LID District Theme: “Trusting God Through Difficult Times: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities”
ARRIVAL OF NEW MINISTER AND OFFICIAL WELCOME SERVICE
The Circuit welcomed the arrival of the new minister, Rev’d Andrine J. Joseph on Sunday, 29 July, 2021. Rev’d Joseph, a native of the Commonwealth of Dominica, is presently in quarantine. The Official Welcome Service will be held on Sunday, 26 September, 2021 at the K.G. Swanston Memorial Church, Dieppe Bay starting at 5:00 pm. We look forward to sharing in ministry with her.
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.
The MCCA Women St. Kitts Circuit will be having its annual "Althea Jacobs Lecture Series" on Thursday 16th September, 2021 at the Ebenezer Methodist Church starting at 4:00 pm. Come, listen to lectures on the topic, "Trusting God through difficult times, while turning obstacles into opportunities"
Please be advised of the postponement of the MCCA Women's Health Walk, which should have been held on Saturday, September 4th 2021. A new date will be shared shortly.
ARRIVAL AND USE OF ENVELOPES
Kindly note that the weekly envelopes for the year 2021-2022 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 School should be returned by the end of October 2021.
RESUMPTION OF MEETINGS
Circuit and congregational groups and organizations are encouraged to resume meetings where possible, being mindful to observe all COVID-19 protocols.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT FACILITY
The Reach for Recovery SKB Inc. announces the opening and operation of a breast cancer support facility dubbed The Pink Zone. Visit the Pink Zone for breast cancer related information, pink memorabilia, designated counseling sessions, screening sessions at designated times or to make a donation. The Pink Zone is located at #8 OOJJs Commercial Complex, next to the Delta Petroleum gas station, and is opened daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sis. Pat Farrell wishes to thank all who contributed to make this facility possible. "It’s more than health, it’s about hope and happiness".
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 AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES
We pray that the peace of Christ will dwell with all who are mourning at this time, including:
Bro Chad and Sis Katia Francis and family (Immanuel) on the death of his mother, Elizabeth Francis.
The Thanksgiving Service of the late Godfrey "Sonnet" Lake will be held on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 2:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving Service of the late Ziron Roberts will be held on Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 at the Wesley Methodist Church starting at 2 pm.
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, 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 BOOKSTORE OPENING HOURS
Harmony Christian Bookstore is also open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, please note that the Bookstore will be closed this week for stocktaking. The Management apologizes for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to your continued patronage. Visit the store for a wide variety of study materials and other Christian literature or call us at 466-1215.
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, 5th September, 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.
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.
DO YOU KNOW…
Who is the new Connexional Vice President for the triennium, 2021-2024?
DATES TO REMEMBER
5 Connexional Lord's Day
13 Preachers’ Fellowship Meeting
16 National Heroes’ Day
16 4:00 pm Althea Jacobs Lecture, Ebenezer
19 38th Anniversary of Independence
19 4:00 pm National Independence State Service, Nevis
19 6.00 pm Connexional Virtual Service
19-26 LIDC ‘7 Day Daniel/Wesley Fast' (note date change)
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 2021
Old Testament: Proverbs 1:20-33
Responsive Reading: Psalm 19 [VIP 577]
Epistle: James 3:1-12
The Gospel: Mark 8:27-38
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 Sisters Maureen Woodley (Immanuel), Donna Queeley (Challengers);
those who are sick, recuperating at home or otherwise being cared for, including Sisters Dorette Butler (Wesley), Elsie Paul (Wesley) Coldotha Hendrickson (Wesley), and Diane Henry (St. Johnston) 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; Adolphus King, 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;
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.