Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter from all at Frodsham Methodist Church. A warm welcome is always open to come and join us at any of our events and services. You will be made most welcome to come and explore the body of Christ we call the Church.
Below are a few pictures from our Easter services.
The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have reminded people of the central Easter message of hope, passion and joy in the midst of despair.
Dr Jill Barber said: "This Easter we share Christ’s tears for our world in all its pain. For children drowned fleeing from the unimaginable horrors of war. For unaccompanied children in the jungle at Calais, "The Easter message is one of ... life from death, love stronger than hate. At the moment of utter darkness, the light of the risen Christ breaks through."
The Rev'd. Steven Wild added: "This Easter, with joy and love, may we all cry Hallelujah and encounter the risen Lord."
Every Easter, the Methodist Church in Britain invites donations to the World Mission Fund through Easter Offering Envelopes. The World Mission Fund supports God's mission in 65 Partner Churches outside Britain and Ireland.
There will be a special dedication service within the Circuit after Easter. Please use one of the envelopes provided in the church foyer to make your gift, and Gift Aid it if you can. The envelopes will be available each week until Easter Sunday. And please continue to support this vital work in your prayers throughout the year.
About the Easter Offering
The tradition of the Easter Offering dates back to 1883 when women in Manchester collected £32 from 'Christmas pennies' at family gatherings on Christmas Day at lunch for Missionary work overseas. In March 1884, the London Districts distributed Easter envelopes and collecting bags asking for a penny a head and just over £100 was collected.
Through gifts great and small, the Easter Offering has become a significant feature of the World Church. In 1986, the Bicentenary year, it totalled nearly £200,000. Throughout the country, effort focuses on the annual envelope collection for the Fund for World Mission through the Easter Offering and the associated service of dedication.
This reflects the long history of commitment to overseas work by the women of Methodism, and the recognition that local specific relationships with oversea projects and World Church in Britain partnerships are given broader meaning by a national focus. The theme and service are different every year.
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