Litcham Methodist Chapel

Front Street, Litcham

 

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METHODIST  NEWS

How are you getting on with your New Year’s resolutions? Apparently, only 8% of people keep theirs and 80% of resolutions fail by February, hence my question.

According to a ComRes research consultancy poll, the favourite goal is to exercise more, followed closely by to lose weight, with to eat more healthily at number three. These are all admirable, so what can be done increase the possibility of success? Planning may be a good place to start and Peter Drucker’s Management By Objectives, relating to business, could be worth some consideration. The goal needs to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time limited; i.e. SMART.

Why do we often struggle on our own? If others know of our intentions, having their support can also prove invaluable as, if we feel we are weakening, we can be encouraged. They might even join us in our endeavours!

A reward or two along the way can also be helpful, as long as it doesn’t involve opening a packet of biscuits to celebrate having lost another kilo! What about catching up with a friend, having a walk, listening to some of your favourite music, curling up with a good book, watching a film etc.?

I must admit I stopped making resolutions a few years ago but I do find that in day-to-day life if I’ve been feeling a bit down, it helps to reassess priorities and break tasks down so they do not appear hopeless right from the start. Anyway, tomorrow is another day, as they say. We don’t have to give up entirely just because we falter and the achievement is all the sweeter, knowing how hard we have worked for it.

Liz Lodge


As a result of our Christmas service collections at Litcham, we were able to send £200 to Action For Children.


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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

4th March        

11th March 

18th March 

25th March


Litcham 10.30 am

4th March

11th March

18th March

25th March

M A R C H

Tittleshall 9:30 am

4th February      Jacky Woor

11th February   Revd Andrew King (Holy Communion)

18th February   Avril Temple

25th February   Pippa Cook


Litcham 10.30 am

4th February    Samantha Parfitt

11th February  Judith Semmons

18th February  Revd Andrew King (Holy Communion)

25th February   Elsie Warby

F E B R U R A R Y