LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
ZONE 3 CONFIRMATION SERVICE
Please note that the Zone 3 Confirmation Service will be held this afternoon Sunday 29th August 2021 at 4:30pm at St Paul’s Methodist Church. The Charge will be given by Rev. Veronica Williams-Gumbs.
MONITOR 2021 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19
Please continue to monitor information supplied by the Government Met Office, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
ASSISTANCE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE AND NEED
You may know of persons who are in need during this time of crisis, especially some who are quarantined and in dire need of essential supplies;let us, through the CARE Fund stewards, in the true spirit of the Christian Community, demonstrate love and compassion by assisting where necessary.
Remember, if you have not yet given your Missionary contributions, you can still do so before the end of the Church year, August 31, 2021.
MONTHLY PRAYER AND FAST
Thanks to those who participated in the last Prayer and Fasting held on the last Friday of the month - 27th August, 2021. May God continue to strengthen you by his Holy Spirit.
ANNUAL PRAYER AND FAST
Please remember the week of Prayer and Fasting organized by the District Mission Evangelism and Outreach Committee at the beginning of the New Church Year Sept 5-12 2021.
ANNUAL and LONG LEAVE
Please note that the Superintendent, Rev. Mark Christmas, has resumed his long leave, 16 - 31 August 2021. Rev. Tyrone Hunkins will superintend in his absence.
Note also that the Circuit Deacon, Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas, is on long leave until 31 August 2021.
Rev. Telford Matthew is on annual leave until 31 August, 2021.
ITEMS FOR THE FURNISHING OF THE CIRCUIT MANSE
Some congregations have still not yet made their contributions towards the furnishing of the newly constructed Dieppe Bay Manse. The contact Stewards of those Congregations or their substitutes are asked to please get in touch with the Circuit Steward, Sis Tyrona Bergan, as soon as possible at 664 3910 or 465 9605. The items are needed urgently.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT FACILITY
The Reach for Recovery SKB Inc. announces the opening and operation of a breast cancer support facility dubbed The Pink Zone. Visit the Pink Zone for breast cancer related information, pink memorabilia, designated counselling sessions, screening sessions at designated times or to make a donation. The Pink Zone is located at #8 OOJJs Commercial Complex next to the Delta Petroleum gas station daily from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Sis. Pat Farrell wishes to thank all who contributed to make this facility possible. " It’s more than health it’s about hope and happiness"
CIRCUIT MCCA WOMEN’S COMMISSION
Women's Groups are also reminded to submit their annual subscriptions or dues for the financial year.
Please let us strive to contribute as we, MCCA Women, reflect on the theme for the 2021 Connexional Conference “Facing the Task Unfinished…”
Other events include
Saturday, 4th September - Health Walk
More details lata!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS
We extend birthday and anniversary greetings 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 and that of your loved ones.
We offer congratulations to the following persons on their recent election to the LID MCCA Men’s Commission Executive:
President- Bro. Sydney Matthew (St. Kitts)
1st Vice-President- Bro. Alstead Pemberton (Nevis)
2nd Vice-President- Bro. Basil Connor (Aruba)
Secretary/Treasurer- Bro. Richard White (St. Maarten)
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
Rev. Ruth Pratt (St. Maarten) on the death of her mother (Bahamas);
Bishop Theophilus Rolle (B/TCI) on the death of his father (Bahamas);
The family of the late Rev. Dr. Claude L. Cadogan (Jamaica, originally from Belize). Dr. Cadogan died at the age of 106 having served as the second Connexional President (1972-1977), and as the second Connexional Secretary (1970-1972). One of his lasting legacies is the design of the MCCA Crest;
The family of the late Bro. Samuel Jones (St. Johnston), including his granddaughter, Lesleigh Joseph. The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at the St. Johnston Methodist church starting at 2:00 pm;
The family of the late Sis. Isis Francis (St. Paul’s), including her sister, Diana Francis.
The Thanksgiving Service was held on Friday, 27thAugust 2021 at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church .
The family of the late Sis Alix Penchoen (Wesley). The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, 30 August, 2021, at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street starting at 9:00 am.
The family of the late Godfrey "Sonnet" Lake (Wesley). The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.
The Battice family (Wesley/Hope), especially Sis Javashti Battice-Evelyn, on the death of her son, Ziron Roberts. The Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 2 pm.
CLOTH FACE MASKS
Cloth face masks, with the MCCA crest, are on sale at a cost of $15 from the Circuit Office. All masks are delivered on payment. The colours available are white and black.
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 or email, email@example.com. 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 BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
The Harmony Christian Bookstore still has new books and journals, a wide variety of gift items to suit everyone on your list. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call us at 466-1215. See you there.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Kindly note that the Service today, 29th 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.
The 'MRN' committee thanks you for your patience and understanding and looks forward to a return of our normal daily programming.
ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER
Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office.
DO YOU KNOW… Continue
That, on 3rd May 2015, seven days before his 100th Birthday, the Rev. Dr. Claude L. Cadogan (Jamaica, originally from Belize) who recently died at the age of 106 , spoke and also cut the ribbon to officially open the Claude Cadogan Methodist Museum at the Coke Memorial Chapel, East Parade, downtown Kingston, Jamaica?
DATES TO REMEMBER
5 Connexional Lord's Day
5-12 LIDC 7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY,5th SEPTEMBER, 2021
Old Testament: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Responsive Reading: Psalm 125 (VIP 644)
Epistle: James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
The Gospel: Mark 7:24-37
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…
for our Nation, its 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 combined threats of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the hurricane season;
for the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, especially at this time of increased volcanic activity and flooding (lahar);
for the Government and People of Antigua and Barbuda as they mourn the death of their second Prime Minister, Sir Lester Bird;
for the Government and People of Haiti, in the aftermath of an earthquake;
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 Sis Elsie Paul (Wesley)
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for; [including Sisters Maureen Woodley (Immanuel), Coldotha Hendrickson (Wesley), and Diane Henry (St. Johnston), Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit]
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Eugene Huggins, Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Jane Hickson, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, Yvonne Matthew, and Janet Maynard].
those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Margery Welsh, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Alfred Brandy, Calvin Taylor, Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sister Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers;
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.