Portobello Methodist Church


Minister: Rev Tom Parker

Colin’s Christmas Carol
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.


Regular Meetings

Sunday Services start at 10.30 on a Sunday morning followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.

This is just a taste of what is happening at Portobello if you want to know more try joining us at one or more of these events, when notices of what is to come are available. Why stay home alone when you could join our happy meetings?

On Tuesdays our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet at their Headquarters in the Broadway. They join us for regular Parade services and have a very active schedule of their own which in a future Newsletter they can describe for you.

Thursday is our regular Coffee Morning from 9.30 to 11.30am This is a lively, busy morning when there is always someone to talk to, biscuits to eat, a choice of tea or coffee and, best of all, lovely toast with lashings of butter. If you want to feel welcome somewhere then pop in here.

Also on the first Thursday of every month we hold a Bring and Buy Sale during our Coffee Morning which adds to the fun.

Quiz Nights are also the first Thursday in each month. We have 30 questions and a jackpot, tables of four, and refreshments at the interval, all for £1 per person. The prizes for the winning table have to be seen to be believed otherwise you would never believe we would get away with prizes like that! A fun night to which everyone is welcome.

We are very proud of our Sunday Club which meets during Sunday morning worship and has up to 20 youngsters of all ages.

Portobello is a friendly, caring church, our outreach in the community is important to us, and we would love to welcome people from our new combined Circuit to drop in on us any time they can.