Bible Month with Mark – Round table talks

Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
ask questions and share in conversations about Mark’s Gospel with Professor John Drane.

Click on a title for registration – free!

What is Mark’s gospel for? 4th May

Almost the whole of Mark’s gospel is contained in the much larger gospels of Matthew and Luke, much of it expressed in a more articulate and sophisticated form.
So what was the point of keeping Mark in the New Testament? And how did the early church use it?

What makes a disciple? 18th May

The stories of the disciples are familiar and well loved, beginning with a group of fishers invited by Jesus to follow him. But what happened next, and how might their journey with Jesus inform our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st century?

What is the point of it all? 1st June

As the first Christians shared the gospel throughout the Roman empire, they needed to explain their faith in ways that would address the concerns of those they met. The questions on the street in ancient Rome had many similarities with things that fascinate people today, and we can learn much from the way in which Mark’s gospel engages with them.

Memories that fire the imagination 15th June

We all have our favourite stories that inspire us, and in this session we will reflect on selected episodes from Mark that have particular resonance today as we work out what it means for us to be effective in ministry and mission.

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Property and Mission Roadshow 12 May 2021

Roadshow flyer

More details including programme and speakers

Registration  – booking form

Numbers are limited, so please register as soon as you can.

These Roadshows are planned on a  regional basis, to address issues at a  local level. The Roadshow for Scotland (and the North West of England) is on 12 May 2021, 10am to 1pm.

When registering you will have an opportunity to send in your questions in advance so the Roadshows are as interactive and relevant as possible. We aim to theme and address questions in the Q&As. Questions not addressed on the day will be answered here on the Property Roadshow webpage www.methodist.org.uk/property-roadshow. If you have questions after registering, please email them with the subject line ‘Roadshow questions’ to: property@methodistchurch.org.uk

Once  you have registered, you will receive  a secure Zoom link to join your chosen Roadshow by email, which you will need to keep handy as you will click the link to join on the day of the Roadshow.

Racism, Sewell and the Christian Response

Last month’s Government Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (Sewell) Report has generated a great deal of debate within society and church.

A webinar on the 14 April offers an opportunity to hear from some of the keenest minds in church and society on the report, and for you to share your opinions on the issues. The event is hosted in partnership with the Racial Justice Advocacy Forum, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and CTBI.

More details and registration

Ordination Exploration Days

Is God calling you to be an Ordained Minister in the Methodist Church?

Has anyone ever suggested to you that you would make a good minister?

Have you ever felt God calling you to serve the Church as a Deacon or Presbyter?

Do you want to know more about the life of the ordained?

Please join us on: 

Online – 17 April 2021 – via Zoom – click here to book

Online – 25 September 2021 – via Zoom – click here to book

More information about these days.

Family Ministry Unpacked

family ministry unpackedA series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

8th Jun Faith at Home register via our Eventbrite page.

Do you feel called?

Living library logoHave you ever wondered if you might volunteer for a lay role in church life, or even explore ordained ministry or paid lay work?

  • If you have a sense that God might be nudging you in to a role in church life, but you’re not sure and you don’t want to make a fuss at church, then you can come to this event and meet people from other churches.
  • It is a place where there are no ‘silly’ questions

How it works:

  • We have some ‘books’ committed to be at the event.

Local Preachers, Administrators, Stewards (circuit and church), Presbyters, Deacons, Children Youth & Families Workers, Global Mission Partners, Pioneer or Planters, Chaplains, Youth Reps, Youth President and other young adult leaders.

  • ‘Readers’ visit the ‘books’ in breakout rooms, and the ‘books’ share their stories, and the ‘readers’ can ask questions and together they engage in a conversation.
  • The event is 10-12 on 22nd May
  • There will be up to 3 breakout room opportunities, and 3 times of prayer all together (we will be engaging with 3 different styles of discernment prayer)
  • If people only want to ‘read’ one book, they can visit that book 3 times, or they can head off after they have ‘read’ the book. It is very flexible.

Booking information (free)

Please contact Alison Ransome if there is anything else it would be helpful to know ransomea@methodistchurch.org.uk; 07799 900474.

The Big Church Sing Easter Special

It’s back – Easter Sunday!

Are you and your church ready for The Big Church Sing Easter Special? At 4pm on Sunday April 2021 – Easter Sunday, you can be part of The Big Church Sing Easter Special and raise your voices along with incredible musicians like Graham Kendrick, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Noel Robinson, Celtic Worship and our very own National Methodist Choir. All performing to support All We Can’s work with people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Join in as we re-tell the Easter story and celebrate resurrection together – with contributions from CBeebies actor Joanna Adyinka Burford and Wakefield Methodist School – you won’t want to miss it!

Date: Sunday 4 April 2021 (Easter Sunday)
Time: 4pm
Where: YouTube – The Methodist Church of Great Britain

Immediately afterwards (at around 5pm), join us live on All We Can’s Facebook and YouTube pages for the BIG Easter Sunday Party LIVE! There will be fun, laughter, games, and bring your own snacks as we celebrate the good news of Easter together.