The Triangle Community Methodist Church - Learning More Together Groups 2017 - 2018
We hope there is something that captures your imagination and inspires you to come along to share with other Christians, or simply to listen. If you require any further details, please don’t hesitate to speak to Hilary on 01204 291698
ADVENT 2017 – PREPARE THE WAY
Mondays at 7.30pm in church.
• 27th November The Saviour promised long (Preparing the way of the Lord…a long time ago)
• 4th December Hope of the World (Preparing the way of the Lord…in the real world)
• 11th December Tell out, my Soul, the Greatness of the Lord! (Preparing the way of the Lord…among those most closely involved)
• 18th December Christians Awake! Salute the Happy Morn! (Preparing the way of the Lord…in our own lives)
A four-week series centred around preparation for Christmas. Each week stands alone and each evening begins with refreshments, a brief reflection and sharing as we move through this season of Advent.
ADVENT CHALLENGE WITH THE BIBLE SOCIETY
Sign up at #Advent Challenge for simple, practical, Bible-based and life-affirming challenges to help bring the Bible to life every day of December.
Last year the top five challenges included: speaking to, or giving something, to someone who was sleeping rough; donating at a local foodbank and finding a way to encourage someone you didn’t know.
#Advent Challenge send three biblically-inspired challenges a day to help bring the Bible to life every day of December and this year includes child-friendly challenges for schools and families.
Thursdays at 7.30pm at church.
• 1st February: Life is for living
• 8th February: O my God!
• 15th February: Jesus who?
• 22nd February: What’s gone wrong?
• 1st March: Dying to save us
• 8th March: Into the arms of love
Each week includes a DVD and conversation – or simply listening to others views - and lasts between 60 – 90 minutes. It is a down-to-earth course especially written for those asking questions about the Christian faith and for those who want to know more. Aimed at adults and teens, this may be of interest to those considering membership.
LENT 2018 – ANOTHER STORY MUST BEGIN
Tuesdays at 7.30pm at church.
Based on Victor Hugo’s "Les Misérables," this five-week course based on characters from the book and film explores the grace of God, alongside our humanity and opportunities for redemption. It asks us to reassess what we can do with our lives, both for ourselves and for those around us. Before the course begins there will be a showing of the film at church.
• 27th February: Fantine and Cosette
• 6th March: The Bishop of Digne
• 13th March: Jean Valjean
• 20th March: Javert
• 27th March: Redemption and salvation
40 ACTS FOR LENT 2018
40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship. 40acts asks the question: what if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical generosity as well as spiritual discipline?
Join forces with a global, generous community of over one hundred thousand people who have completed the 40acts challenge during Lent, on a mission to impact their communities with generosity – during Lent and beyond. Quite a few people took part in Lent 2017 and it’s hoped even more will sign up for Lent 2018. Sign up at 40acts.org.uk
40 days, 40 reflections, 40 challenges to make a difference
MEMBERSHIP IN THE METHODIST CHURCH COURSE
Thinking of becoming a member in the Methodist Church? Come along to this three-week introduction to Methodism and what becoming a member involves. Then decide if you want to take the next step at a service of Reception into Membership in June 2018. Each evening begins at 7.30pm at church.
• Tuesday 8th May
• Tuesday 15th May
• Tuesday 22nd May
New Youth Fellowship Group meets fortnightly in the Annexe. See Chloe or Ben for details.
A fellowship group for adults with different themes meets the first Tuesday of each month in church at 7.30pm. We try to look at different aspects of faith a little more deeply and in a wider context.
THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
A fellowship group for adults with different speakers meets on the third Thursday of each month in the home of Brian Smith at 8.00pm. See Brian for further details.
On the first Friday of each month at 1.30pm in the Community Hall a time of fellowship and fun with different activities and speakers, over coffee and cake.
FFF (FOOD, FAITH & FELLOWSHIP)
On the third Wednesday of each month. A meal together, then a speaker to guide our thoughts and discussion around the table. In 2018 the theme for the year is “villains” and includes Eve, Judas, Samson and Delilah, to name just a few. Booking essential.