Church Worship Resources
Maybe you’d like to hear a recent Sermon from the church?
At the beginning of May our worship was led by Rev Simon Rose who encouraged us to listen and to hear the voice of God, and urged us to give time to praying faithfully so that we might hear God’s challenge for us. We can’t hide from his call …
Rev Dr Paul Hill preached the sermon at the Circuit Farewell service on Sunday 8th May, when he reminded us of the faithful God who stands by us on our journey. We were encouraged to ‘accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative’ ….
Pentecost Sunday, 15th May, was Rev Dr Paul Hill’s final morning service at West Bridgford. As part of a varied feast of worship, featuring our great and generous God, he told a thoughtful story and left us with his final challenge. You can hear the sermon here, and if you are interested, a full recording of the service is also available.
On Trinity Sunday, Louise Beaumont led us in studying Proverbs 8 and then moved on to reflect on how we understand the Trinity after we had heard a passage from Chapter 16 of John’s gospel. You may like to view the picture of Rublev’s icon which is referred to in the sermon.
Monica Heard led our worship on Sunday 29th May, and challenged us about our faith. What does it mean to have faith, how do we trust Jesus, especially at times of challenge? Can we be a Christian away from a church and it’s fellowship, and how does our shared faith affect the ways in which we behave? Hear some of her thoughts in the sermon here.
At the start of June, Rev Loraine Mellor took the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, asking Jesus for a drink. You can hear the lesson read here, and listen to how she interpreted the message for us, beginning by looking at the picture she brought along with her, and ending by inviting us all to come forward a take a drink of the life giving water from Jesus.
Local and national Church News
Or, you might like to read the latest edition of our church magazine, Voice. This contains a range of interesting information, including an introductory letter from our minister and also articles about the life of our church family, such as news of our recent Holiday Club and Scout camp.
For information from the Methodist Church nationally, there are some exciting stories in ‘Buzz’ which is regularly updated, or you can visit the national Methodist Church website.
As a result of the referendum on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. In this time of very significant change and uncertainty there is a need for leadership which seeks the common good and encourages people to work together, to respect one another and to uphold the dignity of all.
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Methodist Church passed a resolution containing the following text:
The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world.
The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.
The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:
- on the Methodist people to challenge racism and discrimination.
- for a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimisation.
- on political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.
- on all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future.
Perhaps you’d like to leave a prayer request on our Prayer Board. While we are developing the site, you can do this using the ‘Contact Us’ section.
There are some exciting Prayerfest events being held across our Nottingham and Derby district during 2016. You are welcome to join us at any of the following events as we join together in a variety of expressions of prayer in a range of locations.
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