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
TMCP -          
www.tmcp.org.uk/news-hub/new-covid-19-faq-available
URC -            www.urcwestmidlands.org.uk/covid19.html for more updates

News updates:-

Please watch “Rev Phil's message from the Manse recorded 27/3/20 previewing worship on Sunday 29/03/20” - here via Youtube 

Our Mothering Sunday Service can be watched here via Youtube.

Both Phil and Angie have started 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.

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 to connect:-

From your computer, tablet or smart phone click:- Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 692 983 743 Password: 258374

By telephone Dial: 0203 051 2874 or 0131 460 1196 listen for the automated voice, and when prompted enter Meeting ID: 692 983 743 followed by # you will then be connected to listen to the worship.
(We will keep worship to less than an hour so should be free in your package).
Please note that the links to the Zoom Meeting will not be active until Sunday morning. You will be muted and if you are chosen to take part we will unmute you.

Worship Sheets can be found here

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. 

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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Please visit our Facebook Pages


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http://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchRoss
Ledbury Methodists Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HerefordStJohnMethodist



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


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.

 

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.