We are seeking objects, images or visual symbols that speak of the lives of people across our district on a theme of "Gathering and Regathering: Inclusivity". Your item can be anything: a symbol of industry, a symbol of community, a symbol of recreation, or something else. It can be abstract or concrete. It might be something crafted: painted, sculpted, sewn, or woven. It could be ready-made or off the shelf. The only restriction is that the dimensions should be no bigger than 30cm x 30cm x 30cm.
Please send a photograph of your item and a brief description of why you have chosen it to name + email by Monday 7 June.
The funeral of Revd Jen Mullis OBE will take place on Thursday 27 May at 12.10 p.m. This is restricted to family and close friends only. There will be a service of thanksgiving for Jen's life when it is possible to meet in larger numbers.
For those people who were unable to attend the virtual safeguarding conference we have now created a page, on the District Website, which contain all the recording of the sessions: https://www.sheffieldmethodist.org/p/what-we-do/safeguarding/2021-safeguarding-conference.html
Thanks to Katrin for compiling all this together.
On 11 March, Dr Sophie Newton led a webinar on Depression, Self-harm and Suicide. Please find below a video Dr Newton has recently recorded about depression which provides a lot of self-help information. View on Youtube
There is a new page on the website with guidance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Latest items include the leaflets on regulated activity and guidance on DBS checks for working with children in places of worship highlighted in last month's newsletter.
Guidance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (methodist.org.uk)
As ever, if you have any questions or concerns please give me a call on 07483 362 735 or email me at email@example.com
Following a sell-out year in 2019, Journey of the Magi is back, for churches to host for Advent 2021. Share the joy and wonder of Christmas with your church and local community through this exhilarating, critically acclaimed performance. The show offers a bridge between contemporary life and Jesus's birth, comparing our own personal journey to Christmas day with the journey that the wise men took. With sparkle and songs to keep the children entertained and bags of good humour for the grown-ups, Journey of the Magi delights audiences of all ages and offers a chance to reflect and refocus.
"Absolutely fabulous show. Wonderful mix of fun, wit, and meaning. It made me laugh and it made me cry all in a couple of minutes. (Hope you'll come back.)" Richard, Poynton Methodist Church
Springs is inviting churches to host a performance of Journey of the Magi, which we are planning to tour nationally in December 2021. If the tour cannot go ahead due to Covid-19, bookings will be postponed until Advent 2022 or will be fully refunded .
Further information can be found on the Springs Dance Company website page https://springsdancecompany.org.uk/productions/journey-of-the-magi/, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07876 752 910
Between 1pm on 16 July and 3pm on 19 July, various labyrinths will be available at Whirlow Spirituality Centre.
Drop-in to use them in your own time or book to attend a special workshop on 17 July.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It is a model of your path through life; a metaphor for your journey. It can be used for meditation, reflection or prayer.
More details can be found here: https://www.whirlowspiritualitycentre.org/whats-on/2021/labyrinth
Whirlow Spirituality Centre are seeking feedback from you via a short survey about their website. If you can help, please go to the survey here (before31 May)
Focusing on the issues facing rural communities and how we can respond to them
Speakers: Rachel Hallos, the West Riding NFU chair and Claire Maxim, CEO of Arthur Rank Centre
To book your place and obtain joining instructions, follow this link: http://bit.ly/PositivelyRural5
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 by Elaine 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
Exploring racial justice and challenging discrimination
Introduction by Jill Marsh, Inclusive Church Implementation Officer
To book your place on this webinar please use the following link: https://bit.ly/EDI-3
Please note that bookings will close Friday 18th June
If the answer is 'Yes' to any of these, then one of the HE Certificates in Children, Youth, Family and Third Age delivered at Cliff College is for YOU!Validated through the University of Manchester, with possibilities to gain a BA in Mission and Ministry, these Certificate courses are earthed in good biblical and solid theological study and rooted in creative and dynamic practice.
With concentrated teaching blocks at Cliff College these courses are accessible to both volunteers and employed staff.
Why not find out more here: https://cliffcollege.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-mission-and-ministry
or Zoom into one of our friendly 'Meet the Staff' conversations (Three opportunities in June – contact Cathi on email@example.com for details)
or attend our next online Mission and Ministry Open Day, details here: https://cliffcollege.ac.uk/news-events/openday-29jun21
To develop and supervise the café at The Priory Centre, an affordable inclusive place to eat, relax and be supported in the centre of Doncaster.
Until recently the Priory Centre was home to the congregation of Priory Place Methodist Church. We are now exploring fresh new models of town centre mission and outreach, of which the café will be an integral part.
As The Priory Centre embarks on this new season, it is imperative that as a place of Christian faith we offer a sense of inclusion, fellowship, and pastoral care to customers and volunteers alike.
The Circuit is seeking to appoint a full-time worker to help engage with local communities, especially those in the Hoyland and Birdwell area.
The salary will be £20,683 per annum for this full-time position.
The initial appointments will be for 3 years and may be extended subject to securing funding.
We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and energy to join our buildings team.- making a positive contribution to Emmanuel and the wider community
To encourage, support, advise and equip our churches and circuits to make their properties fit for mission, in accordance with our strategy for resourcing missionFor Such A Time As This. Using your excellent interpersonal skills, technical expertise, professional networks and understanding of contemporary Christian mission you will work with volunteers, lay staff and ordained ministers to:
£26,936 plus contributory pension scheme
There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder be a practising Christian.
Closing date for applications Tues 22 June
Interviews on or around Wed 30 June
MHA has been shortlisted for a £62,000 grant from the LNER Customer & Community Investment Fund. We need as many people to vote for us using the link below. Please share as widely as you can, every vote counts to get us through to the next stage. Watch our video to see our plans to use the funding to support our residents and members. Please vote for MHA under the Mental Health theme using this link. https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90343262/LNER-Customer-and-Community-Investment-Fund-survey