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).
CIRCUIT STEEL BAND PROGRAM
The St. Kitts Circuit is now ready to launch its Steel Band Program. 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.
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.
BEST OF THE HARVEST
Best of the Harvest will be held today, 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.
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
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
The Wesley Methodist Sunbeam Children's Choir returns with their annual Christmas programme entitled "Hark! The Angels Sing" on Sunday, 11 December at 6:30 p.m. 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 St. Thomas/St. John 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 Sis. Modeste Glasgow (St. Martin), including her son, Marcel Glasgow and daughter-in-law, Rev'd Nichola Barrett-Glasgow (Jamaica);
The family of the late Bro. Irad Rohan (St. Martin), including his brother and sister-in-law, Rev'ds Alberic and Joyce Rohan;
The family of the late Bro. Dudley Tyson (Cardin Home/Ebenezer). The Thanksgiving Service for his life was held on Friday, 25 November 2022.
The family of the late Jonette Williams (Immanuel). The Thanksgiving Service for her life will be held at the Immanuel Methodist Church on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 starting at 2:00 pm.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 4th December 2022
Second Lord’s Day in Advent
OT Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10
Responsive Reading: Psalm 146:5-10 [VIP 654]
Epistle: James 5:7-10
The Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
DO YOU KNOW
That ‘in ancient Israel the primary harvest season extended from April to November which was subdivided into three seasons and three major crops: the spring grain harvest, the summer grape harvest and the autumn olive harvest’?
DATES TO REMEMBER
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
6:00 pm Carol Singing and Tree Lighting, Green Tree Housing Lawn
08 5:00 pm EMHMJS Board Meeting, Wesley Church Hall
10 Human Rights Day
11 Bible Lord’s Day
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, 27th November, is being broadcast from the Hope Chapel Methodist Church (delayed broadcast). 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. Eileen Woods (Wesley), 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, 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.