The reading for this week is Luke 24.36b-48.
This week, I would like us to think about your emotions, and why we feel the way we do. I would like you to draw a sunshine on one side of a piece of paper, and a cloud and rain on the other side. On the sun side, I would like you to write good emotions you have felt, for example, happy, excited, and anything else like this. On the side with the cloud and the rain, I would like you to write words that aren’t the happiest words, for example, tired, sad, upset, nervous.
What has made you feel these emotions, and what can we do to stop the bad ones?
A prayer (for children)
We come from different homes
and different places,
but we come together
to learn more about you, Jesus.
Open our minds Lord, we pray. Amen.
CLICK HERE for the children’s activity sheet.
Get ready for The Big Church Sing – Easter Special!
Raise your voices to your favourite Easter hymns on Easter Sunday – 4 April, live on the Methodist Church’s YouTube channel at 4pm.
Be part of this huge Easter singing festival as we worship together across the nation and globally with acclaimed Christian musicians and other very special guests! All performing to support the work of All We Can for some of the world’s marginalised communities!
Bishop Auckland Methodist Church gained the Eco Church Bronze award last summer
Over the past 5 years, many churches in the Methodist Connexion as well as circuits and districts have joined the Eco Church initiative together with our sister churches in other denominations. We are all invited to celebrate this milestone at a special online service next Friday, 26th March at 11am to which all are welcome.
Find more about the Methodist Church’s work on Environment and Climate Change by following the link: https://www.methodist.org.uk/…/environment-and-climate…/
Happy Birthday Eco Church!
A Rocha UK is delighted to mark the 5th anniversary of Eco Church. Please join us for a special online service on the 26 March to celebrate the last 5 years, to give thanks and to look forward in prayer.
Speakers will include friends from across the Eco Church community including the Church of England’s lead Bishop on environmental issues; The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, A Rocha UK CEO Andy Atkins and Helen Stephens, A Rocha UK’ Church Relations Manager.
More information will be shared soon.
Please register on Eventbrite for this free event to receive a reminder and details on how to join this online service
‘The Lord is Near’
Daily Reflection for MondayRead more
The Methodist Connexion has recommended Dona to enable donations to be made online to the church. We have set up the button which allows you to donate direct from the website into the church’s general account.
A small proportion of the donated amount goes to the maintenance of Dona and SumUp, the online financial platform that is being used, so if you can donate by Standing Order or by church envelope, then please do so. However if you enjoy our web content and would like an easy way to say thank you, then please make use of this. All donations are appreciated.
An outdoor idea
Ruth Baker is donating some daffodils bulbs to add to our garden colour next Spring. Does anyone else wish to donate some Spring bulbs, or wish to come down in a socially distanced way to plant them, please get in touch!
If you would like to attend this service, you need to contact Jenny Prior or Rev John for the Zoom code. Use the contact form below: