Learning and Caring -Growing in Faith Together
The Church exists to help people to grow
and learn as Christians, through
mutual support and care -
Methodist Our Calling Priority
Our growth as disciples of Jesus is important to us. We long to be more than just admirers of Jesus. We seek to "take up our cross and follow him". Equipping ourselves for the journey of faith is part of our mutual responsibility for each other. Bible study, prayer and pastoral support are central to our affirmation and care for one another as the body of Christ.
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
King David prayed for a steadfast spirit and wrote in Psalm 51:10: "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Our prayer is for a renewed relationship within each of us for God and to show others the love that God has for all. We believe in prayer and we also understand that we may be the answer to the prayer we pray. How often we pray for someone but never show them the care that God has for them?
Be the answer to prayer.
Our email prayer chain allows others to pray for you or those you care about - email here with details of your request and the co-ordinator will send to all in the prayer chain. To be added to the regular receivers of the prayer chain also email the bove address.
Please may we ask that you get the individual's permission (if possible) and be aware that information is shared with others. Names can be omitted if required.
Sometimes individuals post prayers on our Facebook page so we can join together.
Growing in faith and discipleship is an important part of the work of New Song. Our Discipleship evenings started in 2009.
Theology is about us and God. We live out our understanding of who we are in our relationship with God, to one another and to the world. The Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Christian life is our response to God's love and grace.
The Church calls our response to God 'Christian Discipleship'. Discipleship focuses on actively following in the footsteps of Jesus. As Christian disciples, we are not passive spectators but energetic participants in Gods activity in the world. Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God. We order our lives in ways that embody Christ's ministry in our families, workplaces, communities, and the world.
Discipleship is about loving God . It is more than an acknowledgement of God's existence of a statement of belief regarding God. It is total devotion. It is the deep desire to know God, to be one with God, and to worship God. Discipleship evenings allow for mutual support, affirmation, prayer, discussion and worship.
Discipleship takes place on the 2nd Sunday evening at Latchford Methodist Church hall and are led by The Rev Linda Bishop, Jayne Adamson and Jane Otterson with occasional guest speakers. Coffee and cake are also provided.
Feast your Faith
Feast your Faith
This is a new venture for the first Wednesday of the month (with a few exceptions so check the diary) at the Hudson Close manse in Old Hall.
Food is served at 6.30pm and from 7.30pm there will be times for discussion, prayer, song, questioning.
All are welcome!
Make contact here to get full details of the venue and to be sure there is sufficient food for everyone.
Home Groups are a great way of learning, praying and supporting each other. Led and hosted by lay folk from within the New Song community each of the groups meets at a different time and draws from a vast library of resources. Please speak to Jane Otterson if you are interested in joining a home group.
On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month a group meets at 1.30pm in Latchford Methodist church, WA4 1LN. More information here.