Superintendents Letter - 13th January 2021
This week our Superintendents would like to draw your attention to the new Methodist Way of Life Resources from the Methodist Church.
As we begin a New Year, the Methodist Church has produced a new resource called ‘A Methodist Way of Life’ to help encourage us in our commitment and journey as Christians. You can find the materials and resources here.
This is also a time when many Methodist Churches hold their annual Covenant Services and remember the covenant God has made with us as we commit both individually and collectively to our relationship with God. The Covenant Prayer has been particularly poignant as we live through these times of uncertainty.
Coronavirus has brought grief, fear, suffering, isolation and hardship to people all over the world and affected the most vulnerable people disproportionately. As we begin to understand how interdependent and vulnerable we are as human beings, this can generate questions about life, faith and hope for the world we live in today.
The ‘Methodist Way of Life’ is a resource to help everyone in the search for meaning and transformation in their lives. It encourages us to grow together in our Christian life and reminds us of our commitment to love God and our neighbour.
It comes as a pocket-sized card with a reminder of the commitment we make as Methodists, ‘to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission’ and has questions for us to discuss regularly with others.
There is a small booklet called ‘A Brief Guide to a Methodist Way of Life’ which helps us to explore how we might use the ‘Methodist Way of Life’ as a practice for our spiritual life and to live out our commitment as Christians in the world today.
These ‘Methodist Way of Life’ cards and the small booklet are free and available to order from Methodist Church Publishing. You may have already received one from your church, but if not then ask your Minister about them.
“We will walk the path that will cost us much and embrace the pain and sorrow. We will trust in One who entrusts to us the disciples of tomorrow”.
Singing the Faith 662 Jacqueline G. Jones
We send our greetings for this New Year.
Alison, Neil and Nick
The Circuit Superintendency Team
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