Chorley and Leyland Methodists

Events

Reflective Bible Study for the Circuit


bible study

Every Monday at Midday - PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MEETING UNTIL 9TH JANUARY 2023     


Chorley Methodist Church in the Foyer


Reflecting on the Lectionary Readings for the following Sunday, using Lectio Divina. All Welcome.

If you cannot make this time, due to work or other commitments and would like to attend a bible study like this please let your minister or a circuit steward know.



Coffee Mornings


coffee shop

Saturday 4th February 2023, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm (Chorley Methodist Church)

Saturday 11th February 2023 (Whittle-le-Woods Methodist Church)



Book Group - This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley

This Here is Flesh

Tuesday   7th February 2023, 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Tuesday 14th February 2023, 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Tuesday 21th February 2023, 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Tuesday 28th February 2023, 6.30 - 7.30 pm


About this Event

We’ll share our own stories too and grow in our shared understanding. In the spirit of supporting our neighbors, we want to order as many of the books as possible through Capital Books on K.


To book, Click Here




Mother's of Color Support Group

Mothers of Colour

Tuesday 7th February 2023, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm


About this Event

This is a safe space to love and support women of color as mothers raising our children in today's world. Join us in creating an online community that will help you through the good times and bad!


Register for this meeting in advance Here



Purple Mash Master Class: 2Publish Creating Writing Activities

2 Simple Webinars

Tuesday 7th February 2023, 12.30 - 1.00 pm


About this Event

In this Purple Mash Master Class Webinar we shall be:


  • creating custom resources in 2Publish
  • adapting some of the many existing templates in Purple Mash
  • enhancing accessibilty in 2Publish

Click Here to book



Purple Mash Bites: Scaffolding tasks in computer science

2 Simple Webinars

Tuesday 8th February 2023, 12.40 - 12.50 pm


About this Event

In this short Mash Bite webinar we will explore how to create and set different coding opportunities for your pupils from the very scaffolded such as copying coding to the least scaffolded (tinkering).

Click Here to book



The Art of Storytelling

churches together in lancashire

A series of 3 webinars - OPEN TO ALL (Bookings open in the New Year)

The art of spoken word

Thursday 9th February 2023, 12.30 - 14.00
via Zoom


The art of media engagement

Thursday 16th February 2023, 12.30 - 14.00
via Zoom


Hosted by the Council of Lutheran Churches and Churches Together in England - Click Here for flyer




Bullying and Harrassment

learning network

Understanding the dynamics of Bullying and Harassment and explore ways to respond – online

Wednesday and Thursday 8th and 9th February 2023, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm


To book click Here

For further information contact Brec



Theology Book Club - The Atonement Debate

Atonement debate

Wednesday 15th February & Wednesday 19th April 2023 - 7.00 to 8.30 pm

Our next Theology Book Club, facilitated by Simon Sutcliffe, will be exploring the book “The Atonement Debate” edited by Derek Tidball, David Hilborn & Justin Thacker.

The book is a published set of papers from a symposium held jointly by the Evangelical Alliance and the London School of Theology after Steve Chalke controversially denounced the idea that God was punishing Christ in our place on the cross. What does it mean to say that “Jesus saves us?” How does the cross save us from our sins? What does this mean for our faith? Come and join in the conversation.

Further information from Simon Sutcliffe

You can register for both dates 
Here



District Pilgrimage to Iona

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Reflect:  A Local Preacher's Retreat on Wells in the Wilderness with Barbara Easton, ex-VP of Conference.


17th - 19th March 2023 at Whalley Abbey

The retreat will be in silence from Friday night to Sunday lunch time and will follow the familiar format of short inputs of approximately 20 minutes, each followed by ample time for private reflection, in the peaceful stillness of the presence of God.

For further information follow this
Link.

There is a charge for this event.



Bullet Train CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Saturday 18th February 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am / Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book




The Color Purple CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Purple Cow

Thursday 23rd February 2023, 7.00 pm - 10.00


In this Event you'll learn

  • Why television ads are a poor bet to make
  • Examples of purple cows today
  • How the music industry failed to take risks and now suffers from it
  • Which other groups of customers exist besides early adopters and when a product reaches them
  • What marketing’s actually about and why the Leaning Tower of Pisa beats the Pantheon in tourist visitors 100x
  • The kinds of advertising you can use today to reach the right customers and how to measure your advertising success
  • Why most companies fail to create purple cows

Click Here to book



Mental Health First Aid Training

mental health

28th February and 2nd, 7th and 9th March 2023 (all 4 dates) 9.00 am - 1.00 pm (ONLINE)


About this Event

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally accredited training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.


