From the Ministerís Desk
As I write this article I am in the final stages of my preparations to Zimbabwe for two weeks where Chantel and myself look forward to spending time with my grandmother and her grandmother! We ask for your continued prayers during this time and we will pray with and for you too.
You may or may not be aware that the 2017 Methodist Conference, in response to the challenges and changes facing every community in our country and beyond, as well as our call as the Methodist people to share the love of God in Jesus Christ in word and action, have a called for a day of prayer and fasting within our local Churches.† The Conference has therefore asked every local Church to launch the new Methodist year with a day of prayer of fasting. May I take this opportunity to extend this invitation to all of us, and to begin to think about the question and how we can do achieve this together while remaining aware of the potential risks and vulnerability for those suffering from, or at risk or in recovery from, eating disorders and mental ill health, in particular young people.
Further information can be found on http://www.methodist.org.uk/prayer-and-worship/a-day-of-prayer-and-fasting
Pete and Sarah Charlton, at the Royston Methodist Church have ordered Methodist Prayer handbooks which we can use for individual or group prayers through the year.† We will also be running a confirmation class in the autumn, and if you would like to journey with others in exploring membership within the Methodist Church, and consider becoming a member, please let me know via email or you could speak to me in person when we meet.
I wish to express gratitude to those who were able to join other Christians on the Bradwell Quiet day on the 15th July 2017.† Anthony has written a little bit about the day below.† I am looking forward to the remaining summer activities and the opportunities to share in Fellowship in the full knowledge that God is with us always.
Rev Charity Nzegwu
Minister at Orwell, Foxton and Royston