Notices

Circuit Service at Kingsdown    (17/05/22)
There will be a special Circuit Service at Kingsdown on Sunday 5th June at 6.30pm to celebrate and give thanks for the ministry of our Local Preachers and Worship Leaders followed by refreshments. Come along and support them and show them your appreciation. Contributions to the refreshments welcome!

 

Iris Axon Concert Series at Acton Hill   (17/05/22)
The next concert in the Iris Axon Concert Series at Acton Hill Church will be on Sunday 5th June at 4.00pm and will be given by the very talented pianist Jelena Makarova. Jelena’s programme is influenced by the recent passing of British composer Harrison Birtwhistle. Not only will she play his Ostinato with Melody "Oockooing Bird" but also works by two of his main influences - Igor Stravinsky and Erik Satie, along with works by other composers:

Programmes at the door £5.00 concessions, £6.00 adults, £2.00 children.
Acton Hill Church is on the corner of Uxbridge Road and Woodlands Avenue, W3 9BU
 

Prayers for Ukraine    (03/03/22)
The Methodist Church has uploaded a number of prayers for Ukraine to its website along with some worship resources. Also, the President of the Conference, Rev Sonia Hicks has issued the following statement on the crisis:

We are horrified and heartbroken as we witness the violent assault on Ukraine by the Russian military. This devastating action and ensuing loss of life have rightly been condemned across the world. It is a very clear violation of the UN Charter and as such imperils the foundation upon which international security is built and on which we all depend. We regret the failure to build an understanding with Russia and we pray for the Ukrainian and Russian peoples, including the Methodist church leaders in the region and the Methodist communities across Ukraine. Christians are called to ‘pursue peace with everyone’ (Hebrews 12:14); this mandate is clear and requires courage, perseverance and understanding. We ask you to pray for all politicians, that there may be an end to aggression and that dialogue, justice and peace may be established.
 

All We Can Launches Ukraine Emergency Appeal   (01/03/22)
All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain have launched an emergency appeal in response to events unfolding in Ukraine.

As communities face violence, upheaval, and the trauma of war, your urgent support is needed. Working together with the Global Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain, donations will be used to support the response to the crisis happening in Ukraine, and ensure that critical humanitarian assistance is available to those who need it.

Please give generously to the Ukraine Emergency Appeal. Your gift will be used to meet emergency needs.

https://www.allwecan.org.uk/ukraine-emergency-appeal/

If you wish, you can choose to donate over the phone 020 7467 5132 or by emailing info@allwecan.org.uk.or post cheques to All We Can, Ukraine Emergency Appeal, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR.
 

Fundraiser for Ealing Branch of the Samaritans   (25/01/22)
‘Snowy’s Owls’ from 7th Ealing Brownies, who meet at Pitshanger are walking to raise funds for the Ealing branch of the Samaritans.

The Background:

A year ago today (2nd December 2020), 7th Ealing Brownies lost their dear Snowy Owl, Sarah Clark, who took her own life. We miss her greatly, as a fellow leader and Sister-in-Guiding, and her loss has left an unfillable hole in our lives. Sarah Snowy Owl is now our Guiding Star, and we remember her with love and laughter often.

We - Sarah Hunter (Rainbow Owl), Karen Whitehouse (Brown Owl), Hannah Mullan (Little Owl), Adele Steven (also Snowy Owl, but known as Snowy2 at 7th Ealing) and Lyn Collett (honorary Owl for this event, and friend of 7th Ealing) have formed a team called Snowy’s Owls to both honour Sarah's memory and raise money for the Samaritans, Ealing Branch. We are taking part in the London Winter Walk 2022, and will be walking a half-marathon at the end of January. We have self-funded our team, so every penny raised will directly benefit this fantastic charity.

Please help us to help others who may be struggling with their mental health, especially those who might be hiding their struggles from their friends and family, as dear Sarah did. Every donation, be it large or small, is very gratefully received. Thank-you so very much.

To support Snowy’s Owls with a donation, please go to their JustGiving page:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-hunter61?utm.source=facebook
 

Circuit ‘Examen’ Sessions   (13/01/22)
Our Circuit’s ‘Examen’ sessions on Zoom led by Deacon Theresa Simons-Sam are continuing on the last Monday of each month. The dates for the next few months are: 

Monday 31st January
Monday 28th February
Monday 28th March
Monday 25th April. 
Sessions begin at 7.30pm and finish by about 8.45pm. 

If you would like more information or would like to join the Examen sessions, please contact Deacon Theresa Simons-Sam at simons.samt@gmail.com for the Zoom link or call her on 07484 542878
 

Methodist Church - Update Guidance on Coronavirus   (16/12/21)
The Methodist Church has updated the coronavirus guidance on its website in view of the latest restrictions implemented by the Government. You can find the guidance by going to Coronavirus Guidance for Property (methodist.org.uk) – please take a look. With the exception that it is now a legal requirement to wear masks in church, the changes should not involve altering the current arrangements we have in our churches.

 

Coffee and Cake at Hanwell   (21/09/21)
It’s Wednesday morning..... Fancy a coffee or a cuppa and some home-made cake and a chat in convivial company? Then drop along to Hanwell Methodist Church. Every Wednesday from 15th of September from 10.00am – 12.00pm in the Centenary Room at the front of the church. No charge – donations welcome. Enjoy!