Housegroups @ the mint
Housegroups are at the heart of Methodism and play a key role in church life, particularly in a church as large as the Mint. Small groups of people get together in each other’s homes for fellowship, study, prayer and mutual support. Everyone can join a House Group – there are a wide variety which meet at different times and days in the week. See details of our Housegroups below
FISH (Fellowship In Someones Home)
Hello all, This is a group in their 20’s and 30’s that meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings. Our meetings alternate between those that focus on bible studies and discussion and meetings focusing on social activities. Social meetings may include board games or films in winter or a walk on Dartmoor or BBQ in the summer! An important aim of our group activities is to contribute to the wider church life. For past Holy Weeks, We have created prayer stations and Lead Messy Church sessions on Sunday afternoons. We have run sessions on themes such as “The Wise and Foolish Builder” and “Harvest”. During the sessions the children (and adults!) have participated in arts, crafts and cookery activities related to the theme which have then followed a short celebration tying the activities together. The afternoon has been rounded off with shared meals.
We are always keen to have new members join our group. If you’d like more info you can email Steve Hardiman on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring him on 07786 563436. Additionally, the details of our meetings are published through the Mint Calendar.
Dunsford Gardens House Group
Recent Update from last AGM – The group is currently not meeting because Ken has been out of action for some months with serious health problems; however he is hopeful that it will resume meeting in due course.
This small group meet on Fridays fortnightly, We begin with prayer and a bible reading. A time of worship from Songs & Hymns of Fellowship, and sharing of joys and concerns is followed by a speaker who leads our thoughts in a bible study. We conclude with a time of thanksgiving and intercession, in which members are free to join as they feel led.
We maintain a warm, loving and unpressured atmosphere where everyone can feel relaxed and comfortable. We are all ageing together, and would welcome an injection of younger members.
Ubi House Group
The Ubi house-group meets fortnightly except during the school holidays. We meet in one another’s houses and everyone is welcome. Our group spans a wide age range and our numbers have remained stable with our average attendance being a dozen. We take it in turns to lead the group on varying topics that interest us such as areas of social concern and how our faith relates to these.
We try to go away for a weekend retreat once a year and this time are booked to go in the autumn to Port Eynon, Gower. We also meet together for social evenings. We all lead very busy lives and the opportunity for conversation and fellowship is very important for us.
Our group starts at 7.30 pm and we end with tea or coffee. If you would like to know more about us or when we’re meeting please see Debra and Martin Myhill or Sue and Peter Cordery and we’ll introduce you to others in our group.
The “Oriole” House Fellowship meets monthly,at the homes of Bron and Stephen Lea. People start arriving at 7.30pm for coffee or tea and a chat, and we try to start our discussions by 8pm. If discussion is still continuing at 10pm (and it often is), we try to bring it to a close then.
Usually one of our members will volunteer to lead the discussion. We can talk about anything, but most often whoever is leading will bring to the group something that has happened to them recently, or something they have encountered, so that we can think together about the Christian response to that situation. We try to make the group a “safe place”, where any thought can be expressed and considered sympathetically.
New members or visitors to the group are always welcome. Dates and places for meetings are always in the previous Sunday’s notice sheets, but for more information about the group, or to be added to our email list so you receive reminders about our meetings, please contact Bron or Stephen (01392 435204, stephen[at]lea.eclipse.co.uk, or bron[at]lea.eclipse.co.uk).
Mint Methodist Church
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Pastoral and other church enquiries
Rev. Steve Santry: Office Number: 01392 459733 Home: 01392 207785 email: revsantry[at]gmail.com
Rev. Sungil Han: (Korean Pastor) Tel. 07961813123 Email: korean[at]themint.org.uk
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