Give Thanks Christian Aid campaign – Cumbria Methodist District has partnered with Christian Aid to support this appeal to make a donation in thanks for Covid-19 vaccinations that have been received. A District Give Thanks page has been set up which can be found here: https://giving.tapsimple.org/online/christian-aid/cumbria-gives-thanks-for-our-vaccines
Rev. Dr. James Tebbutt, Chair of District says “As our own society becomes a little safer, we are even more aware of the disparity with the many parts of the world where without our collective resources the pandemic rages. Accordingly, in the Easter season of life and hope and beyond, we want to encourageeveryone again, whether in gratitude for vaccinations received or simply out of love for your neighbour, to donate just a few pounds or a much larger sum through Christian Aid, who with its partners are seeking to help some of those who are most in need of our help and resources.”
MWiB Easter Offering Service 2021 – the video recording of this year’s service ‘Into all the world’, is now available for you to watch on the brand new MWiB YouTube channel. The video lasts around 45 minutes and has the text of the service on screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg9uuQq_6qM&t=2s Any offerings made via the Easter Offering service are wholly donated to the World Mission Fund. If you would like to donate directly, via the Just Giving page, please visit www.justgiving.com/mcfworldmission/donate and reference your donation with ‘EO Service 2021’. You can also access this page via the Methodist Church website (www.methodist.org.uk) when you search for World Mission Fund.
These are readings and reflections for Holy Week from Churches Together in Kendal and District.
Monday of Holy Week The reading for today comes from Mark’s Gospel 11:15-19 read at St.Georges Community Church Kendal and the reflection is given by Rev.Tricia Rogers at St. Oswalds
Tuesday of Holy Week: The Plot to Arrest Jesus. Capt.Hillary Borthwick, Salvation Army reads from Mark14:1-2 10-11 and a reflection from Rev.Pam Noonan, Kendal United Reformed Church.
Wednesday in Holy Week: The Anointing of Jesus by Mary Magdalene. Mark 14:3-9 and a reflection from Margaret Woodruff, Holy Trinity and St. George Catholic Church Kendal.
Thursday in Holy Week: Readings and reflections for Mandy Thursday which tell how Jesus washed the disciples feet, prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane and was arrested. Kendal Parish Church, St.Thomas Church in Kendal and the Religious Society of Friends in Kendal all take part.
Good Friday: The readings tell how Jesus was tried by Pilate, scourged by the soldiers and was crucified. The churches in Natland, Old Hutton, Crosscrake, Stricklandgate Methodist Church and Sandylands Methodist Church all take part.
Thanks are due to 14 different churches representing six denominations which have made this project possible.
Read about the exciting things that are taking place around the world enabled and assisted by Methodist women. Download your copy of the newsletter here
At our February Circuit meeting there was good news shared. This included photos from Levens church following the major refurbishment work done recently. If you would like to read about what is happening in the churches please click here
On Sunday 28th February at 4pm Kendal Circuit are hosting a circuit service with the President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Richard Teal, preaching. The service is being livestreamed to the kl.church YouTube channel and can either be watched live at 4pm or at some later more convenient time.
Our thanks go to kl.church for their help.
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The latest copy of the Cumbria District Newsletter can be downloaded here.
The advertisement for the salaried post of District Property secretary can be viewed here
To read the letter from Rev James Tebbutt, our District Chair, concerning the closure of our church buildings for public worship during lockdown, please click here.
The winter edition of the Methodist Women in Britain newsletter is available to download here