MONITOR 2020 HURRICANE SEASON & COVID-19
Please continue to monitor information supplied by the Government Met Office and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as we continue to be vigilant regarding the hurricane season and the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
The St. Kitts Circuit joins with the rest of the Connexion in offering congratulations to Bishop, the Reverend Everald L. Galbraith who was “officially inducted as a member of the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) in a virtual ceremony held on Monday, 19 October, 2020 in Jamaica.
Bishop Galbraith was honoured for his contribution to Religion and Community Development.”
The MCCA Women invites you to a Moonlight Walk and Fellowship on Saturday, October 31, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Walk begins at Rams Supermarket, Bird Rock and ends at The Cenotaph, Fortlands.
Come on out Men, Women and Youth!! Come on out METHODISTS and let us fellowship through a healthy walk!!
Please note COVID 19 Protocols will be observed – MASK is a MUST.
NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT STEWARD INVITED
Nominations are again invited for the position of Circuit Steward. Nominations must be in writing bearing two signatures of confirmed members in good standing and submitted to the Superintendent Minister by Friday, October 30, 2020. Please note that persons nominated must give their consent before their names are recorded and submitted. No nominations shall be allowed from the floor.
LEEWARD ISLANDS DISTRICT TREASURER POSITION ADVERTISED
Applications for the position of the Leeward Islands District Treasurer are invited from suitably qualified members. The District Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of the Leeward Islands District and is an ex-officio member of the District Standing Committees. The deadline for submissions is Monday, 16 November, 2020. For further details, please contact the Superintendent Minister, Rev. Mark Christmas at 465-2346 or 662-6556. The full advertisement can be seen on the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
THE WESLEY DIACONAL COMMUNITY NEW EXECUTIVE
The Wesley Diaconal Community in its recently concluded Convocation elected the following persons to serve for the next triennium, 2020-2023
Director: Rev’d Janice Soyer-Delaney
Secretary: Rev’d Helen Mallalieu-Maurose
Asst. Secretary: Rev. Dr. Karen Durant-McSweeney
Treasurer: Rev. Celina Walton-Charles
Co-Director for the Leeward Islands/Haiti Sub-Region: Rev Stacia Williams-Christmas
We congratulate the new Executive and Co-Directors and offer them our prayerful support.
CIRCUIT ORGAN RECITAL
Please note that the Circuit Organ Recital which was scheduled for 11 October, 2020 has been re-scheduled to 22 November, 2020 at the Wesley Methodist Church beginning at 6:00 pm. More details will follow.
CONDOLENCES AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
Condolences are extended to the family of the late Bro. Edwin Glasford of Wesley, including his wife, Joycelyn, and his brother, Carl. The Thanksgiving Service for the life of Bro. Edwin will be held on Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street at 2:30 pm.
Condolences are also extended to the family of the late Sis. Daisy Williams of Wesley, including her sons, Lennox, Leroy, Ricardo, and Andy. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a subsequent announcement.
Condolences are also extended to the family of the late Bro. Lionel Berridge of Wesley, including his wife, Venetta, and children Nigel, Lionelito and Lionette. The Thanksgiving Service for Bro. Lionel will be held on Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 at the Wesley Methodist Church, Seaton Street starting at 2:30 pm. Viewing and tributes will begin at 2:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving Service for the late Rev. Dr. Wycherley V. Gumbs will be held on Thursday, 29 October, 29, 2020 at 2 pm. The Government of Anguilla has decided to honour him with an Official Burial. Further details concerning the media platforms will be circulated as the information becomes available.
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time.
The Circuit Office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Tithes and offerings may also be received at the office during these hours. Contributions may also be made on-line, via the redesigned Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
ARRIVAL AND USE OF ENVELOPES
Kindly note that the weekly envelopes for the year 2020-2021 are now available. Monthly envelopes are also available at the Circuit Office. Please check with your congregational stewards or class leader. Members are encouraged to utilize the special envelopes earmarked for the different celebrations or causes. Note that the envelope for the EMHMJ School should be returned by the end of October 2020.
ST PAUL’S METHODIST CHURCH AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE
The St. Paul’s Methodist Congregation embarked on an agricultural initiative last month planting a few crops. Now available is its first yield of approximately 400 pounds of butternut squash at a cost of $3 per pound for anything less than 10 lbs and $2 per pound for anything 10 lbs or more. Interested persons are asked to contact Sis. Lorozine Williams at 663-9392.
HARMONY BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the store for a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature.
LISTEN TO MRN:
Due to the passing of Bro. Al Elmes, General Manager, kindly note that for the next 3-4 weeks 'MRN' will be broadcasting on Sundays only from Wesley, 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Log on to the Methodist Radio Network - St. Kitts Circuit, available via the Circuit website, www.skmethodist.org.
The 'MRN' committee do apologize for the interruption in this service and looks forward to a return of our normal daily programming in the near future.
DATES TO REMEMBER
OCTOBER 2020 – Ministries Month
01 All Saints Day
01 Harvest - Cayon, Tabernacle, Phipps Memorial, St. Johnston, K. G. Swanston
08 Caribbean Conference of Churches/Remembrance Lord’s Day
08 Harvest - Hope, Wesley, Immanuel, Ebenezer, Challengers, St. Paul’s
08-15 MCCA Youth & Young Adults Week
15 MCCA Youth & Young Adult Lord’s Day
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2020
1st Reading: Joshua 3: 7-17
Psalm: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 [VIP 629]
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13
The Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12
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 Sis. Hyacinth Cabey of Hope Chapel, Sis. Elsie Paul and Sis. Mavis Bussue of Wesley and Sis. Valarie Douglas of Immanuel;
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sisters Majorie Wharton, Rosalind Arrindell and Sheraine Williams; [Also recuperating at home are Rev’d. Vincia Celestine [Superintendent Minister of the St. Eustatius Circuit], 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 Sister Cynthia Webbe, Mary Caines, Elvira Rawlins, Mildred Bailey-Henville, Sheila Crosse, Alix Pencheon, Esther Jeffers, Oretha Isaac, Stephanie Lawrence and Lorraine Ottley; Brothers Calvin Taylor, Edmond Warner, Hugo Mullix and Alexis Knight];
those receiving medical attention overseas: (including Rev. Selwyn Vanterpool, and Sisters Sheila Richardson and Caroline Caines);
persons who are mourning, including the families of the late Rev. Dr. Wycherley V. Gumbs, the late Brothers Addison Marryshaw and Edwin Glasford, and the late Sis. Daisy Williams;
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.