The Lancashire Methodist District of the Methodist Church shares in the calling of the Methodist Church to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Jesus Christ and to live out our discipleship in worship and mission.
Haiti Earthquake Crisis - Urgent Support Needed
The Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can have launched a joint appeal in response to the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti’s Southern Peninsula, on August 14.
The onset of tropical cyclone Grace on Monday and Tuesday this week looks set to impede relief efforts with many thousands of people having lost family and friends. The death toll is still climbing and casualties are overwhelming limited local medical provision.
We’ve been speaking with our networks, friend and partners in Haiti, and across the region, since the quake struck, understanding the situation and needs. Our local approach – working through partners already there, allows for an agile response. As the Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can stand together to bring hope, we invite you to stand with those affected in Haiti.
Please GIVE generously, and join us in praying for the early response.
Coffee-free for October
Go coffee-free this October, raising money for Hope UK and claim the title of Coffree Conqueror!
Could you help us to support young people make drug-free choices by signing up for the COFFREE Conqueror Challenge?
Since 2017, at least 14 young people have died after taking drugs at festivals in England
In 2020, more than 13,000 16-24-year-olds were admitted for drug-related mental health and behavioural disorders
Save the date - 31st March 2022, more details to follow in due course.
Conference 2021 Business Digest
The Conference Business Digest is a report for local churches about the business of the 2021 Methodist Conference. Please share this with the office holders and members of your church and circuit. Download the Conference Business Digest
District Volunteer Vacancies
The District are looking for Volunteers for the following vacancies. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in volunteering can you please contact Carole Jones (District PA) on email@example.com. Previous office holders would be happy to provide information if you would like to know more.
The District Policy Committee have approved grant funding for 3Generate as follows:
1/3 of the cost of the ticket for the event (whether that's for the whole weekend, or for day passes); the FULL cost of train fare to Birmingham / NEC for all young people and adults in attendance.
Please note, there are no other transport costs which will be covered (e.g. cars / minibuses / coaches) - it's a District desire to be as environmentally-friendly as possible with 3Generate, so we encourage booking train tickets. PLEASE do consider the cheapest way to travel by train - perhaps group tickets, and certainly explore Family Railcard options (2 adults and a number of children)
Further details about the Family and Friends Railcard can be found Here; contact the District office for more details
Local Preacher and Worship Leader Taster Session Monday 20th September 2021, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm on Zoom Wondering if Worship Leading and/or Preaching is for you? Have you had a nudge from God (maybe via the people you know)?
Come along to this taster session for conversation with accredited Worship Leaders and Local Preachers.
The Interfaith group now have a YouTube page and we invite you to visit our page.
We also invite you to watch the latest video about a religious Sikh Festival called Vaisakhi:
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF YOU MIGHT VOLUNTEER FOR A LAY ROLE IN CHURCH LIFE, OR EVEN EXPLORE ORDAINED MINISTRY OR PAID LAY WORK?
If you have a sense that God might be nudging you in to a role in church life, but you’re not sure and you don’t want to make a fuss at church, then you can come to this event and meet people from other churches.
We are planning to introduce Gregorian Chant services for those who long for a deeper spiritual experience or connection. This is for anyone who is seeking a more traditional worship, as well as for those who are not currently church goers, and for whom sacred music may open the door to experience the living God.
The services will take place on the first Sunday evening of the month (tbc) in the beautiful chapel at Lisieux Hall (Dawson Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, PR6 7DX).
We are looking for enthusiastic people of any age to form a small Schola Cantorum (a group of musicians which specialises in liturgical music) and to sing Gregorian Chant during the services. If you can sing, you like Gregorian Chant, would like to be part of an exciting new group, and are in a position to make this commitment, please get in touch.
UPDATE: REGULAR ATTENDERS ONLY NEED TO REQUEST TO ATTEND AS WE HAVE ALL YOUR DETAILS.
Deadline for requests to attend is 1.00pm on Friday
The District Sunday Evening Services via Zoom are still continuing but are entering a new phase - in that we would like to invite other people to take a role in leading them in the future. Anyone who is interested in helping in this way, contact the District Office at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When booking you only need to state your circuit and church if it is your first time of attending, otherwise, please just send an email requesting the codes.
Please contact email@example.com to book your place.When booking you only need to state your circuit and church if it is your first time of attending, otherwise, please just send an email requesting the codes.
Please note the deadline for applying to join the weekly service is 1.00pm on Fridays. This will greatly assist the Preston Ribble Circuitwith administration. Click Herefor instructions on how to use Zoom
Worship Sheets (19th September 2021)
These short acts of worship have been produced for you if you are unable to attend church. If you are well enough why not spend a few moments with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you? Click Here for Word copy of worship sheet for 19th September Click Herefor pdf copy of worship sheet for 19th September Click Herefor Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 19th September
Transforming Lives and Communities (TLC)
Transforming means to be changed from one thing to another. A policy document is not meant to be set in stone and fixed. This is especially true if the title is “Transforming Lives and Communities.” The purpose of this revision is to equip the Lancashire Methodist District to prepare for the 2020’s, building on the past yet seeking to be changed as we approach the next decade. Click Here to read more