Worship at Home

Just because we can't gather together at the moment, there's no reason why we can't pray, sing, study God's Word or listen to wise and thoughtful teaching. There is a fantastic amount of material available to nourish our faith and help keep us God-centred in these concerning times. 

 

We've collected some ideas here already - be sure to scroll down to see everything. This page was getting so big, with so many great ideas, we've started a second, which is the Junior Church at Home Page. Have a look and see what you think. 

 

But there must be great stuff we don't know about. Click the button to tell us of anything you recommend.

Worship on Radio and TV 

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship - every Sunday at 8.10 am

BBC Radio 4 (Long Wave) - Daily Service at 9.45 am

BBC 1 - Songs of Praise - every Sunday at 1.15 pm 

BBC is supporting a live service at 8.00 am every Sunday which will be relayed on 39 local radio station 

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Worship Online 

Follow any of these live streamed services by clicking the links

From our own Birmingham District every Sunday at 10.30 am.

You can click here to see it on the District's Facebook page, or click here instead to see it on the District's website. The Facebook stream seems to work better for some and you don't have to have to be a Facebook user to use that. Some of the young people in our Circuit are taking part this week. The service sheet for 5 April is here.

From Wesley's Chapel on this linkService times are:

Wednesday 12:45

Thursday 12:45

Sunday 9:45 and 11:00

From HTB Church every Sunday (they have numerous start times).

From SwanBank Methodist Church on Sundays at 10:30 am on YouTube.

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Worship and Study Resources

Revd Stephen and Susie between them collect lots of resources for the Weekly Notices - check those out here. There are lots of ways we can reflect on Holy Week without getting together for all the usual special services.

There are some great ideas for home worship on this link to the Family Friendly Churches Trust's Ideas website.

Click here to open Revd Stephen's Words on the Word for this week - some helpful notes on the Bible passages listed for this week in the common lectionary. Revd John Taylor has responded to this week's Words on the Word with this thought-provoking Psalm of Lament and Revd Alan Smithson has also shared this Reflection for Holy Week.

Get a free weekly worship sheet from The Vine by signing up here. Have a look at the inspiring and accessible materials for Palm Sunday, 5 April by clicking here and here.

There is a Methodist Church worship sheet specially designed for you to use at home. Here is the sheet for Palm Sunday, 5 April.

There is absolutely tons of worship and other free material in this new section of the Singing the Faith website.

The Ffald y Brenin Christian retreat centre has made this booklet available which includes the prayers which set the rhythm of their day.

Use this page from Methodist Church to follow a Bible study based around one of the week's appointed readings or this one from Bible.org to choose a reading plan.

Or maybe check out some of the links on this page from Methodist Church to find lots of notes and videos about engaging with Scripture.

The Faith and Worship site has this page with loads of links to other online resources.

This page from our friends at the Church of England has some really helpful material.

Take some time to join in prayer with 24-7 Prayer International

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Spring Harvest Home

Those of us who were going this year, those who couldn't, and those who have no idea what Spring Harvest is anyway, will all have a chance to share in the teaching, praise, prayer and fellowship of Spring Harvest 2020. Between 13 and 17 April, as much as possible of Spring Harvest 2020 will move to YouTube and can be followed by everyone. Follow Spring Harvest Home in your living room by subscribing to their YouTube Channel.

Sing at home

Leaving aside services, do you fancy being part of a worldwide virtual choir? Of course you do - all Methodists love to sing!

 

Sign up at the website of the the National Methodist Church of Great Britain and they will tell you how.

Test your puzzling skills  

Bet you didn't know Revd Stephen writes a mean Bible quiz!

He has a collection of clever puzzles to test your wits and see if you can find your way around your Bible. Not a crossword, or sudoku or a word search, but somehow all of them. One day these might be a book, but generously Revd Stephen has allowed us to put them up here on the website.

They are called BIBLEWORDS.

Here at Website HQ we had decided to post a new one every week, but the editor got a bit hooked on them and didn't want to wait for the next, so if you click the picture you download the whole lot. We have!

See if you can solve one of these "old school" by just printing out the page and tackling it armed only with a pencil and your Bible. But don't worry if you can't - Revd Stephen has given you lots of help towards the back of the book.

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