Slingsby Methodist News and Upcoming Events Dec 2015


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As many will already have heard, our minister Rev Mike Smith sadly died after a short illness.  Mike was a real inspiration to us at Slingsby constantly encouraging us to push the boundaries in our work and worship.  He was closely involved in the Iona Community and introduced us to that style of worship also.   Mike was a regular visitor at Slingsby School and his assemblies were very much appreciated by staff and pupils alike. Mike will be sadly missed but we will continue to build on the foundations he has helped us to lay down.

This year’s shoebox appeal was very successful and we were able to send about 40 shoeboxes all filled with toys and gifts that will be really appreciated by some very poor and needy children in Eastern Europe and beyond.  We had a very good and well attended service to bless the shoeboxes which was led by Karen Pattison.

The photo shows Karen Pattison and Katie Jeffels at the Shoebox service.


LITTLE ADVENTURERS.  This is a mothers/carers and toddlers group which meets in the Methodist Schoolroom every Thursday in term time. It meets from 1-30pm to 3pm and is looking for new members.  Contact is Claire Piercy on 01653-691466.

FISH & CHIPS.  The monthly supply of fish & chips courtesy of Malton & Norton Lions Club is going very well and upwards of 25 people take advantage of this on the second Tuesday of the month.  Fish, chips and peas delivered to your door for £2.50 is certainly value for money!

SOUPA LUNCH.  This is held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Methodist Schoolroom at 12 noon.  Soup, sandwiches and a pudding with a cup of tea afterwards.  No charge but donations welcome.

On 16th December there will be a Soupa lunch Christmas special.  It will also be at 12 noon but after lunch we will sing some  carols.

Contacts for these events are Rachel & Stephen Prest on 628277 and Trudy Carr on 628302.

CAROL SINGING is on Tuesday 15th December.  We meet at The Methodist Chapel at 6pm to sing in Porch Farm Close, The Sycamores and Sycamore Close. At 7pm we will be singing in The Grapes Inn.

UNITED  CAROL  SERVICE  This is on Sunday 20th December at 4pm at The Methodist Church.  It will be a celebration of the Christmas story for all the family followed by refreshments.  You are all invited.



Sunday 13th Dec –  Methodist Church 10-30am Service led by George Moules

Tuesday 15th Dec   Carol singing: Meet at the Methodist Chapel at 6pm, and then to the Grapes Inn for 7pm.

Wed 16th Dec –        Soupa lunch with a Christmas flavour.  12 noon in the Methodist Schoolroom.  Carols afterwards, all welcome.

Sunday 20th Dec –  United Carol Service at Methodist Church at 4pm

Sunday 27th Dec –  Christmas service at 10-30am for all the family, led by Stephen Prest.

Sunday 3rd Jan –     Methodist Church 10-30am All Age Worship with Rev J Hale

Sunday 10th Jan –   Methodist Church 10-30am a service led by Mr R King

Tuesday 12th Jan – Fish & Chips Courtesy of The Lions

Sunday 17th Jan –   Methodist Church 10-30am. Service led by Louise Hayes. (SMS)

(Sunday Morning Special)

Sunday 24th Jan –   Methodist Church – Service at 10-30am led by Rev Ben Nicholson

Sunday 31st Jan –   United Covenant Service at Hovingham Chapel, 10.30 a.m.