Cheddington

Cheddington Methodist Church

Cheddington Methodist Church

Minister: Rev. Donna Broadbent-Kelly - Tel: 01525 240589

We welcome everyone to come along to our church to share in our worship and other activities. Services begin on Sundays at 10.30 unless otherwise stated. The church is also open for prayer before each morning service.

Our church is one of 18 in the Vale of Aylesbury Methodist Circuit, whose website can be accessed via the link on the right.

We welcome Donna Broadbent Kelly as our new Minister from 1 September 2017. We wish her
and her family well as they begin their life in the Aylesbury Vale Methodist Circuit

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

November is a month of remembering. At the All Souls service at St Giles on 2nd November we are remembering our loved ones that are no longer with us; on 11th November we give thanks and remember those who fought in combat and war both in the past and more recently; and on the 5th November we chant the rhyme –
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England's overthrow.

By god's mercy he was catch'd
With a darkened lantern and burning match.
So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.

And what shall we do with him?
Burn him!
I think it’s really important to stop and remember. In remembering the past it reminds us of how and why we got to this point; it reminds us of the love and relationships that we have had; it reminds us of the opportunities we now have and the peaceful, free lives we can now live. But remembering can also be painful, as we reflect often on the emptiness and loss of a time of joy or being with a loved one who is no longer with us.
Throughout the Bible there are times when we are called to remember. In just a few short weeks we enter the season of advent – a time that continues a theme of remembering as we remember the journey of Mary and Joseph to the stable, and the birth of Jesus. It is however easy to forget. God longs to be in a relationship with us, but it is easy to forget everything that God has done for us in the past and the hope that he offers us for the future. It’s sometimes too easy to get caught up in the materialistic panic and need for a perfect life, perfect home and perfect relationships that we forget to remember what really matters.
This November, try to take some time to remember; not only the Gun Powder Plot, those who have fought in wars and loved ones we have lost; but remember also the love of God, his desire to be in relationship with you and the hope he brings.
Enjoy the fireworks!
With blessings, Donna


SERVICES FOR  OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2017

Sunday 5th November Mr Arthur Sara
Sunday 12th November 10.00 am United Service of Remembrance at St Giles and then at the War Memorial. Afterwards Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Schoolroom at the Methodist Church
Sunday 19th November Rev Helen Kirk – Service of Holy Communion
Sunday 26th November No Morning Service
3 pm Advent Messy Church
Sunday 3rd December Rev Wallace Edwards
Sunday 10th December Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly
Sunday 17th December Mr Arthur Sara
Sunday 24th December Carol Service
Sunday 7th January Rev Brian Tebbutt
Sunday 14th January Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly 3 pm Messy Church
Sunday 21st January Mr David Neville
Sunday 28th January Covenant Service – Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly – a warm invitation is extended to Members of St Giles, Mentmore and the villages

"THE TOAST” – FOR PARENTS, CARERS and LITTLE ONES
For all parents/carers of per-school children and babies, join us in the Chapel schoolroom on Monday mornings 9.15 – 11.00 during term time for a gentle start to the week. There are toys, activities and refreshments (including toast!) and a warm welcome.   Tel Nicola 662010 or Janet 660205 for more information.

OPEN DOORS – Friday morning 10.30 a.m – noon at the Methodist Chapel.
This is an opportunity for village people to meet/socialise each Friday morning and have a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit/cake. Contact Jeanne 662876 for more information.

LOOP SYSTEM
For those people with hearing aids, we have an induction loop system installed and working in the chapel.

Schoolroom Bookings: For all enquiries, please contact Stuart & Davida Minall,  Tel. 661987.

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