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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Thy Kingdom Come #Prayerforthenation

thy kingdom come
Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray each evening at 6pm during this second lockdown. Why not set your alarm, or light a candle? The following resources may be helpful.

Church of England Website


Prayer Booklet






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.

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Quiet Days for Lay Employees

quiet day
Online Quiet Day for Lay Employees in the North West and Mann region. 

A day to explore the theme "Drinking from the Well" led by our friends at The Chapel in the Fields retreat centre via Zoom.



Thursday 21st January 2021, 10.00 am - 3.15 pm

Monday 25th January 2021, 10.00 am - 3.15 pm


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Lay Employee Day  

LAY EMPLOYMENT LOGOSave the date! Our Lay Employee day, in conjunction with Cumbria District, will be on
Tuesday April 13th 2021.

We usually meet together for networking and refuelling - this coming year will need to happen via Zoom again, but for now save the date and more information will be available nearer the time.




Lockdown Letters

lockdown letters
"Lockdown Letters" were originally written as weekly pieces, sent to friends and acquaintances during the first five months of the national lockdown, following the spread of the global COVID19 virus in March 2020. Personal reflections on the positive and negative effects of the lockdown, the letters are a kind of commentary on this strange time which has the potential to change our lives, society and the world, for years to come.

Price £6.50.


Profits from sales of 'Lockdown Letters' will be equally divided between Medical Aid for Palestinians and The Fund for Human Need, a small, effective Methodist charity. Copies can be obtained from Warren at w.bardsley39@btinternet.com or 01543 255292.





MWiB: New Support Fund for Churches

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Methodist Women in Britain is pleased to announce a '2020 Emergency Discretionary Support Fund' set up to help churches that have incurred unexpected expenses over the past few months. Single discretionary grants of up to £200 may be awarded to those churches facing additional unforeseen costs to assist their work and witness during lockdown and going forward. If you would like to apply, please contact MWiB giving full details of how this grant would be used and whether you have already raised your own funds towards it. Please ensure that full bank details are included.

Apply by post to: MWiB C/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX or by email to: finance@mwib.org.uk




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

District Sunday Services January 2021, 7.00 pm

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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 (17th January 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 worship sheets 

Click
Here for pdf copy of worship sheet 

Click
Here for Large Print pdf worship sheet




Prayers for a New Future

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by Paul Davis
September 2020



The following were prayers written for the closing of the Lancashire Methodist District Synod in September 2020.  The theme of the Synod was a new future and gave the idea of setting sail into a new era and the green shoots of new life.

Gracious God as we leave the past help us remember how things were,  
We thought we knew how things worked, 
You showed us how small is our understanding. 
We thought we knew how to make strategy, 
You showed us how limited is our grasp of your plans for us. 
We thought we were well organised, 
You showed us that there is more than ideas and meetings.
..... Continue

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.

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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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