A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the montage that we showed in this week’s Sunday Gathering.
If you’d like to have another look, here is the replay of the gathering:
Alpha is back!
Does lockdown have you reflecting on your priorities and wondering what life is all about? Alpha is a chance to discuss all of this, as well as hear about the Christian faith. It involves watching a video in your own time and joining a small group each week for an informal discussion on zoom.
Starting next Wednesday evening, 6th May. Please email email@example.com to sign up or hear more about it. No commitment, no pressure, no cost. We would love you to join us
The Marriage Sessions
In our gathering this morning Nicki encouraged us to consider taking part in the Marriage Session run by Care for the Family, who say this:
In less than two weeks we’ll be streaming our first episode of The Marriage Sessions. Over 3,000 couples are already taking part – so join in and sign up for a free date night (or four)!
The Marriage Sessions explores how couples can build a fun, strong and lasting relationship. Many marriages will be feeling the strain right now, but we’re hoping this resource will help you not only endure this season together, but enjoy it.
Every Monday from 11 May for four weeks we’ll send you a link to one session, which you can watch at a time that suits you and your partner best. Each episode includes a mix of real life stories, insight from leading relationship specialists and trusted wisdom from Rob Parsons.
Midweek you’ll also receive some bonus content to help you unpack the session even further (just make sure you confirm to receive emails from us when you sign up).
So sign up today and enjoy four free date nights on us!The Care for the Family Team
How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth
- 66 Books and so many different types of writing.
- Where do I begin?
- What keys do I need to unlock the Bible?
- Can I really get my head round the hard bits?
Led by Pastors Andrew and Lawrence. Join us on Saturday 9th May at 10 am
Contact us if you need the Zoom meeting codes.
Free Methodist Church UK – Day of Prayer – Monday 4th May
The focus of our day of prayer will be the Annual Conference and our Church planting initiatives in the UK. There will be a FFMC prayer gathering at 2-3pm on Monday (no prayers on Tuesday 5th May).
Contact us if you need the Zoom meeting codes.
Please find below a couple of book reviews from the Christian Resources Centre in Preston. You can still order from them via email on firstname.lastname@example.org which is now the only way to get in touch with the Christian Resource Centre, the shop is closed as per the Government guidelines. Some of their suppliers have closed so they are limited to what they can source but they have a few of each of these in stock.
PRAYING WOMEN – Sheila WALSH – £9.99
Do you ever find it hard to pray and don’t know what to say? Prayer is one of the most powerful, life-changing things we will ever do, and yet we often struggle. It’s hard to find the time. It’s repetitive, we get distracted and sometimes even bored. And the answers often feel few and far between. The good news? There is a simple, powerful way to reignite your conversation with God. In Praying Women, bestselling author Sheila Walsh shares practical helps directly from God’s Word, showing you how to – know what to say when you pray – understand how to use prayer as a weapon when you are in the midst of a struggle – pray as joy-filled warriors, not anxious worriers – let go of the past and stand on God’s promises for you now. Prayer changes you and it changes the world. You may have tried before, but if you’re ready to start again in your relationship with God, let Sheila Walsh show you how to become a strong praying woman.
IRREPRESSIBLE – Cathy MADAVAN – £9.99
Why do some people seem to throw themselves into every opportunity, bouncing back from every setback? Is this irrepressible spirit just for the hyper-motivated? How do the rest of us live courageously, relate authentically and develop resilience? Popular speaker and author Cathy Madavan deploys her trademark humour and down-to-earth wisdom to identify twelve ways we can become irrepressible. How do you discover your irrepressible purpose? How do you respond when disasters strike? How do you become a person of influence? How do you build a tribe of friends, but still keep healthy boundaries? How do your habits develop resilience, capacity and flexibility? This is your invitation to irrepressible living. These principles are your tools for building a courageous, resilient and fulfilling life. Cathy Madavan lives on England’s south coast with her husband Mark, and has been teaching about resilience, relationships and purpose for over 20 years.
LOOK UP CHILD CD – DAIGLE, LAUREN – £12.99
Two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Lauren Daigle is back. After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with her platinum selling debut album How Can It Be, Lauren returns with a brand new album, Look Up Child, and new single “You Say”. “Look Up Child has been in the works for quite some time and I’m excited to finally share it with my fans,” says Lauren. “The studio has become my companion as I’ve poured all that I can into what is now a body of work that I deeply treasure.” The first single from Look Up Child, “You Say,” demonstrates a growth in Lauren’s talent as a songwriter and vocalist. The song is both emotional and uplifting, a reminder to look inward to find strength in difficult times. From catchy melodies, to reggae jive, sweeping orchestral ballads to back beat vibe, Look Up Child has transcribed the pulse of Lauren’s veins into musical form. She adds, “Every part of the music experience, of Look Up Child, shares a profound love, deep rooted joy, and hopefully a connection to the music for people to share.”