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 keep an eye on them from the sidelines if you would like to.

Alpha Course

I had hoped to start the Alpha Course in August - but its almost August already - so I'd like it to begin on Thursday 3 September.  Every evening will begin with a light supper; then a presentation on topics like: Who is Jesus?  Why and how should I read the Bible?  Does God heal today?  After the presentation there is an opportunity to discuss the presentation in small groups.

About half way through the Alpha Course we will go on a one day spiritual retreat; a chance to focus on the Holy Spirit and the work of God in your life.

Even if you have done the Alpha Course before it will be worth joining us for this one.  We need people who will facilitate discussions; people who will help with catering; and people who will pray for all of us participating in the course.

Please sign up to get involved!  You won't regret investing this time into your spiritual growth and your community.

God bless,
See you on Sunday.
Gus