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Bible Study course from September 2022

Much of the news we hear at the moment can leave us feeling quite depressed. Nationally and internationally we seem to be facing challenges that can leave us without any sense of hope or optimism. As Christians, we believe that our faith offers us good news which not only transforms our own lives, but inspires us to be agents of transformation and hope in the world.


Over the next few weeks, the circuit is offering an opportunity to explore further what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and how a deeper understanding of the ministry of Jesus, as it is recorded in Mark's Gospel, can be a source of hope in troubling times. the course is called Christianity Explored

Both on-line and face2face sessions are being offered led by Terry Street and Cameron Kirkwood.

Cameron will be leading the first four sessions on Monday September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 6.30pm in the Thomas Room at the QVSR.

Terry will be leading the on-line sessions on ……Tuesday September  6th, 13th , 20th, 27th

All are welcome



NEWS NEWS NEWS

Following our well-attended Lent series about ‘Life on the Breadline’, it has been decided to try and take current poverty issues forward in the life of our churches. Speaking to the Circuit Meeting (end of June), the Rev Cameron Kirkwood – who set up the Lent series – said there had been a very clear sense that the conclusion of the course did not mean that we had now finished with it. “The themes covered in the course are of great importance,” he said. “In both the group discussion and individually, people have spoken about how relevant the course has been to help us think about the current cost of living crisis in light of the Gospel. Whilst we must challenge national and local government about their priorities; as the Church, we must also ask ourselves what our priorities should be if we are to have a preferential option for the poor. A recurring theme that arose in the series was: What does it mean to be the Church?”

A meeting to see how we can move ahead on a number of ideas was held on Thursday 28th July in the Thomas Room above the Emery Hall, Poplar at 6.30 pm. Some realistic ideas were put forward and will now be researched by those attending.  A follow-up meeting is planned for Thursday 8th September. If you missed the first meeting, please join in for the next.


 LENT COURSE 2022   Life on the Breadline

How should we respond as Christians to the serious financial and social challenges faced by so many people within our communities?


THE COURSE PROVED QUITE CHALLENGING. WE WERE ALL AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS AND HARDLY NEEDED REMINDING OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE, INEQUALITIES OR THE POOR AMONG AND AROUND US.  WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT WAS ANOTHER MATTER. WE WERE LEFT FEELING INADEQUATE AND UNABLE TO RISE TO THE TASKS WE IDENTIFIED.  The course was very well attended.  It led to ideas for other debates that we should be having, and sparked resolutions for action - small steps, but they may lead us on. ...


 

Winter 2021/22

A Methodist Way of Life paused and a series of 'one-off'' Bible Study ran at 7pm on Tuesdays (fortnightly)



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