times they are a-changin

“The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’” (Robert Allen Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan 1964)
Curious to think that Bob Dylan wrote those words 48 years ago! In popular culture that’s an eternity ago. In the life of the church 48 years may be the blink of an eye, but for us the times they really are a changing. The Scarborough Methodist Circuit will no longer exist in September 2012. Then we will become part of the North Yorkshire Coast Circuit together with our neighbours in Whitby, Sherburn and Filey and jointly we will be seeking to discern God’s will for the people called Methodists in this part of the world.
This new website is a chance for us to move towards the new North Yorkshire Coast Circuit – and its new website. Let us know what you think. But don’t forget that “the present now will later be past, the order is rapidly fadin’. And the first one now will later be last for the times they are a changing”. Its true for the Scarborough Circuit; it will be true for all of us soon…..meanwhile, may I commend this fabulous new website, and encourage you to see it morph into the website for the North Yorkshire Coast Circuit?
Mark Haynes

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