FORTHCOMING EVENTS, TALKS, etc.

IN THE CIRCUIT and ELSEWHERE

Updated 22 April 2024 11:36

 

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DEAR FRIENDS IN ALL THE CHURCHES IN THE

LANCASHIRE METHODIST DISTRICT

You are invited to join in the closing act of worship at Synod on Saturday 27th April, as we seek to celebrate, for a final time, the life of the Lancashire Methodist District and give thanks for all that has been shared over the years.

This is being held at Church Road Methodist Church, St. Annes, in the Blackpool & South Fylde Circuit (FY8 3NQ) and will start at 1.00pm.

We look forward to welcoming back Rev'd Stephen and Deacon Myrtle Poxon and Rev'd Paul and Mrs Elizabeth Davis for this occasion, and will hear messages from others with connections to the District. The gathering will end with the sharing of Holy Communion, finishing by 2.30pm..
You are very welcome to join us for this very special event if you are at all able.

 

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Whalley Methodist Church

are holding their first Eco Church Spring Fair on Saturday 11th May.

Please come and support this new venture.

This will hopefully be an annual fair if it proves successful.

Poster HERE

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3Generate: The Methodist Youth Conference

4th - 6th October: Full conference for children aged 8+

5th October: Day event for 4-7 year-olds

Tickets are going on sale, and we would love to take a contingent of children and young people from across our circuit this year. The district will subsidise costs, and we will also be providing transport to and from the venue in Birmingham. For more information, please get in touch with Darren darrenarnold.church@gmail.com. To book your place, contact either Darren or Sonia at pr_adm1n@outlook.com.

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FREE COMPUTER TRAINING

at Bamber Bridge Methodist Church

Commencing 28th February

See Poster HERE

 

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THE EQUIP SERIES

Our second Equip Series webinar is taking place soon, on Wed 17 Equip Series on Zoom

Come along to these information evenings and be equipped as we move towards

the launch of the North West England District. See flyer HERE

The recording of the first session is now available to watch: HERE

These events will run on a monthly basis, and you are invited to attend any/all of these sessions.

To Join ZOOM click HERE Passcode: 125750)

To access via phone dial 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 and follow prompts

The other upcoming dates are:

Thu 16 May 2024

Mon 10 June 2024

Tue 16 July 2024

Wed 14 August 2024

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Online Explore

 is an opportunity for any member of the
Methodist Church in Britain to take a step back,
and consider how you are called to respond to
God's invitation to church leadership.

Online Taster on 11th April.

Look at poster HERE

with links to more information

 

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YEAR OF PRAYER 2024 - Prayer Course

Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9.00pm
Starting 17
th April for 8 weeks
Kingsfold Methodist Church
All welcome

Information HERE

Contact Sonia for more details

 

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Pentecost Prayer and Praise Weekend at Ingol

(West Preston Methodist Church)

Friday 17th May - Prayer and Praise 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 18th May - Open for Prayer 10.00am to 5.00pm (Any time, Refreshments available)

Sunday 19th May - 4.00pm Circuit Service

poster HERE

 

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The Learning Network

are offering some sessions for anyone in church life to explore endings and beginnings,

there are a number of  opportunities for anyone to get involved;

Wednesday 5th June 1:30-3:30 OR Tuesday 18th June 7-9pm. Book your place here

If you have any queries or comments, please do email here

Blessings - Jill Orrell (On behalf of the Communications Subgroup)

 

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LANCASHIRE METHODIST DISTRICT
'Encourage' Retreat Day
Saturday 18th May 2024
9.30am - 3.30pm at Shekinah Christian Centre,

near Burnley.
£20 per person (payable on the day, cash payments preferred), includes refreshments and a delicious cooked lunch.
Guest speaker - Revd. Leslie Newton,

Chair of the Yorkshire North and East District, sharing reflections on his recent book,

'Revive us again'.

Places limited, so do book in early
Contact:
District Office 01772 372160  lancsmethodist@btinternet.com

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Launch Event

formation of the NEW North West England District

Saturday 31st August 2024
This event is an opportunity to celebrate as five districts become one.

Starting at 2.30pm, the event will include the welcome service for

Revd. Dr. James Tebbutt, our District Chair (subject to Methodist Conference)

and will also welcome the wider District Team.

The President of Conference will be preaching,

along with the Vice-President and Secretary of Conference in attendance.
To be held at Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton, BL1 2AS

Poster HERE

Watch an interview with Revd Dr James Tebbutt,

the nominated District Chair of the North West England District HERE

and an interview with Revd Phil Gough,

the nominated District Secretary of

Ministries and Vocations of the North West England District HERE

 

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Autumn Synod for the NWE District

Saturday 14 September

More details about this will come to DPC meetings and Spring Synods

 regarding the Constitution of the new Synod and the arrangements.

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3Generate

This year’s Methodist Youth Conference for 8-18 year olds will take place

on 4th - 6th October, with a day for 4-7 year olds on 5th October.

We are seeking expressions of interest from families with children

 and young people who might wish to attend.

Please email Sonia at pr_adm1n@outlook.com

if you are interested in attending, and for further information.

 

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Kingsfold Methodist

'THURSDAY THREADS'

Every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am

(Term time only)

Details HERE

 

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Zentangle Group

at Bamber Bridge Methodist Church

Thursdays at 10.00am till 11.00am

More details HERE

 

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CHORLEY AND LEYLAND METHODISTS

Spiritual Growth Programme
for 2023 - 2024

Held at various venues

beginning 10 October 7.30pm

at Leyland Methodist Church

See all dates and locations HERE

 

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@HOME café at Ashton, Wellington Road.

Open Mon and Wed 10.30am – 2.00pm, fresh cakes, coffee and home made soup available.

Everyone welcome

 Monday every week – 'Chatty Chairs' friendship group. 1.00pm - 2.00pm.

Wednesday every week – 'Happy Daze' Men’s peer support group 12.00noon - 2.00pm

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