Christian Aid 2018
Because of the change in
legislation (Data Protection Act which becomes LAW in May 2018)
meaning that charities are no longer allowed to collect from
houses displaying a no cold calling sticker or in no cold
calling zones, the Epsom Methodist Church Christian Aid team
have agreed that this is no longer a viable proposition, so
thank you all very much for your past help but, sadly, we will
not be asking you this year or the future to do house to house
collecting. Envelopes will still be available if you have
friends that you know who like to donate now and we will have
envelopes and collecting tins in the Welcome Area of churches
and in Root Café at Epsom Methodist Church.
We will still be
involved in the public street collection in Epsom Town Centre on
Saturday 19th May 2018 and I am sure that Gillian Mead will be
looking for volunteers for that.
Our special event at
Epsom Methodist Church will be on the evening of Saturday May 12th,
2018, when there will be a meal and Laura Mead from Christian
Aid will be the speaker. This will not raise the money that we
used to get from the house to house collections but we hope
people will give generously.
Please come along and
support this event and promote it amongst your friends. More
details will be available nearer the time.
Many thanks for all your
hard work over the many years,
Cake Stall Initiative
After over three years (November 2014) we will be holding our
last Cake Stall in the Town on 17 March 2018. The vision was
birthed by two of our members, Mr & Mrs Palmer. It has been well
received by the council and the community and we praise God for
helping us bless our community through this ministry. The
Chinese congregation of the Methodist Church have also had their
own version of the cake stall periodically over the years, which
has also been well received.
It was always the intention of the Palmers that the ministry
will be embraced by the Churches Together in Epsom. Last year,
we started exploring how we might continue the ministry with as
many churches as are interested. Reverend Mark Wakelin lead a
discussion in his home to this end, where Kings, Baptist and
Methodist Churches were represented. We hope to continue to
explore this possibility this year, and see the ministry
continued as a multi-church or Churches Together initiative.
It would be good to continue the conversation, so please let me
know if your church will be interested in joining the three
churches that have already shown their interest.
You may be aware that Pret a Manager have just opened
next to Metro Bank in town. We talked to their management
because we did not want any conflict of interest. They have
given their blessings for us to continue with the Cake Stall
every third Saturday of the month. Praise God.
The dates for the last two Cake Stall by The King’s Church is 17
February & 17 March 2018. Our prayers is that we can then
continue the ministry with other churches from May.
God bless you all. Peace be with you
Minister/Full-time Elder, The King’s Church, Epsom,