Festival at Home 2021 is taking place from 29 May to 31 May. It will be a digital event due to the ongoing event restrictions. During Festival at Home is unpacking the theme Around the Campfire. This is an opportunity to meet together as the church from across the country and around the world, to worship and pray together and to learn from and be challenged by God’s word and by one another. Over this weekend, it is hoped to enable you to encounter God through worship, fellowship, seminars, games, Bible studies, reflections and more, from the comfort of your own home. It is our prayer that wherever and however you engage with Festival at Home, you might also engage with God. For further details go to: Cliff Festival 2021 Around the Campfire – Cliff College
This year’s walk will start and finish at Northstead Methodist Church, Givendale Road. We shall meet at 2pm and aim to start at 2.15 to 2.30pm. The route is approx. 4.8 miles. Refreshments will be served at the Beach Chalet “Puffin 6”. For further details and sponsor forms contact Neil Mould, 01723 363316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The route will be as follows: We will cross over North Leas Avenue and follow the footpath that runs up the side of St Peters school until it meets the Cinder Track where we turn right and follow it until it reaches Station Road. Turn right and then walk until we meet Burniston Road, turn right. Cross over Burniston Road, at this point you can either take the footpath that takes you down to the cliff path and then down to Scalby Mills or if weather is bad or you don’t feel comfortable taking the foot path follow the path until you reach Scalby Mills Road where you turn left and go down to the Sea Life Centre where you will pick up the Promanade and refreshments will be served at the Beach Chalet (Puffin 6). From there we go along the Promenade until we reach what was “Corner Café” and then head to Peasholm Park and do a lap of the Park and then back up Burniston Road until WeydaleAvenue and then turn up Givendale Road back to Northstead Methodist Church.
Presidency and Youth President condemn racism following Euro 2020 final
The Revd Sonia Hicks and Barbara Easton, President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, have issued the following statement responding to racist attacks against England team members after the Euro 2020 final:
“The hideous response towards the young black players of the England football team after the penalty shootout at the European cup finals is both abhorrent and deeply upsetting.
“Our theme for this year is God’s invitation to all people to take a place at God’s table. In her address to the Methodist Conference, Sonia spoke about the experiences of racism that had touched her and her family; Barbara spoke about diversity and inclusion bringing out the very best that people had to offer.
“We pray for the many who experience racism in their everyday lives and that we may all model ourselves on principles of love, compassion and respect for self and our neighbour alike.”
Phoebe Parkin, Youth President, has issued the following statement:
“Sancho, Rashford and Saka represented England so well. The racist abuse directed at them and the toxic nationalism shown by some England supporters burning Italian flags, booing during the national anthem and attacking Italian fans is inexcusable.
“Football isn’t the problem. The problem is that we live in a society where sexism, racism, nationalism and violence are enabled, where not enough of us (including myself) actively work to challenge even the lowest levels of sexism, racism and nationalism. Jesus showed us that we should be peacemakers and showed us that we should love others as ourselves, showing the same grace and compassion that God shows to us.”