Updated 25 September 2017
WHAT IS THIS?
An informal gathering of men, women and couples from the congregation meet monthly, the fourth Sunday morning of each month, at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship and an informative program. Many of the speakers are members of our congregation, meeting the dual objectives of interesting programs and getting to know fellow members.
All associated with our congregation and their guests are invited to attend; no reservation is necessary. We guarantee a friendly welcome, a good breakfast and a good time
Sunday, September 24 – “The Long Way Home”. Sponsored by the Kinston Writers Refugee Committee, our gueats were introduced by Ray Argyle, with assistance from West Kingston Refugee Partnership (WKRP). Jamal Saeed and his wife Rufaida are Syrian refugees forced to flee Syria because of their criticisms of the Assad regime. Fluent in English, Jamal and Rufaida are both remarkable writers and presented their compelling stories to over 50 attendees. (Our largest crowd in a long time).
Sunday, October 22 – “Here I Stand”. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the date (October 31) in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg church door, a catalytic event that history marks as the beginning of “The Reformation.” The Rev. George Lavery is a keen student of this critical time in world history and he and his wife Mary recently visited Reformation sites. They will take us there via George’s exceptional photography and his own reflections on the significance of The Reformation for the church today.
Sunday, November 26 –“To China with Love”. Last November, an extraordinary event took place in Changdu, West China, i.e. the opening of a museum to honour the historic Canadian School for Missionary Children founded by Canadian Methodists in 1909. Our own Glenn Owen was among 16 descendants of Canadian missionaries to attend that event. As was our speaker Phyllis Donaghy, a local writer, community volunteer and active member of Bath United Church. She has written extensively about the school and its important contribution to Christian life and work in West China.
So, don’t miss out on the chance to learn something and to get to know members of your church family. And besides, at a cost of only $3.00 each meeting, we still earn a little.