Paintings, Poems and Prayers for Holy Week

This resource has been prepared using images from the Methodist Modern Art Collection.

Newly revised material available for Palm Sunday, through Holy Week and Easter – selected images from the Methodist Modern Art Collection with poems written by exhibition visitors inspired by these wonderful works of art. Originally created for Friends of the Collection by members of the MMAC Management Committee.

Browse the whole collection.

Easter Offering

The Easter Offering has a long tradition of support for the World Mission Fund. This year, a special service has been written that can be used in your home.

You may not be in church physically this Easter to receive the traditional Easter Offering envelope. But you can still give to the World Mission Fund, to which the funds raised by the Easter Offering traditionally go, by going to https://www.justgiving.com/mcfworldmission. Alternatively, you may send a cheque (making it payable to ‘Methodist Church World Mission Fund’) to:

Methodist Church World Mission Fund
Methodist Church House
25 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5JR

It would help to attach a note of your church and circuit.

Christian Aid goes on the Kiltwalk 23-25 April 2021

Kiltwalk poster

Register for the Kiltwalk

All you need to do is register on the Kiltwalk website. Then, choose a local walk, run or cycle and ask friends and family to sponsor you. On the day, simply pull on your Christian Aid t-shirt – and perhaps something tartan – and get going!

Once you register, a JustGiving page will automatically be set up for you. You will be able to personalise it and share it far and wide. Our Events Officer, Lauren, will be delighted to support you to register or to answer any questions you might have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – lmcfarland@christian-aid.org

If your boots are made for walking, sign up now!

Family Ministry Unpacked

A series of sessions on Tuesday evenings beginning 13th April exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry and the impact of the pandemic on this area of our work.

This is a joint venture with Christian Education Association Scotland in partnership with connexional staff and ecumenical partners in Scotland.

More information to follow soon.

Watch for details and register via our Eventbrite page.

 

Training for Church Stewards

Four sessions on Monday evenings introducing new church stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area. Existing church stewards are welcome to attend one or more sessions to refresh and update learning too. Dates are:

  • 12 April – Theology of Stewardship
  • 19 April – The Methodist Context
  • 26 April – Positive working Together
  • 3 May – Reflective Practice and self-care

You can find more information and register here

Coffee Shop Sunday

The Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Circuit are hosting an evening with Trevor Gay and Sue Fry who will be sharing the story of Coffee Shop Sunday. CSS seeks to enable people to meet God in ordinary places and is built on the principles of collaboration, inclusiveness and accessibility. Despite the physical restrictions of the pandemic, CSS has grown its ministry in different ways and through digital community.

If you are interested in hearing more, register here

Scottish Election Issues

The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is made up of the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church, working together for peace and justice.

It has produced non-partisan briefings on key issues facing the Scottish electorate in the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections.

See their briefings on

Adult social care

Alcohol, drugs and substance abuse

Constitution and independence referendum

A just & green future

Mental health and suicide

Migration, asylum and refugees

Poverty and inequality

Bible Month with Mark 2021

30 days with MarkThis year’s theme is Mark.

A variety of activities is planned, throughout the year.

Taketime – a passage from Mark is posted on the Bible Month Facebook page each Friday. On the last Friday of February, March and April, there is a facilitated session. Book a free place at a facilitated session via Eventbrite.

The study guide may be purchased – hard copies – from  Preachweb or downloaded, (Black and White pdf).

For more information, see the Bible Month page on the Methodist Church website and the Bible Month Facebook page.