In light of the current guidelines issued by the government and by The Methodist Church regarding the impact of Covid-19 we have taken the decision not to gather in REfUSE on a Sunday evening until further notice. We believe that this decision is the best way in which we can fulfil the command to 'Love God and love our neighbour', by being part of the global move to limit the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Situations like the one we are facing bring home the importance of community and the need 'love one another' in practical ways. If there is anyone who needs support or help please get in touch.
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6th Nov 2016 - Continue in hope
November 8, 2016
The Christian life can be a struggle at times and Christians can feel like giving up. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism once complained to his mentor that he felt he had no faith. After putting Christ at the centre of creation, the church, our identity and our relationships, Paul encourages the Colossian Christians to "continue. "
But how do we do this when faith is a struggle? Paul offers three pieces of advice. Firstly pray with an eye of the future hope, the promises of God and give thanks for them, secondly demonstrate wisdom in the way we engage with those outside the faith community and thirdly speak with grace, in a way that honours God.
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