Online Christmas shopping? You can help Wesley Hall at the same time!

Don’t forget that you can help raise funds for Wesley Hall whenever you shop online!

The legacy of the pandemic and ongoing limitations mean our usual fundraising efforts are somewhat reduced. Sadly, as everyone knows, the bills and costs for the continued work of the church don’t go away.

But there’s something you can do to help without spending a single extra penny. For both Christmas shopping and other purchases through the year, including things like takeaways, white goods, insurance and even holidays, if you make your online purchase through easyfundraising Wesley Hall will get a small percentage every time. And every penny adds up!

If you haven’t helped us through Easyfundraising before, sign up before 30 November 2022 and if you raise £10 or more in donations in the next 12 months, an extra £10 will be added to our funds. [I’ve been using Easyfundraising for years and signing up hasn’t resulted in spam emails or any problems at all – Ed]

You can use easyfundraising to shop with over 7300 retailers including Amazon, Argos, Currys, Dunelm, Just Eat, ASOS, and Booking.com – and when you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Wesley Hall funds every time. It’s that easy, and always worth checking which retailers donate – you might be surprised. It’s not only shops, but insurance companies, travel companies, and more.

Help support us: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/whmc/

You may have known about this for a long time, but always forget to go via easyfundraising when you’re actually shopping online. There are two optional features which will help:
– The Donation Reminder automatically lets you know when you’re on any site that offers donations with #easyfundraising. It even highlights retailers who donate when you search in Google.
– And if you do most of your online shopping on your phone, the Easyfundraising App means you’ll never miss a chance to donate.

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December dates for your diary – Advent, Christmas and into the New Year

Sunday 27 November is the First Sunday in Advent, and the first of our fundraising Christmas Markets. These will take place after the service every Sunday in Advent, with lunches served after the Carol Service on 18 December. Do come and join us!

  • Christmas TreeSunday 27 November: Advent Service, 11am. We will light the first Advent candle during the Sunday Service.
    Followed by Refreshments and Christmas Market.
  • Sunday 4 December: Toy and Gift Service, 11am
    We will be accepting gifts for the Lewisham Food Bank to use for the elderly and children in need in the local community.
    Followed by Refreshments and Christmas Market.
  • Sunday 11 December: Service with Holy Communion, 11am
    Followed by Refreshments and Christmas Market.
  • Sunday 18 December: Carol Service, 11am
    Some to sing, some to listen to…
    Followed by (pre-booked) Lunches and Christmas Market.
  • Sunday 25 December: Christmas Day Service, 10.30am
    A slightly earlier than usual service. Children are asked to bring a present that they’ve received, to show & tell.
  • Please note: there is no service at Wesley Hall on Sunday 1 January.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events and services!

The Wesley Hall Sunday Service details for December 2022 to February 2023 have now also been added to the online calendar.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have made the following statement in response to the announcement of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

“It was with profound sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty the Queen today. We join the nation in grief and thank God for her long and distinguished reign. The loyalty to, and love expressed, for Queen Elizabeth across the world is a testament to the life that she led, one marked by dedicated service to others. She provided encouragement and reassurance to a world living through uncertain times.

“For people of all ages the Queen has provided constancy, a calm and wise influence at all levels of society. Our nation, the Commonwealth and the world have been greatly blessed by her life and work.

“We give thanks to God that her duty as monarch was grounded in a deep faith in Jesus Christ, which has been an inspiration to countless people throughout her reign. Her dedication, commitment and service to her people will never be forgotten and will sustain all those who mourn in the coming weeks. Our prayers are for her family who have lost a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt and we pray that all may be inspired by her service and guided by her example.

“The prayers of the Methodist people are also offered for His Majesty the King in his new role.”

The Revd Graham Thompson and Anthony Boateng, President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

A prayer on the death of Her Majesty the Queen

Creator God,
We give thanks for the life of Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
We honour her life of service built on a firm foundation of faith and an exemplary commitment to duty.
Comfort those who mourn and bring peace to those in distress.
We offer our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Amen.

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Dates for your diary

The Wesley Hall Sunday Service details for September to November 2022 have now been added to the online calendar.

calendar

The calendar also includes other events including Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade meetings plus relevant circuit-wide gatherings.

Take a look at the calendar and if there’s something you expect to see but don’t, or if there’s anything you’d like to find out more about, do leave a reply and we’ll get back to you.

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Dates for your diary

The Wesley Hall Sunday Service details for June to August 2022 have now been added to the online calendar.

calendar

The calendar also includes other events including Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade meetings plus relevant circuit-wide gatherings.

Take a look at the calendar and if there’s something you expect to see but don’t, or if there’s anything you’d like to find out more about, do leave a reply and we’ll get back to you.

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