Confident Apologetics

The Secretary of the Conference, the Revd Canon Gareth J Powell, reflects on the importance of talking about God, in the latest Wesley’s Horse blog post.

 

Church Investors Group takes action

The Church Investors Group, which handles the investments of many UK Churches (including the Methodist Church and the Church of England) has written a letter to the 350 largest companies in which it invests, outlining their proactive intentions for investing. Issues include executive pay inequality, gender diversity and climate change. To read the press release, click here.

 

MWiB writing competition

The Methodist Women in Britain have launched a new writing competition, inspired by the life and works of the Revd Julie Hulme. Your 500 word reflection or poem on the theme of ‘Stepping Out’ can be submitted following the details here.

 

Appreciating Church

A new book and online resource has been launched today at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, which looks to share how the Church can use ‘Appreciative Inquiry’for positive transformation in local communities. Click here to learn more.

 

Count your blessings

Action for Children is asking you to join them for 40 days of counting your blessings to help make life better for children across the UK. Click here for free resources and to see how you can get involved.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight

27 February – 12 March will be Fairtrade Fortnight, highlighting the issues behind exploitation in the food production business. Fairtrade has produced somehelpful resources for churches to get involved, includingsermon notes, prayers and more. Click here to see for yourself.

 

This week in Parliament

You can find this week’s parliamentary business online here. If you want to find out about the Scottish Parliamentary calendar, click here and the timetable for the National Assembly for Wales click here.

 

 

Song of the Week: Able

This week’s song comes from our cousins in the United Methodist Church, celebrating the success of their Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Reflections

In the coming week the Prayer Handbook will be encouraging us to pray with Christians in the Americas, Caribbean, Middle East, India, Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies isResponding to Glory written by the Revd Jonathan Mead.

Video Thursday: Children & Youth in the Birmingham Circuit

This week’s video comes from the Children & Youth Team in the Birmingham Circuit introducing the team and some of the great work that they do.