Ruth Watkins: April 2017
It is that time of year again when the Methodist Church is asked to contribute towards the work of the World Church through the Easter Offering. The envelopes will appear on Palm Sunday and be collected over the following 3 weeks. The World Mission Fund supports God's mission in 65 Partner Churches outside Britain and Ireland through:
Without the generosity of church members the work cannot continue, so we are asked to prayerfully consider what we might contribute. This year's theme is 'Shine like Stars' (Philippians 2:15), and will feature stories from nationals in mission appointments (NMAs) in Brazil, Ghana and Pakistan.
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Sunday evening's packed church for Helen Kirk's final service as our church minister and circuit superintendent was so much more than to see her 'safely off the premises' as Helen joked. It was to share in a wonderful and joyous service of worship together and to say a big 'thank you' to Helen and her husband Andrew for the fantastic contributions they have both made...
I am grateful for the last 5 years that Andrew and I have shared with you all at Aylesbury. For your hospitality, your stories, love, grace, laughter and friendship; for your openness to share your vulnerabilities and willingness to challenge us when we have got things wrong. A shared journey in the presence of God.And now we now look to start new journeys, as you welcome the Atkinsons and...
This Sunday, July 14th is Action for Children Sunday. Following the morning Family and Brigades' service, led by Rev. Helen Kirk, there will be a CAKE AND PRODUCE STALL in the Hall, to raise funds for their work to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and young people. So this is an invitation to all to please come into the Hall to browse and support the stall.We will be...