January 2014

Here is a "wet feet" story from Comber. Chris Mathison writes "For several years we have opened the church on Monday mornings for tea/coffee etc. It has proved successful in providing fellowship for the church and we have had others dropping in. However our intention all along was that it would be an outreach to the community. At the end of last year one of our members shared that she felt that we should take the cafe to the people. So on the Monday before Christmas that is what we did; we set up tables by the pavement and served tea, coffee, shortbread and mince pies.

On Sunday 12 January I was in Sydenham Methodist in the morning and at a Circuit service with Bangor and Holywood in the evening. Both of these contexts were encouraging places to be, in both there was a sense of life and a desire to follow where God is leading.

Throughout the month of January Irish Methodists are being asked to focus on the theme of “Covenant and Choosing”, in services each Sunday in the month and then in a “Night and Day” of prayer at the end of the month. Resources and information have been sent to every minister and are available on this web site.