Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Sunday 8th December 

10.30am Communion Service Led by Rev David Innes 

4pm Carol Service at Teddington Hospital Led by Emma Hughes  

News & Notes The next edition will be 8th December. Items should reach Sarah Waine at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk or by noon on 5th 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. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for Christ Church 

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for Hanworth Methodist Church and Nailed It! Teen girls’ project.  Please also pray for the Discipleship and Evangelism Gathering, Cliff College Derbyshire and Jordan – Middle East turmoil affects life.  Christians serve in all parts of society though numbers have declined.  Religious freedom is important as Jordan is a regional centre for Christian work.  Pray for co-operation between churches. 

Request for knitters! Once again, we are planning to 'release ' a host of knitted and crocheted angels in and around the church during Advent which people can take home to decorate their trees. The knitting and crochet patterns can be found on the links page of the church website or speak to Sarah or Denise who will be able to print a pattern out for you. 

Christmas Day at Elleray Hall Churches Together in Teddington are providing lunch for the elderly and lonely on Christmas Day. Volunteers, especially drivers to collect people and take them home are needed. Contact Alfie Evans for details. 

CHRISTMAS GIFTS Stuck for something to give friends and family this Christmas, when they already have the latest gadgets and all they need? Why not do something 'extra-ordinary' and give them the gift that keeps on giving - opportunities for some of the world's poorest people. For £10 there is beekeeping training for Ethiopian farmers, or safe cooking stoves for £12? Or why not help All We Can buy supplies enabling them to respond quickly in a crisis. Please pick up one of the leaflets in the church today or speak with Robert Mortimer. For more information on the many extra-ordinary gifts available, please visit the website: www.allwecan.org.uk/christmas   

The Healing Prayer Group will be meeting on Thursday 5th December - any requests for prayers, for yourself or someone you know, should be passed to Jill or Margaret. 

Focus Contributions.  Please think about and send Helen Benson items for the Winter edition of our Focus newsletter. The deadline is not till early to mid-January but with the upcoming busy Christmas period, this gives you extra time. The exact deadline will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Do remember that the data protection laws require you to have consent from people in photos for them to be included (and confirm that you have consent when you submit them). Please send your contributions, ideally in a MS Word doc, to Helen at focus@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk

Dates for your Diary 

Saturday 7th December Gun and Knife Equipping Day 10am – 4pm Hanworth Methodist Church. Raising awareness on gun and knife crime including how to empower young people to stay safe and make better choices. Book by contacting Bron layworker.tmcc@gmail.com 07944111479. Or www.eventbrite.com/e/gun-and-knife-crime-equipping-day-tickets-7926750677 

Monday 9th December Sing a New Christmas Song 7.30pm at East Molesey Methodist Church when David will be leading us through some of the newer Advent, Christmas and Epiphany hymns/songs. We would be delighted to see musicians and singers from across the circuit - perhaps musicians could liaise with David in advance.

 

News and Notes 01.12.19