July 31st

July 31st

Welcome to our Church. If you are a newcomer to OMC, please make yourself known to a Steward for more information or contact Rev John Ritson on 01959 928752. If you would like to pray with someone, a couple of friends will be available at the side of the church after the service.
Do join us for coffee after the service in the halls.

SEVENOAKS COUNSELLING is looking for people to join their admin volunteer team. The role involves helping to answer the phone and emails together with providing general admin support to our team of therapists. Complex IT skills aren’t needed. In the words of one of the admin team, “if you can use a smartphone, you can do the job”. If you have a few hours a week to offer or can help out occasionally and would like to be part of our friendly, welcoming team, please contact Sue Surgenor, Head of Counselling, for more information. 01732 450118 – suesurgenor@sevenoakscounselling.org.uk

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP This month the plan is to go out every two weeks for tea, leaving the church at 2 pm; and gather at 2.30 pm on the intervening weeks in the hall cafe area for those who want to meet others every Wednesday. So the August programme is:

  • 3rd  at 2.30 pm informal tea in the hall cafe area
  • 10th at 2.00 pm outing to Lullingstone Visitors Centre
  • 17th at 2.30 pm informal tea in the hall cafe area
  • 24th at 2.00 pm outing to Eton Mess
  • 31st (Time to be decided) outing to Great Comp

BIBLE STUDY We continue in 1 Peter ch 4 this Wednesday, then take a break until September.

PRAYER MEETINGS This month we will meet in the church each Thursday at 8pm

ALPHA Our first fully face-to-face Alpha for over two year starts on Monday 12th September. Please invite your friends and family, or come and join us yourself. More details on the OMC website.  Offers of help with catering to Helen Harris please.

PRAYER BACK-UP The group you might like to add to your prayers this week are the Sevenoaks Loaves and Fishes food bank which supports families who are in financial difficulties and have been referred by Social Services and other statutory bodies. Pray that the recipients will feel helped, encouraged and cared for and that food donations will meet the current need.

HOLIDAY CLUB –  Monday 22 – Thursday 25 August, 9.45-12.30 each morning. Remember to check the sign-up sheets for the holiday club (found in the foyer).  Online booking is now open and flyers are available for you to give out, and personally invite a child/grandchild/great grandchild of a friend/neighbour.  It’s on a first come first served basis so make sure you are booked in to avoid disappointment.

SERENDIP We meet every Thursday at 9:30 am. If you haven’t come across us before, we are an exercise class for the over-fifties, men and women, led by Cass Osborne from the Fitness Workshop who tailors her programme to suit the class. The cost is £3 with tea and coffee available afterwards. We are a friendly group, definitely not a competitive one, each person exercising within their capability – or limitations!  We are open to people from the surrounding area; out of a recent class of 23 people, 6 were from OMC others from our village or neighbouring ones. If you would like to join us, you would be very welcome.

BIBLE NOTES We are encouraged to adopt a habit of daily Bible reading.  Most of us need aids to help us.  There are a wide variety available from the Scripture Union, the Bible Reading Fellowship and others – booklets covering three or four months.  Rosemary Cracknell obtains copies for many of us, and would be happy to show you what is available.  Contact her at romycracknell@aol.com.

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS Within the church family a number of fellowship groups meet, at various times and places. There is bound to be one which could suit you. For more information contact office@otfordmethodistchurch.org.uk

THE WEEK AHEAD AT OMC
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM BIBLE STUDY – 1 PETER CHAPTER 4
2:30 PM WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP – INFORMAL TEA IN THE HALL
THURSDAY 9:30 AM SERENDIP – EXERCISE FOR THE OVER FIFTIES
8:00 PM PRAYER MEETING IN CHURCH
FRIDAY 10:00 AM COFFEE IN THE HALLS
CHURCH OPEN FOR PRAYER
SUNDAY 10:30 AM MORNING SERVICE – PREACHER: REV JOHN RITSON
6:30 PM HEALING SERVICE LED BY REV JOHN CURNOW

If you have any notices for next week’s Notices please send them to office@otfordmethodistchurch.org.uk  by 12:00 pm on Wednesday at the latest.