Church Life at Eltham Park Methodists:
Coffee Shop and craft stalls
Come and join us for a coffee every third Saturday in the month 10.30am to 12noon. We serve Fairtrade drinks and some wonderful homemade cakes.
Come along, have a chat and browse the craft stalls
Toddler Church: 1st Birthday
On 10th November this year we celebrated the first birthday of Toddler Church, which started on 11th November 2009. Some of the founder members were still there, plus several new babies and young children with their mums and carers.
We enjoyed coffee and toast as usual and a nice chat together while the children played with the toys, then we moved on to a relaxed act of worship centred around the joy of Abraham and Sarah at the birth of Jacob and around birthdays generally.
Visit the '1st Birthday' page for more information and pictures.
Eltham Lights Up
Every year the children of the Church take part in the Eltham Lights Up parade and this year was no exception. We made lanterns on the theme of Time(with lots of help from mums & dads! )ready for Eltham Lights Up on 18th November. It was cold and damp evening but we had great fun joining in the parade, led by a giant sized Old Father Time.
Our lanterns will now decorate the Church over the Christmas period. Come in and enjoy them again.
Our Guide Company Branches Out!
For the last few years guides have collected the Active Kids (Sainsbury) vouchers and have used them in the main to add to their camping equipment.
This year we ticked the box to receive a pack of saplings – the trees we were given were elder, hazel, crab apple, cherry plum, dogwood/dog rose and blackthorn. They came packed in two bundles of fifteen with very unhelpful labeling which put our tree identification skills to the test.
The guides had the opportunity to take some home – Bryony picked crab apple and cherry plum, and once they have grown her mum is going to use the fruit to cook with. Bethany picked hazel (because she likes eating hazel nuts!) and cherry plum and Hannah chose dog rose, hazel, cherry plum and elder – she is kindly giving two of hers to her primary school. We have given a few non-prickly ones to the Eltham Park Methodist Church for the grounds – it will be a surprise as we are not sure which ones they are! – and a couple of other local schools and gardens in New Eltham chose some.
Out of thirty we have only three left at the moment!
Captain, Bryony, Bethany, Hannah
We started quiz nights in 2007. They are held three times a year and are very well attended by the local community as well as church members.
The quiz evenings are always great fun and the profit raised goes towards current church maintenance projects.
The entrance fee is a snip at £4 per person, including free tea and biscuits in the interval. Teams are any number up to 8.
The Lunch Club celebrates its 19th anniversary!
The lunch club tries to provide the sort of menu that a person living alone would probably not cook and it is particularly hoped that those living alone would enjoy eating lunch in the company of others.
So just why is the lunch club so successful? This is what the diners say:
“I come for the lovely food always provided and for the company. When you live on your own it is good to mix with other people for a chat as well as the food! For lunch club to be 19 years speaks for itself.” Betty
“This is my first visit. My friend had heard of about it and invited me along. It was charming to meet such friendly people and enjoy the truly delicious lunch.” Joan
“The meals are always delicious and a variety of top quality food. It’s very good value as well. The people are friendly and the staff wonderful. Everyone looks forward to the last Wednesday of the month!”
Eve, Fred, Dot, Eileen and Ron
“The company and food are always great. Everything is freshly cooked and it’s exceedingly good value.”
The Lunch Club meets at 1pm on the last Wednesday of each month, except November when it is combined with a Christmas lunch.