LID District Theme: “Trusting God in Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
2022 HURRICANE SEASON
All are encouraged to continue to monitor local storm information as issued by the Government Met Office or the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS' WEEK OF ACTIVITIES
Youth and Young Adults' Week is here again! Please see below for the schedule of activities!
Sunday, 13th November, 2022: President's Message
Tuesday, 15th November, 2022: Community Outreach
Thursday, 17th November, 2022: Singing Competition, Immanuel @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, 19th November, 2022: Hike to the Greenhill Water Source.
We meet at Bayford's at 5:00 am!
Sunday, 20th November, 2022: March of Witness and Closing Rally,
Tabernacle @ 4 pm.
CIRCUIT STEEL BAND PROGRAM
The St. Kitts Circuit is now ready to launch its Steel Band Program. Registration is open for members of the Methodist Church, ages 5 years and over. Registration is free and forms will be available at the Circuit Office as of Monday, November 14, 2022. The deadline for registration is Friday, November 25, 2022.
There is also a need for additional tutors. If you can play “de pan” and are willing to volunteer as a tutor, please contact Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas or Rev. Tyrone Hunkins or leave your name at the Circuit office.
Orientation will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall/Sis. Althea Jacobs Center, Old Road at 10 am. Please be on time.
No, it is not “fake news”, it is back. The date for the Wesley Bazaar is Saturday, 26 November starting at 11:00 am. It’s an all-day affair. So, you can have lunch – Saltfish & Johnny cakes, Black Pudding, Goat Water, Souse, Rice & Greens and much more. Then, you can have your Tea at 3:00 pm at a cost of $20 and end the day with Supper at 6:00 pm at a cost of $25. Tickets are available. There would also be games for the children, lucky dips, drinks, and Bar-B-Q. Get your Christmas Gifts from our variety stall. So, keep the date open and come and let us fellowship in style. PLAN TO BE THERE!!
INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR NEW EXECUTIVE OF THE MCCA WOMEN'S COMMISSION (ST KITTS CIRCUIT)
The newly elected Executive of the MCCA Women's Commission (St Kitts Circuit) will be formally installed during the morning worship service on Sunday, 4 December 2022 at the Immanuel Methodist Church. The new Executive comprises: Sister Andrea Liddie of Immanuel (President), Sister Jennifer Hensley of Phipps Memorial (Vice President), Sister Nicole Gumbs of Wesley (Treasurer), Sister Ionie Knight of Wesley (Secretary) and Sister Talibah Byron of Wesley (Public Relations Officer). Members of the various congregations are invited to attend and support the new Executive as they take up the mantle “in service for Christ”.
SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, 4TH DECEMBER 2022.
The MCCA Men's Commission invites you to an Evening of Carols and Tree Lighting at the Green Tree Housing Lawn on Sunday, 4th December 2022 at 6:00 pm. More details to follow.
MCCA WOMEN'S COMMISSION CHRISTMAS PARTY - SAVE THE DATE
The MCCA Women's Commission (St Kitts Circuit) is delighted to invite one and all to its Christmas Party on Friday, 9th December starting at 6:30 pm. The venue is Railway Bar & Grill in Old Road. Tickets are available from members of the Executive at a cost of $100. Join us for great company, great music, and great food and drinks. Bring a small gift to the party and join in our gift exchange. It will be a night to remember!
SUNBEAM CHILDREN'S CHOIR CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME- SAVE THE DATE
Hark! Hark! The Sunbeams are singing! Keep the date, Sunday, 11 December at 6:30 p.m. clear. Why? The Wesley Methodist Sunbeam Children's Choir returns with their annual Christmas programme entitled "Hark! The Angels Sing". After the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic the children are free to sing the Lord’s songs again. We invite you to share with us and the "Heralding Angels" the story of Jesus's birth through song, poetry, and dance.
LID DEVOTIONALS VIA WHATSAPP
This week’s Devotionals will be conducted by the Holland 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 Rev'd Benito Amazan (Haiti). Rev’d Amazan took up his first appointment in September having graduated in May 2022. The Thanksgiving Service for his life will be held on Monday, 14 November at the Freres Methodist Chapel, Petionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 6 a.m.;
The family of the late Sis. Joyce Deane, widow of the late Rev’d. Patterson Deane (South Caribbean). The Thanksgiving Service for her life will be held on Tuesday, 15 November at the Tranquility Methodist Chapel, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad;
Rev’d Kenneth Lewis (B/TCI) on the death of a sister;
The family of the late Herisline Torres, Grade 2 Student, EMHMJS;
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Esther Jeffers will be held at the Immanuel Methodist Church on Tuesday, 15 November 2022 starting at 2:00 pm;
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Sis. Gertrude Gumbs will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Friday, 25 November 2022 starting at 2:00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 20th November 2022
Christ the King/The Reign of Christ Lord’s Day
OT Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle: Benedictus (VIP 557)
Epistle: Colossians 1:11-20
The Gospel: Luke 23:33-43
MCCA Youth and Young Adults Lord’s Day
OT Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:9 -12:7
Responsive Reading: Psalm 1 (VIP 556)
Epistle: 1 Timothy 4: 6-12
The Gospel: Matthew 10: 26-32
DO YOU KNOW
That the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC), founded in 1973, was instrumental in establishing what is now known as the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)?
DATES TO REMEMBER
13 Caribbean Conference of Churches/Remembrance Lord’s Day
13 Harvest - Hope, Wesley, Immanuel, Ebenezer, Challengers,
St. Paul’s, K. G. Swanston
12-20 MCCA Youth & Young Adults Week
20 Christ the King/The Reign of Christ/ MCCA Youth &
Young Adult Lord’s Day
27 First Lord’s Day in Advent
27 4:30 pm Best of the Harvest, K.G. Swanston
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 the Harmony Christian Bookstore are Christmas Cards, Mugs, Journals, Water Bottles, Devotionals, Study Materials, other Christian literature, and so much more. Remember “Early birds get the best berries”, so, stop in and shop early. We are 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, 13th November, 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 email@example.com.
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, especially at this time as we go through the challenges of the Hurricane Season and 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;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sis. Jasmine Wilson (Hope); Sis. Althea Farier (St. Johnston); Sis. Mary Taylor (Tabernacle); Sis. Henrietta Morris (Tabernacle); Mrs. Melissa Richardson (Teacher, EMHMJS) Alistair “Chucky” Halliday (Hope), and Rev'd Rosalind Morgan of the Montserrat Circuit];
those at the Cardin Home: [including Brothers Michael Berkley, Dudley Tyson, Derrick Marsham, Burnel Browne, Sisters Humie Lawrence, Patricia Ottley, Joycelyn Woodley, Sharon Pemberton, Helen Aponte, Beverly Phillip, Evelyn Phillip, Lilian Jones, Jacqueline Browne, Mildred Browne, and Yvonne Matthew].
those in nursing homes: [including Sisters Carmen Mills-Richards, Ruth Rogers, Marlene Liburd, Sheila Richardson, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, and Hugo Mullix];
those receiving medical attention overseas: [including Sisters Althea Martin, Sheila Douglas 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.