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Recent News

A message from Reverand David Burrow: 

'Dear Friends,

I'm writing this after the Circuit 24-hour prayer event. It was great to see so many people come along and take part, giving up a few minutes or, in some cases, several hours to pray at either Central or Longholme. My grateful thanks to David Hollows and Janet Helm for all their hard work in preparation and thank you to everyone who took part - especially the hardy souls who did the night shift!
Both centres were places of stillness and many people commented on the sense of God's presence. Two years ago we held two prayer walks from either end of the valley, visiting each church with a shared lunch at Newhurch. Last year we climbed above the valley from Stacksteads to share prayers and Holy Communion silmutaneously in the church and on the hill top. Any ideas for future prayer events anyone?

I am prepared for my summer sabbatical which has begun and finishes at the end of August. I will be studying Professor Tom Wright's book, 'The Day the Revolution Began'. A friend who lives near Durham has offered a room as a prayer retreat and I hope to get along to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne without getting washed out to sea!
And finally I aim to do some research into how the Methodist Church can continue to fulfil its ministry with the shortage of ministers; this is of course something we are tackling in Rossendale.

During June, the Circuit Local Preachers have decided to follow the Methodist Bible in a month scheme. This means they will be taking our congregations through the book of James during June. We are hoping that this will enable everyone to look more deeply at James and be encouraged to take the studies further. If you wish to have a look yourself please see Methodist Church bible in a month

I hope that you enjoy a wonderful summer of relaxation and recreation; remembering, of course, that at the heart of it all is our worship of God who loves us beyond measure.

                                                                    God Bless, David


There's more going on at Newchurch Methodist, with something for everyone. 
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