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Notices - Oct. 31 - Nov. 14, 2021


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



HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF APPEAL- ST KITTS CIRCUIT

In response to the ongoing needs of our brothers and sisters in the Haiti District following the devastation caused by earthquake, members can make monetary donations directly to the Church office or deposits at St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd – Account Number 25986; Account Name: Methodist Church - St. Kitts Circuit. If deposited to the bank, please indicate same to the Office.



MONITOR 2021 HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19

Please continue to monitor information supplied by the Government Met Office, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season and the COVID-19 Pandemic.



ASSISTANCE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE AND NEED

You may know of persons who are in need during this time of crisis, especially some who are quarantined and in dire need of essential supplies;let us, through the CARE Fund stewards, in the true spirit of the Christian Community, demonstrate love and compassion by assisting where necessary.



POSTPONEMENT OF CIRCUIT ORGAN RECITAL

Please note that the Circuit Organ Recital which was scheduled for 31 October, 2021 has been postponed until further notice. Stay tuned.



YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS WEEK

The 2021 Youth and Young Adults Week will be celebrated November 20 - 26, 2021 under the theme,“Resilient Soldiers for Christ: Rejoice and Trust in God’s Wisdom”.


Saturday, 20 November - Hike to Lawyer Steven’s Cave. All are asked to assemble at the Caribbean Cinemas parking lot in Buckley’s by 6.00 a.m. Congregations are asked to organize transportation for participants.


Sunday, 21 November - MCCA Youth and Young Adults Lord’s Day.

(Youth and Young Adults are required to lead all aspects of the morning’s worship, inclusive of the Message, in accordance with the MCCA Youth and Young Adults Lord’s Day Order of Service) The name of the young person giving the Message should be given to Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas, so that they can be paired with a member of the clergy or preacher to get assistance with preparing the Message.

The annual Youth Rally will be held at 4.00 p.m. at the Immanuel Methodist Church. Masks must be worn and all other COVID-19 protocols will be observed. A love offering will be taken.


Tuesday, 23 November - Community Outreach.

Youth and Young Adults are encouraged to undertake activities in their respective communities.


Wednesday, 24 November - Elocution & Effective Speaking Competition. The Elocution competition ranges from ages 11-17 years and the Effective Speaking, ages 18-35 years. Additional competition details can be found in the Youth Week package submitted to your congregational steward. Please confirm participants from your congregation by November 15, 2021 via email or phone call, sending the information to Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas: mscsmw@yahoo.com; Tel: 664-6777 or 662-6557.


Friday, 26 November - Singing Competition. This competition comprises of two parts, solo for persons ages 11-17 and duet for persons ages 18-35. Additional Competition details can be found in the Youth Week package submitted to your congregational steward. Please confirm participants from your congregation by November 15, 2021 via email or phone call, sending the information to Rev. Stacia Williams-Christmas: mscsmw@yahoo.com; Tel: 664-6777 or 662-6557.



WESLEY’S “GRAB AND GO” BAZAAR

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in observance of Regulations and Protocols, the Wesley Methodist annual Bazaar will again take the form of a GRAB AND GO. Lunch will be from 12 noon - Saltfish & Johnny cake with green salad, Goat Water, Souse, Black Pudding and Cook-up will be there, ready for you to just “Grab and Go”. Then, in the evening come on back and get your dinner from 5:00 p.m. - Rice and Peas, Macaroni Pie, Vegetables, Chicken, Mutton, Fish and Ham will be ready for you to just “Grab And Go”. A variety of items for you to choose from would be on sale. So, purchase your Christmas presents even if it’s for yourself and avoid the rush at the stores. All protocols would be observed.

This event takes place on Saturday, 27th November 2021 at the Wesley Hall grounds.Tickets for the dinner are on sale for just $25.00 and can be obtained from the Church Office and Harmony Book Store.



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.


Congratulations to Sis. Jacqueline Webbe-Mills (Wesley) on her recent appointment as the Circuit Accountant. Sis. Jacqueline replaces Sis. Sheleen Matthew who has served in that capacity for the past five (5) years and is now the District Treasurer. We say thanks to Sis. Sheleen for her dedicated service and pray God’s blessings on both women as they serve in their various roles.



CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES

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


The family of the late Sis. Maureen Woodley (Immanuel), including her children, Roger, Terrence, Joylette and Grace, and brother, Rev’d James Richardson. Sis. Maureen was an accredited preacher of some 32 years and a former teacher at the Epworth/Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School;


Sis. Eslyn Swanston and family (KG Swanston) on the death of her mother, Sis. Eduth Swanston (Anglican);


The family of the late Sis. Mariette Davis. Sis. Mariette was employed at the St. Christopher Outreach Center as a cook up to the time of her death;


The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Bro. Juaan Fyfield will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street, on Wednesday, 3 November 2021 commencing at 2:00 pm.



CIRCUIT OFFICE

The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and can be reached via telephone numbers 465-2346/662-2885 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 BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS

Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit the store for a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature or call us at 466-1215.



METHODIST MEDIA

Methodist Media, the official communications arm of the Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit, is available to provide services for upcoming circuit and congregational events.


If you would like to consult with the media team for your church event, please contact the church office and complete the Methodist Media request form.


We strongly recommend making your request at least 2 weeks prior to your event date. Note that you will be expected to meet with the media team at least twice prior to your event to ensure all needs are addressed and the media team has all the details needed to adequately support your event. Methodist Media looks forward to working with you.



LISTEN TO MRN:

Kindly note that the Service today, 31 October, is being broadcastfrom the Wesley Methodist Church. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.



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.



DO YOU KNOW…

That All Hallows Day later All Saints Day (November 1) is a celebration of the saints throughout Christian history, but the Protestants tend to commemorate those who died within the past year?



DATES TO REMEMBER

OCTOBER 2021 (Ministries Month)

29 - 31 MCCA Ministerial Virtual Gathering

01 All Saints Day

03 5:00 pm EMHMJS Prize Giving Ceremony, Wesley (Grades 4-6)

07 Harvest - Cayon, Tabernacle, Phipps Memorial,

St. Johnston

07 6:00 pm Zone 1 Annual Memorial Service, Wesley

14 Caribbean Conference of Churches/Remembrance Lord’s

Day

14 Harvest - Hope, Wesley, Immanuel, Ebenezer,

Challengers, St. Paul’s, K. G. Swanston

12-14 District Youth Leaders Training Seminar (DYLTS), Virtual

20-26 MCCA Youth & Young Adults Week



SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR ALL SAINTS, 01 NOVEMBER, 2021

Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9

Responsive Reading: Psalm 24 [VIP 580]

Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6a

The Gospel: John 11:32-44


SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 07 NOVEMBER, 2021

Old Testament: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

Responsive Reading: Psalm 42 [VIP 591]

Epistle: Hebrews 9:24-28

The Gospel: Mark 12: 38-44



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 combined threats of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the hurricane season;


  • 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. Austin Warner (Immanuel), and Sister Violet Carey (Wesley);


  • those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including, Sister Adina Payne (Wesley) Brother Lewis Hendrickson (Wesley) and, 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 Sisters Margery Welsh, Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor; Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];

  • those receiving medical attention overseas: [Sister Caroline Caines];


  • 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.

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