Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716
A special occasion There was a large congregation for the Annual Covenant Service on 19th January when we were joined by a number of friends from St Martin’s and other visitors. It was an especially joyous occasion when, during the service, two people were welcomed into full membership of the Methodist Church.
Messy Church January Messy Church theme was Jesus is found in the temple. Crafts included producing a Nativity group picture, a body mural, Treasure boxes, Christmas card scenes, a Prayer scroll, cress growing, messy peppermint creams etc. There were stories about Jesus growing up and being found in the Temple. 36 people attended including 11 children. The meal was Jacket Potatoes which were donated by a gardener in Exminster. Thank you.
Our numbers steadily grow and it is hoped we can have a lending library with books that the children can read at home to learn more about Jesus. Next meeting is on Sunday 9 Feb when the theme is Lent.
Exminster 2019 Christmas Tree Festival The final total raised by the Christmas Tree Festival amounted to £1023.18. Action for Children and Children’s Hospice South West, both of whom support children in Devon, have each received £511.59. Thank you everyone.
Christmas Day Collection The retiring collection on Christmas Day, in aid of Action for Children, amounted to £279.10. To this was added £21.00 received during the Lights of Remembrance morning making a total of £300.10 for Action for Children. Thank you.
We went to Haldon early in January for our New Year Walk and enjoyed good views across the Exe valley and the city. The sun came out a little and rain held off during the walk and only started at the very end. During the summer months we hope there will be some evening walks for us to enjoy.
Nakulabye Junior School, Uganda A report has been received from the Head Teacher of the Nakulabye Junior School, Kampala, Uganda. Last year a Coffee Morning in our hall which raised a total of £696 for the school. It was agreed that the school would use these funds to surface the main playground with Pasprum (a type of grass suitable for the weather in the local area).
The report says: The school environment has greatly improved, the weather has been favourable since it has kept the compound green. Children enjoy the playground especially during the physical education lesson.