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Exminster Methodist Church
Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716




News’


Nakulabye School, Kampala Thanks to the generosity of those who made Donations and supported our Coffee Morning last month, a total of £700 was raised. After consulting with the Headmaster in Uganda, we have agreed to use these funds to surface the main playground with Pasprum (a type of grass suitable for weather in the local area).


We will be visiting the School on 9 May 2019 during our trip to Uganda (unfortunately during the School Holidays), will meet the Headmaster, and will report back on our return to this country. Many thanks, once again, for those who contributed to this collection. Roger and Sheila


The Cross Each Sunday during Lent we are adding a symbol to the rough cross (made from the trunk of the Christmas Tree), such as a palm branch, a purple robe, a crown of thorns, thirty pieces of silver etc. to remind us of the events of Easter. On Palm Sunday we hope to have Palm Crosses made by young people in The Gambia and recently brought back to the UK. At the Good Friday Service of meditation and reflection, led by our minister we hope to be joined by a number friends from the Exeter Methodist churches, nails will be driven into the cross. On Easter Day (21st April) everyone will be invited to bring a flower or flowers to transform the cross. After the service, the cross is carried outside and placed by the road.




Christian Response to Eastern Europe There will be an opportunity to support the poor in Moldova through the retiring collection on Good Friday for this locally run charity. Anyone who wishes to give any of the following to bring to church during April. Welcome items are: Good clothes, new packaged baby/toddler clothes, any bed linen and blankets. Gifts will be taken to the CREE storage depot in Exmouth in May.


The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunches that are jointly arranged with friends from St Martin’s, was well supported again this year. There was no charge but donations received amounted to £308.60 divided equally between Nayamba School in Zambia and St Petrock’s, Exeter. As usual, all the ingredients used were given allowing all the money raised to go to the two charities. Thank you everyone.


Decorating the hall. Takes place during the week commencing 8th April 2019. This is happening during the school Easter holidays to try and minimise disruption to users. The hall floor is due to be professionally cleaned and oiled and this is now likely to take place on 12th or 13th April. These works should be completed before our Good Friday and Easter Day services.