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:’

Everyone is welcome to the Harvest Thanksgiving Celebrations

Saturday 7 September Harvest Supper, 6.00 pm

Open to all. Our main course comes from the Ginger Cat deli in Exminster. There is a choice of hot dishes, including two vegetarian options. Tickets just £7 from Jeny on 832553 – proceeds for All We Can charity. Followed by light entertainment. NB: This is a week earlier than originally planned.

Saturday 14 September Church Decorating, 10-12 noon

Please pop in for a free tea or coffee whilst the church is being decorated with fruit, flowers etc. Non-perishable gifts welcome for St Petrock’s, Exeter.

Sunday 15 September Harvest Thanksgiving Service, 10.30 am For all ages

Led by Rev Ben Haslam - A Joint service with friends from the village including St Martin’s congregation. Followed by tea/coffee

Messy Church, 3.45-6.00 pm

Crafts and Singing at the Methodist Church hall. See below.

SHOE DRIVE September 2019

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. 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 for children in The Gambia. (The Shoe Drive is operated by The Gambia Fellowship Association – Reg. Charity No 1071386) Please tell your neighbours and friends.

Shoes etc. can be left at any time by the church doors in waterproof bags starting 2 September 2019. Thank you.

Messy Church returns on Sunday 15 September when the theme is “I am the true vine". Come and enjoy Crafts, Stories and Food. From 3.45 pm till 6 pm. For all ages. Children under 19 with their adults.

Christianity Explored will run 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. All are most welcome. Refreshments will be available. Ben

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

Christmas Tree Festival Following in the established pattern, Exminster 11th Christmas Tree Festival is due to run over the weekend 30th November to 2nd December. The festival has been visited by many hundreds of people over the years and has raised over £10,000 for children’s charities. As you will know, we rely heavily on members of our congregation to run the Festival with the support of many friends in the village. In order to prepare and ensure we have enough volunteers to run this large event properly, a planning meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 11 September at 7 pm at the back of the church. If you are willing to assist either before and/or during the Festival, please try to come to the meeting. We hope you can support this event which is for all the village. Thank you