Lancashire Methodist District

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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.

Spiritual Sustenance When Isolated

Spiritual Sustenance
The Methodist Church have compiled a list of resources to help nourish you on a daily and weekly basis. These are mostly resources that are provided centrally. 


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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




Godly Play Bus

Godly Play







The Godly Play Bus Project is supported by the Lancashire District. We're hoping to be able to take the Godly Play Bus to many venues across the District and beyond, sharing the gospel of God's love in schools and communities.

Could you be part of our team?

If you have a clean driving licence and are able to commit to offering a few hours of your time per month, we would love to hear from you; training will be provided.

For more information and details of what the role entails, please contact: Deacon Kim Gabbatiss - 01772 635858 or email - kim.gabbatiss@methodist.org.uk




Local Preacher and Worship Leader Taster Session
local preacher and worship leader logoMonday 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.

To book your place email Rob Glassonbury:  NWMannNetwork@gmail.com

For more information contact Jasmine Devadason:  devadasonj@methodistchurch.org.uk  

Click Here to download the flyer




3Generate 2021 (29-31 October 2021)

3Generate 2021




We are delighted to let you know that 3Generate, the children and youth assembly, will be going ahead at the NEC Birmingham from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October 2021.

There will be a number of ways children and young people can participate as follows:

• Attending the event on a residential basis, staying in camping villages with others in their group, for the weekend.

• Joining the whole event on a daily basis, travelling to and from the venue but not staying overnight.

• Participating in person just for the day on Saturday 30 October 2021.

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District Grant Funding


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




District Volunteer Vacancies

District
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 
lancsmethodist@btinternet.com. Previous office holders would be happy to provide information if you would like to know more.

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Interfaith YouTube Page

Interfaith logo

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:







Living Library

Living Library


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.
  • It is a place where there are no ‘silly’ question

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Year of Prayer

Year of Prayer
Why a Year of Prayer?

 

The Conference has declared 2020/2021 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.

 


Be part of this movement of prayer as we ask the Holy Spirit to help us be a growing, evangelistic, inclusive, justice-seeking Church of gospel people.

Click Here to read more



Weekly Meditation

Christian meditation


Meditation may deepen one's experience of the presence of God, enhance self-awareness, and reduce stress and anxiety, valuable during this time of isolation.

Join a half-hour Zoom ‘guided meditation’ session, led by Peter Lumsden (local preacher in the Clitheroe circuit), every Monday evening at 7 p.m.

The sessions follow a pattern of 15 mins of spiritual reflection, combined with a focus on breathing, leading into a period of about 15 mins of silence.

Contact Peter Lumsden: 
pjlumsden58@gmail.com

Click Here for the latest video

Click 
Here
 to visit the Weekly Meditations page



District Sunday Services August 2021, 7.00 pm

zoom

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: lancsmethodist@btinternet.com.


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 lancashiredistrictzoom@aol.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 Circuit with administration.

Click Here 
for instructions on how to use Zoom




Worship Sheets (1st August 2021)

vocations and worship



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 1st August

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 1st August

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 1st August





Transforming Lives and Communities (TLC) 

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

Click Here to download full document



Events around the District

Events
We would like to remind you that we have a page dedicated to events taking place in the District.

If you would like to learn more click Here to visit our Events Page


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