Tonbridge Methodist Church Notices
26th November 2023
It would be lovely to welcome you to Church whether you come every week or haven’t been for a while in person.
Sunday 26th November
10.30am - Service led by Elaine Coupe
Sunday 3rd December
10.30am worship with Holy Communion, led by Rev Kirsty McGhee
Sunday 10th December
10.30am Parade Service and All-Age worship
Christmas Fair stall for Ukraine
Halyna is pleased to say she raised £310 on her Christmas stall last Saturday at Westerham. Thank you to all who gave items to her. She had a smaller table than she was expecting and could not display everything she was given.
I will have a stall at coffee time at church this Sunday to see if we can make some more money for Ukraine - Daphne
The Thanksgiving service for Karin Dickson will be held at Tonbridge Methodist Church on Wednesday 6th December at 2pm followed by tea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Do you enjoy a bargain? We have just had a letter to say "EVERY £1 DONATED BEFORE 24 DECEMBER DOUBLED!" Some sponsors to Wycliffe Bible Translators have agreed to double all amounts donated before Sunday 24th December.
We have some money for Wycliffe in our church funds. Does anyone want to add to it before we post it off? Dphne and the Mission Committee will be very pleased to hear from you!
We will be going carol singing, in aid of Action for Children, in South Tonbridge, on Tuesday 19th December. Meet on the corner of The Drive and Pembury Road at 7pm. Refreshments afterwards, kindly offered by Felicity Layton. All singers/collectors welcome. Further details from Ginny Carlyon
We will also be carol singing on Saturday 23rd December at 10am outside the Co-op on Martin Hardie Way, in aid of Barnardo's. Further details from Roi Arden: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Craft and Chat group
We have started a new Craft and Chat group at Tonbridge Methodist Church, on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm, in conjunction with the Tonbridge Community Crafters.
We will be working on some charity projects, such as knitting blankets for those who need to keep warm and can't afford heating. Tea, coffee and cake too! Please join us.
In January we'll be running a 6-week Membership and Confirmation course. Attending doesn't mean you then have to become a Member, or be confirmed, but gives you an opportunity to explore the options together with others. The dates and times will be set to suit those who attend. If this is something you'd be interested in, you're very welcome, please do let Kirsty know.
Our next Seniors Group is meeting on Thursday 30th November, from 2.30pm to 4pm. You are very welcome to join us. If you have any queries please contact Kate Walker on 07870 195548
Thursday 28th December
All welcome, no need to book.
Tonbridge Philomel Singers present
Countdown to Christmas on Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm at Tonbridge Methodist Church
Free admission and refreshments
Retiring collection in aid of Hospice in the Weald and PSPA (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association)
Carers Support group
Are you caring for somebody with dementia, memory loss or other cognitive issues. If you would like to meet others experiencing the same challenges please join us.
Carers Support Group
1st Friday of every month at Angel Indoor Bowls, Ave Du Puy, Tonbridge Club 2pm to 3.30pm.
For more details tel: Chris Parker 07887 553467
Angel Indoor Bowls Club Memory Cafe
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2.30 - 4pm
Open to anyone living with dementia memory loss or other cognitive issues.
Repair Cafe Tonbridge - St Stephen's Church, Waterloo Road
Bring your broken household items
Repairs offered - Electrical, electronics, mechanical, wood, clothing, textiles, knife sharpening, bicycles
Saturday 25th November
10am - 12.30pm (last repair accepted at 12.00pm or when capacity has been reached.
FREE voluntary contribution welcome
ENJOY refreshments at the St Stephen's Cafe
Musical Memories A sing-a-long choir
Saturday 16th December at 3pm
Donations to Tonbridge Lions Club
@ Tonbridge Methodist Church
A sing-a-long choir for older people with or without memory issues. Partners and carers welcome.
Let's have musical fun together!
First and third Thursday in each month.
10.30am to midday at Tonbridge Methodist Church, Higham Lane, Tonbridge TN10 4JG
Free of charge - refreshments available
For information please contact: Richard Hill 07914 812068
TMC Community Wednesdays
FEAST Fresh Larder: Guests pre-book a slot between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. via www.feast.org.uk
Baby/Toddlerzone 10am - 12pm (term time only)
Café during the larder time: open to all, offering drinks and cakes / biscuits.
Lunch from 12 p.m. – freshly cooked and plenty for everyone! Please come along - everyone welcome.
Monday prayer meeting 4 p.m. A prayer meeting takes place every Monday at 4 – 4.30 p.m. in the Church, all very welcome. If you are unable to attend, please do send any prayer requests to Lynne via: email@example.com
If you have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a form to be completed, could you please return the completed form either to the same email or direct to TMC or just reply to the email with answers to the 3 questions:
1. Do you wish to receive the TMC weekly newsletter?
2. Do you wish to receive pastoral support?
3. Are you happy for your pastoral leader to hold your contact details.
If you do not respond to the email, we will unfortunately not be able to hold your details for the purposes of sending the newsletter or offering support. Please be assured that your information is only accessible by the Church Secretary, our Minister and your Pastoral Lead if applicable.
Data Protection - A gentle reminder to us all that we are not to give out other people's telephone numbers, addresses or e-mails without their permission. Please also remember that if you hold very old church lists with data on, these should be shredded.
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