This year Lent begins on 17th February which is Ash Wednesday.
All We Can offers a range of resources which can be viewed online or ordered as physical copies for study during this period. For more information go to: https://www.allwecan.org.uk/resources/lent/
This year, you can join The Lent Encounter. It’s a completely free 40-day journey to help you connect more with the Bible and the life of Jesus – AND you don’t have to give up chocolate!
The Poet’s Gospel: A Lent study for these unorthodox and strange times. Offered by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland https://ctbi.org.uk/lent-study-2021/
Some family resources Resources for Celebrating Lent for Kids – Updated for 2021 – Godspacelight
A range of other courses, resources and information for you to explore is also available at Lent courses 2021 (methodist.org.uk)
Check out our online Sunday Worship Services on the Circuit YouTube channel here
The Circuit also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nycoastmethodists/
The Conference has declared 2020/2021 a year of prayer so that our Church-wide commitments to evangelism, church growth, church at the margins, and pioneering and church planting will flow from a deep, contemplative orientation to God’s grace and love.
With lockdown having seen a major shift in engagement in online worship, The Methodist Church has launched a weekly online service for its Year of Prayer. The short weekly online service will take place each Tuesday lunchtime, beginning on 1 September. The 15 minute service will be inclusive and led by people from across the Church. Trey Hall, Director of Evangelism and Growth, said: “This Year of Prayer is a special time, a called out time, for the whole Church to be disciplined and intentional about seeking God’s will, God’s purpose, God’s dream for the world. And doing that together. The world can feel like it’s falling apart – not only due to COVID, but also due to systemic injustice, racism, to climate change, to political instability. And if we as the Church are going respond in any meaningful way with love, with humility, with courage, if we’re really going to be in mission and service in this broken and beautiful world, we need more than ever to pray, we need to call upon God for healing and renewal and wisdom.”
The Year of Prayer marks the start of the Methodist year and will launch, beginning on 1 September at 12.45pm via Zoom and live- streamed via Facebook. The Year of Prayer is an important step in the new strategy adopted by the Methodist Conference to be an inclusive, evangelistic, growing, justice-seeking Church. This will be achieved by focusing resources on helping new people explore faith, starting hundreds of new churches, serving communities experiencing marginalization. The short act of worship will be led by a different person from across the Church each week using music, story, silence, art, and differing theologies and styles of worship. Sign up and find out more here.