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 8789 9722
If you are visiting or worshipping with us for the first time do, please, sign the visitors' book at the door.

Sunday 19th November
10.30am    Rev. Geoffrey Farrar
6.30pm      Rev. Geoffrey Farrar
We shall welcome the families of Leo Christopher Milan Vashisht and of Maya Aniela Walker, for their baptisms. Leo's mother will be remembered as Dawn Register, who was for a while the Treasurer for this church.

This week in the church family we pray for David, Lisa & Cameron Armstrong, Martin Ash, Edward, Sonia, Matthew & Michael Baiden, Rosemary Ball -for preachers from this church leading worship elsewhere Rev. Allison Waterhouse at Barnes Mr Geoff Waterhouse at Whitton and for the congregation of Brentford Methodist Church and their worship and mission.

Coffee Rota
There is no official coffee rota at the moment. If you want to have tea and coffee after the morning service, please sign up to help to 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 4.00pm. All singers are very welcome.

Sunday 26th November
10.30am    Rev.Barbara McIntivey
6.30pm      Rev. Claudia Lupi - Holy Communion

Saturday 9th December
4.00pm Come and join the Big Carol Singalong; all your favourite carols, with the PMC Singers, Putney Light Operatic Society, and Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band. Seasonal refreshments and music. Admission free, donations to the Glass Door Homeless Charity. All welcome, including children, so bring your family and friends and get the festive season off to a flying start.

Meditation in Wandsworth Prison
The Church Times recently published an article about Geoff Waterhouse and his work teaching meditation at Wandsworth Prison. Copies are on the notice board and available on the stewards' table.

Patricia Lines
Patricia's partner Peter made some progress during his fortnight at the Royal Bucks Hospital and plans to return there for 8-12 weeks for further intensive physio. Patricia will be able to move back to London for this period. They feel very isolated, and would welcome emails from friends-gedackt@hotmail.co.uk.

Some of you will remember Christine and Brian Nixon, who worshipped here for many years. We are very sorry to say that Brian has recently had to move into full-time residential care and is now living in Priory Court, Old School Lane, Ewell Village KT17 1TJ. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Medtner Festival
We have been asked to mention the 2nd International Medtner Festival, for the life and works of the Russian composer Nicolai Medtner (1880-1951), well-known in the 1930s and 1940s.
Details can be found on www.medtnerfest.co.uk

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).

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
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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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