Lancashire Methodist District

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Melody returned from maternity leave this week.


Please do join us in praying for her as she begins life as a working mum.

New posts

There are some interesting lay posts being advertised around the region as churches plan their mission and ministry as the restrictions ease.  Do check out our social media for those, we advertise Methodist posts in this region if we are sent them.


Starting back in buildings and staying online

There are loads of events in this newsletter to support you in your context.

Please do scroll through the lists below, we try to make this newsletter as easy as possible for you to scan through, if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you, please let Alison Ransome know.


And for those who like the films.  Here’s one about new starts.


May


• Wednesday 5 May, 11:00am to Noon

Coffee morning for Administrators

Email Kristie for the zoom link


• Wednesday 5 May, 7:00 to 8:30pm  

Theology Book Club Dwelling in the Household of God (new book, 1 of 2 sessions)

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


• Tuesday 6 May, 2:00 to 3:30pm

TRIP Theological Reflection in Practice – Evangelism

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


• Saturday 8 May, 10:00am to Noon

Digital Futures

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


• Tuesday 11 May, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Family Ministry Unpacked

Family Relationships and Wellbeing

Eventbrite booking


• Wednesday 12 May, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Lay Employee Day - Liverpool, Chester & Stoke-on-Trent, and Isle of Man

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


• Thursday 13 May, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Called to be… not a church leader!   

Information and Zoom link here


• Saturday 15 May, 10:00am to 12:30pm

RSVP - Discerning Calling: Decision Making (last in the series, all are welcome)

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


• Thursday 20 May, 7:00 to 8:30pm  

Thinking Theology : Sources for theological reflection (worship) 5/6

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


• Saturday 22 May, 10:00am to 12:30pm

Vocations Living Library

Information here


• Tuesday 25 May, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Family Ministry Unpacked Intergenerational Ministry - participation in the Intergenerate Conference or guided self-learning  

Eventbrite booking


• Thursday 27 May 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small Group Skills – small groups in a Christian context: Facilitator focus/ What's my style?  More info below

Booking with Rob

Flyer here


More detail

Campfire is for all those dreaming of and doing something different, exploring new and different possibilities of 'church'; those building community; those being in community.  No experience necessary.


If you have been part of the Connexional wide webinars and want to build connections more locally then why not give this a try.

If you just have a sense of possibilities which you can’t even dream of, why not give this a try.


Friday 11 June, 7:45 to 9:00pm

Flyer here

Booking with Alison Hulse


Circuit Steward Taster Session


Thinking about becoming a Circuit Steward?

What does being a Circuit Steward entail?

Do I have the skills and gifts to be a Circuit Steward?

Is God asking me to take a role in the leadership of my Circuit?

 

An opportunity to explore the role of the Circuit Steward and ask questions.

 

Monday 19 July, 7:30 to 9:00pm

 

Facilitated by Brec Seaton (Learning Network) and experienced Circuit Stewards from the Kendal Circuit

 

Email Rob to book your place    

Flyer here

For more information contact Brec Seaton


Small Groups Training


There has been an upsurge of small groups meeting online over the last twelve months – more people than ever attending prayer meetings and Bible studies.  Also a Methodist Way of Life is beginning to take root in many places.


If you have been leading small groups for years, or are new to it, there is support for you in our small group series.  There are four sessions left, do sign up for some or all of them.


27 May, 8 June, 22 June and 6 July all from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Flyer here

Booking with Rob  

  

June


• Tuesday 8 June, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Family Ministry Unpacked Faith at Home

Eventbrite booking


• Tuesday 8 June, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small groups in a Christian context: group focus. Dynamics and development.

More info above

Sign up with Rob

Flyer here


• Friday 11 June, 7:45 to 9:00pm

Campfire

More info above

Flyer here

Booking with Alison Hulse


• Tuesday 15 June, 11:45am to 12:40pm

Conversations about prayer: helping a congregation to pray

Flyer here

Zoom link from Rob


• Wednesday 16 June, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Managing Lay Employees in the Methodist Church

Information from Kristie

Booking with Rob


• Tuesday 22 June, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small groups in a Christian context: facilitator focus. What's my style?

Sign up with Rob

Flyer here


July


• Thursday 8 July, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Small groups in a Christian context: your focus. Theory vs practice

Sign up with Rob

Flyer here


• Monday 19 July, 7:30 to 9:30pm

Thinking about becoming a Circuit Steward?

Flyer here

More info above

Booking with Rob


• Tuesday 13 July, 11:45 to 12:40pm

Conversations about prayer: praying at home

Flyer here

Zoom link from Rob


Staying in touch

How can you keep in touch?

Please sign up to our newsletter to get the latest info and resources to support your ministry and Church life – to register please visit our website and sign up.  Visit the website for more detail on the ways we can support you.


Alison Ball  07799902583

Alison shares the coordination role and is the officer linked to Chester & Stoke-on-Trent District


Alison Ransome  07799900474

Alison is now part time in the region and shares the coordination role with Alison Ball


Brec Seaton  07799900469

Brec is the officer linked to Cumbria District


Jasmine Devadason  07799902560

Jasmine is the officer linked to Bolton & Rochdale District


Kristie Legg  07799902582

Kristie is the officer linked to the Lancashire District


Simon Sutcliffe  07799902578

Simon is the officer linked to Manchester & Stockport District


Alison Hulse  07799900480


Edel McClean  07799902563


Melody Clarke  07817807555


Social media is how we share current and trending info:

• The Facebook page is where we advertise your events as well as those we are leading   

• Twitter is where we chat and ask questions, and tweet articles we think are of interest   

• Pinterest is an e-scrapbook where there are loads of sections and is a place to find good ideas and resources   

• The YouTube channel is where we put up mini films of people teaching and sharing testimony   

• On Instagram we visually record images, information and ideas