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:’

Welcome Service A welcome service for Rev Ben Haslam (our new minister from 1st September) and Rev Wayne Grewcock is being held at Tower Street Methodist Church, Exmouth on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 6.30 pm. Rev Wayne Grewcock is the new minister for the Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton area.

Wanted, old shoes Once again we are taking part in a Shoe Drive. It commenced on 28th August and continues to 17th September. Please bring old or unwanted shoes (also handbags and belts) to the Church (no flip flops or wellies please) Please tell your neighbours and friends. Shoes can be left at any time at the church doors in waterproof bags. Thank you.

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 or new uniforms for children in Africa. (The Shoe Drive is operated by The Gambia Fellowship Association – Reg. Charity No 1071386 and Seeds Sowers, Malawi)

Last year 30 sacks of shoes/boots etc. were donated. 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.

Harvest Celebrations 2018

Saturday 15th

Church Decorating and open for coffee, 10-12 noon

Please pop in for a free tea or coffee whilst the church is being decorated with fruit, flowers and vegetables. Please bring along your harvest gifts. Thank you. Non-perishable gifts especially welcome for St Petrock’s

Harvest Supper, 6.00 pm

With light entertainment Open to all. Our main course comes from the Ginger Cat deli in Exminster and there is a choice of hot dishes, including a vegetarian option. Tickets are just £7 and are available from Jeny on 01392 832553 or (email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk)

Proceeds for All We Can (the Methodist Relief and Development Fund which supports projects around the world).

Sunday 16th

Harvest Thanksgiving Service, at 10.30 am

For all ages Led by Rev Andrew Sails

A joint service with friends from St Martin’s Parish Church and others from the village, followed by tea/coffee. Please come and join us..

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 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!!

The Letter of James is only 5 chapters long; but who was James and what do we know about his letter? Following the introductory service on 25 August, over the five Sundays in September, we will try to 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.