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:’


Christianity Explored has been running on Wednesday evenings, 7 pm - 8.30 pm. 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. Although you may not have attended the course, if you are interested in becoming a full member of the church, please speak with Ben.

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



29th November to 2nd December 2019


Opening times: Friday 29th from 3 pm till 7 pm

Saturday 30th from 10 am till 7 pm

Saturday Coffee Morning from (10-12 noon) with various stalls

The ‘Santa Lady’ is coming with some of her many toy Santas

Light lunches 12.15 pm till 2.00 pm

Sunday 1st from 3 pm till 5.30 pm

Sunday Service amongst the trees for all ages at 10.30 am

Monday 2nd Group visits - by arrangement only

Admission is free

Light refreshments available during opening times

It’s not too late to display your own tree – it’s free. More information: Contact Brenda on 833928 or email exminstertreefestival@gmail.com


Christmas Tree Festival Stewarding If you are able to help with stewarding at the Festival, please speak with Carole who is arranging the rota.


Be sure to come and see all the Christmas Trees

All money raised is to be divided between:

Action for Children and Children’s Hospice South West


News’


At Poundsgate Chapel (on Dartmoor) the November service (3rd at 3 pm), led by Rev Kevin Hooke, takes an All Saints/Souls theme with an opportunity to remember the saints of our own lives – those who have gone before us, who have encouraged and supported us, and been our companions. During the service there is an opportunity to light a candle. Many people appreciate this reflective service.






Clothes for Moldova On Saturday 19 October, all the donated clothes, blankets and other items were taken to Exmouth to the Christian Response to Eastern Europe (CREE) storage site. (CREE support the poor in Moldova) Thank you everyone who brought gifts.


Shoe Drive A small team kindly sorted and bagged all the donated shoes/boots etc. which have now been sold for recycling/sale. In total, over a quarter of a metric tonne of shoes were given during the Shoe Drive. Thank you Money received for the shoes is used to buy new school shoes or new uniforms for children in The Gambia.



Messy Church on the 13 October was attended by 18 adults and 15 children. The theme was "I AM The Light for the world"


A lot of bright sparkly crafts were worked on by children and adults, including cellophane, stained glass, spiral decorations and stars, and outdoor messy clay candle holders (to be painted).


We talked about our tree for the Christmas Tree Festival and some of the things we made would go on the tree. More decorations will be made at the next meeting.


We ended with celebration time in the church. A meal of Pizza and salad with fruit and cake followed. Two girls had celebrated Birthdays and everyone sang to them.


The next Messy Church is on Sunday 17 November from 3.30 pm till 6.00 pm