- Our Mission is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community'All Are WelcomeONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE
There are TWO ways you’ll be able to join us:
To join us BY PHONE:
- Call 0131 460 1196
- When you are asked to, enter our Meeting ID, which is 923 461 257, and press the # button on your phone
- Press the # button again, and you’ll be connected with everyone else on the call
To join from a COMPUTER or TABLET (with the option to see others and yourself be seen):
- Click on this link a little before the service on Sunday is due to start: https://zoom.us/j/923461257
- Download the Zoom app, if you’re prompted to do so
- You should then be connected with everyone else on the call
It is with sadness that worship services at Highlands Methodist Church are suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance. However we remain a church fellowship even if we cannot meet in person or in a building. We would like to support our community at this time, so if you need help please contact Rev Norman Hooks on 01702 311900.In the light of the most recent Government advice on limiting the spread of Coronavirus, please note that we shall not be holding any Toddlers sessions until further notice on this website.
Rev Norman Hooks
Minister of Highlands Methodist Church
Norman was born and lived the first 19 years of his life in West Belfast, N. Ireland. He is married to Jan, they have 5 grown up children, with 7 grandchildren. Norman and Jan met at Cliff College, Derbyshire, and since then have lived, studied and worked in Berwick on Tweed, Somerset, Scotland, back to N. Ireland, then to Essex, over to Bristol, to Buckingham as a Methodist Minister, and then in 2007 to Southend.
He loves being with the family, enjoys exercise, plays the cornet (not very well), but his real passion is Jesus and seeing lives transformed by his amazing love and grace! He believes that the Christian life should be profoundly spiritual, and also deeply practical. Alongside this he can be very forgetful, and a bit of a scatterbrain.
WORSHIP, SERVICES AND FELLOWSHIP
We meet for traditional morning worship on most Sundays at 10.30am and enjoy tea & coffee together after the service. We'd be delighted if you came and joined us.
The exception is the 1st Sunday of each month. On those days we meet for an informal Café Church, also at 10.30am.
Come and join us every Tuesday for Morning Prayer from 9.00am till 10.00am.
Come and join us at the Coffee Mornings on 2nd and 4th Wednesday and every Saturday 10.00am till 12.00noon in the Church.
Also, a friendly group of Highlands' people meet every two weeks at 7.30pm on Tuesdays for Housegroup. A warm welcome awaits you if you would like to join us. Contact Kathy on 01702 714528.
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Highlands Eggstra-ordinary Easter Coffee Morning has sadly been cancelled this year:
Highlands Easter Services have sadly been cancelled this year:
We are happy to welcome Leigh Floral Group to Highlands for their monthly meetings:
Sam Monaghan is off on his bike again, this time cycling 375 miles from Surrey to Leeds over 5 days, to raise money for Methodist Homes MHA.
The funds will help pay for the chaplains in each of their 90 homes; music therapy across the 66 homes they run for those with dementia; and to support MHA’s community services helping those who are lonely find friendship and fun.
Sam will be leading a team of 10 riders, though clearly not out in front, over the weekend of MHA Sunday on 14 June 2020.
He and more particularly MHA would really appreciate your support. Please give donations via:
Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme at Highlands Methodist Church
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Location: Church Hall
Opening Times: Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 and Thursdays between 10am and 3.30pm (during school term times)
In 6 months we have now recycled 52 kilo of crisp packets which is approximately 10,400 packets.
This represents a significant amount of plastic NOT going into landfill so a big thankyou to you all the people who are depositing their empty crisp packets in our collecting box.
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HIGHLANDER MAGAZINEAt Highlands we support a Methodist charity called All We Can.All We Can is a pioneering international development, relief and advocacy organisation that helps people to find solutions to poverty and become all that they can, in order to create positive, long-term change in some of the world’s poorest communities. Find some inspiring stories about All We Can, and about how you can help by using this link to their website.
10:00 Coffee Mornings
09:00 Morning Prayer
10:00 Knit and Natter Group
17:30 Love2sign Signing Choir
19:00 Balmoral Bridge
13:00 Staying Steady
19:00 Highlands Bridge
19:30 Southend Symphony
10:00 Highland Hobbies
14:00 Drawing and Art Classes
18:00 Cubs (Term time only)
19:30 Scouts (Term time only)
ROOMS FOR HIRE
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