has started - each session is independent, so please come along, even if you missed last week's
The Bible Course is a fantastic introduction to the BIG picture of the Bible. Through eight sessions of DVD teaching and small group discussion the course follows the storyline of the Bible from cover to cover, helping participants to gain insights and to engage with God’s Word in a deeper way – whatever their starting point!
If you have questions about how the message of the Bible all fits together, or if you’re not sure about how to interpret it and apply it to life, or if you simply enjoy being with others and learning in a friendly and informal setting then The Bible Course is for you!
We are running the sessions twice weekly at the following times:
Tuesdays at 10am in the worship area (auditorium) on: Feb 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Lower Lounge on: Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Simply pick the session each week that best suits you! (Please note: there will be no sessions in the week commencing Feb 12). For further information please contact Chris Shaw. We really hope you will be able to join us!
Prayer at 10
You are welcome to join us for a short time of informal prayer between the morning services on a Sunday. We are meeting in the Community Hall between 10.00 and 10.15, focusing on praying for the work of the church. If this is something you would like to be part of, please just come along and join us for all or part of the time, as we seek to see more of God at work here at EMC this year. For further details please speak to Peter or Kathryn Thompson.
Monday at 7.45pm. David Greenwood from Banstead is talking on Flying For Life. It is his life as a pilot for overseas charity rescue in famine areas for Families Aid. All are welcome. £1 for visitors. Light refreshments follow.
Roots Coffee Shop Manager vacancy
EMC is seeking a coffee shop manager (job share) for 18 to 20½ hours per week plus holiday and sickness cover for a 1 year fixed term contract initially. Salary approximately £10 per hour. This is an exciting opportunity to join Wendy and be a part of the team in the successful Roots Coffee Shop. Applicants should be sympathetic to the church’s Christian views and have a desire to run a professional operation that puts hospitality at the heart of our ministry. The closing date is 1st March. Application pack can be obtained from Sue Massingham, office@epsommethodistchu rch.org.uk, 01372 728535/07534 428584.
7th Epsom Scout Jumble Sale
The next Scout Jumble Sale will be held on Saturday 10th March at Epsom Methodist Church. 10.30am-11.30am.Early Birds. Admission £5.00. Doors open at 1.30pm for public. Admission 50p
Sutton Methodist Circuit—Fairtrade Fortnight Circuit Service
On Sunday 25th February at 6.30pm at Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, Carshalton SM5 3DE.
‘Come on in to Fairtrade’, All are Welcome.
Children and Family Worker Questionnaire
The Church Council has decided that we should seek to employ a Children and Family worker to replace John Wilson who, after six years in this position, will be moving on to a different role at a new church in August. We are keen to build on the excellent work which John has done by recruiting someone to continue his work. However, we are unlikely to be successful unless we have help from as many people as possible.
Please therefore complete the questionnaire which has been handed out at the beginning of the service, if you are willing to support, in any way, this important initiative.
Women's World Day of Prayer – Friday 2nd March
Please do come and join the women of Suriname, who have prepared this years’ service, to celebrate this World Day of Prayer. The service for Epsom will be held at St Martin’s Church, KT17 4PX, at 10.30am.CLICK HERE for DETAILS
Invitation to the Christian Listening Skills course: March 3rd 10 am—4 pm
You are invited to the ‘Effective Listening Skills’ course at EMC, run by Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, to explore how to listen to God, ourselves and those around us. EMC Pastoral Team recommends this opportunity to develop our listening skills to care better for each other and be more effective in discipleship.
Places are free but limited to 24. Lunch and refreshments provided. All are welcome.
Please speak to Val Imms or Jane Williams for further information.
Reserve your place on the booking form in the welcome area or email us: click here. Parking is limited, so please consider public transport or car sharing.
As our Preaching Theme during November was about different aspects of Prayer and the Power of a Praying Church, you may like a reminder of different opportunities that regularly take place at our church and which you are welcome to be a part of:
Praying Day by Day - daily prayer suggestions each month in Focus
A Weekly Prayer Sheet is available every Sunday with concerns and people to pray for
A ‘Prayer Requests’ box is on the table by the church entrance
The Prayer Pyramid operates throughout the church for urgent prayers
The Monday Silent Prayer group meets each week at 10.00am in church
A Prayer Breakfast is held once a month on Saturday 8.30 – 10.00am at the manse
Sunday Prayer between the morning services, at 10.00am will start soon.
If you would like more information look in Focus; on our church information table by the church entrance; or ask one of the Leadership Team – ministers or stewards.
St Martin's Church, Epsom have an ecumenical prayer service on the first Monday of the month at 9.15am.
Epsom Passion Play Friday 30th March
This starts at 9.50am at the car park opposite the Fire Station. We will follow Jesus to the Market Square at around 10.30am. The drama of the crucifixion and resurrection will end by about 11.00am. Afterwards, enjoy hot cross buns at EMC.
Lent lunches will again be taking place in the upper hall in Church House, St Martin's Church, on Fridays from 23rd February to 23rd March.A simple lunch will be available from 12-1 pm.Then from 1-2pm we will share a Bible Study on the 'I am Sayings in St John's Gospel' and what they can say to us in our Christian lives in modern times.This will be led by Rev Adrian Esdaile and there will be small group discussions on the issues that are raised.details to follow. You will be very welcome.
Part-time Circuit Administrator
The duties are to undertake the work as secretary to the Circuit Meeting and circuit committees, serve as Circuit Safeguarding Officer and to assist the Superintendent Minister in his circuit related duties. It requires computer literacy and sympathy with the aims of the church. 20 hours per week, start May 2018, £12 per hour. Application form from Rev Dr David Dickinson, daviddickinson@gmail. com. Closing date noon Friday 23rd March.
Easter Eggs for HMP Highdown/Downview
We are again collecting Easter eggs for the children of Prisoners at HMP Highdown/Downview. If you are happy to donate an egg/eggs could you please leave them in the Church Office. It would be helpful to office staff if they were not left there until the week beginning 12th March onwards. I will be delivering them on Wednesday 21st March. That gives Staff at HMP time to distribute them. I cannot deliver after that date because of limited access to the Visitors' Centre on certain days – visiting days are constantly changing. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Ready Teddy Go! - Epsom Methodist Nursery
Come and lead our staff team! There is a vacancy for a Nursery Manager, commencing September 2018. The Nursery is open each weekday morning during term-time. An NVQ Level 3 qualification is a minimum requirement. The Post is for 5 days (a total of around 35 hours) per week.
Applications close on Monday 12th March. For further information and application form, please contact John Riley.
After many weeks we now have a very short wish list:- Coffee, Milk-all varieties, Tinned fruit, Toilet Rolls.
We are still well stocked with all other items. Thank you for your continued support.