Paul reflects on climate change and plastic in this month's blog concluding with
"If we could all challenge ourselves to at least considering such matters when we shop and maybe if we could all commit ourselves to making one small change in our lifestyle choices in order to make them more sustainable, perhaps then our enjoyment of the summer won’t have to cost the earth."
The Church Hall (an update)
The new boilers and pipe work have been installed and tested. Following this work, part of the Hall floor needs to be re-surfaced. Then the big clean-up begins. We are still on-schedule for all this work to be completed by the end of August. Thank you for your patience and forbearance.
will be back on Saturday, September 21st at 10.30am. We look forward to seeing you there.
Frogs Toddlers group
will be reopening on Wednesday, 11th September at 10am
will be reopening on Friday, 13th September at 12.30pm
Merton Citizens is an alliance of 17 faith, education and community institutions working together for the common good. Over the past year members have spoken to over 9,000 local people to identify the issues that we care about and deternmine what needs to change. Please download a copy of their 2018 Local Election Manifesto and their Impact report, Merton.
We are looking within our church for a Mental Health Champion for which training will be given. Could that be you? If you want to know more then please Contact Us.
Christian CARE is a charity working in the London Borough of Merton. They are a group of 40 volunteers from 16 different churches offering help to anyone whatever their race, colour or religion. Each year over 150 families, whose lives are in crisis, are supported. They are always in need of food, clothes and furniture, so please follow the link to their website for their latest requirements.
Several people from Martin Way volunteer for Christian Care. If you are interested please look at their Volunteers page and get in touch.
Total raised so far £82.15 (as at 11/08/19). That's money received from suppliers after our supporters (19 so far) have shopped on-line at no cost to them.
Please go to our Fundraising page for more information or click on the picture below to join the scheme or to shop if you've already registered.
Just be who you are...
For all who struggle
to find their identity
in a world that tries,
often without success,
to find a suitable box
in which to fit them,
grant them courage
to become the people
you want them to be,
by this world’s wisdom
but allowed to grow
and become themselves
in your Spirit’s power.
Amongst the tensions, wars and corruption of the Middle East in the 8th century BC - (and perhaps now!) – Isaiah clings to his belief in a God who though He judges, still cares for his people. The ‘vineyard’ is a well known metaphor for ‘The Jewish Nation’.
Written towards the end of the 1st century AD, the letter ‘to the Hebrews’ demonstrates that Jesus fulfils all the aspirations of Judaism. This cavalcade of Jewish saints and martyrs therefore reaches its climax in Jesus.
The ‘gentle Jesus meek and mild’ is nowhere to be seen in this passage from St. Luke. Notice how Jesus evidently expected divine judgement soon, and hear his distress at the rejection of his message.
The July/August 2019 Newsletter is now available. To keep up to date with events at Martin Way, left-click to read or right-click to download on the Newsletter cover.
Please click on an event for further details. If you would like to have an event or meeting added to the calendar please email details to email@example.com or via the Contact us page.
A Word in Time
Would you like to follow a Bible Study, but don't know where to start? Then why not go to A Word in Time on the Methodist Church web site and follow this week's Bible Study.
The Community page showcases organisations which have chosen Martin Way as a place where they feel they can offer further services to the community. Most are regular long-standing bookings. Have a look to see if any strike a chord with you.
Please pray for others known to you who are ill, bereaved, in need of encouragement or just in need of a friendly word, especially if you're the one able to give it. It could mean so much to them.