Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Sunday 16th December 

10.30am Carol Service Led by Alfie Evans

News & Notes The next edition will be 16th December. Items should reach Sarah Waine at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by noon on 13th 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 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. 

Church Flowers The poinsettias in church this week and for the Christmas weeks have been provided by Beverley Fitzsimmons. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for Teddington Methodist Church and our gift services for the Whitechapel Mission today. 

Circuit Prayers Please pray for Sunbury Methodist Church and Louder Still (music group).  Please also pray for Curacao – a popular cruise ship destination which has financial services and oil refining. The majority are Catholic and there are growing charismatic churches. The island is currently suffering because of the economic collapse of neighbouring Venezuela.

Christmas Day lunch at Elleray Hall Can you help to make sure the Christmas Day lunch at Elleray Hall is a success? Each year the churches in Teddington invite the elderly and those who are alone on Christmas Day. to join them for a traditional Christmas meal. TMC has undertaken to provide 50 goody bags and we are asking our congregation and users to fill the box on the table outside the kitchen with small boxes of chocolates, snack boxes of raisins, tissues, pens. Volunteers are required as drivers (especially the afternoon slot about 3.30pm), musicians and entertainers, and to help with preparation, serving and washing up. If you can help in any way, no matter how small, please register by contacting: Jo Nicholds on 07968 960459 or by email at joanne.delecroix@btconnect.com 

Christmas Angels If you have knitted or crocheted any Christmas Angels please could you let Denise know how many you will have made and she will be able to let you have the labels for them. The angels will be distributed after the Nativity Service on 23rd December. 

The Charity Christmas Card Sale raised over £1,000 this year. We sold cards on behalf of Traidcraft and Princess Alice Hospice who took £75 and £237.50 respectively plus Shooting Star Chase took £147.80 and Stepping on Out took £138.60. Additionally, from other sales we took £470.85, which was split between All-We-Can, Action for Children and Baby Basics, the three charities, supported by our regular coffee mornings. 

The Society of Genealogists organises a range of events for people interested in family history as well as history generally. These include talks, guided walks and visits to places of interest. Most are open to non-members at a cost of around £10. To give you a flavour - events for 2019 include a visit to the Museum of Methodism and John Wesley’s house, a talk on London and the Spanish Flu, and a walk entitled “Battle of Barnet”. For the full programme and booking details go to www.sog.org and look at the “Events and Courses” page.

 Dates for your Diary 

Wednesday 12th December Wednesday Friends Seasonal Miscellany 3pm. to 4.30pm. Come, if you can, with a seasonal poem, joke, story or song. If coming, tell Beverley, Trixie, Judith or David,  to help us prepare a feast of mouth-watering mince pies & welcoming mugs of Methodist Mulled Vine. 

Saturday 15th December. Coffee Morning run by Tasha Dewhurst (Age 14 - Waldegrave School) who is fundraising to go to Ecuador in 2020 to participate in a Community Project e.g. Teaching English, Clearing Landslides, Improving Shelter. Please support her if you can.

Saturday 15th December German Carol Singing. Have a great afternoon with homemade biscuits, cake, tea, coffee and German carols. Donations requested on the day. 3pm.