Showing posts from July, 2015

Pastoral Note - 29 July 2015

Hi Table View Methodist Family, Alpha Course, Weekly from 3 September at 7pm Everyone is invited to join us for the Alpha Course starting 3 September.  The hardest thing about meeting people in crisis - as I often do - through death, disease, divorce, unemployment, disaster etc... is that they don't have the foundations in place to deal with what they are going through. Alpha helps you to lay the foundations of your faith - figuring out for yourself what it means to you to answer questions like:  Who is Jesus?  Why did Jesus die?  How can we have faith?  Why and how do I pray? How does God guide us?  How can I resist evil? If you are interested in joining us for the Alpha Course please sign up this Sunday. Alpha will run on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm; supper will be served at 7 (for a reasonable donation), followed by a presentation on one of the topics and then some time in small groups to discuss the presentation. Baby sitting will be arr

Pastoral Note 23 August 2015

Hi Table View Methodists, Hope you haven't forgotten me! Thank you for your patience while I was on furlough; I missed you guys but had a great time with my family and feel rested and ready for new challenges. Thank you to the stewards and to our youth pastor Iain for taking care of things while I was away.  I bumped into a few members in the shops and they all told me what a great job you guys were doing.  Well done - and thank you! This Sunday I'll worship with you and preach at 8, 930am; Mr Bikwani will lead the 11am service. There will be refreshments between the services this Sunday as it is the last Sunday of the month; next Sunday (the first Sunday of August) will be communion. Junior Youth (Grade 1-4) Our first Junior youth group meeting will take place tomorrow night from 6-7pm.  As I write this Iain is meeting with Tara-Anne and Gareth to plan the evening. Parents are welcome to drop their kids off and pick them up promptly at 7pm; but you are also welcome to stay and