RESOURCES

Own Arrangement Services

Christine Sheasby, in Trinity Circuit, has written a number of services which are suitable for those churches faced with making their own arrangements.
Travelling People of God for the summer months
Joy share the Easter joy which death could not imprison.
Martha, Mary and Life’s priorities is ideal for the start of the new year.
Being Disciples Today! developed as a response to the Sheffield Methodist Districts mission statement
Give Thanks thankfulness as our appropriate response to what God has done
Autumn and Change looks at how we often see Change as Challenge.
Post Pentecost introduces us to some of the less familiar early Christians.


District Advance Fund – Grants 2015/16

We make grants from our Advance Fund to support mission projects, property development and training in our circuits, churches and beyond. Applications for grants are considered in accordance with our Mission Policy

Grants
Contact John Purdy, our Grants Secretary, for all grants enquiries.

During the year ended 31 August 2016, we awarded the following Advance Fund grants to organisations:


Expense Claim Forms

There are a variety of Expense Claim Forms that you can use, depending on the nature of your claim. This post gives you an explanation of each and a link to download each file.


Chaplaincy Everywhere Course

A small group resource for nurturing engagement in God’s mission through chaplaincy. Local, congregation led chaplaincy is one of the most effective ways to collaborate in God’s mission in the world; local people responding to local needs over time can change the world!


District Advance Fund

Grants are available from district funds for various aspects of mission listed under at least one of the “Our Calling” headings.
These are Worship; Learning & Caring; Service; Evangelism.


A ‘new’ version of Matthew chapter 25: verses 31-46

The following paraphrase of Matthew 25 was first found at a Conference. It can be found on the MHA website under the MHA Sunday resources
It is a (dangerous and subversive?) mixture of the original text and (in italics) a modern day interpretive paraphrase of the relevant verses…………


Website Links – Worship & Preaching

There are a wide variety of resources available on the internet. Here are a few links that might be useful


Stories & Journeys: Lenten Reflections from Older Pilgrims

Methodist Homes (MHA), the charity providing care, accommodation and support for older people, have produced five weeks’ of meditative material. The Course introduces ten older people’s stories collected by MHA Chaplains, with reflections, questions and discussion points relevant to the stories.


Spiral of Chaplaincy Development

The six steps of the spiral represent the learning and experience from the Chaplaincy Development Project and are important stages in establishing a chaplaincy that is built to last. The spiral gives you an overview of the process and provides an effective index for the resources that accompany each step.


Chaplaincy Everywhere – Film

Filmed to capture the heart of chaplaincy, the Chaplaincy Everywhere Film gives viewers a real sense of what the work entails.


Pasta and Plantains

A new book by Sheffield Circuit’s Rev. David Markay, explores immigration and integration, conflict and compromise, reconciliation and community through the lens of the author’s seven years as minister in multi-cultural congregations in Italy.