Join us at Methlick Parish Church
We’d love you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10.30am. There’s no need to pre-book a pew as there’s plenty room, just wear a face covering. Watch this space (or check our Facebook page) for more information about the return of other church and children’s activities we’ve been missing for so long 😊
Congregations are being encouraged to participate in a National Giving Day on the day of their choosing between Sunday 5 September and Sunday 31 October 2021. This will provide people of all ages an opportunity to reflect on God's presence with us through these challenging times and to offer gifts of thanksgiving back to God.
Money received through this initiative will remain with participating congregations who will choose how to use these gifts. This money may be used to fund specific work, to launch a new project or simply to offset deficits, taking into account the challenging financial circumstances faced by many of our churches over the last year. Congregations can use the money locally or direct it towards projects at home or overseas, provided that it will be used in line with the charitable objectives of the Church.
The money raised through your congregation's involvement in the National Giving Day will not be assessable for Ministries and Mission purposes.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an eleven-week series that explores the basics of the Christian faith in a relaxed and informal environment. Small groups meet, watch a short video and then discuss it. Alpha courses are currently being run all over the world in a wide variety of settings from churches to prisons, schools and in people’s homes. Everyone and anyone is welcome to take part. While no two Alpha courses are the same, probably the most important part of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (honest!). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
What Topics are Covered?
Is There More To Life Than This?
Who is Jesus?
Why Did Jesus Die?
How Can I Have Faith?
Why and How Do I Pray?
Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
How Does God Guide Us?
How Can I Resist Evil?
Why and how should I tell others?
Does God Heal Today?
What About The Church?
Day/Weekend Away (TBC)
What Have Others Said About Alpha?
“ I found the Alpha course reassuring, informative, and sometimes challenging ..but most importantly it felt like a warm hug and a soft blanket from afar (even on a zoom call) and the wonderful people involved and the discussions we had have allowed me to move forward with my life in the knowledge that “I am not alone”.
“Alpha lets you explore ideas and thoughts across a variety of subjects and with the Bible and Faith at the centre the discussions can be wonderfully varied. Getting to know others in the group and learning through them and their perspectives is part of the bonus of Alpha. . I didn’t know what to expect but would be happy to recommend it.”
“It was lovely to follow the Alpha Course with such a caring group of people. It was really interesting to learn together and share different points of view and interpretations as we went. “
“Alpha was a safe place for me to ask the questions I had and not feel daft for asking them.”
“The best bit about Alpha was making friends”.
We are beginning our next Alpha course – online –on Wednesday, September 15th at 7.30pm. With a break during the school October holidays, we aim to finish the week before Christmas. If you would like to join us, please contact Jeannie (see below) and each week, you’ll be sent a zoom invitation so you can take part.
Contact: Jeannie Price