The Marriage and Relationships Task Group of the Methodist Church presented a report to the 2019 Conference with recommendations about various issues to do with relationships in general and marriage in particular, especially with regard to changes in the law of the land. Those recommendations are being submitted to the wider church for consultation, with a final decision to be taken at the July 2020 Conference.
There will be a District morning here at Frodsham Methodist Church on Saturday 8th February at 10.00am when participants will have the opportunity to hear more about the proposals and engage in conversation. This meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend (there is no need to book) and will provide a wider background to inform the debate at the District Spring Synod.
More information on the issues can be found here.
Continuing the theme of ‘Women in the Gospels’, which we began during Advent, with Elizabeth and then Mary, our themes for February at the 10.45am service are as follows:
Sunday 2nd February: Mary of Bethany
Sunday 9th February: The Woman at Nain
Sunday 23rd February: Women Disciples of Jesus
You are invited to join a group having lunch together on Saturday 22nd February at The Hornsmill in Helsby at 12.30pm. Please sign the booking sheet in the Church Hall if you are able to come and indicate on the sheet if you would like a lift. Also could you let Ros Caldwell, Church Council Secretary, know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Lunch Club returns on Wednesday 5th February, and we hope you can come and enjoy a light lunch and a chat with us. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm prompt, with doors open from 12 noon. The suggested donation for lunch is £3 each.
Transport can usually be arranged within the Frodsham area for those who need it. As usual, to aid catering, we do need numbers in advance, so please make sure you add your name to the Reservation List which will be in the foyer on Sunday, or speak to Marg.
Andrew, Naomi and Pippa will be leading a Taizé style worship at the evening worship at 6:00pm. If you would like to help lead the singing for this we would love to hear from you. A rehearsal to learn songs and parts will take place in the church on Wednesday 27th November at 7:30pm.
And of course everyone is welcome to join us for this meditative style of worship.
This annual service will take place on Saturday 30th November at 3.00pm, followed by tea/coffee in the Hall. This is a popular and moving service which enables us to stop in the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, and remember those near and dear to us who have died, recently or in the past, and whose loss is especially felt at this time of year. There will be an opportunity, as usual, to light a candle in their memory, and to write their names on a heart and hang it on our Christmas tree, where it will remain throughout the season.
Churches Together in Frodsham will once again be Carol Singing outside Morrisons on Friday 13th December from 10am to 4pm. We will be raising funds to support the Salvation Army's Fund for the victims of human-trafficking and modern slavery. If you are able to join, do speak to one of the Church Stewards!
During the autumn at the 10.45am service we will be following the theme of ‘Holy Habits’, based on the book by Andrew Roberts, a Methodist minister. The themes, and relevant Bible passages can be found in the Sunday news sheet, or speak to one of the stewards.
Kath Gee will be leading our next walk on Saturday 17th August leaving the car park at 1.30pm. I don't know all the details but I can guarantee that it will be an interesting walk. On Saturday 14th September, Sue and Kevin will be guiding us on the walk they planned for April when we were rained off. Join us if you can, we walk at a moderate pace for about 2 hours and then return to Church for refreshments.
See our Calendar for details of regular events at Frodsham Methodist Church.