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Notices - Aug 28 - Sep 11, 2022


LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”



2022 HURRICANE SEASON

All are encouraged to continue to monitor local storm information as issued by the Government Met Office or the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).



LONG AND ANNUAL LEAVE

Please note that Revs. Mark and Stacia Christmas are on annual leave until 31 August 2022. Rev. Tyrone Hunkins is acting as Superintendent.


Please also note that Rev. Andrine Joseph is on long leave until 31 August 2022.


We pray that it would a time of rest and renewal for them all.



APPLICATIONS INVITED

Applications are further invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the post of Primary School Teacher at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School. This is a professional position where the job holder has classroom-level accountability and responsibility for the supervision and instruction of students, designing engaging lessons, measuring, monitoring and recording students’ progress and reporting the progress to parents.


Applicants must have a teacher’s certificate or diploma with a specialty in primary education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications must be submitted to Rev. Mark Christmas, Chairman of the Board of Management, Methodist Church Circuit Office, Seaton Street, Basseterre, on, or before 2 September, 2022



NOMINATIONS – CIRCUIT MCCA WOMEN

Nominations for the executive body of the St. Kitts Circuit MCCA Women Commission is now open. Please pick up a copy of the “guidelines for conducting elections” and a nomination form from the Circuit Office or ask your women group leader to secure one for you. All Methodist women (18 years and older) are eligible for nomination, but each nominee must show dedicated interest in women's work.


All nomination forms must be received in a sealed envelope at the Circuit office by September 14th, 2022 for the attention of Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas.



LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP

This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Guadeloupe Mission and the Mission, Evangelism and Church Growth Committee.



DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY - Starting September 2022



CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS

We extend birthday and anniversary wishes to all who are celebrating this week. We remind and encourage you to offer thanks to Almighty God for his goodness and mercy throughout the years of your life.


We extend congratulations to Hon. Garth Wilkin (Wesley) and Dr. Marcus Natta (Wesley) on their recent appointments as Senator/Attorney General and Cabinet Secretary, respectively. We pray God’s guidance, even as they seek God’s wisdom, in the performance of their duties.


We also say “thank you” to Sis. Josephine Huggins (Hope) for her sterling service carried out as Cabinet Secretary over the past seven years, May God continue to bless and keep her as she enters a different stage of her life’s journey.



CONDOLENCES

We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time including:


The family of the late Sis. Jane “Jenny” Hickson (Wesley/Cardin Home) who died at the age of 100 years old.


The family of Sis Marilyn Drew of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church. The family includes Sis Triphena Hodge of the Immanuel Congregation. The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Saturday, 3rd September 2022 at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Viewing and tributes begin at 1:00 pm. Service begins at 2:00 pm.


The family of Clement Athelstan Hicks of the Wesley Methodist Church. The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday, 31st August 2022 at the Wesley Methodist Church. Viewing and tributes begin at 1:00pm. Service begins at 2:00pm.


The family of Sis Lucille Buchanan of the Immanuel Methodist Church, including Sis. Rheo Buchanan. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, 29th August 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Immanuel Methodist Church.



SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 4th September 2022

Thirteenth Lord’s Day after Pentecost

OT Reading: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Responsive Reading: 139:1-6, 13-18 (VIP # 652)

Epistle: Philemon 1-21

The Gospel: Luke 14:25-33



DO YOU KNOW

That Methodists were also known as 'The Holy Club' because of the methodical way in which they carried out their Christian faith.



DATES TO REMEMBER

SEPTEMBER 2022

Congregational and circuit level meetings

04 Connexional Lord’s Day

04 Connexional Virtual Service

4-11 LIDC ‘7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast (see circulated document)



CIRCUIT OFFICE

The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, info@skmethodist.org. Tithes and offerings may also be received at the office during these hours. Contributions may also be made on-line, via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.



HARMONY CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

The Harmony Christian Bookstore has a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature and is opened daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call us at 466-1215.



LISTEN TO MRN:

Kindly note that the Service today, 28th August, is being broadcast from the Wesley Methodist Church. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.


Kindly note that live Services are also carried on the following platforms. Please remember to “like” the Face Book pages and/or subscribe to the You Tube channels:

St. Johnston: Face Book (St. Johnston’s Methodist Church)

Wesley: Face Book and You Tube (Wesley Methodist Church – St. Kitts);

Immanuel: Face Book and You Tube (Immanuel Methodist Church St. Kitts)

Tabernacle: Face Book (Tabernacle Methodist Church St. Kitts)



RECEIPT OF NOTICES

Please note that notices for inclusion in the weekly “Notices, Reminders and Updates” are to be submitted by Thursday at 2 pm of each week via info@skmethodist.org.


Persons who desire to have the notices sent to them via email can subscribe via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org. The Notices can also be accessed via the website.



PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…

  • For our Nation’s leaders and all its resources and plans, in thanksgiving to Almighty God for his continued protection of our people and country, especially at this time as we go through the challenges of the Hurricane Season and the COVID-19 Pandemic;


  • World Peace;


  • for the Connexional, District and Circuit Officers, Ministers, Leaders and other members of our Church throughout the Caribbean and the Americas;



PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS…

  • those who are hospitalized including Bro. Oliver “Abba” Freeman (St. Johnston);


  • those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher, EMHMJS) Alistair “Chucky” Halliday (Hope), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];


  • those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, and Yvonne Matthew].


  • those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Elsie Paul, Marlene Liburd, Sheila Richardson, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];

  • those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sister Caroline Caines (KGS)];


  • those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;


  • those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers, and their families;


  • those tested Covid-19 positive and those in quarantine;


  • those who are shut-in, those in need and those who are experiencing the harsh realities of life, but who have no experience of Christ.

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