Dear Friends,

A few years ago, when I was working for the Church in another town, a local preacher and his family had the unfortunate experience of being made homeless just before Christmas. Through no fault of their own they had to find alternative accommodation very quickly.

With all their belongings in storage, this young family of four had to rely completely on the mercy and practical support of other people through the days of Christmas and into the New Year.

Later, when life was calmer again, they reflected on all the gifts they had received during that time, the gifts that were obvious and those that might be termed hidden gifts.

The value of belonging to a wider Church community became clear to them in a deep and meaningful way.

They had found shelter and nourishment, friendship and hope amongst people who were living out the words of the carols and demonstrating the authentic love that lies at the heart of the Christmas story.

The experience helped this church member to realise afresh how the activities and worship and spiritual generosity of Advent and Christmas can speak to many different people in profound and life-transforming ways.

Our plan for December, January and February presents many occasions for us to experience not only for ourselves, but also to show and tell others, the grace found in the tender love of God who comes to us in human form.

Let us express our thanks to all who share their own gifts, enabling these events and times of worship to happen. Let us pray for them in their careful preparations.

Can you think of someone you may like to invite to one of the services or special events taking place throughout the Circuit over the next few weeks?

Lots of gifts will bring a great deal of pleasure to many this Christmas.

These will include presents to family and friends (from whom a gift might be expected in return) and those presents which are given freely to friends or to charities to pass on to or to use in their work with other people (where there will be no material ‘pay-back’).

We remember Jesus is a gift for everyone. He is a gift to be shared and enjoyed. He comes to be with us as a companion and friend. He comes as love packaged up in a person.

He comes as a Saviour to mend humanity’s fractured relationship with God. He speaks to us at the heart of the Covenant Prayer which we shall have an opportunity to say again at the beginning of 2019. What Good News to share with a waiting world.

Rev Debbie

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the LORD richly Bless you as we journey together as a Circuit.

THE METHODIST CHURCH
SOUTH HOLDERNESS METHODIST CIRCUIT
Registered Charity
CIRCUIT PLAN
December — February 2019
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Contact Details & Diary

For contact details of Ministers and Preachers, please collect a Circuit plan from one of our Churches. Also, our dates/times for all Sunday Services’ is too large to display on this page so we will only display the Sutton Methodist diary.

Dates For Sutton Methodist Church

Date Time Location Service
2 December 10:45am Sutton Lucas (Gift Service)
6:30pm Hedon Circuit Service Advent Holy Communion
9 December 10:45am Sutton Kemp
6:30pm Holderness Rd Lucas
16 December 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
6:30pm Sutton Lucas C
23 December 10:45am Sutton Crawford
6:30pm Closed Merry Christmas!
30 December 10:45am Bransholme Gray (United Service)
6:30pm Bilton Grange Penn-Timity
6 January 2019 10:45am Sutton Lucas (Covenant)
6:30pm Hedon Gray
13 January 2019 10:45am Sutton Winfield
6:30pm Holderness Rd Circuit Service (Healing & Wholeness)
20 January 2019 10:45am Sutton M Grant
6:30pm Sutton Lucas
27 January 2019 10:45am Sutton Penn-Timity
6:30pm Bilton Grange Penn-Timity
3 February 2019 10:45am Sutton Lucas (JMA)
6:30pm Hedon Lucas
10 February 2019 10:45am Sutton Circuit Anniversary
6:30pm Withernsea Circuit Service and Holy Communion
17 February 2019 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
6:30pm Holderness Rd Ogle
24 February 2019 10:45am Sutton Lucas (Holy Communion)
6:30pm Bilton Grange Penn-Timity

Regular Events

Bilton Grange

  • Fresh Expression Contact Rev L Penn-Timity

Bransholme

  • Tuesdays 9.30am Table Top Sale
  • 1.45- 2.45 Women’s Fellowship (2nd & 4th Tues)
  • Wednesday Baby Play 1—2.30pm
  • Monthly Messy Church
  • Thursday Parent & Toddlers 9.30—11.30

Elsternwick AKA Elstronwick

  • Weekly Village Friendship Group 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Monthly Coffee Morning 2nd Saturday 10 – 12noon

Hedon

  • Coffee Morning: 1st Saturday monthly 10:00 – 11:30
  • “60 Mins” bible study 2:00 pm Wednesdays

Holderness Road

  • Cake stall & book sale – 1st Friday of the month – 9.30am
  • Coffee morning Hall Wednesdays 10.00 – 12noon
  • Café 11am – 1pm, Every Tuesday & Thursday

Keyingham

  • Food for thought 3rd Tuesday in the month 1pm for soup lunch 2pm for meeting.
  • Film Club 2nd Tuesday monthly 9.30am

Kingston Wesley

  • Coffee Morning Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.00am
  • Luncheon Club Thursdays 11.30 — 13.30pm

Patrington

  • Upper Room Fellowship 2pm (not 6.30pm) Mondays fortnightly.
  • Monthly Bible Study—check for dates and venue

Portobello

  • Leisure Day Monday Sept to Mar 10.15 to 3.30pm
  • Coffee morning Thursday 9.30 to 11.30am
  • Quiz night first Thursday each month 7.30pm

Preston

  • Woman’s Fellowship 2pm Wednesdays Fortnightly
  • Friendship Group 7.30pm 3rd Tuesday Monthly

Sutton

  • Monday 2pm Prayer Group
  • Wives & friends 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7.45pm
  • Women’s Fellowship 2pm Thursdays
  • Thursdays 1st Messy Ch 3rd Craft Club 4pm

Thorngumbald

  • Friendship Circle Last Monday of the Month 7.30pm see Church for details

Withernsea

  • Yell & Natter Parent & Toddlers 1pm Fridays
  • Worship Group 7pm Tuesdays
  • Friendship Group 2nd Monday in month 7.30pm
  • Flavours Café Tuesday each week 11am to 2pm
  • Bible Study 1st Wednesday in the month 7pm

Circuit Service Notices

You are ALL Welcome to these services. Come and Celebrate together as a Circuit

Hospital Visiting

Our Circuit representatives will contact the Churches on a Monday morning and an email will then be sent to the Circuit’s ministers and the Hospital Chaplains.

Ministers Day OFF

Minister Day
Rev D Lucas Saturday
Rev Tom Parker
Study Day
Friday
Wednesday
Rev L Penn—Timity Friday
Deacon D Creed Wednesday

Should an emergency arise on your Minister’s day off, please contact another member of staff who will be pleased to help you.

Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.
— John Wesley

Circuit Website www.shmc12.org.uk


Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century. Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community. Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.