On Sunday 15th July our minister. Patrick. ran the British 10k on a very sunny day in London, raising over £1000 for All We Can. Congratulations to Patrick for a great run and effort!
If you would still like to sponsor Patrick, you can do so here.
We had a lovely time on Saturday discussing about how wonderful and amazing we are as human beings, and how God knows how each of us were made. So of the activities we did are below – a favourite was the balloon lung!
We then spent some time in worship discussing how we are wonderfully made, and singing how we need to shine out!
Come and join us for our next Messy Church @ HMC, on Saturday 11th August at 11 am, where we will be having a picnic on the common. We’d love to see you there!
This Sunday 1st July we’ll be giving thanks for the young people in church. Come and join us at 10 am to celebrate!
We had a great time together at Messy Church in June, where we talked about the Money Puzzle. Some of the activities we did are shown below!
In our worship we learnt about the story of the rich young man, and how you must give everything you have to God because “it’s easier to gallop a camel through a needle’s eye than for the rich to enter God’s kingdom.” (Matthew 19:24, The Message). To remember this, we sang about the measure of the treasure.
Come and join us again for Messy Church @ HMC on Saturday 14th July between 11 am and 1 pm!
We were visited by two members of the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm educational outreach team who brought along a few animals for us to see and touch. This included a giant snail, a wriggly snake and a soft, furry guinea pig.
Horfield Methodist Playgroup
A general meeting of Horfield Methodist Playgroup will be held on Friday 13 April at 7.45pm here at Horfield Methodist Church: the principal item of business will be to agree the formal closure of the charity. Please contact Eurfron Parry (Secretary) or Rev Patrick Stonehewer (Chair) if you would like to add any items to the agenda, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are really excited to announce that the one and only Duggie Dug Dug (Doug Horley) is going to be coming to Horfield Methodist Church on Sunday 28th January at 11 am to host a Praise Party!
It will be to help celebrate 119 years of worshipping God in our building. (We can’t believe we’re that old either…) There will be singing, dancing, jokes, and roof raising praise, and we really can’t wait.
After the service, we will have a traditional Messy Church lunch, where we will get the chance to share fellowship with each other and Doug and his team who will be joining us for food!
(There is no booking or buy ticket required.)
This week Playgroup spent a morning at St Werburghs City Farm. The children had a lovely time exploring the Farm and meeting all the animals.
Our visit began with the chickens, everyone was offered the chance to stroke a hen and learnt the difference between chickens that are kept for eggs and those kept for meat. Next we were all shown the best way to feed a goat and then took it in turns to give the goats their food. We went on to meet some pigs and discovered we had been very lucky with the timing of our visit – during the night Penny the pig had given birth. We very quietly looked through a window into her sty to see 6 tiny new born piglets. After the pigs we visited the ducks and then it was time to see if the hens had left any to be collected eggs. We found 5 eggs and got to feel how warm they are when they have just been laid. The last animals we visited were the sheep, we gave them some food and learnt about where wool comes from. Then there was just time for a well earned snack before heading home.