This course is being delivered by trainers from the Methodist Church Great Britain who are accredited Instructor Members approved by MHFA England to deliver Mental Health First Aid courses


This is a practical skills and awareness course designed to give you: A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own; Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues; Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress; Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental listening; Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support


For more information visit MHFA England.


Please note, by registering for the course you are committing to paying for, and attending, all four sessions.


This is an online course. We expect some sessions to finish earlier than 1.00 pm


  • Session One: Tuesday 28th February 2023, 9.00 am until 1.00 pm
  • Session Two: Thursday 2nd March 2023, 9.00 am until 1.00 pm
  • Session Three: Tuesday 7th March 2023, 9.00 am until 1.00 pm
  • Session Four: Thursday 9th March 2023, 9.00 am until 1.00 pm

Please only register if you can attend all dates.


Usually the course costs £300.00, however if you are connected to the Methodist Church it’s been subsidised to £50.00 (non-refundable).


Once your payment is made you will receive email instructions to register your place with Mental Health First Aid England. It is essential that you follow the link in the email to complete your booking and receive the materials prior to the sessions.

To book click 
Here




Hidden Figures CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm / Saturday 25th March 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am 


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book




District Pilgrimage to Iona


iona

Tuesday 11th April - Friday 14th April 2023

TRAVEL  by minibus, picking up and dropping off at points alongside the M6 north from Preston up to Lancaster.

ALL ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD COSTS INCLUDED  the accommodation, in the historic and beautiful Iona Abbey, is shared accommodation. You will be sharing a room with at least one other person, hopefully from our own group of pilgrims.

Do instruct us of any allergies or dietary requirements you may have We’d suggest you bring a packed lunch for the first day’s travel.

COST  a maximum of £400 per person (may be a little less). Iona Abbey offers a discounted cost of accommodation and food if you are in any of these categories (50% reduction):

- students in full time education
- people whose only income is from state benefits or state pension
- people paid beneath the real living wage (£9.90 / hour)
- those who are homeless, a refugee or asylum seeker

To secure your place, before Friday 7th October, please confirm your details and arrange to send a deposit of £80.00 if you can (if that’s difficult right no w, do speak with Phil Gough or to Lancashire Methodist District – 01772 372160 // lancsmethodist@btinternet.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE DISTRICT OFFICE: lancsmethodist@btinternet.com // 01772 372160

Check our Iona Community’s website  www.iona.org.uk



Lay Employee Recharge


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Cumbria and Lancashire District event




26th April 2023, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Online Event

Booking and workshop details to follow.

Contact Kristie for more information evek@methodistchurch.org.uk

NWM



Where the Crawdad Sings CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Saturday 29th April 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am / 
Wednesday 3rd May 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book



House of Gucci CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Saturday 27th May 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am / 
Wednesday 31st May 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book



Call Me By Your Name CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Saturday 24th June 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am / 
Wednesday 28th June 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book



Dune CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Saturday 29th July 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am / 
Wednesday 2nd August 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book



Shawshank Redemption CCLRG (Film and Book Group)

Contemporary Culture

Saturday 19th August 2023, 9.30 - 11.00 am / 
Wednesday 23rd August 2023, 7.00 - 8.30 pm


About this Event

This is a group for you if:


You want to learn how to theologically reflect on contemporary culture. Develop ideas of how to use books and films in your preaching.


Be able to theologically reflect on the content of secular books or films and think how to use them in small groups or missional outreach groups. Meet with others to discuss in a book/film group to discuss the content from a Christian faith point of view.


It's open to all but will be particularly useful if you are a local preacher, worship leader, small group leader, book group facilitator or run a film club in your church. We expect you to read the book or watch the film in advance and come ready to discuss.


We'll be running two sessions each month; a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. You can choose which suits your schedule best each time.


Click 
Here to book