New Wine Day Conference led by Bishop Graham Dow (retired Bishop of Carlisle) on Saturday 4th March and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Burniston Methodist Chapel.
How can we have a relationship with the Holy Spirit?
How do we grow in the Spirit?
What does the ‘Fellowship of the Holy Spirit’ mean?
Please register online: http://new-wine-burniston.eventbrite.co.uk by email: email@example.com or telephone: 01723 871212
Life Explored is an opportunity to explore the big questions of life in a friendly, relaxed environment, and to learn how Christianity responds to those questions. It is a FREE seven session series featuring a meal followed by a combination of short films shot around the world and interactive discussions. It’s an exposé of the little gods that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself.
Everyone is welcome. You don’t need to know anything about Christianity or the Bible. You won’t be asked to read aloud, pray or sing and you can ask any question you want, or just listen. Our aim is to help people investigate Christianity in a relaxed and accessible way and we encourage guests to come with all of their questions. All opini
The next meeting of the Men’s Forum is on Wednesday 11th January at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm for the Annual Dinner.
Creating Safer Space Foundation Module Training (Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults).
Further dates available to attend the training:
• Wednesday 18th January 20171:00 pm to 3:00 pmEmmanuel St John’s LEP
• Wednesday 25th January 20177:00 pm to 9:00 pmEmmanuel St John’s LEP
• Saturday 4th February 201710:00 am to 12:00 noonWestborough
• Thursday 23rd February 201710:00 am to 12:00 noonNorthstead
• Tuesday 7th March 201711:30 am to 2:00 pmSherburn(Including BYO lunch)
• Saturday 18th March 201710:00 am to 12:00 noonBurniston
Once you have booked a place you will receive confirmation of whether or not a place has been booked for you, please do not turn up on spec.
A coffee morning will be held on Saturday 28th January 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Admission to the coffee morning is £2.00 and includes coffee and biscuits.
Wanted! Snooker players to play in the marathon on Friday 27th January 2017 or Saturday 28th January 2017 for a 2 hour slot (between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm).
Men and women, old and young, with a partner or on your own. To join the playing rota please contact Jeff Moorhouse on 01723 364872.
Last year over £2,000 was raised.
A Christingle Service is being held at Northstead on Wednesday 21st December at 6:00 pm. All the children take home a Christingle.
What a joy and a privilege it is to be a minister in the church, particularly at Christmas.
When Christmas Day arrives and since Advent Sunday I will have shared in 15 services of worship, attended 5 school nativities and concerts, been to Messy Church, led 6 bible studies, eaten three Christmas dinners, baptised 1 baby, officiated at 2 funerals, given Christmas messages to and prayed with and for hundreds of people who do not normally come to church; children and their parents, Scouts, Probus and Rotary members and sung countless numbers of Christmas carols.
In addition to this I will have chaired 4 business meetings, attended our Circuit prayer meeting and met pastorally with a number of people in homes, hospitals and coffee shops.
Christmas is a gift to the church, an opportunity for us to share the good news with those outside our regular worshipping congregations.
I hope and pray that around the circuit and in each of our churches we have all managed to welcome visitors, reached out in to our communities and taken every opportunity to share Jesus (it’s not too late).
I hope also that in the midst of all the busyness you have taken time and are taking time out for personal reflection, that as you have read and heard again about the baby Jesus that you have encountered the Living, Lord Jesus, and that you will continue to do so throughout 2017.
Every blessing to you all, with love and prayers, Graham