-11. 

Sunday 5th December

10.30am Gift Service Led by Rev David Innes 

The next Service to be live streamed via Zoom will be the Nativity Service on 19th December. 

News & Notes The next edition will be 5th December. Items should reach Sarah at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by 9am on 2nd December. 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 on request. We welcome anybody who may wish to become a member of TMC. 

Prayer requests If you have someone you would like church prayers for, please get in touch.  

Church Flowers Last week the flowers were given by Robert Mortimer to remember the birthday of Margaret and his mothers who had birthdays in November.   They were given to Pam Kent and the Bott family. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for Hampton Wick Baptist Church.  

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for

Hampton Methodist Church.

Messy Church.

Shetland District.

Togo – Unfair elections cause resentment. Known for human rights abuse and ivory poaching. Christian growth through church planting. Pray for older and newer churches to work together. 

Masks and Singing The stewards have decided to permit the option of singing without masks during services. Those who wish to take advantage of this should sit near the front of the church and continue with social distancing indoors. Those who would feel safer to be distanced from those who are unmasked, are encouraged to sit near the back of the church. Everyone should continue to wear masks when moving around the building. COVID infection rates remain very high. Everyone should take care and make their own decisions about what it is safe to do. 

The Advent course this year called “Fulfilled”!

It will be a delightful advent study that will surely deepen our faith and discipleship as we witness God’s promises being fulfilled and his people being filled with contentment & awe.  

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING on Zoom at 8pm (from 30th Nov - 21st Dec)

EVERY THURSDAY MORNING on Zoom at 10:30am (from 2nd Dec - 23 Dec)

The exciting news is that the material for the Circuit Advent Course is now available electronically and we hope to have hard copies available early next week. The course is a fresh way to prepare for Christmas and explores how God comes to us and how we can respond. 

A big thank you to the many people who helped make the Concert on Sunday afternoon so enjoyable.  From the youngest to the oldest and the wide variety of talent that we shared.  From all the performers to the amplification, tea and cake makers and Alfie who moves all the chairs for us.  In fact, we couldn’t do it, without every single one of you! A total of £131 was raised for JMA (Junior Mission for All). 

Methodist Photographic Competition – entries are invited on the theme of “Home and Away”. Up to 3 entries can be submitted as printed photos or digitally in pdf or jpg format. Name, address and phone number must be written on the back of the entry along with a title, or included in the e-mail. The closing date is 6th December. Send to editorial@methodistrecorder.co.uk or Methodist Recorder Photographic Competition, 1, Merchant Street, London, E3 4LY. 

WhatsApp Group If you have a smart phone and would like to join our WhatsApp group please get in touch. 

Methodist Church dial a prayer and podcast Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514. Listen to news: 0808 281 2478 

Dates for your Diary 

The Saturday Coffee Mornings every Saturday from 10.30 -12.30. 

Sunday 28th November Harmony Returns Momentum Children’s Charity’s annual musical gala. An evening of musical entertainment, at the Landmark Arts Centre. For tickets and further information: https://www.momentumcharity.org/event/concert/ 

Friday 28th January The next meeting of the Circuit Book Club will be held at 7.30pm.  We will be discussing '90 Minutes in Heaven' by Don Piper. 'After a truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene.  For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven.  Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead.  Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery.' Do read the book and join us - we would be very pleased to welcome new members. Jill Fraser  

News and Notes 28.11.21