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.

Synod Sermon

synod


Here is an audio recording of Rev'd Paul Davis's sermon at his final Spring Synod as Chair of the Lancashire District.

The sermon is based on 1 Peter 2 v. 9, reminding us of our calling as God's chosen people

Sermon




3Generate 2022 

3Gen sign up


We're really excited to announce that this year's Children and Youth Assembly will be back at the NEC in Birmingham and it will take place from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2nd October!

For more information about this years event and booking information please go to:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/children-youth-family-ministry/events-including-3generate/3generate/




Christian Aid Week



An interview between Rev'd Phil Gough  who is the Deputy District Chair of the Lancashire District and Darren Staunton who is the Church Engagement and Fundraising Officer at Christian Aid (North West)




Methodists in Lviv


Volodymyr


On Friday, May 6th, the Rev Roger Stubbings recorded an interview with Volodymyr Prokip, United Methodist minister in Lviv, Ukraine. Roger met Volodymyr briefly at the 2018 British Methodist Conference in Nottingham, at which Volodymyr was a World Church Representative.

In this video Volodymyr gives a moving account of how the Methodist congregation in Lviv has responded to the desperate situation of refugees fleeing westward from the war torn areas in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine, and of the longer term plans they have to help people in the longer term.





Godly Play Bus Project


godly playOUR PROJECT NEEDS MORE DRIVER

The Godly Play Bus Project is supported by the Lancashire District.

Following a very successful week in a school, we would like to make the Godly Play Bus available to more venues across our District and beyond, sharing the gospel of God’s love in schools and communities. To do this, we need more drivers.        

Could you offer your time and skills to part of our team?

If you have a clean driving licence (issued before 1999), aged under 75 years and are able to commit to offering a few hours of your time per month, to drive the bus from Freckleton to the required venue and back, we would love to hear from you!  No passengers are taken on the bus.

Driving instruction will be provided on the bus!

For more information and details of what the role entails, please contact:

Deacon Kim Gabbatiss - 
01772 635858, or kim.gabbatiss@methodist.org.uk




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 have a 
Facebook page which we encourage you to visit.

Please click 
Here to see our latest video on the Hindu Festival of Navratri.



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 service 29th May 2022, 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


PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE THE LAST DISTRICT ZOOM SERVICE
FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE



Worship Sheets Sunday 29th May 2022

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 29th May 2022

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 29th May 2022

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 29th May 2022



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



Natasha's Law

Natashas law

The Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019 (known as “Natasha's Law”) came into effect from 1 October 2021 in England and Wales.

Natasha’s Law is named in memory of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died in July 2016 following an allergic reaction to a prepacked sandwich bought from Pret-A-Manger. This law makes provision to ensure all food businesses provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods that are pre-packed for sale on their premises. These types of packaged foods were not caught by the pre-existing legislation.


Click Here to read more


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