About 30 of us met up at the campsite near Beeston Castle on Sunday and were treated to some wonderful autumn sunshine as we walked across the fields, and the reward of a Tattenhall ice cream at the half-way point. Many thanks to Andrea for doing a recce the previous weekend (in the rain) and for pre-preparing the warming tea that we had round the campfire when we got back to the site. I'm sure that we will do another walk in the near future since this one was so successful.
This Friday it's Messy Church (21st October) from 5.15pm and the theme this month is 'Big and Small'. It's a great way to meet with friends at the end of the week and makes for an easy tea (donations requested). All ages are catered for with the craft activities and there is a short worship time before puddings.
Then on Sunday it's 0930 Live! (23rd October) and we shall be looking at Matthew 22: 34-46, where Jesus talks about the most important law - that of love.
All are most welcome to both these events and we'd love to see you there.
The 0930 Live! and Messy Church teams
Men's Club have this week visited Plas Belin, the support centre run by Save the Family. Save the Family are the Chester-based charity where our recent Harvest gifts of food were sent.
To find out more about Save the Family, follow this link.
Men's Club members are seen here at Alison's House, which is named after the late Alison Tong, who was a member of Frodsham Methodist Church.
A Methodist-inspired viral video has scooped first prize in this year’s Christian New Media Awards.
Tell.Show.Be is a short film with a simple message about the heart of evangelism: “Tell somebody; show somebody; be somebody.” The film, hosted on the website www.tellshowbe.com, was judged “the best use of new media in evangelism” by a panel of media experts at a ceremony in London on Friday.
The Revd Joanne Cox, Evangelism in Contemporary Culture Officer, who accepted the award on the Church’s behalf, said: “We are delighted to have won; just being on the short list is a great achievement.
“The whole project was conceived as a means of enabling people to talk about evangelism in their own languages. We are delighted that the whole concept has been recognised by Christians within the social media world, as well as encouraged by Christians around the world. Other entries in the category were of an extremely high standard. We are excited by the quantity and quality of exceptional work in the area of evangelism using social media.”
Tell.Show.Be is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Welsh and Mandarin and can be downloaded onto a mobile phone as well as a computer. The film was viewed over 4,000 times in its first two weeks, and has attracted visitors from around the world.
The Original Christian Web and New Media Awards were the first ever exclusively Christian award ceremony for bloggers and web designers in the UK. They were established in 2007 by Premier Christian Media to recognise and reward Christian achievements on the internet. For more information, visit www.christianblogawards.com
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