Hedon Methodist Church
Minister: Rev Colin Plenderleith
Shopping for Christmas presents; preparing for visitors; arranging to visit your family; making up your Christmas list for sending Christmas cards; going to Christmas events; decorations to go up; children and grandchildren to think about; relatives to contact: the list of things that is still to do, as Christmas approaches, seems endless. So busy can we be that we can easily forget the plot
That Jesus was born into an ordinary home in Nazareth; he enjoyed the simple things of family life; and when he grew up, he visited many a simple home: so he dedicated the home as a holy place, where he lived amongst us. At Christmas time, our homes can also become a special place, made holy by Christ’s presence.
May we open our homes to his wonderful presence this Christmas. Amid all the festivities, let us be a witness to the true joy and wonder of Him who came to be amongst us. May we open our hearts to the true wonder that Christ is with us: Emmanuel, God is with us.
May God bless you this Christmas.
Our fund raising activities have continued throughout the year and have been well supported. The first phase of the refurbishment scheme to open the church to the world and improve the building for worshippers and community users alike is well underway now.
The youth club offers a wide range of actives including guest speakers who have come along to talk about lots of different subjects including charity work, recycling and craft activities.
We have a regular membership of between 15 and 20 children and young people aged from 10 to 16 years of age along with a good team of leaders who have many years of experience as voluntary youth workers. We are well supported by the Hedon congregation, as has been demonstrated recently by the setting up of a knitting group which is run by Joan Redmore which is proving popular.
We see the youth club itself as a facility that the church offers to children and young people in the Hedon area and for those who have an interest, it is an opening for them to become more involved in the church and a Christian way of life. We encourage good behavior and principles and often work in teams of different ages on the activities they undertake.
Each year we have an away weekend, either in the Yorkshire Dales or a more local camping weekend, and this often links with youth worship on a Sunday morning or the week following the week-end itself.
For more information, please visit the Hedon MC Website and click on the youth club pages.