In our Circuit
These have been an unusual few months in our Circuit. We have had to adjust to life in lockdown, learnt new phrases like ’socially distancing’ and all that implies and faced different work and schooling challenges. It has also been a time of tremendous change for our churches as they seek to continue reaching out with the good news of Christ and caring for their members and communities.
So, although we still cannot meet together in person, there are a number of different ways you can continue to connect across the Circuit and we encourage you to make use of these where you find them to be helpful.
VE Day plans at Mottram St Andrew
MSt.A Chapel and Community are working together to mark VE Day at a distance. Individuals are setting up a display in the village centre, by working individually and apart. Chapel gates will display a VE Day poster to remind all that ‘We’ll meet again’, copies of the VE Day Times newspaper front page, and mention of those village people who gave their lives, will be
circulated through every door, and the minister will lead a peal of bells from Chapel across the village at 3pm marking Churchill’s balcony
Ascension Day Service: Thurs 21st May at 10am on Zoom.
On Thurs 21st May there will be an Ascension Day service on Zoom at 10am led by Rev Scott Manning. The Meeting ID and the password can be obtained from Scott. All are welcome to join us online to celebrate this event in the Christian calendar.
STAYING IN TOUCH
News and Dates to Diarise in May 2020:
KMC: 4 part Bible Study on Tuesday evenings from the 4th May
.KMC has started a four-part Bible Study led by Rev Rob Cotton called ‘Hope for the Main Street – A Kingdom Community’. This will run on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and is an opportunity to explore what it means to be a Kingdom Community during a lockdown and in a post Covid-19 context.
For those who just want to follow the YouTube, they can do so
from www.kmc.org.uk or they can join a discussion on Zoom. Meeting ID and password from KMC Office or Rob.
Morning prayers at Alderley Edge during Christian Aid Week.
Next week is Christian Aid Week and, during this week, morning
prayers at Alderley Edge will use material produced by Christian
Aid. Everyone is welcome to join on the Alderley Edge Facebook
page (www.facebook.com/groups/aemethodists) around 9:30am.
The Zoom coffee morning will also be continuing in order to keep
people in touch with each other.
Mobberley Zoom Bible Study Groups
On Monday evenings at 6:30pm there is a Zoom teen Bible Study group hosted by Rev Scott Manning. This is a great way for the teens to stay connected and learn together – all teens welcome.
(Meeting id 845 745 494 Password 017307).
There is also a mid-week Zoom Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am, also hosted by Scott. (Meeting id 699 487 308 password 035230). All are welcome.
Beyond our Circuit
Christian Aid Week: 10th – 16th May 2020.
This year we are unable to collect Christian Aid donations in the usual way and this has prompted concern that only a small proportion of the £7.5 million raised last year across the UK will be donated again this year. Christian Aid is therefore encouraging people to donate directly via their website and this can be done at https://www.christianaid.org.uk.