Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email email@example.com, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716
Angel Morning! When all 1,500 knitted angels were placed out they made quite a sight on Saturday 20th October. Many of the team of seventeen knitters, most of whom live in the village, were able to come along as well as others including people who had found out about the angels on social media. The coffee morning made £51.19 which will be added to the money raised by the Christmas Tree Festival for the two children’s charities. We thank all the knitters and the organisers for their help and support.
The aim is to give an angel to everyone attending the Christmas Tree Festival.
Harvest Weekend Thank you letters have been received from St Petrock’s for the harvest gifts delivered and from All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development Fund) for the money raised/given over the Harvest Weekend and sent to them.
Thank you for the shoes In the end a total of 280 Kg (28 sacks) of shoes, bags and belts were delivered to Buckfast in early October. We were fortunate to have the use of a trailer to take them all to the delivery point.
In recent years we have held an Armistice Day service on 11th November and remembered mostly local people who died in the two World Wars. Being the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fall on the same day and so there will be no extra service this year but we shall be joining in the Village Remembrance Service at Victory Hall at 10.30 am then at St Martin’s Parish Church.
Here is a little about the charities being supported by this year’s Christmas Tree Festival:
Action for Children From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK.
We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for children with disabilities. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 522 services, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.
CHICKS The children we help come from a variety of backgrounds. They might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved. The one thing they all have in common is that they could really benefit from a week away from their circumstances.
Children are referred to us by professionals (for example, teachers or social workers) so we can help those who need our support the most.