We were very sad to learn of the death of the Revd Jen Mullis OBE, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Phil, at this very sad time.
Apologies that the links to the All We Can appeal and the Christian Aid post didn't work.
Here they are again:
All We Can – India Appeal visit: https://www.allwecan.org.uk/indias-coronavirus-crisis-urgent-support-needed/
Christian Aid Busk Aid Videos: https://youtu.be/Y-ysmrk5AJ4
giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christian-aid-sheffield-busk-aid-2021
On Monday 17th May at 1.30pm Due Diligence Limited will be leading a training session on how to complete DBS checks:
To ensure you get the most out of the session we will go over a range of DBS topics as suggested below:
If you would like to attend this session please let me know and I will send you the online link.
As ever, if you have any questions or concerns please give me a call on 07483 362 735 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
District Safeguarding Officer.
The first forum focused on the annual data protection checklist. Please click here to access the recording of the presentation which takes you through each of the eleven checks in turn. We hope the video will help Managing Trustees to understand what they need to do to complete the Checklist.A reminder that this checklist does need to be completed by the end of August this year. If you have any questions about this, please contact Katrin, the District Data Champion. Watch this space for details of additional training sessions.
The High Street Centre, Rawmarsh, home to Rawmarsh Methodist Church in the Rotherham & Dearne Valley Circuit, has received a £400,000 facelift in order to expand what it can offer to the local community.
The church building has been undergoing renovations for a number of years whilst retaining its traditional heritage, however thanks to a grant from the District, the Circuit, Connexion and lots of fundraising a major renovation project has now been completed and boasts a new easily accessible entrance and flexible meeting room. Changes have also been made to the access around the building which allows for more multi use and a lot more space for the local community to congregate more freely.
The first gathering of this year's Candidates' Support Group will take place via Zoom on Friday 11 June 2021 from 1.30pm – 3.00pm. If you are exploring a call to ordained ministry or are expecting to candidate this coming year you would be most welcome. For more details please contact Graham Jones (email@example.com or 07799 902574).
with speakers Revd Elizabeth Clark and Revd Caroline Pinchbeck
Positively Rural is an online community hosted by the Yorkshire Plus Learning Network, but open to anyone of any denomination involved or with an interest in rural ministry, including volunteers, lay workers and clergy.
We are trying a different time to accommodate those not available during the day.
Our next ministry with older people webinar will be 1 – 2:30pm on Wednesday 26 May. This webinar hosted by Sheffield Methodist District is for anyone of any denomination involved in ministry with older people, including volunteers, lay workers and clergy. It will be an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and explore new resources and approaches to support you in your ministry in your context.
We will be joined by Revd Jonathan Edwards, Vice Chair and Advocate for Parish Nursing Ministries UK, formerly the General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Jonathan will help us explore the Parish Nursing approach to caring for people's overall wellbeing, incorporating body, mind and spirit.
Book your space by Sunday 23 May at https://bit.ly/Ministry-Olderpeople
On Sunday 30th May the District Facebook page will be streaming the live celebration from Cliff College's Festive at Home. Join us at 7pm to share in this worship.
More information on this can be found here: https://cliffcollege.ac.uk/news-events/festival21-update
The free online festival celebrates God's creation and is linked with 'Churches Count on Nature' week, including sessions for children and young people. It will also provide space to pray and reflect on the climate and nature crises in the lead up to COP26. Interactive workshops and sessions will be of interest to all who wish to actively care for God's creation.
Hosted by Sheffield Diocese, with contributions from Sheffield Methodist District members. Further information and bookings at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eco-church-festival-with-churches-count-on-nature-2021-tickets-146787807283?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
If you think that the Climate Change Crisis really is an emergency, and that the Church has an important part to play in helping people transition to new ways of living more gently with God's world, then sign up for the JPIT Yorkshire online conference :
Inspiring keynote speakers to stimulate your imagination, develop your understanding of the Bible and reinvigorate your worship life. Engaging workshops with pioneers who are already bringing together faith and action for a better world.
Revd Philip Bee
JPIT Yorkshire Convenor
As we gradually open our church doors for worship and activities, once more, we must think about what we must do to ensure that we continue to worship safely and serve our communities and individuals with care and confidence.
Here are some ideas about preparing ourselves, For such a time as this:
Here are some resources which could help you:
... and best of all, there are grants for groups and individuals to help with costs, whether for fees, materials, resources or facilitators.
Completing a simple form could open up Learning and Development opportunities for you, your church and your community:
Take a moment! Seize the opportunity! Learn and Develop!
Anxiety and depression can overwhelm us. With the pandemic, these feelings may have been made worse for some of us.
Join the Doncaster Circuit on this free 6 week Christian mindfulness course, led by prison chaplain and local preacher Jack Key, where you will be guided through various exercises in order to calm your mind and soul, and grow in your relationship with God.
The videos will be uploaded weekly on the Doncaster Circuit Facebook and Youtube pages – starting from 14th April at 7:30.
A training day exploring leadership for lay people working in the Methodist Church: youth; children; family; and community leaders; class leaders; lay missioners; and local pastors. Exploring the themes of:
Registration is required: http://bit.ly/LN-layleader
Places will be limited to 20, so please book in early.
A one day workshop to consider how conflict works in ourselves and in our church community, and develop some simple tools to transform situations of tension and conflict.
To register for a place : http://bit.ly/LNConflictTraining
Numbers are limited and will be allocated in registration order
Listening Skills and Asking Good Questions led byElaine Lindridge and Rachel McCallam
Numbers are limited, book via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-on-listening-skills-and-asking-good-questions-tickets-152068632373
Save the date for what promises to be an exciting event to discover how different church traditions prepare and deliver the Sunday sermon and what we can learn from another preaching tradition. This is truly an ecumenical event that will be given by our guest lecturer Dr Joe Aldred.
Doncaster, Hull, Sheffield
We are seeking a development enabler to lead and grow our established ministry with Persian Christians in Doncaster and Hull and emerging community in Sheffield
Further details at www.sheffieldmethodist.org/recruitment/vacancies.html
Closing date for applications: Monday 24 May
Interviews on or around Friday 4 June
Cliff College, located in the Peak District, has been training people in evangelism and mission since 1903.
Cliff is at an exciting place in its history as it is about to launch Vision 21, a strategy that takes the College on a journey to become a global centre of evangelism and mission. This builds on its tradition and history and focuses on the College as a place of engagement, encounter and equipping.
As part of this strategy, Cliff College is seeking to appoint a Recruitment Manager to join its staff team at this exciting and challenging time. This is a new full-time role, building on the previous Communications and Recruitment role, and we are looking for someone who is willing and able to build on what has already been developed and enable the College to grow its student body.
Full information can be found here: Recruitment Manager