'GCM 2015' Tagged Posts

'GCM 2015' Tagged Posts

JMA Annual Report

Currently there are twenty five JMA Collectors. The children’s ages range from three years to thirteen years. They collect gifts of money monthly from their Sponsors. The Sponsors include their family members, friends and members from the church family. In October 2014, 20 happy JMA Collectors attended the special award service and they were presented with their badges and certificates by Rev Barbara McIntivey. Five new collectors have joined the group following the service. During the last Church year, the…

Stewards Annual Report

Presently there are 10 Church Stewards and 4 Holy Communion Stewards. Church Stewards share the responsibility in cooperation with our Minister; caring and supporting each other, and together we for and serve the Church Community. Church Stewards can be seen therefore as extra eyes and ears to the Minister. We share with our Minister confidentially and compassionately any concerns in regards to the Church Community and ministry. We meet with our Minister 3 to 4 times a year, or can…

Campaigning Group Report

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) At last year’s General Church Meeting, Andrew reported on Bell Road’s ‘Year of Campaigning’ – including work on the campaign for justice for Bangladeshi garment workers, the ‘Flesh and Blood’ campaign (encouraging church members to see blood and organ donation as part of their Christian giving)…

The Shelter Project Annual Report

This was the second year of us coordinating the project here at Hounslow Methodist Bell Road. Again Margaret and I were the co-coordinators from Bell Rd. Steve with the help of Susan were the co- coordinators form St Mary’s. We had a full house straight away and most Thursday nights there were between 10-15 men staying over. We also for the first time people joining us just for a meal. On some Thursdays it felt like we were feeding the…

Technical Annual Report

Over this year we have started forming a Technical Team, it is still early days but in addition to myself both Charles and Kadeem have volunteered and are beginning to man the PA system and Projection during services. Like most roles in the church we are always looking for more people to get involved, ideally you need to be technically minded or willing to learn. It is also a perfect job for anyone who does not already have a regular…

Cafe Arts Annual Report

Café Arts is now nearing the end of its 8th year, and is still going strong. This season has seen the variety and quality that is now expected from the project. We kicked off the years programme with a favourite and regular at Café Arts, Rob Halligan, followed by Gershon Ward and friends providing us with an evening of Christmas themed gospel. In February we had a new artist, Sandra Godley, who provided us with an uplifting and encouraging evening…

Coffee Stop Annual Report

Each week we are continuing to offer bacon rolls, cakes (often homemade) and a range of hot drinks. The Traidcraft and Christian Bookstall are also open each week. The mornings are run by a team of volunteers and we are really pleased to see new faces on the team this year. With 30 or so different people involved over the past year nobody has to be there more than once a month and many just help out once a quarter…

Coffee Stop Annual Report

Each week we are continuing to offer bacon rolls, cakes (often homemade) and a range of hot drinks. The Traidcraft and Christian Bookstall are also open each week. The mornings are run by a team of volunteers and we are really pleased to see new faces on the team this year. With 30 or so different people involved over the past year nobody has to be there more than once a month and many just help out once a quarter…

Bookstall Annual Report

We are pleased to be able to continue to offer a regular range of Christian books, CDs, cards and gifts and are pleased by the interest shown in the stall. It is open each Sunday, on Saturday mornings and at Café Arts. All the books etc are supplied by Canaan Christian Bookshop in Staines on a ‘sale or return’ basis and they give us 10% commission on all sales. This is given to our fund for The Shelter Project Hounslow.…

Traidcraft Annual Report

A big ‘Thankyou’ to all who buy regularly from the Traidcraft Stall. The importance of considering how we can use our influence as consumers and being aware of ethical issues surrounding trade remains as important as it ever was. Considering adding more Fairtrade goods to our shopping lists is one way we can do this. Everything on the Traidcraft stall is Fairtrade, meaning that it has been produced and bought directly from producers at better, fairer prices that reflect the…

Junior Church Annual Report

I will start off with saying how blessed we are with our junior church. We have over 45 children and young people on our registers, God is Good! This last year has been exciting as usual. We had our annual fireworks night which had a good turnout of children, young people and their families. During the Christmas and Advent period we did our usual children and young people’s service where the children and young people made gift boxes and gave…

Worship Annual Report

The worship life of the church continues to be the high spot of our church life. Our attendance figures have shown continual growth in Sunday morning attendance over a four year period with an average of 62 in 2011 growing up to an average of 89 in last October’s figures. This is a good news story and we thank God for the growth. During the year we have looked at ways to encourage continuity and this has included our themes…

Ministers Annual Report

Dear Friends, As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us. 2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary,…