Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Minister: Rev Julian Albrow, Telephone (01392) 255791
Saturday 11th August
A walk in lovely countryside from Scoriton Methodist Chapel.
Please meet at 1 pm
(Photos: last year’s walk)
Scoriton village is 3 miles west of Buckfastleigh off the Buckfast to Holne road - signposted from A38 at Buckfast. There is usually parking in the village hall car park, just down the lane from the Chapel on the right. TQ11 0JB. From approx. 3.30 pm onwards, tea is served at the Chapel and is followed by an informal ‘Songs of Praise’.
SHOE DRIVE 2018
28th August to 17th September - Please bring old or unwanted shoes
(also handbags and belts) to the church (no flip flops or wellies please)
Once again we are taking part in the Shoe Drive. The money raised is used to buy new school shoes for children in The Gambia.
Donated shoes will be recycled - either sent to the Third World if wearable or turned into whatever old shoes can be made into! Money received for the shoes will be used to buy new school shoes. (The Shoe Drive is operated by The Gambia Fellowship Association – Reg. Charity No 1071386) Please tell your neighbours and friends.
Last year we were able to take 30 sacks of shoes/boots etc. to Buckfast. Each sack is approximately 10 Kg in weight. Please bring shoes by Monday 17th September, if possible. Thank you.
Shoes etc. can be left at any time by the church doors in waterproof bags.
10th Christmas Tree Festival We are already looking forward to the 10th Christmas Tree Festival in our church which this year is planned to run from Friday 30th November to Monday 3rd December 2018 - the first weekend in December..
For a number of years the festival has been very well supported. We usually remind everyone of the date this early in the year and invite them and you to be a part of the Festival. All money raised goes to children’s charities, usually charities who work in Devon. We hope you can help support this village event and charity fund-raiser which is organised by the Methodist congregation with lots of help from the village and surrounding area.
Being the 10th Festival, this is a special year and those of you who knit have been helping to produce the ‘Angels’ to be given away at the Festival. Thank you. Last year we had a record 44 trees and hope that we might have even more this year. Don’t worry, we will find space for them, if they are offered!!
James who? The Letter of James is only 5 chapters long; but who was James and what do we know about his letter? Starting with the service on 25 August, and then during the subsequent 5 weeks, we will include something about James in each service. Sometimes the whole service will be built around James, other times just a small portion, and occasionally there may be just a reading. If you can, try to come to each service; but if you are unable to do so don’t worry, because each service will be a worthwhile act of worship in its own right.