Can you spare a little time to help your church community? Every little helps!
Now that we have at last been able to reopen our church, and look forward to resuming all the activities we have shared, we are inviting you to join us in making this possible. We are a community of different talents and gifts, who come together to serve God and our neighbours; but we have reached a point where some of us are no longer able to continue in the ways they have done this, often over a long period. We offer our heartfelt thanks for all the ways they have enriched our church life together. Now we urgently need others who can join us, in any way – however large or small - to continue to support each other and the people around us, by giving a little of their skills and time. Please consider whether any of these might apply to you: I could offer a bit of DIY / decorating know-how to a group helping to maintain the church premises I am into technology and social media, and could help those working on the church’s ongoing communication with the community, and delivering online worship I enjoy meeting people, and I’d like to take turns in helping to welcome people coming to Sunday worship, or to our Gateway community I’m not sure where I’d fit in, but I’d like to help, and I have a bit of time I could offer, on a regular or occasional basis If any of these might include you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to any of us in church on a Sunday morning, and we can put you in contact with the right people. Please give this some thought and prayer: the more, the merrier, and whatever you are able to offer will be most welcome! Thank you!
May we never feel forsaken, O Lord, whether in the quietness of our resting, in the storms of the
day, in the cares of the world or in the journey of life. Amen.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Update on Foodbank Donations Effort
This New Year message is sent with a huge heartfelt thank you to you all for supporting the local
We ended 2021 in style as I made 3 full car journeys to the Rainham Trussell Trust Foodbank -
they were beyond grateful to see supplies!
Our final week of 2021 saw 138.02kg of food donated, which means at the close of 2021, we have donated a total of:
Thank you so much to all of you for your incredible generosity and goodwill, providing so many valuable supplies to those in need.
The foodbank will be continue to be open as always, and we shall continue our weekly deliveries throughout 2022.
But for now, I wish you and your families a happy and peaceful New Year,
Joanna Marie Skillett
Upcoming Sunday morning services:
Note: *AAW = "All Age Worship" = service aimed at families
23rd January - Rev Rohama Asif - Covenant Service and Communion
30th January - Ricky Bull
6th February - Tim Banks
13th February - Rev Rohama Asif - AAW
20th February - Rev Joseph Ribeiro - Communion
27th February - Mrs Joan Pugsley
Suggestions for worship opportunities and how to help others in worship can be found here. These include streamed services and service sheets to be printed at home.
All current guidance from the Methodist Church regarding the coronavirus and devotional material can now be found here. Recent updates include information on how to ensure we support those in isolation safely, especially when making deliveries.