Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Sunday 15th May

10.30am Morning Service Celebrating 50 years of Teddington Methodist Playgroup Led by                 Rev Michaela Youngson 

Celebrating 50 years of Teddington Methodist Playgroup On Sunday 15th May we are thrilled to announce that Revd. Michaela Youngson will be leading our special morning service.  It will be a service of thanksgiving for fifty years of our wonderful playgroup. We will also continue celebrating after the service with tea, coffee and cake which will hopefully be enjoyed in the church garden near the Buddies sculpture that has been installed to commemorate fifty years of playgroup at TMC.  The playgroup influenced many children and their families in the Teddington area over the 50 years. Please invite those you know who have connections with playgroup.

News & Notes The next edition will be 15th May. Items should reach Sarah at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by 9am on 12th May. 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.  

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for

Teddington Methodist Church.

Teddington School.

East Anglia District.

Afghanistan – has suffered chronic instability and conflict with its economy and infrastructure in ruins. The Taliban made a rapid comeback after western forces left.  Pray for Christians who can be arrested for practising their faith. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for Sacred Heart Church. 

Church Flowers The flowers this week are given by Sandra Blower to remember what would have been her twin brother’s birthday. 

Guidance for face coverings in church With the relaxation in the Covid rules/guidance, the Stewards have decided that the wearing of masks in church will be optional but we would like the un-masked to sit at the front of the church, so that the rear seats are kept free for those who are still hesitant about taking this step. 

The Concert on 23.4.22 when Vicci was singing and Pam accompanying her was well attended and together with our coffee morning and church lunch has raised £400.  Vicci is very pleased with the result and the money has been sent to Rosie’s Rainbow Fund as Vicci requested.  Thank you to all who contributed money, cakes, soup and time in the kitchen etc.  It wouldn’t happen without you. 

Request for cakes. Following the special service on Sunday 15th May celebrating 50 years of playgroup we will be having tea, coffee and cakes in the garden. Any cake donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

Next Sunday 15th May, Activate will be launching Active! Church at St Mark's Church in Teddington at 4.00pm. This is a new service where sport, activity, worship, and food come together at a time that does not compete with morning church and other Sunday sporting provision. Starting with 45 minutes of activity (focussing on dance or football), then a 20-minute service and finish with food. It is aimed at families with children aged 7 and older and will run on Sundays from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. All are welcome so please spread the word. 

TMC Plant Sale Our annual plant sale will be held on the Stanley Road forecourt on Saturday 21 May from 10.00 to 12.30. If you wish to contribute plants, help on the day or you have any questions then please contact Nevil Tomlinson. The usual coffee morning will be supplemented by hot bacon rolls which come highly recommended. 

Arrangements for the funeral service for Marian Robertson: Wednesday 25/05/22, at the Jamieson Chapel, South-West Middlesex Crematorium at 1:40pm.  There will also be a video link for the service.  Flowers are family only but there will be an online donation to a charity if anyone wishes to donate.  

Circuit Bible Month We're excited that our circuit will be engaging for the first time with Bible Month. The Methodist Church has been producing resources for this for several years with significant input from Baptists and Anglicans too. We will be exploring Isaiah together across the circuit. As Pentecost is the first Sunday in June, we’ve decided to start our Bible Month on Sunday 12th June and encourage services to be focussed on these themes as much as possible.

12th June - Tough Love

19th June - Light to the world

26th June - Faithful Servant

3rd July - A New World

We know that some churches will also be marking Methodist Homes Sunday during this time, but hope that at least something of the Isaiah theme can come through each service. Our preachers and worship leaders already have the Bible Month material. There is a booklet available which has resources for small groups. It can be purchased here - www.preachweb.org/books-and-diaries 

We are having an Arts, Craft and Flower Show on September 17th 2022.     Please have a look at the schedule and start planning your entries!  The schedule is available from the leaflet rack or by email on request (cathytrevelyan@hotmail.com). 

Dates for your Diary 

The Saturday Coffee Mornings every Saturday from 10.30 -12.30. 

Saturday 14th May Hampton Choral Society will be singing at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JP.   -  Mozart Coronation Mass, Handel - Coronation Anthems and Parr - I Was Glad.   Tickets £15 and £7 for under 16's. Tickets from Gill Jackson or at the door on the night. 

Saturday 21st May - PLANT SALE at 10am.  

Sunday 17th July Church Picnic after the Service. 

 

News and Notes 08.05.22