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Notices - Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2021


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



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!

We take this opportunity on behalf of the Ministers, Officers, Stewards and Leaders of the Church, to wish all members of congregations in the Circuit the “All” of this season, who is Christ.



ZONALCAROL/CANDLELIGHT SERVICES

Zonal Carol/Candlelight Services will take place this evening, 19 December 2021.


The Zone One Service for St. Johnston, Hope Chapel and Wesley congregations will be held at St. Johnston, commencing at 6:00 p.m.


The Zone Two Service for Challengers, Ebenezer, Phipps Memorial, and Immanuel congregations will be held at Challengers, commencing at 6:30 pm.

The Zone Three Service will be held at Tabernacle for St. Paul’s, K. G. Swanston, Cayon, and Tabernacle congregations, starting at 6.30 p.m.


It is suggested that red, red and white or red and black should be worn, if possible. Bring a candle to sing special Carols by candlelight.


EVENING OF MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE

All are invited to an evening of Music, Song and Dance at the Wesley Methodist Church on Tuesday, 21st December starting at 7:00 pm. Come and enjoy music by well-known artistes that would put you in the Christmas Spirit. The admission is only $20.00, children pay $5.00 at the door. Tickets are available at the Church Office or Harmony Christian Bookstore.



TRIAL SERVICE- BRO KEVINGTON PEMBERTON

All are invited to support Bro. Kevington Pemberton in his 2nd Trial Service which is part of his candidature for the Ministry. The Service takes place on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 at the Immanuel Methodist Church starting at 6:30 pm. All Covid-19 protocols will be observed.



CHRISTMAS CONCERT – ST. JOHNSTON

ALL are invited to the St. Johnston Methodist Youth, Young Adults and Children’s Fellowship as they present “Christmas Joy”, on Sunday, 26 December 2021 starting at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00, children pay $5.00 at the door. Come and be blessed.



CHRISTMAS CONCERT – IMMANUEL

The Immanuel Methodist Church will host its Annual Christmas Programme on Sunday, 26 December, 2021 starting at 7:00 pm. Come and enjoy an evening of songs, poetry, dance, and drama. A “soft” offering will be collected.



CIRCUIT ORGAN RECITAL

Please note that the Circuit Organ Recital will now be held on 30 January, 2022. Stay tuned for further details.



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.



CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE

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


The Memorial Service for the life of the late Sis. Gloria Veira (Wesley) will be held on Monday, 20 December, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street commencing at 5:30 pm.



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 CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

Just arrived at Harmony Christian Bookstore are “Our Daily Bread” devotionals for 2022, Christmas Cards, and a wide variety of Christmas Gifts to suit everyone in the family. Also available are a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature. So, hurry down and do your shopping early. Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call us at 466-1215.



METHODIST MEDIA

Methodist Media, the official communications arm of the Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit, is available to provide services for upcoming circuit and congregational events.


If you would like to consult with the media team for your church event, please contact the church office and complete the Methodist Media request form.


We strongly recommend making your request at least 2 weeks prior to your event date. Note that you will be expected to meet with the media team at least twice prior to your event to ensure all needs are addressed and the media team has all the details needed to adequately support your event. Methodist Media looks forward to working with you.



LISTEN TO MRN:

Kindly note that the Service today, 19 December, 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:

St. Johnston: Facebook (St. Johnston’s Methodist Church)

Wesley: Facebook and YouTube (Wesley Methodist Church – St. Kitts)

Immanuel: Facebook and YouTube (Immanuel 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.



DO YOU KNOW…

That for the first 300 years of the Church’s life, Christians never celebrated the birth of Christ, and when they began, it was celebrated on different dates in different places?



DATES TO REMEMBER

DECEMBER 2021

19 Cradle Roll

Candlelight Services

25 Festival of the Nativity

26 4:30 pm Christmas Concert, St. Johnston

7:00 pm Christmas Concert, Immanuel

31 Watch Night

JANUARY 2022

01 New Year’s Day

02 Covenant Sunday


SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITY, SATURDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2021

Old Testament Isaiah 52:7-10

Responsive Reading: Psalm 98 (VIP 624)

Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-12

The Gospel: John 1:1-14


SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 26 DECEMBER 2021

Old Testament: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26

Responsive Reading: Psalm 148 (VIP 656)

Epistle: Colossians 3:12-17

The Gospel: Luke 2:41-52



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 challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic;


  • 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 Orine Hutton (Wesley), and Carol Williams (St. Johnston);

  • those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Sisters Violet Carey (Wesley),Tichina Walters (Cayon), Ivy Mayers (Wesley), Majorie Wharton (Cayon); Louise Kelly (Wesley), Sheila Richardson (Hope), Brother Norman Wade (Wesley), Ricardo Williams (Wesley), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];


  • those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, 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 Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];

  • those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sisters Viola Grant (St. Johnston) and 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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