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Notices - Jun 11 - 25, 2023


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



2023 HURRICANE SEASON

We are now in the 2023 Hurricane Season and all are encouraged to ensure that the necessary preparations are made. You are also encouraged to keep abreast of local storm information as issued by the Government Met Office or the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).


Congregations are asked to review and/or adjust their Emergency Preparedness plans to be able to respond when necessary.



MCCA WOMEN'S WEEK 2023

The MCCA Women's Commission (St. Kitts Circuit) will be celebrating Women's Week 2023 with a number of activities under the theme "Woman of God: Bear Fruits That Will Last". You are invited to participate in the following activities.

1) On Saturday 17 June - a Health & Wellness Screening Outreach Day will be held for members of the public on the grounds of the Immanuel Methodist Church from 9 am to 3 pm (note the change in time). There will be free private breast exams and prostate screenings, along with HIV tests, blood sugar, and blood pressure checks.

2) On Monday 19 June - we will gather for a night of Singspiration at the Ebenezer Methodist Church. Hymns of the faith, Negro Spirituals and Folk songs will be rendered by the various women groups.

3) On Wednesday 21 June - Women's groups within the Circuit are encouraged to arrange Visits and Fellowship with their sick and shut in members.

4) On Sunday 25 June - MCCA Women Lord's Day Services will be conducted by Women in all Methodist Churches. All MCCA Women are specially invited to participate by wearing white, a hat or fascinator, and your MCCA vest (if you have one). A walk-up collection will be taken for women's work.

5) Also, on Sunday 25 June - The annual MCCAWomen Lord's Day Rally will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church(note the change in venue) starting at 4:00 p.m. All are asked to support and take part in this spiritually invigorating experience.

6) On Friday 30 June - A Trivia and Games Night will be held at the Wesley Church Hall from 6:30 pm. Join us for a night full of fun, laughter, and friendly competition in Family Feud, dominos, and well-known board games.



MUSIC CAMP 2023 REGISTRATION

Please note that the dates for the St. Kitts Circuit Music Camp 2023 is Sunday, 9th- Friday, 14th June 2023 at the Ebenezer Methodist Church. Registration Forms are available in your congregations from your Congregational Stewards. Interested persons are asked to collect a registration Form from the Contact Steward of your congregation or as directed by him or her. The form must be completed and taken to the Circuit Office with the registration fee of $100.00. Please note the allotment per congregation. There will be a maximum of 30 Campers to be distributed as follows:

Wesley (4); Hope (2); St. Johnston (3); Challengers (2); Ebenezer (4); Phipps Memorial (3); Immanuel (3); St. Paul’s (3); K. G. Swanston Memorial (2); Tabernacle (2) and Cayon (2). Individuals and or congregations may feel free to sponsor persons. Congregations that are unable to fill their quota, their allotment will be shared with congregations that need to register additional persons. Any need for clarification or queries is to be directed to Rev. Tyrone Hunkins (662-6553).



LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP

This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the St. Eustatius Circuit.



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, THANKSGIVING SERVICES AND EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS

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


The family of the late Alden “OJ” Maynard, including his mother, Sis. Violet Carey (Wesley);


The family of the late Sheryll Manners Brookes (USA) including her aunts, Sis. Dr. Sharon Esdaille (Wesley) and Sis. Venelma Hanley (St. Johnston);


The family of the late Sis. Violet Browne (Wesley). The Thanksgiving Service for her life will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Thursday, 15 June 2023, starting at 2:00 pm;


The family of the late Sis. Mary Jane Dickenson aka Ismay Francis (St. Paul’s);


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Helen Aponté was held on Wednesday, 7 June 2023 at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church;


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Emelda Finch was held on Thursday, 8 June 2023 at the St. Johnston Methodist Church;


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Bro. Earl Clarke will be held on Monday, 12 June 2023 at the Newtown Playing Field starting at 2:00 pm.



ST CHRISTOPHER OUTREACH CENTER

Kindly note that volunteerism is encouraged at the Outreach Center as each Communion is rotated weekly. The Catholic Communion is responsible for the week of 12 - 16 June 2023. Persons desiring to volunteer at the Outreach Center, Irish Town Bay Road, can give their names to the Circuit Office.



SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 18 June 2023

Third Lord’s Day after Pentecost

Old Testament: Genesis 18:1-15

Responsive Reading: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 [VIP 634]

Epistle: Romans 5:1-8

The Gospel: Matthew 9: 35-10:23


Fathers’ Day

Old Testament: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Responsive Reading: Psalm 128

Epistle: Hebrews 12:1-11

The Gospel: Mark 5:21-24, 35-43



DO YOU KNOW

That the use of the RCL helps the Church to think of itself “in time” but also points it to the fulfillment of time at the end of the sequence of Lord’s Days”, namely the “Day of the Lord”?



DATES TO REMEMBER

JUNE 2023

11 Children Lord’s Day

15 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Annex

17-25 MCCA Women Week of Activities

17 Circuit Women Health and Wellness Outreach Day,

Immanuel

18 End of Family Month/Father’s Day

22 5:00 pm Circuit R & D/Trust Corporation, Wesley Church Hall

25 MCCA Women Lord’s Day

25 4:30 pm MCCA Women Circuit Rally, Wesley



CIRCUIT OFFICE

The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 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

The Management of the Harmony Christian Bookstore is seeking volunteers. Interested persons are invited to call the Circuit Office for further details.The Harmony Christian Bookstore is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call us at 466-1215.



LISTEN TO MRN:

Kindly note that the Service today, 11 June, 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. Please remember to “like” the Face Book pages and/or subscribe to the You Tube channels:

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)

Tabernacle: Face Book (Tabernacle 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.







PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY…

  • For our Nation’s leaders and all its resources and plans, in thanksgiving to Almighty God for his continued protection of our people and country;


  • World Peace;


  • 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 Sister Keisha Williams (Phipps);


  • those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for including Sisters Jennifer Dolphin (Immanuel), Ingrid Cabey (Wesley), Elma Williams (Ebenezer), Sisters Christine Henderson (St. Johnston), and Sharon Drew (Wesley),and Rev. Rosalind Morgan (Montserrat):


  • those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne,James Taylor, Sisters Doreen Cable, Humie Lawrence, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, and Yvonne Matthew].


  • those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Marian Browne, Persephonie Pyke, Jean Thomas, Carmen Mills-Richards, Ruth Rogers, Marlene Liburd, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Oretha Isaac, and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];

  • those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sis. Caroline Caines (KGS)];


  • those who are pursuing studies overseas and online;


  • those who are incarcerated or in juvenile centers, and their families;


  • 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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