DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2021
Due to travel restrictions the Leeward Islands District Conference will convene virtually in its 215th Annual Meeting and 3rd Triennial Conference, January 11– 15, 2021. The delegates to Conference will be the Ministerial Staff and Supernumerary Ministers residing in the Circuit, the Circuit Stewards, lay delegates – Brother Kevington Pemberton and Sisters Lorozine Williams, Jennifer Hensley, and Trevere Swanston. Sister Tiffany Liburd will attend in her capacity as the LID Representative of the MCCA Youth and Young Adults Commission. Brother Sydney Matthew will attend in his capacity as the Acting President of the LID Men’s Commission. Our prayers are solicited for the President, Bishop Charles Seaton, the Officers, and members of the Conference.
CIRCUIT MEN’S COMMISSION EXECUTIVE AND GENERAL MEETING
The St. Kitts Circuit Men’s Commission executive will meet on Tuesday, 12thJanuary, 2021 at the St. Johnston Methodist Church, starting at 5:00 p.m. All executive members are asked to take note and be guided accordingly.
In addition, there will be a general meeting of all men (18 years and over) of the Circuit on Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 at the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Old Road, commencing at 5:00 p.m. All men are asked to take note and be guided accordingly.
All Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to at both meetings. Kindly ensure to have your mask.
EMHMJS FATHERS’ WORK DAY
The Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School (EMHMJS) will be hosting a Fathers’ Work Day on January 30th, 2021. The areas of focus include enclosing the garden area with a picket fence, erecting a school sign, and constructing garden boxes to begin a school garden. Interested parents and friends with the skills, expertise and tools are asked to contact the School by Friday, 15th January, 2021. All fathers with children presently attending the EMHMJS, past parents and friends of the School are invited to join in giving the School a much-needed face lift. Your usual support will be appreciated.
MAURICE HILLIER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Parents and Guardians are asked to note that registration for the new Kindergarten class 2021 -2022 at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School is now open. The Registration fee is $100.00, Non-Refundable. A recent passport sized (half snap) picture, birth certificate, an immunization/Clinic Record for the person being registered, parents’ Identification card, and a job letter must be presented at the time of registration, which ends on 26th February, 2021. Please be guided accordingly.
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 extend congratulations to Mrs. Venetta Laws of the Wesley Congregation. Sis. Venetta was awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contribution to Community Service and Business Entrepreneurship in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND NOTE OF THANKS
A Memorial Service for the late Sis. Sheila Crosse will be held at the St. Johnston Methodist Church on Sunday, 17 January, 2021 starting at 6:00 pm. The Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Thursday, 21 January 2021 starting at 2:00 pm.
Sisters Agnes, Linda,and other relatives of the Fleming’s family would like
to express their thanks for the many condolences received on the passing of their dear Brother James Fleming.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2356/662-2885 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 redesigned 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. The 2021 edition of “Our Daily Bread” is also available. 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, 10 January, will be broadcastfrom the Wesley Methodist Church at 9.00 a.m. 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.
LISTEN TO CHURCH CALLING:
Listen this and every Sunday night to the St. Kitts Christian Council’s Radio Programme, “Church Calling”, on WINN FM (98.1), 7 pm-8 pm. Second Sundays will be hosted by the Methodist Communion.
ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER
Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office. The Methodist Communion is rostered for February 1-5, 2021.
Let us continue to be vigilant regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
DATES TO REMEMBER
11-15 LI District Conference, Virtual
11 Ministers Fellowship Meeting & Virtual Retreat
11 6:00pm Virtual Welcome Service (live via MRN;
Face Book https://fb.me/e/4PllrzCJy;
You Tube https://youtu.be/myHg_9gLe0M)
12 Ministerial Session
13-15 Representative Session
15 7:00pm District Communion & Closing Service (link to be supplied)
18-25 Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity
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, JANUARY 17, 2021
1st Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 [VIP 652]
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
The Gospel: John 1:43-51
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 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 Bro. Samuel Jones (St. Johnston);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Brothers Earl Clarke and Campbell Mercer, and Sisters Peggy Fraser-Browne, Adina Payne and Beulah Clarke; [Also recuperating at home is 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 Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool, and Sister Caroline Caines];
those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;
persons who are mourning especially the family of the late Sis. Sheila Crosse;
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.