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The Mystery of Everything

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Archives

This Autumn, commencing on Monday 2nd October at 7.30p.m. and running for the  next five weeks will be an ecumenical study group meeting on the church premises and led by Revd. Ros Hollingsworth.

 

The Mystery of Everything is a new and original Lent course by Hilary Brand, which takes the multi-award winning film about Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, as its starting point. The course explores ways in which the mysteries of the universe and of everyday life- and the acceptance that we have more questions than answers-can reinvigorate our faith and spiritual journey.

The course is based around five weekly group sessions entitled

The experience of wonder

The enigma of weakness

The complexity of relationships

The encounter with frailty

The hope beyond brokenness

Each session includes an extract from the film, group discussion questions and a meditation. There are also short introductory and follow up chapters for individual reading each week and  a chapter of Bible passage  for further daily reading.

The final week will be an opportunity to review the discussions that have taken place during the previous five weeks.

It is essential for participants to have seen the film prior to the first session and arrangements can be made if you wish to borrow a DVD of the film. If you wish to register for the course then please contact Alan Boyce on 01590 641189 or at ajbconsultancy@yahoo.co.uk

Hilary Brand is a freelance writer with a particular gift for creating lively and innovative material that helps Christians engage more deeply with their faith.  She is the author of four very popular Lent courses, Finding a Voice, Christ and the Chocolaterie, The Power  of Small Choices and Not a Tame Lion (all DLT), as well as works of fiction forchildren and young teens and other non-fiction for adults.

 

 

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One Hundred and still going strong

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Archives

Barbara Spooner and Paddy Lamb

The Milford on Sea Methodist Church Lunch Club restarted in the autumn of 2011, since when it has gone from strength to strength.  It caters for people who live alone in the village and is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.  There are normally between 25 and 30 people who attend each two course lunch with coffee or tea to finish.  The Lunch Club Organiser is Margaret Boyce and she is ably supported by a team who help with setting up, prep, serving, washing-up and the collection and return home of some of those attending.

 

At the most recent Lunch Club it was a delight to be able to tell Barbara Spooner and Paddy Lamb that they were attending their 100th lunch and they were awarded a small gift and a certificate to mark the occasion.  As Paddy said afterwards “It is the first time that I have ever got a certificate for eating”.

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Community Responder

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Archives

community responders lunch

community responders lunch

On Friday 18th November, the Milford on Sea Methodist Church hosted a lunch to raise funds for the Milford on Sea Community Responders.  There were over 40 people who attended and enjoyed a two course lunch prepared by Margaret Boyce and her team, who run the twice monthly Lunch Club at the church.

Two of the volunteer Community Responders , Conrad Curtis and Terri Newton came along and explained a little about their role and displayed the equipment hat they need to carry out their duties. Their current equipment is on loan from Ringwood and the plan is for each of the Community  Responders based in Milford to have their own equipment so that it does not have to be passed around depending  upon who is on call.

The event proved to be enjoyable, informative and successful as the amount raised was £413,35 and the Milford on Sea Methodist Church agreed to match he amount raised increasing the amount being paid to £826.70 which will pay for about two thirds of the cost of the equipment required for one Community Responder.

Thanks for the generosity of all of those who attended and a big thank you to those who organised the event.

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Paul Boniface has died

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Archives

Paul BonifaceIt is with  deep regret that we  announce the death of Paul Boniface. Paul was not only our organist but played for several choirs as well. He was  a very talented musician and a lovely person. He will be sorely missed.

Paul’s Memorial Service will be at Milford on Sea Methodist Church on Friday 27th May at 3.30p.m.

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Lymington to join with Milford

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Archives

Our friends at Lymington Methodist Church are ceasing to worship at All Saints in Lymington at the end of December 2015 but we are delighted to announce that from the start of 2016 they will be joining with us at Milford on Sea to worship.  Whilst it is always sad when worship comes to an end at any location it does provide opportunities for the members at Lymington to make new friends and to develop new initiatives.  We are all looking forward to working and worshipping together in the New Year.

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