I had an idea to create something for the 40 days of lent (Mondays to Saturdays) and I have begun uploading 40 videos that last about 2 to 3 minutes only. They are simply a reading from the bible followed by a short prayer with music and video. If anyone in the district is interested in “journeying with us” in this simple, meditative way the link is as follows: Lent Meditations – YouTube
Conference has declared 2021 a Year of Prayer “so that our Church-wide commitments to evangelism, church growth, church at the margins, and pioneering and church planting will flow from a deep contemplative orientation to God’s grace and love.”
Provision has been made for a Weekly Online Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 12.45pm. These are streamed live on Facebook. If you wish to take part on Zoom, register, and you will be sent a link.
Suggestions and resources are also available through Districts, Circuits, and churches.
All we Can, the Methodist Relief and Development agency invites us to pray for people seeking sanctuary, remembering especially Syrian refugees, Rohingya refugees and people displaced by a changing climate, including those in Malawi.
Sue is now preparing the new District Prayer Diary and would be very pleased
to have contributions on the themes – from the District Development Proposals – of Biblical Engagement and Social Action.
In previous years we have offered prayers for people and situations within
particular Circuits and hope to be able to do this again. Everyone is invited to submit contributions, which should be sent to Sue by 17th August.
A series of 3 meetings held in Lent 2018 considered our Methodist heritage.
In the first meeting, we heard about John Wesley, and the origins of the Methodist church. In the second meeting, we shared our own personal Methodist origins. Finally, we looked at the challenges of Our Calling as members of the Methodist Church and considered how we might live up to that calling.