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
The Youth and Young Adults' Week of activities conclude today, Sunday, 20th November, 2022 with a March of Witness and Closing Rally. The March of Witness begins at the Edgar T. Morris Primary School, 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 are available at the Circuit Office until Friday, November 25, 2022 which is the deadline for submission.
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.
The Immanuel Methodist Church, Sandy Point, will hold its Annual Harvest Dinner on Friday, 25 November at the Church Hall starting at 7:00 pm. A donation of $25.00 gets you a plate of scrumptiousness and fills you with a heart of gratitude.
The Wesley Bazaar takes place on Saturday, 26 November starting at 12 noon. 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!!
BEST OF THE HARVEST
Best of the Harvest will be held next Sunday, 27 November, at the K. G. Swanston Memorial Methodist Church in Dieppe Bay, starting at 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to wear colourful attire. Congregations are reminded to send to the church office the names of the best two items from their congregational programmes for inclusion in ‘Best of the Harvest.’ These items should be sent by Wednesday, 23 November, so that the programme can be compiled.
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”.
AN EVENING OF CAROLS AND TREE LIGHTING
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.
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 Nevis 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, THANKGIVING SERVICES AND EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time:
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, 27th November 2022
First Lord’s Day in Advent
OT Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5
Responsive Reading: Psalm 122 [VIP 641]
Epistle: Romans 13:11-14
The Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44
DO YOU KNOW
That Christ the King or the Reign of Christ Lord’s Day brings the liturgical year to an end and the liturgical colour is white?
DATES TO REMEMBER
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
01 World AIDS Day
03 International Day of Disability
04 Day of Prayer for Safe Passage through Hurricane Season 2022
Carol Singing and Tree Lighting, Green Tree Housing Lawn
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, 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 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, 20th 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 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.
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); 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.