Circuit Webteam: October 2017
'Never give up on traditions or on God'
At the start of our annual Autumn Walk on May Hill, we were concerned as we had heard that so many of our usual visitors could not make it. We were wondering whether it was worth while carrying on and if we would cope. On the day, we had 10 walkers, five of whom had never been before. Although some may ask if it is worth it, especially with all the effort arranging these walks take. After this walk I can reassure you it was.
Whilst our steward and I led the walkers through the woods and on to May Hill Common, before taking them up to the summit of May Hill, where the five new walkers had never been, we were able to talk to each one individually. We then surprised them with the lovely spread of food which had been prepared by the ladies of the church whilst we were away.
At the end of the afternoon, each of them promised to be back for our Spring walk next year, and one couple who had just moved into the area said they would join us at our coffee mornings so they can meet other members of the community.
So if you think your old traditions are not working, please do not give up on them, as God could surprise you.
Henry Hayward, May Hill Methodist Church
You may also be interested in
After consulting and establishing the weather conditions around the county (snow and ice, and the forecast for the rest of the day):the Assembly this afternoon and this evening's Circuit Service will NOT TAKE PLACE, andthe Assembly (but not the Circuit Service) is POSTPONED to take place instead next Sunday 25 March at 3pm, again at Cheltenham St Mark's.The decision not to meet...
There was a splendid array of cakes at the recent Men's Group Baking Competition ranging from tea loaves, sponges, flapjack and fruit cake. The worthy judges were tasked with cutting and tasting, and noting the appearance and texture of the cakes and it took some time.They eventually decided that Godfrey's light as a feather sponge cake with a spiral of jam and cream was the worthy...
Dear Friends, Thank you for all the reflecting that is going on at this time. Many churches are thinking about the Church Taskforce's initial recommendations as to how we might best group and structure our churches and deploy our ministries, with the invitation to think not just about your own bit of the jigsaw, but about how it might also relate to the...
Cheltenham, St Michaels
The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster
Bailey Lane End Methodist Church