When and where do we meet? The first Sunday of every month. Occasionally for other occasions e.g. Easter, Christmas, etc., meet in the church.
What time commitment is needed? As with most ministries, the more people there are to help, the less each person has to do. It does not take a large portion of time to prepare the communion table. It is however important that if you are on duty you arrive early to prepare the elements and arrange for everything to be cleared away.
Objective/Aim/Goal: To set the Communion table
Recommended gifts: If one of your gifts is helping, this is a ministry for you
What we do:
- The bread is cut into blocks, and can be prepared at home the previous evening and stored in an airtight container.
- You must be at the church by 7:15 on Communion Sunday and can leave when everything is tidy and cleared away. The tablecloth and net must also be taken away to be washed, but can only be collected after the evening service or during the following week as the youth also have Communion on the first Sunday.
- Put the special tablecloth on the table. Fill the Communion cups and chalice with grape juice.
- Divide the cut bread between two special plates that are in the cupboard under the banners in the alcove.
- Bring three round bread rolls, one for each service, and put them on the table with the bread.
- Cover the bread plates with cling wrap. Cover all the elements with the net provided.
- After the first service the Communion cups must be washed and refilled, the cling wrap must be put back onto the bread and the table made ready for the second service.
- After the second service the table can be prepared again for approximately 35 people as the youth also take communion. The rest of the communion glasses can be washed and put away.
- The remaining bread must be disposed of reverently, so it can be eaten. There are usually some hungry people after church and they will eat it. (It cannot just be thrown away, as it has been blessed).
- The net covers the elements until the evening service.
Leader: Bernard and Trudy Kelfkens (Elder/Executive Member: Suren Reddy)
Location: Heidelberg Methodist Church
Prayer and Intercession
When and where do we meet? Wednesdays at 17:00 in the Church.
What time commitment is needed? Varies
What we do: Congregants with a passion to pray are welcome to come and be part of the service by praying during the service.
Fellowship and Social
When and where do we meet? TBD
What time commitment is needed? Regular attendance at the group you join.
Objective/Aim/Goal: To provide fellowship and friendship groups, in order to help them to grow in their faith and their walk with God.
Recommended ability: A heart for people, love and understanding.
What we do: We slot you into a Cell group to suit your needs. The Cell groups provide members and adherents with fellowship, friendship, caring and Bible teachings.
When and where do we meet? See the church calendar – four fundraising events per year
What time commitment is needed? Depends on what has been planned
Objective/Aim/Goal: To raise funds for the church, fellowship and fun.
Recommended ability: Organizing ability, gift of the gab, to be able to negotiate prizes etc. , commitment and dedication, ideas for making money.
What we do: Varies. Depends on what the plans are. In the past we have done a music evening as well as a car rally. Speak to Alan if you would like to be involved in the organizing.
When and where do we meet? 16:30 – 17:30 on Sundays in Wesley Hall
What time commitment is needed? Approximately an hour every Sunday whilst the Confirmation classes are running.
Objective/Aim/Goal: This is a year long journey culminating in the Confirmation Service where the Confirmees make a public statement that Jesus is their Saviour and Redeemer.
Recommended ability: Teaching
What we do: This journey looks at many basic principles of Christianity and also attempts to integrate the Confirmees into doing at least one society project during the year.