NYD Webteam: September 2016
How did James get into the Bible? His book requires us to do things and they are not always that easy! From the very first verse of the first chapter he says "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds..." James sets us challenges and later in the year we plan to study the book of James together with many others of the Methodist connexion. Please read on if you want to know more...
In June 2017, the Methodist Church is encouraging churches and circuits across the Connexion to run a 'Bible Month', 30 days focused on the letter of James. The Bible Month will involve two key elements
Preachers preparing and preaching a series of sermons on James over the four Sundays of June.
Small group leaders running a 'Bible Month' group that focuses on James, but which also helps those attending engage the Bible in fresh and innovative ways.
By focusing on a single biblical book, the aim of the Bible Month is to help all in church engage more deeply with Scripture. A pilot project showed that the Bible Month model could be effective in raising biblical literacy, and the majority of those who took part were keen to hold another Bible Month in the future!
Bible Month training days will be run across the Connexion, in early 2017, for preachers and small group leaders. A resource to guide your Bible Month will become available in winter 2016.
You may also be interested in
Sunday 16 July Many of you will already be aware of Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre's Rural Mission Sunday initiative. Rural Mission Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the life of the rural church. We know that rural Christians can and do make a real difference to their communities. However, that is not always how it feels; we can often feel overshadowed by larger...
Songs of Praise On the afternoon of 7 May almost 200 folk gathered at Tennant's in Leyburn to enjoy an afternoon of hymn singing accompanied by the Leyburn band. The events promoted by the North Yorkshire Dales Circuit continue to attract many people and thanks are extended to Rodney Tennant and his staff for their...
The Great Methodist Bake Off It was 'Blooming Marvellous' at the Richmond Methodist Spring Fair on Monday 29th May. The organisers were pleased with the Fair and commented that it was "a great success." Toby the tortoise came for 'Guess the weight of the Tortoise'. Eunice Page's Home Missions Group ran an old fashioned sweet stall. Norma Nevin sold some lovely...
Hunton Chapel DL8 1PZ
Leyburn Methodist Church DL8 5AT