Church AGM - Saturday 21 April from 10am – 12 noon
Come along to hear about plans for the 2018-19 year and be involved in the decision-making. There will be children's activities and a creche, so that everyone can come. You can read the relevant documents, in advance, by clicking: EMC AGM Saturday April 21st: 10 am – noon
Printed copies will also be available at the back of the church and in the office.
Church Council Nominees
The council oversees all the work of our church including how it spends the funds which we have available. If you are interested in joining this important body, please ask for a nomination form at the Church Office. New members will be voted on at our AGM on Saturday 21st April.
Meeting for Vestry-, Door- and Welcome-Stewards Saturday 19th May
Many people use their gifts in different ways in serving God at EMC, we are so grateful for them. We would like more people to share the privilege of reading God’s word, by reading a lesson at 10.30am services. Sharing in the church’s care by delivering church flowers on a Monday morning (approximately 6 times a year) Welcoming people as they come to church on Sunday—there is a get together for ‘Vestry,, ‘Door’ and ‘Welcome’ Stewards’ on Saturday 19th May if you would like to find out more. If you would like to add your name to one of the rotas or find out more please speak to Judith Wakelin, Jane Williams or one of the Stewards.
A New Tuesday Morning House Group
Following the Bible Course, we have a new House Group meeting at the church on a Tuesday morning at 10am-11.30ish. We will be meeting fortnightly starting on Tues. 17 April. Anyone is welcome to join us for what will be an informal time of fellowship during which we plan to use studies based around the Sunday sermon series. For any further information please speak to Peter or Kathryn Thompson. The aim of all House Groups is to support and encourage one another in our faith and so, if a different time would suit you better, please speak to Chris Shaw who can provide details of other times and days.
Christian Listening Skills course: May 5th, 10 am to 4 pm - The course is now full. If you would like to go on a waiting list in case a place becomes available please speak to Jane Williams or email.
‘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. Email us at
Reaching out to those experiencing loss or bereavement, we want to offer support, friendship and fellowship in a safe environment. The Drop-in will provide a supportive place for listening and being heard, for friendship and fellowship. We will be responsive to need and able to ’signpost’ useful services and organisations. Please drop in and feel free to bring a friend. We look forward to meeting you over tea and cake. Please pray that we can provide a useful and supportive outreach and demonstrate God’s love for us all as we try to support one another.
If you would like to talk to someone email or leave a message with the EMC office (01372 728535) and we will contact you
Care and Share
We will be meeting this Thursday 19th April, a week earlier than usual. Traditionally for April we will be meeting at 12.30 at Plaice to Eat, opposite the clock tower, for fish and chips. Please let me know if you will be able to come as I need to confirm the numbers. Next month we will be back to our usual final Thursday of the month which will be 31st May. Jenny Jennings
Sound of Music Sing-a-long
The Guides and Rangers are arranging a Sound of Music Sing-a-long fundraiser on Saturday 28th April. Refreshments from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Come along and enjoy the music of this well-loved classics. Costumes encouraged. Tickets for a suggested donation £5. Please reserve tickets from Rachel King or contact.
You are warmly invited to our special Christian Aid Evening on Saturday 12th May at 7.00pm. Laura Mead is coming from Christian Aid to share with us about their work and focus for this year, so we hope you will want to hear about the challenges and rewards of Aid Agencies working in difficult situations. There will be a meal provided, for which there will be no charge, but we would hope that you will want to give generously to the work of Christian Aid. Please support this event and invite your friends. There will be sheets available to sign up for this from next week.
For the foreseeable future if you want to alter or add someone to the Prayer Sheet, I would be grateful if you could let me have the information no later than Wednesday night please. Thank you. Carol Stringer
Request for a Lift to Church
Jean, who lives near the Kiln Lane Sainsbury's, hasn't been to church for some while but would like now to start attending the 10.30am service occasionally. However she would need a lift. Can anyone help? Contact in the first instance Chris Morley. Thank you.
Also Patricia Blakeman from Stones Road (off East Street) would like a lift to the 10.30am service. Please contact her.
is a Charity inspiring people with disabilities and long-term health issues to discover their creative energy and build self-confidence through art. A few hours a week could make a real difference to people's lives. We are seeking volunteer helpers willing to support our art group held here at the Church, every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00pm. For further information please email or see www.conquestart.org
Parking for Regular Church Users
With the forthcoming introduction of our Flashpark scheme we are currently contacting all existing church groups and asking them about their requirements for parking permits. However, if you are a regular user of the EMC car park during the week for church purposes other than those connected with a Church Group, please contact Sue Massingham to discuss whether you are entitled to a parking permit.
Have you borrowed a book to read yet? We have some new titles on the shelves including books on Prayer, Mission, How to answer difficult questions, Coping with suffering, Real-life stories and much more. All are there to help encourage us in our Faith, so please have a look and see if there is something that you might like to borrow. If you have already read a book that you found helpful, please recommend it to somebody else.
Guide Jumble Sale Saturday 12th May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ. Entrance 50p Dealers/Early Birds 10.30-11.30am – prior to the sale £5.00. Offers of jumble welcome – Guides in the car park helping to unload from 6.30pm Friday 11th May. No furniture or electrical goods please.
Ready Teddy Go! Epsom Methodist Nursery vacancy for an Assistant Treasurer
There is a vacancy for an Assistant Treasurer commencing September 2018. The Nursery is open each weekday morning during term-time. Financial competence and computer literacy is a minimum requirement. The Post is for an average of 3 hours per week during term time, mostly working from home. Applications close on Friday 25th May. For further information and application form, please contact John Riley 01372 723536 or e-mail to.
Monday prayers at St Martins
Monday prayers for the next two months will be on 9th April and 7th May at 9.15, due to Bank Holidays. It will return to the first Monday from June. It is open to everyone to pray for the work of the local churches.
News of the Family
We are sorry to announce the death of Joan Rush and our prayers are with David, her son, and all her family. The funeral and service of thanksgiving for Joan will take place at Randalls Park Crematorium, on Wednesday 18th April at 9.30am. The family would be pleased if anyone from EMC who knew Joan is able to join them at the service or for refreshments afterwards at Horton Park Golf Club from 11.00am.
Our current wish list is below but please note that we are currently well stocked on other items.
Dried milk, Tinned meat pies, Coffee, UHT Milk - all varieties, Tinned Fruit, Size 5 nappies, Washing powder/liquid/capsules – urgent, Ketchup/brown sauce, Honey/marmite, Children's toothpaste, Children's toothbrushes. Please note that our next fundraising event is a coffee morning at our main warehouse on the 25th May from 10.30am. Please feel free to pop in for a cuppa and a cake and bring a friend or two. Many thanks for your continued support.
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