CONNECT

Welcome to CONNECT from your local Methodist Circuit.

We are using this page to keep in contact and find ways to fellowship together during these times of Social Distancing.
Let's all remember at this time to keep safe, caring, praying.

COVID-19 News from the Connexion and URC West Midlands

Methodist -   www.methodist.org.uk/coronavirus/ for more updates
District -        
www.birminghammethodist.org.uk/coronavirus-new-and-resources/
TMCP -          www.tmcp.org.uk/news-hub/new-covid-19-faq-available
URC -            www.urcwestmidlands.org.uk/covid19.html for more updates

Local          www.herefordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Worship Service updates:-

Last Sunday's worship can be watched here

Pentecost Sunday Service can be watched here.
Pentecost Sunday Worship sheet can be found here.
Pentecost S Club can be watched here, and the resources here.

Aldersgate Sunday Service can be watched here.
Aldersgate Sunday S Club can be watched here, and the resources here.

District Service link can be found on the home page for the District Web Site here.

Methodist Prayer Line

A FREE phone service to hear prayers and news from the Methodist Church has been launched.
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478
Content is updated weekly on Thursday evening. 

Blogs

Both Phil and Angie writing blogs which they will try and update each day. For you to access them:

Read Phil's Blog here
Read Angie's Blog here.

Please keep in touch by commenting on the blogs.
If you would like to write a guest blog or have an idea which we could work up into an article, please email Phil or Angie.

Videos

Generally all the videos of our worship sessions can be found on Phil's YouTube Channel here

You can find lots of resources to help our children and young people through this difficult time on our SClub page here.

Opportunities for Worship and Fellowship:-

Hereford

Herefordshire (South and East) Circuit are using Zoom Conferencing to provide some fellowship each Sunday. You can connect into this using your ordinary phone, computer, tablet or smart phone – our next opportunity for worship is this Sunday at 10:30am. Please contact us for information on how to connect.
Email: phil.warrey@methodist.org.uk 

District
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the cancellation of worship services, the District will be broadcasting a worship service at 10:30am on Sunday morning via Facebook Live and it will also be available on the District Website:

https://www.facebook.com/Birminghammethodistdistrict/

http://www.birminghammethodist.org.uk/

If you are unable to join us on your computer, tablet or phone, the service sheet here will enable you to journey with us as we worship together in our homes around the District.

West Midlands Synod URC

The Synod are streaming a service live each Sunday 10:30am on Solihull URC Website here.

Other Resources:-

Methodist - For resources for you to be able to Worship at home or watch a Methodist Live Stream please click - here

URC http://devotions.urg.org.uk/

For a booklet of christian puzzles and worship resources click here.

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Community Support

If you are under 70, not in the vulnerable category and otherwise feeling well, you might like to consider volunteering.  HVOSS are helping to connect those in need with those who can offer support.  Herefordshire Council are registering and co-ordinating all volunteers.  

To volunteer please go to: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/covid19help.

 

                    

Community Support - Update

If you have volunteered but haven't heard anything, the Council has received a lot of applications and is working its way through them.  You'll no doubt be contacted in due course.

Archive

Easter 6 Zoom Service can be watched here.
Easter 6 'S' Club can be found here, and the resources here.

Easter 5 Zoom Service can be watched here.
Easter 5 'S' Club can be found here, and the resources here.

Easter 4 Zoom Service can be watched here. Sermon only here.
Easter 4 'S' Club can be found here, and the resources here.

Easter 3 Zoom Service can be watched here.
Easter 3 "S" Club can be found here.

Low Sunday Zoom Service can be watched here.
Low Sunday S Club can be watched here.

Easter Sunday Zoom Service can be watched here
Easter Sunday - S Club Video can be found here.
Circuit Choir singalong Video is here.
Easter Craft here

Our Good Friday Service can found here and the service sheet is available here.
Maundy Thursday Service can be found here and service sheet here.
Message from the manse can be found here.
Spiritual Communion sheet here.

Palm Sunday Zoom Service can be watched here
Palm Sunday - S Club Video can be found here.

Passion Sunday Zoom Service can be watched here via Youtube

Our Mothering Sunday Service can be watched here via Youtube.


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The corona virus crisis and safeguarding


The present crisis creates additional risks to our children and vulnerable adults.

For special advice at this time please go to our Safeguarding page here.

The corona virus Prayer


God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones,
fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.

We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions in order to care for others
For those who will feel more isolated by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.

Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love
– demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.

Amen


Angie's Coronavirus Prayer

Prayer

God of all grace,

we come before you in confusion and uncertainty,

perhaps not knowing what to pray,

perhaps wondering whether even to pray.

But you promise never to leave us and

that nothing can separate us from your love.

As we look to rest on those promises and

the promise that the Sprit can intercede for us when we don’t know how to pray,

we hold before you this world which you have made and love.

We pray for all affected by the Coronavirus,

all those who are ill and all those who are afraid.

May they know your healing presence.

We pray for protection for all treating the sick,

and pray for a breakthrough for those looking for solutions.

We pray for wisdom for all in positions of authority

as they seek to make decisions to keep people safe.

We pray for those for whom self-isolation is difficult,

either practically or psychologically,

and for families struggling to keep children entertained.

As tensions rise, we pray for calm.

We thank you for the community spirit being shown at this time,

and pray that enough people will stay well to support others.

God of hope,

who works all things together for good,

we ask these prayers in Jesus’ name.  Amen.