Hedon

Hedon Methodist Church

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Location: Church Lane HEDON HU12 8EL

Easter and Membership Service—We had some lovely services in April including a membership service and sharing lunch when we welcomed new members. Many of us then joined with the Passion Play in Hedon that afternoon which was played out at various locations and ended with the re-enaction of Christ’s crucifixion outside St Augustine’s Church.

At Easter itself we had services on Good Friday and then a family celebration on Easter Sunday with the cross looking beautiful with all the flowers, an Easter Egg hunt, and a banner made by the children saying ‘Jesus is Risen’ which now hangs in the window of the entrance hall. Thank you to Deacon Peter for leading the Easter Day worship. In addition a number of people joined the sunrise service on Market Hill and then enjoyed breakfast back at the Methodist Church – thank you to members for organising the breakfast.

Youth Club—We had a fantastic weekend in Robin Hoods Bay when our theme was ‘Where does our strength come from?’ We based many activities and events around this from crafts, discussion groups, outdoor fun, team building and lots more. The children (as well as the adults!) enjoyed beach games, egg catching, stand up paddle boarding and bush craft. In total 29 of us went this year and it was the first year it was a combined youth club and Sunday Club event and helped bring together everyone involved in our youth and children’s ministry. It culminated in a lovely service on the Sunday evening led by Steve, with participation from everyone there from music and singing led by Emma and Lizzie, painted pebbles brought forward in prayer, readings, talks from each group about where their strength came from and a real presence that God was with us. The weekend takes considerable effort to bring together and a big thank you to all those who led, supported it and were part of the planning. We are also grateful to a number of people in our congregation who quietly support us through prayer or financially to ensure the weekend is not prohibitive to anyone due to excessive cost.

Church Family Afternoon to Arram  After a year’s break we had another away-day to Arram near Beverley on the afternoon of Sunday 7th July from 2pm. There were lots of children’s and family activities including a bouncy slide and castle, canoes, tug of war etc plus a family walk, tractor rides. This was all rounded off with a BBQ before we ended the day with outdoor worship led by Rev Tom. The church provided all the BBQ meat and bread etc but members and friends provided  desserts and other savoury items.

Film Nights –Our film nights resumed in September and every month from then on the 4th Thursday in the month. The Junction opens from 6.30pm with the film starting at 7.15pm. The first film to be shown this season is ‘The Greatest Showman’ a great family film for a sing-a-long. Other films to be featured include ‘The Darkest Hour’ based around the story of Winston Churchill and a screening of Home Alone as we near Christmas. All the film nights are free to come to. However refreshments will be on sale and donations are appreciated.

Junction Community Lounge—It is some time since we had the idea of creating the new entrance hall and Community Lounge. The JUNCTION has been welcomed and enjoyed by the Church family and some outside organizations, but we have fulfilled one of our original aspirations to open the JUNCTION to the Community,

A leaflet, designed by Holly Harrison, was distributed around Hedon and reported in the Holderness Gazette. We have now held several open afternoons on a Thursday and it has been good to welcome members of the community who are not familiar with our Church for refreshments and fellowship. Thank you to all those who have volunteered and their active support to this Community project.

P.S. Due to the success of the JUNCTION we have been providing additional space for visitors in the main hall and side rooms and are currently upgrading one of our rooms to serve as an overflow room!!

Harvest Service—On Sunday morning the 22nd of September we held our Harvest Service. The event was well attended, not only by our regular folks, but we also invited friends and neighbours to attend.

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Fund Raising

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.

Youth Club

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.