Putney Methodist Church
Gwendolen Avenue, Putney, London, SW15 6SN
In case of illness or if you would like a visit, please contact our minister Rev. Geoffrey Farrar on 020 8788 1219
If you are visiting or worshipping with us for the first time do, please, sign the visitors' book at the door.

Sunday 24th September
10.30am Harvest Festival, in aid of All We Can.
6.30pm   Rev. Geoffrey Farrar- Holy Communion
Donations of produce can be brought to the church at 5pm on the Saturday, and will be given to the Salvation Army. Monetary donations will be given to All We Can. The service will be followed by a simple lunch of soup, bread and cheese, and fruit, and volunteers are needed to bring and to serve these.

A Collect for the Day
Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding. Pour into our hearts such love towards you that we, loving you above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This week in the church family we pray for David Pickering, Andris Piebalgs, Joyce Popoola, Pauline Reding; for preachers from this church leading worship elsewhere- Geoff Waterhouse at Chiswick; Rev. Geoffrey Farrar at Hounslow and for the congregation of Heston Churches and their worship and mission.

Coffee Rota
Sandra & Daisy Salmon will not be in Church for several weeks because of a family bereavement. We keep them in our thoughts & prayers. Unfortuately, Sandra had not drawn up the coffee rota before she was called away. If you want to have tea & coffee after the morning service, please sign up to help provide it on the list beside the kitchen door.

Church Notices

The Christian Meditation Group meets every Tuesday evening, 7:30-8:30pm
Please see poster on notice board or speak to Geoff Waterhouse for details.

PMC Singers
The PMC Singers will resume their fortnightly rehearsals on Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm and after that, on September 28, October 12, November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, for a concert on Saturday 9th December at 4.00p. All singers are very welcome.

Sunday 1st October
10.30am    Rev. Geoffrey Farrar - Holy Communion
6.30pm     at St. Margaret's, Putney Park Lane.
There will be NO evening worship at Putney Methodist Church. The morning service will be followed by a Bring and Share lunch, to welcome Geoffrey Farrar as our new Minister. Please sign up on the list at the back of the church, to indicate what you will be bringing.

Thames Path Challenge
A big thank-you to all those who sponsored Geoff and his daughter Ruth on the Thames Path Challenge. They managed to complete 78Km (48.5 miles), and walked from 7am Saturday to 1am Sunday. The sum they have raised to date is around £1300; which will be of considerable assistance to those supported by the Umoyo Orphan Project.

We congratulate Andris Piebalgs on being awarded his Ph.D, and we wish him success in his post-doctoral studies.

Saturday 30thSeptember - Cafe Arts Hounslow
7pm for 8pm Dave Bilborough in Concert at Hounslow Methodist Church, Bell Road, TW3 3PB. Tickets £8. Details are on the notice board.

Patricia Lines
Patricia and her partner Peter are living at his house in Abinger Hammer, following his devastating stroke. They feel very isolated, and would welcome emails from friends- gedackt@hotmail.co.uk. Peter is making good progress, and they plan to move to the Isle of Wight, with Patricia popping back to London regularly. The latest email is on the notice board.

October 7- 8th
Wandsworth Artists' Open House.
Allison Waterhouse and Nigel Murray will again be exhibiting at the church.

Name labels
We are updating the name labels and list of contact details for regular members of the congregation. If you cannot find your name label, or if you are not sure whether we have your contact details, please contact Jenny Drewe (drewejennifer@gmail.com; 020 8785 6911).

Saturday 4thNovember- Theatre visit
Jane Fawcett is planning a visit to the Rose Theatre, Kingston, to see "For Love or Money" by Blake Morrison. 2.30pm; concession tickets for the stalls: £20. "A love triangle; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed."

Volunteers are always needed!
There are many jobs which need to be done before, during, and after the services; and when we have plenty of volunteers, we can spread the load. If you would like to know more, and perhaps join the volunteers, there are yellow forms on the stewards' table.

Reading in Church
If you would like to do a reading on Sunday mornings, please sign up (for specific services) on the list beside the kitchen door.

The playground at the front of the church is for the use of all the families of the church on a Sunday morning; the keys are available from the stewards.
Please use responsibly and supervise your children when using the playground.

Do please use the name labels which Orileke has made for us; they are greatly appreciated by our many visitors. If yours has disappeared, please tell the stewards, and another will be made.

Hearing -Aid users
We now have a T-loop system in place; you should turn your hearing aid to the Loop setting.If you lose sound during the service, please make the problem know to stewards.

Prayer Group at the church on Wednesday mornings,9.30 - 10.00am.

Coffee Morning at the church on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am.

Text Messaging
Click here to fill in form & I will send you a text message to remind you of an event in church.

If after Church you wait a while Someone may greet you with a smile; But if you quietly rise and flee We'll all seem cold and stiff, maybe. The one beside you in the pew Is, perhaps, a stranger too. All here - like you - have tears and cares; All of us need each other's prayers. In fellowship we bid you meet With us, around God's mercy seat.

Lapel Name Badges
The lapel badges are on racks in the foyer; please find your own and attach it to your clothing as you enter and return it as you leave.

Is you flag flying high?
You will notice some flags displayed above the doorway to the worship area. We intend that this ongoing flag project will grow and reflect the diversity of people who worship and visit Putney Methodist Church.
If your flag is not there, please let the welcome steward (at the table) know and you will be able to pick out your flag from our collection to add to the display. The flags serve as a welcome to other countrymen and women and state that someone from their country has worshipped ,or still worships, at Putney Methodist Church.

There is a Prayer Request Book at the back of the Church. Please do write your prayer requests in it and take time to read the requests from others.

A parent-child room is provided at the back of the church (nearest to the kitchen). Toys, colouring pens, paper and books are available. The service is relayed through, so parents with young children can join in worship while supervising their children in a more child-focussed setting.
Safeguarding Statement
Please give notices to Jenny Drewe or email: drewejennifer@gmail.com by Tuesday evening, for inclusion on the following Sunday's notice sheet.

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