Sharing God’s Love with our Community
Here is guidance offered by the Methodist Connexion on coronavirus.
There is a link to the North Kent Circuit website about Fellowship from Home which gives ideas on how to share in worship and fellowship at this time.
Church Events (new)
Kent Ride and Stride 10.00-18.00 Saturday 12th September 2020
The church garden on Union Street will be open to welcome participants who need to register their visit to our church.
Harvest Collection 10.00-12.00 Saturday 19th September 2020
We may not be able to hold a harvest festival service inside the church this year, but there is a greater need than ever for our harvest gifts. Food banks are reporting a massively increasing demand for their help, and Food for Thought, the food bank that operates from Maidstone Homeless Care’s Day Centre in Knightrider Street will welcome any goods we can supply.
We will receive gifts on the front lawn of Union Street Methodist Church from 10 am to noon on Saturday 19th September, collecting non-perishable food and toiletries items for the food bank. (Please make sure items are within their sell by date.)
We can’t arrange refreshments on the lawn under the present circumstances, but please bring a takeaway coffee or a flask and come and sit and chat for a bit (suitably socially distanced of course.)
All worship services at Union Street have been suspended until further notice but you are warmly invited to join others in the North Kent Methodist Circuit in worshipping from home.
Online Sunday Services at 10.30am
In addition, at 7pm on Sunday, you are invited by Churches Together in England to light a candle in your home “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.”
11.15am Tuesdays (suspended until further notice)
12.00 Frontline lunch meeting
Bring your own lunch
Tea and coffee are provided
Footsteps (4-11 years)
Every Sunday drop your children off at 10.15am at the Brewer Street entrance and pick them up at 12 noon.
- Bible stories
- Arts and Crafts
- It’s like a mini-Messy Church
Foe more information contact Denis Makowski on 07739 184051 or email YoungPeople@usmc.org.uk
Who are we?
We are a friendly Church which seeks to serve Christ in the world today.
For more details about membership, baptisms, weddings and funerals please contact our minister:
Reverend Dr Bonni-Belle Pickard
Bonni–Belle grew up in Florida United Methodism, spent 20 years as a music teacher at Kodaikanal International School in South India, and trained as a minister at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (USA). She has been a circuit minister in the British Methodist Connexion since 2001, serving previously in Birmingham and North London and, as a superintendent, in the Kingston circuit from 2008-2015 and North Kent Circuit since 2015.
Husband Alfred is a music teacher in local schools; they have grown children living on three continents. Bonni–Belle loves people, creativity, and following God into new adventures.
Maidstone International Community Church (MICC) @ Union Street
We share our premises at Union Street with Maidstone International Community Church (MICC)