Lancashire Methodist District

WELCOME

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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Circuit Steward Taster Session 
learning network

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 19th July 2021, 7.30 pm util 9.00 pm

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

Email Rob Glassonbury to book your place nwmannnetwork@gmail.com

For more information contact Brec Seaton - seatonb@methodistchurch.org.uk

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Bump-it-Forward 

https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/support-us/bump-it-forward

bump it forward



Malawi is here

An appeal that is from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

The appeal asks that we, who are so lucky to have our vaccinations free on the Health Service, donate the price of a vaccine (£25) to Malawi and other African countries who have no health service and no vaccines to date.

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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:







COVID and Dispelling Myths About the Vaccine

coronavirus

Please find below the video of a Webinar that took place regarding COVID, and dispelling myths around the vaccination. The video also features contributions by the Lancashire Directors of Public Health.







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




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

mwib

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

Click Here for latest video

Click Here to visit our Weekly Meditations page 


District Sunday Services May 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 (9th May 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 9th May

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 9th May

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 9th May




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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Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
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