Hasbury Methodist Church

89 Albert Road, Halesowen, B63 4SL  0121550 9461,  0121 585 7323

Sunday Worship
10.30 am Morning Worship

Toddler Group - Thursdays - 9.00am - 11.30 am (term time only) 

Minister: Rev. Peter Brown (Tel: 0121 602 3048) Part of the Blackheath & Halesowen Circuit www.bhmethodist.org.uk We are a friendly Church with the love of Jesus at the centre of all our  activities. We trust you will receive a blessing 

                                                                        1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT                                                                                                                                                In our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His Holy Name 

 Sun 1 Dec    9.45 am   Sunday Morning Prayer in the Prayer Room                                                                                                        10.30 am Morning Worship Led by Miss Christine Robson  Prayer ministry  available in the                                 prayer room  afterwards   Please stay for tea or coffee after the service,  to catch  up                                            with old friends, make new ones  and enjoy good  fellowship                                                                                            3.15 pm Messy Church “His family and other animals”                                                                                       Mon 2 Dec      7.30 Monday Club                                                                                                                                                    Tues 3 Dec      6.15 pm Boys Brigade   (see notices in foyer for times of each section)                                           Wed 4 Dec      Circuit Mens Supper Club Christmas Meal—pre-boooked  7.30  pm Keep Fit with Sheila                                     Williams                                                                                                                                                                Thurs 5 Dec  9.30 am Toddlers Group at Hasbury                                                                                                                                              6.00pm Girls Brigade  (see notices in foyer for times of each section)                                                                             7.30 pm  Service of Prayer and Healing at Short Cross       Led by Mr. Martyn Filsack               Sat 7 Dec      1.00 am—12.00 noon  Circuit Advent Bible Study at Hurst Green    ………………..     

                                                                            Sunday 8th December                                                                                                                                                                           2nd Sunday in Advent                                                                                                                       9.45 a.m.    Sunday Morning Prayer in the Prayer Room                                                                                                       10.30 am.  Morning Worship lets by Mrs Sue Simpson.   All-age worship     Toy Service—toys                                                     donated for Action for Children                                                                                                                                                         Church Steward:  Dilys Ward                                                                                                                                                             Organist:  Chris Hadley.                                                                                                                                                                       Welcome:  Maggie Jones, Jon Jones, Roslyn Parish                                                                                                                 Tech:   Beth Rolinson                                                                                                                                                                             Setting Out etc:  Sylvia’s team                                                                                                                                                            Creche:  Caroline Hanna                                                                                                                                                                     Counting:  Alan Cummings, Ewart Lane                                                                                                                    6.00 pm   Circuit Carol Service                                                                                                                        Shopping on line? - Raise money for Hasbury when you shop  on line By going through www.easyfundraising.org.uk each time you shop on line you can raise funds for a cause/charity of your choice. So far £261.11 has been raised for Hasbury Methodist Church by just 8 people who have already opted to shop through easy fundraising. Simply sign up, select your chosen cause/charity and then put in a search for the company you are shopping with.  Easy fundraising will then take you to that company and you carry on shopping as normal.  Easy Peasy ! Moneyu for Old Rope! The most difficult thing is remembering to do it each time.  So simply add EasyFundraising to the favourites bar on you computer or tablet.  Ask the grandchildren if you are unsure how to do this! HASBURY METHODIST CHURCH WEBSITE ww.hasburymethodist.org.uk 

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 Pause for Prayer Lord our God, keep us Your servants alert and watchful as we await the return of Christ Your Son, so that when He comes and knocks at the door He may find us  vigilant in prayer with songs of praise on our lips 

 Thank You:-  To those who prepared  the Church for worship, provided flowers,   assisted with refreshments and tended the gardens.  To all who contributed to recent offerings:- Nov 17 £729.12  A BIG THANK YOU TO  everyone who supported in any way our   fundraising for  Action for Children on Nov 16th. Your efforts helped to raise an amazing £1476. 20                                                                                        

                                                                      CHRISTMAS AT HASBURY 

 December 8th  10.30 a.m.   Toy Service                                                                                                                                                                         6.00 p.m.    Circuit Carol Service                                                                                                    December 19th 6.45 p.m.   Girls Brigade Christmas Production—    Lights, Camel, Action 2—The Sequin.                                                            Strictly Nativity !!                                                                                                                December 22nd  4.00 p.m.  Carol Service followed by afternoon tea                                                            December 25th 10.00 a.m.  Christmas morning worship at Hasbury 

We continue to reach out to our community in a variety of ways so watch for: 

         REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR: instead of having a “treat” all through Advent we invite you to place an item each day into the Food Bank Advent Trolley, starting on December 1st 

         GIFTS for WHEELS BOYS (AND GIRL!) will appear on the Christmas tree soon. As                                  always, extra gifts of warm socks, hats, gloves etc will be most welcome 

         20/20 PRAYER will you join with us in praying for 20 mins on the 20th of each month  at 20.20? Pray for the success of HOPE initiatives. 2020 is a year of REVIVAL!       

AND… there are some new “welcome” books available. If you spot a new family moving in nearby (or at school) or would like one for a friend, please take one. May Christmas be a time of rich blessings to all those we would befriend 

 BOTTLE TOP COLLECTION. Our final collection before Christmas will be on Wednesday 18th December. After that we would ask you to keep you plastic tops at home until the end of February. PLEASE don’t bring them to church or to our house. If that is going to be difficult for you, you could take them to the charity directly. Contact Roger Adams 

                                                                                Dates for your diary                                                                                 Monday 2nd Dec 7.00 pm Film night at Central—The Christmas Candle   Come and enjoy the film have a                                                       cuppa & a chat about life, faith and scripture                                                            Saturday 7 December from 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon  at Central  Children's Christmas Event for children ages                                                 5 - 11 years   Come and enjoy storytelling by puppets, Christmas crafts and  enjoy                                                 refreshments   Come dressed as a character from the Christmas Story or in any                                                       other Christmas costume. We look forward to seeing you.                                    Saturday 7 December 10.00—12.00 noon at Hurst Green   Circuit Advent Bible Study                                                                                           10.30– 12.00 noon  at Hurst Green   Christmas Coffee Morning                                               Friday 13th December 7.30 pm & Sat 14th Dec 2.30 pm  at Short Cross  Circuit Ladies Choir presents                                                         Swing a Christmas Carol   Tickets £6.00 from Chris Little 0121 550 0339.   Proceeds                                                 to Short Cross Methodist and Action for Children                                                      Saturday 14th December 10.00—12.00 noon at Central  Circuit Advent Bible Study  (please note the date                                                       is 14th not    12th as previously advertised)                                                                                                                                  6.30 pm at Central  Christmas Concert with Blackheath Central Community                                                             Choir  Tickets  £5.00 from choir members or on door. For Acorns                                                                                       Children's  Hospice Trust 

 CIRCUIT CAROL SERVICE at Hasbury We will be hosting the Circuit Carol Service on Sun 8th Dec at 6.00 pm  - a lovely service to share with our circuit fellowship.  If you are able to donate mince pies/stolen or similar for refreshments following worship, please leave them in the kitchen area by the morning of Dec. 8th  Many thanks