Church Anniversary and Gift Day
On Sunday, 8 September, the Church will be celebrating its 113th birthday! As usual, we shall be marking the occasion with a special service to mark the Church's Anniversary, which will include a celebration of Holy Communion. The service will be followed by a fellowship lunch, which anyone is welcome to attend. There is always more than enough food for everyone!
In addition, this year the Anniversary will also be a Gift Day. The Church is currently working hard to raise the funds necessary to replace its roof and secure its future mission. This day will be an opportunity for anyone who wishes to contribute to our Roof Appeal so to do. We shall dedicate these offerings for the work of God in this place on that day. For more details of the Roof Appeal, please see here.
New Bible Study starts - 'Test of Faith'
Our next series of Bible studies begins on Friday, 4 October at 10:30 am, focussing on the fascinating subject of the relationship between science and religion. We shall be using the 'Test of Faith' course from the Faraday Institute in Cambridge. Using modern material, including in-depth interviews with scientists and theologians, the course aims to help even those of with very little scientific knowledge tackle some of the most fundamental questions we all face as humans. This will be a safe space where we can share in honest discussion and questioning together.
The series will run at Barnes Methodist Church on:
- Friday, 4 October (10:30 am - 12 noon)
- Friday, 11 October (10:30 am - 12 noon)
- Friday, 18 October (10:30 am - 12 noon)
- Friday, 1 November (10:30 am - 12 noon)
Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
Our Harvest Festival will be on Sunday, 13 October this year. This will be a service of Holy Communion, led by our own minister, where we give thanks for the gifts of God in creation, especially for the food we eat. It will followed by a fellowship lunch, which anyone is welcome to attend.
This year, we shall be supporting the work of the Methodist development charity All we Can, which works with some of the poorest people across the world, helping to improve their lives. This Harvest, we shall be learning about the charity's work in Ethiopia, where lives are being transformed by the power of potatoes. How spud-tacular!