Messy Christmas

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Christmas at Burniston Methodist Church

Dear friends and neighbours,
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and I love it!
I love Christmas, I always have and I guess I always will.
The decorations, the presents; giving and receiving, yes, socks as well, I don’t really mind as long as they are colourful and comical.
Oh yes, the food and the drink, I love my Christmas dinner.
And Jesus! I mustn’t forget Jesus, sadly many people do.
I’m not talking about the baby Jesus; rather I am talking about The Lord Jesus, the greatest gift that this world has ever received.

John, chapter 3 and verse 16 is perhaps the most well-known bible verse ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.’(Jesus).

Jesus is God’s gift to the world and Jesus is the reason for the season.
At Burniston Methodist church we are celebrating Christmas in many ways and invite you to join us at any or all of our celebrations.

If you can’t join us at Christmas, a welcome awaits you anytime.The heart of the Christmas message is ‘God is with us’ and so too, Burniston Methodist Church is here, not just at Christmas but all the year round.

This Christmas make your Christmas extra special by making sure that Jesus is at the heart of your celebrations. You won’t regret it!
A very happy and blessed Christmas
Rev Graham Morgan

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Riding Lights Theatre Company

Monday 21 December 2015 2 pm

Burniston Village hall

Tickets on sale at Burniston post office

Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15

Single ticket £4

Great opportunity for inviting friends and family to hear the Christmas message

Also offers of mince pies and children’s biscuits for the event – please contact Kath or Sally

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Coffee Stop Event

We are organising a special event for the Refugee Appeal through Christian Aid to care for families fleeing from war, persecution and danger. We have all been watching images on our televisions and newspapers and wondering what we can do in response.
Come and join us on Saturday November 7th from 10 – 2pm.
Sample our delicious home made cakes and fair trade hot drinks.
There will also be a sale of good quality ‘pre-loved’ clothing, unwanted gifts and household items, books, toys, jewellery, scarves, hats, bags and high class bric-a-brac. You can also have your car washed and have soup and a roll. Everyone welcome.
Please invite your friends to contribute and come and join us.
Donations of extra cakes, clean suitable clothes for men, women and children (if possible on a hanger), scarves etc, gifts, good quality books, household items, jewellery and bric-a-brac or even financial donations are urgently needed. (Sorry no electrical items) Can you help please! Perhaps it is time to look in your wardrobe and cupboards to see if you have good quality items you no longer need! This sale cannot happen without your support and help. If you are able to volunteer to help on the day please contact one of the coffee stop team.
Please contact Sally or Suzan for more information, queries or to request collection. (use the website contact form)

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Light Party

Sat 31st October 4.30pm
A fab family-friendly event from the Messy Church team!

Disco, games, food, crafts, surprises!
Children please bring a grown-up!
You are welcome to invite friends.

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Car wash and craft stalls

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Church Sunday School and Family Picnic and Games

This will be held after the services on Sunday September 27th in the field at Stow Brow Cottage, Ravenscar which is down over the Golf Course from the Raven Hall Hotel. The track is about a mile from the Hotel gates and is very rough and narrow. (Further information and directions from Sally or Chris Garforth). It is about 20-30 minutes walk from the hotel for those who prefer to walk down.

We are hoping to play rounders, tug of war and generally have fun and fellowship together. Friends from St Mary’s Church will be invited to join us.

Please bring a picnic lunch or finger buffet type food to share. Squash and cups of tea will be provided.

We are hoping for an Indian Summer and a fine day but we have a big tent for brave souls if not.

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Harvest Festival

On Sunday October 4th we will have our celebration of all the riches of creation which God has given us, when Bruce Clark will be our preacher.
As usual there will be an opportunity to share God’s generosity by giving gifts of nonperishable food and provisions to the Rainbow Centre. When Trish Kinsella from the Rainbow centre came to talk to us in worship recently, she was able to tell us how much these gifts are needed and appreciated and how they are used so please support this initiative if you can. Food Gifts may be brought to either of the services for donation to the work of the centre.

As Burniston is part of a farming and gardening community, we would also like to have a small traditional display of local Harvest produce in church on Sunday 4th. If you have any artefacts, fresh fruit, vegetables or flowers that you have grown that you wish to contribute to the display please bring them to church on Saturday 3rd October between 10am and midday. You can always take them home again after the services if you want to or we will find good use for them if not.

Everyone is welcome at the CHURCH FAMILY HARVEST MEAL following the 11.00am service (details to follow from Mary M).

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