KMC Newsletter — Friday 17th July

Services on Sunday 19 July 2020:
KIDZONE service available from 9.45 am, followed by Sunday Morning Worship 10 am on our website www.kmc.org.uk

Following Morning Worship please join us at 10.30am in ‘The KMC Coffee Lounge’ from the comfort of your own front room for a Zoom meeting

KMC is now on You Tube — Search for KMC, and you will find previous services and songs from our worship group.

v KMC Office hours (from home) over summer: Amanda is continuing to work usual hours from home however will be taking annual leave from 25 July– 3 August & 17 – 21 August. Newsletters will not be produced during these dates.

Arrangements for Rob and Carol’s “Farewell Drive-By” on Sunday 26 July

Rob and Carol will be leaving us at the end of July. To mark their final Sunday, they will be driving a ‘Vintage Convertible’ around the streets of Knutsford and we hope that most of us can wave them off.

Below is the schedule of their route. Rob and Carol will stop for a few minutes at each location so we would like to see as many of you as possible to come to one of the 11 meeting points below at the times specified (unless you live in Plumley, where they will visit you afterwards). Ideally, please go to the nearest meeting point to where you live but please allow 10 minutes either side of the proposed time, to make sure you don’t miss them. We have carefully chosen the meeting points to make social distancing as easy to administer as possible. It will also be a chance for so many of us to see each other again in the flesh! We hope for a warm and dry afternoon so we can all say our final farewells.

14:00 Glebelands Road (outside no. 22 – Rob and Carol’s house)

14:10 Ash Court (car park)

14:20 Gloucester Road / Malvern Road (the green at the junction)

14:30 Ashworth Park (the green opposite no. 18 – David and Elizabeth Waters’ house)

14:40 Beggarmans Lane / Highland Way (the green at the junction)

14:50 Legh Road / Lovat Drive (junction with Lovat Drive)

15:00 North Downs / Lichfield Close (the green opposite the junction)

15:10 Mobberley Road / Teal Avenue (the green opposite the junction)

15:20 Drury Lane / Ruskin Court (junction with Ruskin Court)

15:30 Queensway (the green opposite no. 47 – James and Louise Maude’s house)

15:40 Gaskell Avenue / Stanley Road (corner of the Little Heath at the junction)

16:00 Plumley (Rob to arrange venues with residents)

v Next Bible Discussion with Rob will be a social evening on Tuesday 21st July 7pm with a Christmas theme, when we watch ‘The Real Nativity’ and see clips of all that we have shared at our KMC Christmas’s together.

v Re-Opening KMC: In light of the recently updated Methodist Church Coronavirus Guidance, discussions have taken place as to how we might re-open KMC.

The Methodist Church Guidance states;-

“The decision to re-open a church needs serious consideration and a thorough understanding of what is required in terms of planning and health and safety requirements. There is no compulsion to re-open if Managing Trustees do not feel it can be done safely, or it is too soon. As our guidance states:

· It needs to be well planned, both before the opening and kept under review once the building is in use.

· Do not assume that you can immediately do things ‘as you used to do’ and accept that saying ‘no’, ‘not yet’ or ‘not like this’ can be positive decisions.

Any decision to re-open has to be approved by Church Council and proposals will be submitted to Council in the very near future.

It will not be possible to do everything as we did before and a great deal of compromise will be needed if we are to resume some of our activities, your compliance and patience with us as we navigate towards a full re opening is very much appreciated.

A reminder that your Church Council Congregational Representatives are: Henry Waters, Elizabeth Waters, Suzy Keen, Peter Richards, Joanne Wallwork, Vicky Royle, Joanne Taylor, Nigel Langham.

v Mobberley Methodist Church David Block Event Thursday 23rd July at 7pm

You are invited to listen to this Online Zoom presentation by David Block. David is an astronomer and highly sought after inspirational speaker who has devoted over 30 years to encouraging audiences around the globe to always Look Up …… and to never, never, never give up! May I invite you to this really inspiring series of talks including:

• God and Galileo

• David’s personal faith journey through studying the Cosmos

• The Heavens Declare

Registration will be via a link on our Church website, please go to www.mobberleymethodist.org and fill in the form. You will be notified of the Zoom passwords direct to your email address prior to the event. We will be opening the event up to as many people as possible so don’t be disappointed REGISTER NOW!!!!

v “Word for Today” Aug – Oct edition: 25 copies have been ordered and will hopefully be delivered before Amanda goes on holiday. Each will be individually bagged and left for people to collect at the rear door to KMC. If you require a copy delivered please let Amanda know by Thursday next week and this can be arranged.

v Methodist Conference: You can watch livestream again (until 1st August) at: https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-conference/conference-2020/conference-live-stream/watch-again/

v HOPE CENTRAL: If you would like to donate money to The Welcome/ Hope Central Food Bank, which can then be spent on the foodstuffs that they are short of in any particular week, please do so via the link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1017786&utm_source=extbtn&utm_campaign=donatebtn.

Prayer themes for July

Lord, Your world has faced so many changes because of Covid 19. May a lasting change be that many people will turn to You. Lord may we grasp the opportunity to grow closer to You, as we face changes at KMC, saying farewell to Rob and Carol and preparing to welcome Alan and Carol. Amen.

Prayers for this week

Please pray for all those who are unwell, for those preparing for surgery or receiving treatment and for those going through other significant life events.

We pray for Hannah Webb, Brendan, Liz McGrath, Kate Walker, Kate Wilkinson, Pete Thompson, Sarah McKechnie, Margaret Rimmer, Alison Maynard, Hilda Hewitt, Moria Rimmer, Alison McDowell, Geoffrey Lomas.

We pray the family of Rev Alan and Carol Bradley following the funeral of Carol’s sister.

We continue to pray for Jan Preston, daughters Laura, Jenny, Kirstie & Zoe.

We ask for comfort for all who are bereaved and for all who are socially isolated.

We pray for those on our long term prayer list:

Suzanne, Corinne, Margaret.

Manchester and Stockport District

Virtual Quiet Days from Chapel in the Fields 22nd Jul & 11th Aug 10:00-15:15 via Zoom, on “Pondering the Psalms” http://chapelinthefields.org.uk/spirituality-creativity.html Please book by email to: tcitf15@gmail.com

VACANCY FOR ECUMENICAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Prompted by the impending retirement of the existing post-holder, Churches Together in Cheshire (Registered Charity No: 1115015), seeks to make an interim appointment to the above position:

This position for 15 hours a week, is to facilitate and support the churches of Cheshire in their relationships with one another and their wider mission in the world, by encouraging and developing the principles and practicalities of Christian unity throughout the county.

It is hoped for an early appointment. The salary is £8,025 p.a. The post is for a period of up to two years, whilst a process of review and re-visioning is conducted.

Completed applications are required for 31st July. It is hoped to interview by the end of August.

For full details of this post and an application form, either printed or electronic, please contact Andrew Taylor on 01270 780529 or by e-mail at: ceo.ctic@gmail.com

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