Heart Magazine – Summer 2017 | Bucketloads of Goodness

Heart Magazine – Summer 2017 | Bucketloads of Goodness

1000 Words is Never Enough

When I interview someone for Heart magazine, I’m aware that 1000 words can never do justice to the emotion and the truth they want to express. It takes courage to share your story in black and white, so I doublecheck every detail. It must be right! Despite tough experiences – from earthquakes and war to debt or eating disorders – I’ve met people who are extraordinarily resilient, who react with thankfulness, goodness, forgiveness, and faith. All the stories, courses, photos and adverts in Heart are offered by Christians from Fulwood Free Methodist Church. We warmly welcome you to join us, or use the details on the back cover to contact us for more information.

Making Good Choices

‘Tragedy!’ or ‘Good News!’ Which of these headlines attracts you the most? Many of us are intrigued by death, horror and fear. We can be fascinated by the gory details in other people’s stories. Bob and Helena (p2-3) were brutally attacked, but they’d prefer it if, when you’ve read their article, you remember the goodness they experienced in the aftermath. ‘Goodness’ is what inspired the cover picture of ‘Heart’ – a bucket overflowing with good fruit. Goodness helps us cope with tragedy. Good stories lift our minds and spirits. But where do we find goodness and how do we keep hold of it? We start by making good choices: Truth or lie? Care or ignore? Encourage or criticise? Kind or cruel? Patient or furious? Give or steal? 1 Thessalonians 5 v 21: ‘Test everything; hold fast to what is good.’

Enjoy Heart!

Katharine (Editor)

WORDS OF THE CROSS | Easter 2017 Talks Series

WORDS OF THE CROSS | Easter 2017 Talks Series

Mornings & Evenings 19th March – Easter 2017

How do we begin to understand the cross of Christ?

What did it mean to Jesus? How did the early Christians understand it and speak about it?

Why did they use some big words to explain it?

In this Lent series we will look at some of the important words and picture use from the Old and New Testaments to understand the cross of Jesus and all it means in history, in our lives and in eternity.

 

 

Online Prayer Requests

Online Prayer Requests

As a church it is our privilege to pray for you and your needs.

It’s also a delight to celebrate with you in your praises too.

We’ve recently updated this site so that you can send in you prayer requests and praises online.

How? Simply go to fulwoodfmc.net/prayer, fill in the form, press send and one of our pastoral team will pray.

 

Talks Series for Winter/Spring 2017 | Letters to My Younger Self | by Invitation | Words of the Cross

Talks Series for Winter/Spring 2017 | Letters to My Younger Self | by Invitation | Words of the Cross

LETTERS TO MY YOUNGER SELF
STUDIES IN THE LETTERS OF PETER – MORNINGS UNTIL 5TH MARCH

Peter was in Rome and in his middle 60’s shortly before his death, when he wrote his letters to Christians in what we now know as Turkey – they are his epitaph. Most people of Peter’s age start looking back at their lives, and the lessons they have learned. Peter is no different. The Holy Spirit inspired Peter to look back on his life and pen some of the wisdom he had gleaned from his
earlier experiences, (some of which he may have wished he’d learnt earlier), for the benefit of the church. It’s as relevant today as it was then.

BY INVITATION… – EVENINGS UNTIL 5TH MARCH

The Church is not simply a place of worship. It is God’s People, out there living in a way that encourages ordinary folk to have life-changing meetings with our extraordinary God – finding friendship, faith, forgiveness and purpose. We are all called to play our part in this. In this 8 week series we will be searching out Bible principles to help us and also hearing from real people whose lives have been changed.

WORDS OF THE CROSS – MORNINGS & EVENINGS 19TH MARCH – EASTER

How do we begin to understand the cross of Christ?

What did it mean to Jesus? How did the early Christians understand it and speak about it?

Why did they use some big words to explain it?

In this Lent series we will look at some of the important words and picture use from the Old and New Testaments to understand the cross of Jesus and all it means in history, in our lives and in eternity.

 

Christmas 2016 at Fulwood Free Methodist Church

Christmas 2016 at Fulwood Free Methodist Church

We are really looking forward to celebrating Christmas, why not join us at one of our events?


SILENT NIGHT CAROLS  at PNE FC, Deepdale Stadium

Monday 5th December at 7pm till 8pm

Sing carols with other Preston churches and the local community in the football stadium.


‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ PANTOMIME by Saltmine Trust Theatre Co.

Saturday 10th December

Doors open at 2pm, Start 2:30pm

Tickets £4 from our office.

Please book in advance as it will sell out.


CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SERVICE

Sunday 11th December at 10am

Our young children tell the story of Christmas.


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Join us for one of the most popular night’s of the year.

Sunday 18th December at 6:30pm

A traditional service of readings and carols.

Refreshments are served from 5:30pm so be sure to arrive early.


CHRISTMAS PROMS

Wednesday 21st December at 7:30pm

Join us as we host the Preston Music Centre Concert Band playing a great selection of music.

Free entry – donations towards costs.


CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE

Sunday 25th December at 10am for 45 mins (getting you home in good time for Christmas dinner).

Come and celebrate the gift of Jesus with us.

Conversations with God | Prayer Day 2017

Conversations with God | Prayer Day 2017

Fulwood FMC’s first Prayer Away Day is happening on Saturday January 14th 2017 at Tabor Retreat Centre on Sharoe Green Lane.

It’s time for more information and to get yourselves signed up.

Who?

This is for anyone, top teens and above. Every Christian needs to cultivate and refresh their prayer links with God, whether you’ve been a Christian for years or just new to the idea of prayer and wondering where to start.

Why?

Prayer is one of the underlying principles of our faith. Communicating with God is an amazing privilege which can have powerful results, but most of us struggle with it to some degree. This day is to encourage, inform and equip us to grow our prayer lives. It will also give us a welcome time of quiet after the busyness of Christmas – a spiritual ‘detox’ at the beginning of a new year.

Where?

Tabor is a beautiful retreat centre with great modern facilities and a lovely spiritual atmosphere. It’s ideal for our Away Day and we have found the folk there wonderfully helpful and encouraging. It may be on a busy Fulwood street with the hospital just round the corner, but when you go in, you immediately step into a peaceful and away-from-it-all atmosphere.

What will we do?

One of our main aims is to help us understand that we are all individuals, with different characters and therefore different ways of coming to God in prayer. As well as worshipping, relaxing and having lunch together, we will have the chance to engage in two different workshops. There will be a choice of topics, but in each there will be an introduction and explanation followed by plenty of time for you to have a go yourself. But – and please take this on board – you will not at any time be asked to do anything you don’t want to or would find embarrassing. There will be total freedom to join in what you want to, or just to disappear off into a quiet space on your own.

How do I sign up?

Use the form on the file below by 15th December, selecting your preferred workshops. There are 50 places, so it’s first-come-first-served! If you have any questions, do have a word with a member of the Prayer Team. And, by the way, there is no charge for the day, but you do have to bring your own lunch.

We had initially said that we would set up an Eventbrite for registration, but as most places have already been taken, we have decided to only use the forms. So please don’t delay waiting for Eventbrite.