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Notices - Aug 8 - 22, 2021


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



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.



MISSIONARY CONTRIBUTIONS

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.



ANNUAL and LONG LEAVE

Please note that the Superintendent, Rev. Mark Christmas, will resume 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. Tyrone Hunkins is on annual leave until 13 August, 2021;


Rev. Telford Matthew is on annual leave until 31 August, 2021.



FAREWELL AND APPRECIATION SERVICE

A Farewell and Appreciation Service for Rev. Telford and Sis. Petra Matthew will be held at the Ebenezer Congregation, Old Road, on Sunday August 15, 2021 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The Service will be aired on the usual media platforms.



CIRCUIT MCCA WOMEN’S COMMISSION

Congregations are reminded of their contribution to the Walk - Up Offering for Women's Work. Congregational Stewards are asked to ensure that these Offerings be collected on the Lord's Days of the 1st and 8th August. Your offerings are very much appreciated.


Women's Groups are also reminded to submit their annual subscriptions or dues for the financial year.


The Circuit MCCA Women's Commission will be having a “MCCA Pioneer Women - Virtual Exchange of Knowledge”. Join us on Zoom, along with our Sisters of the Nevis Circuit, Thursday, 19th August, 2021, 7:00pm.

Be in the Knowing; Learning...about our Methodist Women who were the first to be involved in the work.


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, 21st August - Health Walk

Saturday, 28th August - Women's Morning Pray

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 Boys’ Brigade Eastern and Southern Caribbean Regional Fellowship Executive Council, Sis. Rucita Fyfield as Regional Secretary, Lt. Jefferson Forde as Regional Training Officer and Warrant Officer Vikell Edwards-Douglas as Public Relations Officer. The other officers are:

Captain James Gumbs (St. Maarten)– Regional Coordinator

Captain Khareem Perry (Trinidad) – Deputy Regional Coordinator

Captain Aaron Napier (Trinidad) – Regional Treasurer

Lt. Sheridon Tobias (Tobago) – Zone 1 Coordinator

Captain Pyiko Williams (Montserrat) – Zone 2 Coordinator



CONDOLENCES

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



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.



CIRCUIT OFFICE

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, 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 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, 8 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…

That, the early Methodist movement in the West Indies was a result of whites, blacks, creoles, mulattoes, men and women, slave and free, laity and clergy living out their faith?



DATES TO REMEMBER

AUGUST 2021

15 Calendar Of events for all congregations and Commissions

for 2021/2022 due

22 3:30 pm EMHMJS 24th Commencement Ceremony, Wesley



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.



SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 15 AUGUST, 2021

Old Testament: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Responsive Reading: Psalm 111 [VIP 630]

Epistle: Ephesians 5:15-20

The Gospel: John 6:51-58



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 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 Sisters Maureen Woodley (Immanuel) and Margery Welsh (Challengers);


  • those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for; [including 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 Sister Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Mildred Bailey-Henville, Alix Pencheon, 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.

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