A Lent reflection from Deacon Sylvie
“Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, went in; he saw and believed.” Jn 20:8
The resurrection stories in John 20 reveal a range of reactions on the part of those people who first encountered the miracle of Easter Sunday. We hear how one disciple believed in the resurrection the moment he entered the tomb – while others were initially more sceptical
Some people tend to be able to accept things at face value; others need evidence and reason to back them up. When it comes to faith, some of us will look at situations and enthuse about how God must have been at work in them; others will proceed with more caution until they are surer that He is in fact the source.
Melody's work in schools
We welcome as our new schools worker, Melody Cross. She began her work with us at the beginning of November. This is a new post made possible through the collaboration between 'Chorley and Leyland Circuit', 'Preston Ribble Circuit' and Scripture Union.
We have the funding for a two year post, but hope to make the appointment for three years, when we've secured further funds. Melody will be working initially across the six Methodist (or Methodist/Anglican) schools across our two Circuits, including Leyland Methodist Infant and Junior Schools, Trinity Buckshaw and St John’s Brinscall. She will also be at Leyland Methodist Church from time to time, as she will be encouraging, enabling and developing our interaction with our local schools.
Please support Melody and our schools with your prayers.
Relief for Somerset Flood Victims
Details are being circulated by Rev'd Paul Critchley - Lancashire Methodist District Rural Life Officer of how to contact The Red Cross and the Somerset Community Foundation with help and donations for those farmers and communities suffering in the recent floods.
Please click the link for details and for a prayer to use for these communities.
District Worship Series - Mission and Evangelism - February 2014
Four weeks of material exploring the whole area of mission & evangelism. Each week includes ideas for hymns & songs, a children's talk, sermon material, a short meditation, Junior Church material as well as questions to ponder over the week. (Click the Discipleship button above more details.)
Rededication of Chorley Methodist Church
"I am the vine: you are the branches" John 15:5
The rededication of Chorley Methodsit Church after refurbishment of the worship space took place on the 29th September 2013. The service was led by the President of the Methodist Conference Rev'd Ruth Gee.
Pictured from left to right are Chair of District, Rev'd Paul Davis, minister at CMC Rev'd Sally Ratcliffe, Rev'd Ruth Gee, and Circuit Superintendent, Rev'd Andrew Mashiter.