In the Methodist Church preachers rotate around their circuit, preaching at many different churches each year.
22nd June 2022
Please see attached the Circuit Plan for July and August 2022. I am very grateful to everyone for all your help in enabling us to put this together and to all those who have offered so generously to take appointments. Thank you!
This Plan also includes the Services of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Villa Road and Sparkhill and their last Services on the Circuit Plan. We hold everyone at Villa Road and Sparkhill in our thoughts and prayers and give thanks for their faithful service sharing in God’s mission, ministry and worship. We pray God’s blessing upon all the members and adherents of those Churches as they continue in Christian discipleship.
You will see from the Plan that quite a number of services are allocated as Own Arrangement Worship.
In response to this and following a request from the Circuit Training Day for Stewards we are offering training for those wanting to lead and participate in Own Arrangement Services at Longbridge Methodist Church on Saturday 16th July from 10am-12.30pm.
The Methodist Church provide excellent resources on their website to help those preparing Own Arrangement Services and the link is here;
The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) also provide superb resources for worship and can be found here; https://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/resources/
The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Sonia Hicks and Vice-President Barbara Easton have chosen the theme of God’s Table; An Invitation for All. In the link below there are flexible worship materials including resources for a Local Arrangement Service.
There is also a link to the Worship Sheets provided weekly by the Methodist Church for those at home who cannot attend a Service which provide an excellent starting point for planning an Own Arrangement Service too.
It is also worth noting that if your Church or any of your congregation subscribe to Roots, there is a full service provided for each week.
We hope that all of this is inspiring and helpful as we journey together in worship through the summer months “lost in wonder, love and praise".
Link to the Methodist Church Service Sheets each week for Worship at home
COVID UPDATE: If you are a circuit office holder or member of staff, please do click here to find the latest COVID Update from the COVID Team, including helpful advice and contacts during this new lockdown period.
PROPERTY REMINDER: Please could all those who oversee church properties be reminded that during this lock down period, regular weekly checks will need to be done as before, more information will follow in due course from our Circuit Property Officer, Richard Burr.
Get in Touch
You can contact a member of the circuit team, including the Superintendents, by visiting our contact us page here.