Festival at Home, a free online festival happening from 22 to 25 May hosted by Cliff College, a Christian theological college in Calver, Derbyshire. With worship, seminars, challenges, prayer, teaching and more for all ages, this is the place to be over the bank holiday! Join them online or on YouTube.
PLUS Cliff College are also hosting two virtual open days, on June 2 and 3 – you can find all the information on their website.
Jeremiah implores us: "seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you.....and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare". Although it might be a stretch to think of Frodsham as a city, nevertheless all of us around our circuit want to communicate the sense that although our buildings are closed, our church fellowships continue to pray for our communities.
Members of Frodsham Methodist Church have hung bunting that celebrates God's presence and each flag carries a prayer for people in our community who are leading or serving at this time.
Below are just a few of the flags, but do take a closer look when out for your daily walk.
With this Friday, 8th May, being the commemoration of VE Day, the Methodist Church has a podcast episode available which features a chat to Methodists from the island of Jersey who were liberated from occupation.
As we cannot meet together face-to-face at present, during the online worship on Easter Sunday there will be an opportunity for the Frodsham Methodist Church Family to greet each other.
If you want to be part of this, please send a photograph or video of you and your family wishing the Church Family a Happy Easter by Thursday 9th April to:
This could be recorded on a professional camera but a phone is also fine. Be as creative as you want. Your message could be delivered orally, in writing, or anything else you can think of! But do try to keep the message short so the service does not overrun (too much!).
Do note that the service will be broadcast on YouTube so everyone in the photograph or video should be comfortable with their image being included in the service. And we will try our best to include all submissions received, as long as the format is compatible.
Please help to spread the word!
Due to the COVID-19 situation, all public worship and activities are suspended.
Visit our What's On page for devotional materials and live Sunday worship!
During this time, the Methodist Church in Britain is providing a number of resources online for Methodists to continue to worship.
Online Worship Resources
The best place to find these online resources is by following this link:
A number of Methodist Churches around the country are also conducted acts of worship online. These include the following:
Wesley's Chapel in London who will live-stream from the chapel (the Minister lives on the premises):
Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, this worship will be studio based – with strict distancing rules being followed:
www.youtube.com/user/SwanBank and www.facebook.com/swanbank/
Methodist Central Hall Westminster:
“Life Together” will be taking place from Wednesday 12th February to Sunday 16th February.
Andrew Emison is looking for volunteers to cook and be present during the sessions. Please help if you can. If you are not able to help in this way, please pray for our young people as they share in discipleship in this way.
The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian charity with 141 years of experience. Through The Leprosy Mission’s global family a population of 305 million people in around 30 leprosy-affected countries is served. Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease associated with poverty. It is easily cured.
Leprosy starts by damaging the small nerves on the skin’s surface resulting in a loss of sensation. The Leprosy Mission is asking for help and prayer for more skilled medical staff to continue its hospitals’ vital work. People affected by leprosy often live in extremely poor conditions and have very limited access to medical care. Without treatment they face preventable disability and a bleak future.
Prejudice and discrimination against people with this disease means that families are torn apart and suicide can sometimes feel like the only option. Medical staff working for The Leprosy Mission cure and treat thousands of people each year, providing unconditional love and skilled medical care at specialist leprosy hospitals. They work long hours because resources are so scarce. Following God’s calling, they work for a fraction of the salaries their clinical training enables them to earn.
According to the latest World Health Organisation statistics, there were 208,619 new cases of leprosy diagnosed globally in 2018 – around one every two minutes. Due to the reluctance of leprosy patients to seek treatment because of the stigma surrounding the disease, we regard these figures as understated.
More information can be found on their website here.
What a wonderful Christmas it has been. It was wonderful to see so many people in Church for the Community Nativity, Carold by Candlelight and on Christmas Day itself as we welcomed Christ into our world and into our lives. The picture below is of worship on Christmas Day as we all shared the gifts we had received!
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