A Very British Nativity



What's On?
 


 

Crib Service

4pm

Christmas Eve

All Welcome - especially children.

Come and join in the story of Jesus' birth.


 

TUESDAY FELLOWSHIP


LITTLE CHALFONT METHODIST CHURCH


2018 PROGRAMME

(All Meetings start at 2.30 pm)


20th November Gill McAllister: Salt Lake City, Arches & Canyonlands N. Parks

4th December AGM & Fellowship Afternoon

18th December Christmas Communion led by Revd Anne Ellis


Leaders:   Gill McAllister and Joy Rolls


Prayer Life

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18English Standard Version (ESV)


Prayer is central to Christianity, common to all denominations. (Other faiths too, use prayer in many forms.)
Prayer is where we develop our relationship with God, where we turn in pain and despair, where we go for peace and thanksgiving.
Prayer can be liturgical, written from the heart, designed to be spoken or read by many people, or extempore, speaking from the heart, and as the spirit guides us.

Prayer is so central to Christian life, that the Methodist Church website (methodist.org.uk) has 19 pages devoted to creative prayer - and many others for our liturgy. Two pages are linked below, followed by one each from the blog 'Rejesus' and the 'Northumbrian Community' which is in the Celtic tradition.



'Rejesus.co.uk - a site that is editorially independent form any particular denomination, but representative of UK traditions. 
Northumbriacommunity.org are a diverse group of Christians who describe themselves as exploring a 'new monasticism' They say "We are united by a Rule of Life, which we call our Way for Living and which can be summed up in two words: Availability and Vulnerability"

Methodist News



ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SERVICES

& SPECIAL EVENTS

(Printable version? Click HERE)

23rd December: 4th Sunday in Advent

11.00 am MORNING WORSHIP:

            Revd Anne Ellis

Monday, 24th December: CHRISTMAS EVE

4.00 pm CRIB SERVICE: Revd Anne Ellis

Monday, 25th December: CHRISTMAS DAY

10.00 am FAMILY MORNING WORSHIP:   

Revd Anne Ellis

Sunday, 30th December

9.30 am MORNING WORSHIP

            led by members of our congregation.


 

















.Coffee Stop.

 Wednesday 10.30 am- 12 noon.

Everyone is welcome to drop in for a cuppa,
 to chat and meet new friends and old.
Families, singletons, old and young, this is a great place to spend ten minutes or an hour!





http://www.kwamkono.org.uk


Kwa Mkono is our new circuit charity.

The Circuit launch service is on 2nd September at 3.00 pm  

Keith and Lesley Wright will tell us about the work of the Kwa Mkono Children’s Trust in Tanzania. 
Light refreshments will be served after the service. 

They are doing amazing work in Tanzania for children with disabilities.
It is hard for poor children in Tanzania to access school, healthcare and training. For disabled children this is 100% harder.
The Kwa Mkono Disabled Children's Trust supports the charitable work of the Kwa Mkono Polio Hostel in Tanzania by providing grants of equipment and funding so the hostel can offer rehabilitation, education and training to physically disabled young people, enabling them to live independently when they leave.


Please come along and support this new venture. 
Leaflets available at Church on click through to their website here




CIRCUIT BIBLE STUDY PROGRAMME 


“Disciple”



full details on fliers in the church foyer.


Led by Revd Nigel Wright and beginning on 19th April with an exploratory meeting.  See notice board for full details.


 

Please consider taking part in this course which will be roughly once a fortnight 8.00 – 9.45 pm on Thursday evenings during term-time only.



SERVICES

Little Chalfont Methodist offers a variety of worship services to our community. Everyone is made welcome whether you are a regular in Church (any denomination)  or just wondering what is it all about.


Methodist services are lead by either our ministers (Who's Who?) or any one of a group of local preachers. Local preachers are fully trained by the Methodist Church to run services and preach. (Methodist.org.uk)


There are different services to suit different needs -

All Age Worship

1st Sunday in the month at 11am is ‘All Age Worship’  the whole church family, old and young meets together to worship and learn.  Toys and crafts are available to young ones and there is always a mixture of traditional and contemporary music.  It doesn't matter if your little one runs around or has a cry - you will be welcome! This is also a good service if the thought of a long sermon puts you off as the style is more bite sized and the atmosphere informal.

Sunday Service with TOAST

09.30, every Sunday in the month, except the 1st.

This service has a variety of styles, depending on who is leading, and any children or young people  present are invited to go out to “Time On A Sunday Together” (TOAST) for part of the service. (But can stay put if  they want or their parent/carer is welcome to go with them)

Methodists love to sing as well as pray and learn what God has to say about how to live faithfully, so this service in particular often follows a prayer/hymn/reading/sermon etc format. Very easy to  follow and no one is going to spring surprises on you as a new person. (as if we would!)

Communion

Communion is usually on the 2rd Sunday in the month at the 9.30 service. Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE  is welcome to the table. It doesn't matter if you are from another denomination, if you have or have not been baptised (christened). God’s love is freely given to all. You can choose to partake of the bread and (non alcoholic) wine or be blessed or sit quietly in your seat. It is up to you.

Compline

4th Sunday at 6pm.

This is our new contemplative service,

A new service on the fourth Sunday of the month.

 

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning 'completion' (completorium). It is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

 

It is an opportunity to place oneself consciously in the presence of God; a time for listening to God.

 

The service will draw on the traditional framework of Compline and will follow a set pattern of gathering prayers, confession, a reflective reading of Scripture (lectio divina), intercessory prayer as well as a short act of Holy Communion.

 

Need some help?
Please speak to a steward (we have name tags) on the day or email the office on lcmc@gmail.com