Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Churches will be closed during November; the Circuit Worship Sheets will continue to be available for use at home. We are also branching out into some live online services. Here are the details for the rest of the month.  


29th November        Streamyard service with David 

                (No evening circuit service) 

Senior Steward: Alfie Evans. Tel. 020 8977 4674 Email: odsh01.s4370@gmail.com 

Safeguarding Officer: safeguarding@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk 

Website www.teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk 

Facebook Internet users who are members of Facebook can search for and “like” the TMC page to receive regular updates about church events. Please feel free to comment, share links and post photographs on the page. 

News & Notes The next edition will be 29th November. Items should reach Sarah Waine at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by 9am on 26th November. If you would like to receive News & Notes by e-mail, please let Sarah know. 

News and Notes if you have anything that you would like included in News and Notes, which will be an extended version while church services in the church building are not taking place, we are going back to including pictures, jokes, puzzles as well as articles, prayers, poems etc. Please send them directly to Sarah by email or direct message. 

Readings for the circuit service if you would like to record yourself doing a reading please contact Sarah. 

General Information & News 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for Sons of Divine Providence 

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for Sunbury Methodist Church and the Friendly Club and the Lincolnshire District.  Please also pray for Pakistan – Much poverty. Energy shortages make progress difficult. Conflict with India and Afghanistan. High military spending. Only a few have

power and wealth. The church grows. Pray for humble, committed spiritual leaders with a passion to serve.

Help to create our Autumn Collage. During the lockdown earlier this year, some members of the congregation at TMC knitted, crocheted and tatted flowers which have been put together to create our beautiful ‘Lockdown Bouquet’.  It is now proudly displayed in our church hall. We are now making leaves for our second collage. If you would like to crochet or knit a leaf in an autumnal colour to add to our display please let Sally Aston know . We would love it to represent the wider community family. 

CHRISTMAS CARDS For some years TMC has held a Charity Christmas Card Sale and Mini Christmas Fair - many hundreds of pounds have been raised for charities.  Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, sadly it is not possible to hold this event this year, but the sending of Christmas cards may be the only way some of us are able to give Christmas greetings to family and friends.  Many charities are very severely affected by loss of income at present and we would like to encourage you to buy charity cards as much as possible.  A number of charities have cards for sale online, by post or through their charity shops.

It will not be possible, this year, to distribute at church, Christmas cards for church friends. 

Sad News We have received the sad news that Kim Rodgers, the wife of our former superintendent minister Nigel, has died. Although Kim's cancer had returned, a course of treatment was being discussed and her sudden death was unexpected. Please include Nigel and the family in your prayers. 

Belonging Becoming a church member is a special way of confirming your commitment to your faith, your church and to each other. We’ll be welcoming a couple of new members soon. If you are not already a church member and would like to explore becoming one, please let David know. 

Feedback Requested regarding the Communion Service that was held in October. Please contact one of the Stewards if you would like to have your say about the service. 

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

Zoom Informal Zoom meetings are at 11am on Saturdays and 11.30am on Sundays. If you need the log in details please ask Sarah. 

House Group by Zoom The next date in the diary is Tuesday 24th November. 

Circuit Advent Housegroup Led by David and Kan, there will be a Circuit wide Housegroup every Tuesday evening at 8pm and every Wednesday morning at 10.30am in Advent, using the Advent materials from the London District: Waiting and Watching. The material can be downloaded as a .pdf (28 pages) https://www.methodistlondon.org.uk/adventcourse2020 but enough printed copies have been ordered for our congregation. Having a copy of the booklet will give you the opportunity to follow the material even if you do not wish to join one of the Housegroups. If you would like a copy, please contact Alfie Evans.

 

Methodist Church dial a prayer and podcast

 

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514

Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

Dtes for your Diary

 Friday 20th November Circuit Book Club The book club will meet by Zoom. The book will be The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. 

Answer to Monika’s Riddle

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 Entries to the Autumn Pictures Competition.

(The winner will be announced next week)

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