We are saddened by the awful news about the fire at Grenfell Tower. Please continue to pray for all involved. The London District of the Methodist Church are collecting donations to support the families affected by the tragedy. We will have a retiring collection after our services this week and next week. Thank you for your generosity.
Leaving Gift for Nik Wooller
After six years of dedicated and wonderful service to EMC, Nik Wooller will be leaving us on 31st July to take up a new ministry at Blairgowrie, Scotland. If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift for Nik, please put it in an envelope for the attention of Richard Smith, clearly marked as a gift for Nik. Please put it either in the collection plate or hand it in to the office. Nik will be presented with her gift at her last service at EMC. Thank you.
We are delighted to announce that we have invited Chris Shaw to be our New Minister. Chris is currently based near Bradford, having been working at the Light Church there. Prior to that he was Associate Pastor in Blandford, Dorset and has worked overseas. Chris, Hannah and their four children hope to move down to Epsom in mid August and Chris will be starting his Ministry amongst us on 1st September.
Can faith be relevant in Epsom & Ewell today?
Epsom and Ewell Inter Faith Forum Inaugural Meeting will take place on Sunday 2nd July at 3pm at The Islamic Centre, Hook Road, Epsom KT19 8TU. Discussions led by members of local faiths and will be followed by questions from the floor. All are welcome to take part.
Strawberry’s and cream. Monday— Friday 3rd July to 14th July. £2. a bowl.
Monday Club—Social Evening
This week we look forward to enjoying a Fish & Chip Supper, served in the Lower Lounge (£6.) There will also be 3 a Quiz and Table Top Games.
Care & Share
2.15pm on Thursday this week and we are looking forward to welcoming Nik Wooller who is coming to speak to us before she leaves for Blairgowrie in Scotland. We meet in the Lower Lounge and everyone is very welcome to join us whether you are a regular member or new to Care & Share.
Holiday at Home
Mon 31st July, Wed. 2nd and Fri 4th August. Places for Holiday at Home are filling up fast so please let us know if you are hoping to come or would like an invitation. Please contact Carol Stringer
Sound Desk help wanted
We are in the process of upgrading audio-visual kit in the church, including projector, speakers, microphones, digital recording and fold back monitors for the musicians. All this is controlled by the sound desk and the computer. Without two people at the controls, the audio-visual system cannot work. We are now in urgent need of people to control the sound desk. Please consider whether this is something you could do. If you can, please get in touch with David Williams or any of the Leadership Stewards. No previous experience is necessary. Full training will be available.
Gift Aid Letters
There are letters in the pigeon holes to everyone who gift aids their giving. Please would you collect yours. You may need the information when completing your tax return.
Check your pigeon hole
Please will everyone check their pigeon hole—there are a lot of letters there.
Action for Children
Would all AFC collectors with boxes please bring them in either to me (Heather Blakeburn) direct or via the Church Office. We will take as many ’old’ £1 coins as you can spare!!!
Special Scout Event
On Sunday 2nd July, 7th Epsom (Methodist) Scouts are holding an event to thank Neil Dallen for his many years of service as Group Scout Leader. All are welcome to join us at the Barbecue area in Horton Country Park from 3-6 pm. The event will be informal with a few short speeches at about 4pm.
Manse Garden Party
The Manse Garden Party is being held on Saturday 29th July in the Manse garden, 29 West Hill Avenue, from 10am to 12 noon and 2 till 4pm. Offers of help would be most welcome. Please see the list in the church office, and sign up where appropriate.
Happy Volunteers Week
Thank you to every volunteer who helps keep EMC running. EMC would not be able to function without volunteers, and the time and effort given by so many people is really appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work. Rachel
EMC-Ecumenical Youth Group
If anyone has old (but complete) and/or unwanted board games (not jigsaws) suitable for secondary school age, that you would like to donate to the Youth Group, please speak to Elaine Bellinger.
St Martin's Church is looking for a full-time Children and Families Minister, flexible hours, 36hrs pw. Salary: £24-£27,000. Closing date: noon Mon 3 July, interview date: Fri 14 July. Contact Revd Nick Parish at , 01372 72256. Further details: www.stmartinsepsom.org.
Our current wish list is - Washing powder/liquid /capsules - URGENT, Coffee, Tinned rice pudding, Ladies deodorant, Tin spaghetti, Instant mash - ideal if you only have access to a kettle, Powdered milk, Condiments - salt and pepper, Shaving foam, Tinned sponge puddings, Egg noodles/instant noodles - type you mix with boiling water (ideal for people without cooking facilities), Hair conditioner, Brown sauce, Custard, Longlife fruit juice, Washing up liquid.
WeNOT NEED- Baked beans, dried pasta, soup, fish, dried rice, pulses, baby wipes, chocolate spread, nappies, meat piesor tinned fruit. Many thanks for your continued help and support.
News of the family
Christine Nixon and family thank all those who came to see Brian’s film with him; and contributed generously to the My Life film fund. £395. was raised on the day. Thank you very much