Exminster Methodist Church
Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk, Minister: Rev Julian Albrow, Telephone (01392) 255791

Forthcoming events:’

In the lead up to and during Christmas everyone is warmly invited to come along to any or all of the following:

Advent Ring Each Sunday during advent we will be lighting a growing number of candles at the start of each service as we mark the lead-up to Christmas.

Advent Communion forms part of the service on Sunday 10th December at 10.30 am led by Rev Steve Santry from The Mint Methodist Church, our Superintendent Minister.

Nativity from Scratch (with carols) is on Sunday 17th at 10.30 am Please come at 10.00 am, if you would like to take part – costumes can be provided or bring your own. Details on 01392 255791. It was great to see last year. Important: Any children can come on the morning and take part.

Lights of Remembrance On Monday 18th December the church will be open from 10.30 am till 12.00 noon when there will be an opportunity to spend some quiet time remembering a loved one. You are invited to drop in and light a candle to celebrate the memory and life of a loved one. Please feel free to stay for as long or little as you feel comfortable with. Free tea or coffee will be available in the hall.

On Christmas Morning (10.30 am) we warmly invite you to join us for a short time celebrating the birth of Jesus. For all ages. Please bring along a favourite Christmas present.

On Sunday 31st December, at 10.30 am our Morning Worship has the title A time to reflect and a time to react’.

In the New Year

Our first service in the New Year is on 7th January at 10.30 am when we welcome back Rev Stephen Mosedale to lead worship. The Annual Covenant Service (an ecumenical service) is on Sunday 14th January at 10.30 am when we look forward to being joined by friends from St Martin’s Parish Church. At this service the new offertory bowl is planned to be dedicated.

Please note: There is no Café Church (contemporary style service) in December due to other events taking place. Café Church will next take place on Sunday 21st January 2018 (monthly on the third Sunday), led by Julian. Please come along at 6.00 pm for tea/coffee. The service starts at 6.15 pm, finishing by 7.30 pm. This is for all the family, so please come along, bring friends, and join in, as we explore a treasury of ideas and encouragement, and discover more of Jesus and his love.

JaM Club Due to unforeseen circumstances, the relaunch of the ‘Jesus and Me’ Club (Messy Church) had to be postponed. It is now going to start in the New Year. JaM CLUB is for Children 11 and under accompanied by an adult.

Friday 26th January 2018 from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm.

Craft, Story Telling, Fun and Food.

Christmas Tree Festival

Exminster Christmas Tree Festival runs from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017.

On Monday 4th we are delighted that the children and staff from Exminster Community Primary School will be visiting in groups through the day.

We are very grateful to Dartmoor Christmas Trees, who sell trees on Haldon, for the kind gift of the large tree for the Festival on which gifts can be hung using the bags provided.

This year we have a number of new people displaying trees and are expecting well over forty trees to be enjoyed.

Festival opening times are as follows:

Friday 1st December - 3 pm till 7 pm

Saturday 2nd December -10 am till 7 pm

On Saturday, come and see the Toy Santas from 10 till 12

There will be stalls (plants, chocolate, Traidcraft) and coffee from 10 till 12

Lunches on Saturday 12.15 to 2 pm

Sunday 3rd December - 3 pm till 5.30 pm

Don’t miss the Sunday Service amongst the trees, led by Rev Julian Albrow,

starting at 10.30 am. This is for all the family.

Carol singing as it gets dark from around 5.00 pm each day

Light refreshments throughout the Festival Free Admission

Monday 4th December Group visits by arrangement

Raising money for Action for Children

and Bramble Children’s Ward RD&E, Hospital

We rely very heavily on help from our congregation and other friends from the village to prepare and run the Festival. If you haven’t already volunteered and are able to help, please speak to Jeny (01392 832553) who is compiling a list of volunteers. Thank you for your support.