Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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News and Notes

Sunday 25th February

10.30am Morning Service Led by Rev David Innes

Reading: Psalm 103


Sunday 3rd March

10.30am Morning Service Led by Alfie Evans

 WhatsApp Group If you have a smart phone and would like to join our WhatsApp group please get in touch. There is also a What's App Prayer group to share prayers that are needed for ourselves, our friends and the wider world.

News & Notes The next edition will be 3rd March. Items should reach Sarah at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by 9am on Friday 1st March. 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. 

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

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for

East Molesey Methodist Church and Pastoral Team.

Shetland District.

Hungary – after 1000 years of Christianity, answers to life’s problems are sought in materialism and pleasure. Church doesn’t affect society. Pray for a new spirit of witness and active service. Pray for unity, trust and co-operation between churches. 

PERSONAL DEVOTIONS FOR LENT from All We Can. We have been sent some material from All We Can for personal devotions during Lent - 'What is Mine to Do.' - about discovering Lent, not a time of hyper productivity and doing, but a journey of discernment and preparation. If you are interested, please see Robert Mortimer.

Unbounded Love. God's love doesn't stay in the lines. Charles Wesley's famous hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Singing the Faith 503) talks about Jesus as ‘unbounded love’ – a kind of love that cannot be contained, that works in our lives and in our world to free us and heal us. Unbounded Love is the theme of the Lent campaign of the Methodist Church in 2024 – holding together our commitments to be a justice-seeking church, and a people who experience and proclaim the good news of God’s uncontainable love. Sign up for our daily reflection emails during Lent at https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/lent-and-easter/unbounded-love/ 

FOCUS NEWSLETTER – PLEASE SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.  The deadline for our next newsletter is Wednesday 3rd April.  Whether you are a regular, occasional or new contributor, we'd love articles, updates, details of church events (past and upcoming), news, book reviews, poems, jokes, puzzles, etc by then. Let’s have another interesting and varied edition to foster our sense of community and provide a window into our church for the wider community, visitors and potential new attendees. The best format is a MS Word document. Make sure you have the person’s consent if sending photos and let Helen know when you send it. Contributions to focus@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk or speak to Helen Benson if you do not have access to a computer. 

Baby Basics Sunbury. Mary Somerville established Baby Basics Sunbury in 2014.  She led the team of volunteers until she moved away from the area two years ago, and has since been working as Chair, while I lead the team on a day-to-day basis.  Mary now wishes to step down from this role, so we are looking for someone who is able to take on this vital, but not onerous or time-consuming, task.  It mainly involves making and monitoring grant applications, along with coordinating twice-yearly team meetings.  Mary estimates that it would take, on average, around 5 hours per month.  I can provide more information to anyone who might be interested.  Many thanks Jill Fraser. Centre Leader. Baby Basics Sunbury. 

Dates for your Diary 

Weekly coffee mornings in the church on Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Do come and spend time together over coffee and cakes/scones. If you would like to run a coffee morning to raise money for a charity of your choice, please speak to Gill or Sue. 

Wednesday 28th February 11am Rosie’s Genesis Bible Study Group meets every fortnight. 

Friday 1st March World Day of Prayer Service 2pm Hampton Mission Partnership Church (formerly Hampton Methodist Church), prepared by the Christian women of Palestine. Despite living in an area of the world where there is ongoing conflict and the future is uncertain, the women of Palestine are sharing with love a reminder that they are there, and they want to give hope to everyone. The theme of the service 2024 ‘bear with one another in love’ seems very appropriate for these women who will not give up witnessing the love of Jesus Christ. It was prepared a couple of years ago before the current conflict. 

Saturday 2nd March Coffee Morning - 10.30am - 12.30pm Zoe Bott, Richard and Helen's niece is holding a coffee morning on the 2nd of March in order to fundraise, as she has been selected to attend Roveryway Jamboree in Norway this summer, as a member of the Girlguiding contingent for the International Service Team. Roverway is a joint Scouting and Girlguiding event where thousands of members, aged 16 to 22, will join from across Europe and beyond. As a member of the International Service Team, she will be heading to Norway to help serve at the event and create a jamboree that the young people will enjoy. Without volunteers like Zoe events like this can’t happen as she will be giving up her time and expertise to help run and serve in different jobs in order for the event to take place. Please if you can support her in her fundraising for her trip by attending the coffee morning, where many different cakes and sweet treats will be available as well as tea and coffee. 

Friday 8th March 11am Friday Fellowship fortnightly meeting. 

Saturday 23rd March Hampton Choral Society 7.30 pm at St James's Church, St James's Road Hampton Hill, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.  Tickets £15 (adults) £7 (Under 16s) available on the door or box office 020 8941 5394. 

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