Minister's letter.

October 2020

Dear friends,
Christmas is going to be different this year.
A few months ago I was with my grandson Joshua, playing with his toys. He
has lots of toys. He has shelves full of toys. Many were gifts last
Christmas. I’m sure you will be aware that childrens toys when new can be
expensive. But its not the expensive toys he seems to play with. It’s the
ones that have been pre-loved, given to him or bought from charity shops or
church sales. The amount of money spent seems to bear no relation to the
pleasure Joshua gets out of a toy.
While I have no idea what measures will be in place at the end of December,
I expect things to be different from previous years. There is a chance that
we won’t be visiting family and friends to exchange gifts. So, what shall we
do? Well, looking at the approach of my 20-month-old grandson the amount of
money spent on someone doesn’t seem to affect the pleasure the recipient
enjoys.
So, this year, why not do things differently? Instead of spending money on
expensive gifts, spend more time with those we can and perhaps telephone and
have a conversation with those we can’t.
Merry Christmas to all,
Luke

A couple of reminders first of all about the dial in service on a Sunday at 10.30am:
- Dial 020 3478 5289 on your telephone,
- When it asks for the access code, enter 145 404 825#
- When it asks for your ID, press #
If anyone does have internet access and isn’t receiving the daily podcast Vivienne and I are doing do get in touch
with me and I’ll make sure you are added to the list.
If you have What’s App on your smart phone, we have a what’s app for both the congregation and the wider family.
Again, do get in touch with me and I’ll add you to either or both groups.

This month marks Bible Month, this year we are looking at Ruth. I think everyone who requested a booklet has now received one.

The details are as follows:
Monday 8th June 7.30pm Session 1 led by Revd. Luke Smith
Tuesday 16th June 7.30pm Session 2 led by Revd. Neil Stubbens
Monday 22nd June 7.30pm Session 3 led by Revd. Luke Smith
Tuesday 30th June 7.30pm Session 4 led by Revd. Neil Stubbens

Linacre Methodist Mission and Neighbourhood Centre are supported by the above organisations Reg Charity No. 1134158
To access each session if you have a computer please go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3564964073?pwd=alBlaWZ0dHp6ZEhFeS9QOVRDem1YZz09
Meeting ID: 356 496 4073
Password: 566669

If you don’t have a computer you can access the session by dialling 0203 481 5240 on any telephone, when you are
asked for Meeting ID it is: 356 496 4073 and password is: 566669.
Only those people who are known to us will be let in, be prepared for Neil or I to ask who you are.

Neil or I will open the meeting at 7pm to iron out any teething problems there may be with the technology.

God Bless you,

Luke

 


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