Exminster Methodist Church
Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716

Forthcoming events:’

SHOE DRIVE September 2019

The Shoe Drive is now closed.

A great number of shoes (and some belts and handbags) have been brought to the church during September. We are most grateful to everyone in the village, and beyond, who have supported this. The shoes have been weighed and they are about 250 Kg in weight (a quarter of a tonne!).

Money received for the shoes is used to buy new school shoes or new uniforms for children in The Gambia. (The Shoe Drive is operated by The Gambia Fellowship Association – Reg. Charity No 1071386)

Messy Church is on Sunday 13 October come and enjoy Crafts, Stories and Food. From 3.30 pm till 6 pm. For all ages. Children under 19 with their adults.

Christianity Explored runs on Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 8.30 pm from 2 October for 7 weeks until 13 November at the Church which is Main Road, Exminster near the Post Office (EX6 8BT). Some are doing the course as preparation for membership, but the course is open to all who want to explore faith, whether they already have a faith or not. Many who have been churchgoers for years have done Christianity Explored and derived great benefit from it, so do please consider coming along. You do not have to attend all the sessions but come when you can and give it a try. All are most welcome. Refreshments will be available. Ben

To find out more, please email ben.haslam@methodist.org.uk

Clothes for Moldova On Saturday 19 October, donated clothes and other suitable items are due to be taken to Exmouth to the Christian Response to Eastern Europe (CREE) storage site. (CREE support the poor in Moldova) If you have any items you would like to go to a good cause, please send us an email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk We can advise whether items are suitable to be taken.

Arrangements are now underway for the 11th Exminster Christmas Tree Festival which is due to run over the weekend 30 November to 2 December. Monday 2 is devoted to group visits and we are delighted that once again children from Exminster Community Primary School will be displaying trees and garlands and visiting on the Monday.

Thank you for the offers of help received so far. Displaying a tree and entry to the festival are both free. Please telephone 01392 833928 or email exminstertreefestival@gmail.com to volunteer or to find out more or to ask for an application form to display a tree. All money raised goes to children’s charities working in Devon.

We rely heavily on members of our congregation to run the Festival with the support of many friends in the village. We hope you can support this event which is for all the village. Thank you.