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Notices - Dec 5 - 19, 2021


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



END OF HURRICANE SEASON 2021

We have come to the end of the official hurricane season “having produced 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), including seven hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater) of which four were major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater)”. Reports reveal that ‘this year was the third most active year on record in terms of named storms, it marks the sixth consecutive above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, and this was the first time on record that two consecutive hurricane seasons exhausted the list of 21 storm names’. (source: www.noaa.gov/news-release). We give God thanks for bringing us safely through but continue in prayer for those affected.



CIRCUIT ORGAN RECITAL

Please note that the Circuit Organ Recital which was scheduled for 31 October, 2021 has been postponed to 30 January, 2022. Stay tuned for further details.



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.



MCCA CIRCUIT WOMEN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

MCCA Circuit Women is inviting all women (18 years and older) to its Annual Christmas Social on Friday, 10th December 2021 at the Immanuel Methodist Church Hall starting at 7:00 pm. “Wha’ goin’ on?” Musical entertainment, carol singing, games and Secret Santa Gift Giving. “Wha’?” Yes!! Bring a thanksgiving token valued $20 or more and you can exchange for another thanksgiving token. "Bring one Get one."

All COVID - 19 protocols will be observed



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 heartiest congratulations to the persons who placed in the recently concluded Youth Week Activities:

Elocution Competition (11-17 years) - Mayté Connor-Archibald (1st Place, St. Johnston); Zuriel Christmas (2nd Place, Wesley), Kailynn Brown (3rd Place, St. Paul’s).


Singing Competition (11-17 years) – Nicholas Petty (1st Place, St. Johnston), Taiyonce Liburd (2nd Place, Ebenezer), Destinee Davis (3rd Place, Wesley); (18-35 years) - Tishanna Esdaille (1st Place, St. Paul’s), Amy Guishard (2nd Place, Tabernacle), Jason Liburd (3rd Place, Tabernacle).



CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES

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


The family of the late Bro. Samuel Garnett (Challengers), including his wife, Sis. Helena and daughter, Shermel. The Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Thursday, 9 December, 2021 starting at 2:00 pm;


The family of the late Joycelyn Hodge-Lazarre (USA) including her husband, Roni, sisters, Mrs. Janet Claxton (Nevis), Nurse Josephine Christmas (St. Kitts) and the family of the late Bro. Ishmael Hodge (St. Kitts);



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, 05 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: 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)



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 ‘division, disparity and disregard for human rights are among the failures that have allowed HIV to become and remain a global health crisis’?



DATES TO REMEMBER

DECEMBER 2021

09 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall

10 Human Rights Day

12 Bible Lord’s Day

13 7:00 pm Preachers’ Fellowship Christmas Social, Old Road

14 5:00 pm Circuit R & D Meeting/Trust Corporation, Wesley Church Hall

19 Cradle Roll

Candlelight Services



SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 12 DECEMBER, 2021

Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:14-20

Responsive Reading: Isaiah 12:2-6

Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7

The Gospel: Luke 3:7-18



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 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 Carol Williams (St. Johnston), Ivy Mayers (Wesley), and Violet Carey (Wesley)

  • those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Sisters Majorie Wharton (Cayon); Louise Kelly (Wesley), Sheila Richardson (Hope), Brother Norman Wade (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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