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The Lincolnshire District is at the forefront of many things in the Methodist Church. We are the first to initiate a District-wide Local Church Pastor Scheme; we are the first to be developing a District-wide Community Health Care Volunteer Chaplains scheme; and we are the first to be engaging in Positive Prevention, a partnership with Police and the County Council in training our ministers, lay workers and officers to be more aware of the issues relating to social media use and abuse.
In addition to these cutting-edge projects we are about to launch our first Sabbath Lincolnshire.

This will be on 18 February, the First Sunday of Lent. It is the day we recall that Jesus managed to avoid the temptation to take the easier route to satisfy himself and chose instead to do as God commanded. On that day we will be inviting people to make the day extra special by avoiding social media, washing the car, doing the garden or the shopping etc. In other words to keep the Sabbath – if only for one of the 52 days in the year.

These are just a few of the ways in which we think creatively about our discipleship and service.

We are realistic about the situation we find ourselves in and offer an authentic approach to life and witness.

Rev Bruce Thompson
Chair of District

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Vacancies

The District Council is seeking to find volunteers to fill various District roles in the coming months.  Please consider if you can help with a particular area of work.

Lincolnshire Community Healthcare Chaplaincy

Community Healthcare Chaplaincy: the story so far

As a GP, the Medical Director for NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and an ordinand with the Church of England, Dr Robert M Jaggs-Fowler has a vision for chaplains in GP surgeries.  In April 2017 Lincolnshire Methodist District took this project on....

 

Inspired by Church of South India

District Link with South India

Did you know that the District has a partnership link (along with the Diocese of Lincoln) with two Dioceses in the Church of South India?  Our link is with the Diocese of Tirunelveli and the Diocese of Tuticorin-Nazareth, both at the very southern tip of India, and over the years we've learnt and prayed about church life in India.  You can read about the link on their website

Events

Insight Meetings

Join Rev Bruce Thompson for mornings of study, reflection and prayer based on the lectionary themes for the following week. Preachers, Worship Leaders and Ministers may find these mornings of particular relevance.

New Dates for 2018: 3rd February, 10th March, 12th May, 9th June and 14th July

The sessions start at 9.30am with refreshments available from 9.15am. 

Details

At San Damiano, Metheringham
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Bible Month: 30 days with Jonah

Bible Month - 30 days with Jonah

Sign up for your Bible Month training day.
In collaboration with LWPT, training to lead 30 days with Jonah is
available for preachers and small group leaders at Burbage Methodist Church, Leicestershire

Saturday 24 March 10:00–15:30

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To be a pilgrim

As part of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential theme for 2017/18, a conference with the title ‘To Be a Pilgrim’ will take place at Cliff College from Friday evening 6th April through to Sunday lunch 8th April.

The programme offers a choice of variety of different topics and activities, with Rev Michaela Youngson, President-designate, as the keynote speaker. 

●●  What does pilgrimage have to offer Christians and the Church today?
●●  What might be distinctive about Methodist pilgrimage?
●●  Does pilgrimage have to involve a journey?
●●  Can pilgrimage be mission?


These and lots of other questions will be explored through worship, workshops, discussion and learning. There will be a chance to explore the Cliff College grounds and surrounding countryside, as well as experience pilgrimage through sedentary activities.

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