Sevenoaks Road 

Orpington 

Kent 

BR6 9JH 

 

Regular Activities

Art Club   A small group of people who enjoy painting.  Mondays 9.30am-noon- Wesley Room. 
Liz


Badminton Club for Ladies   A chance to play badminton on Tuesdays 10am-noon - Hulbert Hall.

Bible Study  Usually 9.45am on the first Wednesday morning of the month in the Epworth Room and the following Thursday evening 8pm at the Manse.

Churches Together in Orpington  This local ecumenical group is part of the national body known as Churches Together in England.  Representatives are the minister, a steward and another church representative.  Follow above link for more information. 

Circuit Plan  This is produced by the minister and circuit ministers and is distributed quarterly giving details of circuit services. 
Follow the Services link above for details. 


Coffee Cake & Chat  This is held in the Concourse on Wednesdays 10am-noon.  Come along for coffee/tea/biscuits and a friendly chat.  All are welcome.  
Janet.

Church Directory  Useful telephone numbers and email addresses are listed in the church directory which is published in September. 
Please notify any changes that need to be made since publication
- thank you. 

Families Together at OMC  
Meets 4-6pm on the second Friday in the month after school activity for children Reception to Year 6.   Children and parents or carers are warmly welcome for Bible-based activities, stories, crafts, singing, games, prayers ... LOADS OF FUN ... plus a sit down tea for all!  Parents or carers are expected to stay with their child or children for the sessions. More information from contact@orpingtonmethodist.org.uk

Flowers in Church   If you wish to make a donation towards church flowers simply add your name to the list on the notice board inside the concourse doors.  The floral display is an integral part of our worship and at the close of the day the flowers bring cheer and hope to many who are sick or aged and infirm, or to those who have something to celebrate.  If you would like to be part of the flower arranging team please let us know on a Sunday morning.  June

House Fellowships   It is not always possible, in the context of a church service, to ask questions, discuss the issues that have been raised, share one’s personal needs, or be prayed for.  The house fellowship groups meet monthly, offering friendship and support as needed.
Contacts below:

HOUSE FELLOWSHIPS  AND GROUP LEADERS

AVALON - Pat

BORKWOOD - Barbara

CROFTON - Elizabeth

RIDGE - Malcolm & Fay

VINE - Irene, June & Ruth


The Link   This is a free magazine which is supported by donations.  It is produced nine times a year and is widely distributed by a team of road stewards, also sent out by post and on request by email.   It is available on the first Sunday in the month and the closing date for entries is 10 days before then.  December/January, May/June, July/August are combined editions.  Items for inclusion in the church magazine should be e-mailed to (click here) or posted to: Editor - The Link, Orpington Methodist Church, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington BR6 9JH.

MAD (Methodist Amateur Dramatics)   Meets on Tuesday evenings at 8pm in the Hulbert Hall.  Anybody interested in drama is welcome.  There are usually two or three productions each year, including a pantomime.  Assistance is also occasionally given in church services.

 OMC Lunch Club   This takes place in the Hulbert Hall on the third Monday of each month, but not in August, and all men are welcome.  The lunch is prepared by a team of ladies from the church and is served at 1pm.  There is usually a speaker after the lunch.   
Malcolm 

NCT Bumps, Babies and Beyond   Parents and carers meet in the Church Hall on Mondays 1.00pm-2.30pm, term time, for a chat and tea and biscuits while babies and toddlers play and have fun.  This year a Breastfeeding Counsellor has been recruited and there will be a Breastfeeding drop-in between 1-2.00pm. There is no waiting list for NCT and no charge (although donations for refreshments are welcome). Anybody interested in helping out should email (click here) 

Office   The office contact address is contact@orpingtonmethodist.org.uk

Pastoral Services   Baptisms, weddings, funerals and counselling by arrangement with the minister.  He can be contacted after worship or at his home.  In the event of any other pastoral need please inform him directly, or via one of the church stewards, the group leader, other pastoral contact, or the church office. 
 
Premises   Most of the week our premises are fully booked.  It is therefore essential that dates of meetings, cancellations or special bookings should be arranged or notified as early as possible with the Lettings Secretaries.  Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.  Bookings for parties
are at the discretion of the Lettings Secretaries.
orpingtonmethodist@gmail.com

Sparklers   Fridays during term time 1.30-3pm in the Church Hall - bumps, babies,  pre-school children and adults of any age!  This weekly get-together provides a place for you and your little ones to relax and meet others.  We aim to provide toys and other activities, a Bible based story (sometimes with puppets), songs, and splodgy creative stuff - drinks and biscuits too. 
Emma 


Uniformed Groups and Youth Clubs   Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Phoenix Explorers - all meet weekly on the church premises.  To contact by email - go to the bottom of Tots to Teens page.  Nic  gsl.7thorpington@gmail.com

VYP (Volunteer Youth Project)   An annual sponsored walk of 30km  takes place in May, involving the whole church community.  Proceeds are distributed to approved charities, also funding voluntary service at home and overseas for special projects involving young adults who are part of the church community.  Debbie

Wednesday Circle   These meetings are for ladies of all ages and are held in the Wesley Room at 8pm on the first Wednesday in the month (no meeting in August).  There is usually a speaker. June

Youth Clubs
Junior & Senior Youth Clubs meet on Wednesdays during term time. 
JYC for Academic Years 5-7 from 7pm-8.15pm - term time.  Heidi and Team    email
SYC for  Academic Years 8-10 from 8.15pm-9.30pm - term time.  Chris & Debbie  email

Click
here for details.

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