Litcham Methodist Chapel

Front Street, Litcham

 

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STUDY GROUP

On the 2nd Friday of each month a new Study Group is meeting at the Methodist Chapel in Litcham at 10am.

Next meeting June 9th.

Interesting discussions and much laughter plus coffee.

All welcome to come.

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METHODIST  NEWS

Dear friends

With this dry and warm weather set to continue may be we are thinking about and looking forward to our summer holidays. This summer we are having a week staying in the Yorkshire Dales and a further week on Orkney. Whether the sun is shining or even in the rain, we hope to do a fair bit of walking.

For many people a pilgrimage or going on a retreat includes walking. Sometimes it’s a gentle stroll in the grounds of a retreat centre, or may be something much more demanding such as walking the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela over the Pyrenees. Just before Easter BBC2 broadcast “Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago”  when seven pilgrims shared this journey together, and for those who watched it (or the film The Way) the drama was as much spiritual and mental as well as physical demands of the long journey. Each person was challenged by their fellow pilgrims and in doing so the way they saw themselves and the world.

When we are walking together we find we have to combine three things. One is looking carefully to the ground that we put down our feet carefully without falling over (I have not done that a few times in the past!), the second is to look up so not to miss the beauty of the surroundings you are walking amongst; and thirdly that we are attentive to our fellow travellers. It’s not always easy to do the three together.

Therefore when we return from a holiday or a retreat, is to important continue to learn to hold these three things in balance. Each of us set our feet within a community where we live and work and we must tread carefully especially when new to a place to get a good grip and feel for where we are. When we bought our own home in a village in North Suffolk it was important for us to understand our environment as a “new comer”. Secondly we can get too involved with the immediate and the next thing to do that we fail to see the bigger picture. Do we see the glory, beauty, and challenge, of the world where God has placed us? May be Jesus was thinking of this when he told us to look up and see the birds of the air, or the valleys full with flowers in the field, that our immediate worries can be put into perspective. Finally we must give time to our fellow travellers, because we are only as fast as the slowest walker. God came to us in Jesus so God could travel at our pace. Like the question asked by Jesus “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” with the two on the Road to Emmaus, which then opened up the deep conversation between them.

Friends, enjoy this summer, and may each step we take reveal something new to us

Rev Andrew King

Minister of Litcham & Tittleshall Methodist Church


Thanks to everyone who came along to Litcham chapel on June 22nd for the rock and Roll  Gospel evening, it was good to see the place so full. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and £168 was raised for our funds.

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THE QUARTERLY QUERYISTS


This is a new inter-denominational group which will meet once a quarter exploring various aspects of our faith, and sometimes looking at other faiths.

We will be asking lots of questions, hence the Queriest bit, and hopefully getting a few answers along the way.

We will be meeting in Litcham Methodist church on Thursday 22nd March  when our evening will be led by the Chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich, the Revd Susanna Gunner, with her topic being 'Stoneyheartedness and Surrender'

Everyone is very welcome, and we'll even find you a cup of tea or coffee.  Do come and join us.

Liz Lodge

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‘SECOND FRIDAY’ STUDY GROUP

On the 2nd Friday of each month meeting at the Methodist Chapel in Litcham at 10am


Please note that the joint Anglican/Methodist 'Second Friday' group will not meet on February 9th, as we will be starting our 2018 Lenten meetings the following week on February 16th., and will meet each Friday during Lent.back room at the Methodist church, and begin with coffee 

 

Our subject will be 'The Five marks Of Mission', also known as the 'Five T's'. Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure.

Briefly,  the will follow this path;

    TELL; To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.

    TEACH; To teach, baptise and nurture new believers.

    TEND; To respond to human need by loving service.

    TRANSFORM; To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violenceof every kind and to pusrue peace and reconciliation.

TREASURE: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

If you haven't been along previously do come and join us for an informal time of reflection and discussion about the place of the church in 21st. century Britain.

Stephen Lynn


Interesting discussions and much laughter plus coffee.

ALL welcome to come.

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S E R V I C E S    

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Tittleshall 9.30 am

5th August       Local Arrangement

12th August   Rev’d Barbara Winner

19th August     Avril Temple

26th August     Rev’d Andrew King (Holy Communion)



Litcham 10.30 am

5th August       Rev’d John Seaman (Café Style Worship)

12th August     Jacky Woor

19th August     Rev’d Andrew King (Holy Communion)

26th August     Rev’d Rosemary Wakelin

A U G U S T

TTittleshall 9:30 am

1st July      Local Arrangement

8th  July     Peter Wright

15th  July   Norman Wag

22nd July   Alan Warby

29th  July   Rev’d Andrew King


Litcham 10:30 am

1st July     John Hull (Café worship)

8th  July    Tony Hey

15th July   David De Gruchy

22nd July  Revd Andrew King (Holy Communion)

29th July   Local Arrangement

J U L Y