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Welcome to the Launceston Area Methodist Circuit

 

malcolm jones1A message from Reverend Malcolm Jones
Circuit Superintendant Minister

 

Please look around the web pages, of course, but I hope you will also get the chance to meet some of our 480 plus members and worship with us in one of our 14 Churches and Chapels too.

 

You can find us between the Devon Border and the edge of Bodmin Moor, so farming affects most of our livelihoods. You will see that some of our rural congregations number less than a dozen, while Central in Launceston has over 220 members and a healthy number of children too. I feel that this kind of variety is healthy and it allows our various strengths to be used well in the Lord's name.

 

We value the faith and commitment of previous generations, on whose work we seek to build and we hope and pray that our own vision for the mission of Jesus will break new bounds in it's turn.

 

When John Wesley used to visit the cottage at Trewint, now known as Wesley Cottage, he was being bold for Jesus Christ and we want to follow his lead in our own time and place.

Contact Revd Malcolm Jones, Tel: 01566 776603


What is distinctive about Methodism?

The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church. It works in partnership with other denominations whenever possible, but there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive...

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Methodists Against Racism

The Methodist Conference of 2016 has unanimously passed a resolution calling for respect and tolerance in our national life in the wake of the divisive EU Referendum Campaign. 

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.

The statement is also shared on the website www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife where it can be turned into an email which will be automatically sent to your local Member of Parliament. The Conference also encourages the Methodist people to send this letter to their MP.

The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details).


Circuit Services & Events

Forthcoming Events and Activities

Oriel’s Diary

On 11th December at Central and on 18th December at Coad’s Green the 6:30 pm service will be based on the book “Oriel’s Diary”
This promises to be an excing service, which explores the Christmas Story from a different perspecve. Please come along and support this event and
invite family, friends & neighbours. For the younger ones they are more than welcome to come along dressed as angels!
Coads Green Sunday School Anniversary 
will be held on 13th & 14th May 2017
Pipers Pool Methodist Church
Sunday 11th December 11.00am - Traditional service led by Mrs Jude Jones 
15th December - 12.30pm Christmas Lunch Club.  This is always very popular so if you would like to come please book your place with Maureen Jones.
Sunday 18th December 11.00am  Christmas Family Nativity led by  Mrs Jo Parsons. We will be meeting at the Chapel and walking down to Gospenheale Farm service which will be followed by Hot Dog lunch.  Further details to follow.
Sunday 18th December 4.30pm Carol service at Trewen Church  
Friday 23rd December at 6.00pm Carol service at Pipers Pool Chapel led by David Pett.
Lifton Methodist Church  - Carols/by Candlelight
On Tuesday 20th December At 6.30pm Mince pies and cream to follow - all are welcome
 

TELL.SHOW.BE. - can you meet the challenge?

TELL.SHOW.BE. is an invitation by the Methodist Church to rethink evangelism, to dispel the myths that hinder many and to challenge our understanding of what it means to pass on the good news. It’s designed to be accessible, multilingual and free, inspiring us to 'tell somebody, show somebody and be somebody'.

Can you meet the challenge - here, now? ... Tell - Show - Be


actionforchildrenAction for Children & the Methodist Church

Action for Children has been working in partnership with the Methodist Church for over 140 years to give society's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people the support they need. You can access further information on the partnership, its history and its future together with fundraising ideas for your Church together with resources for study and prayer during the Advent Christmas and Easter seasons by clicking here.


kernow creditunionKernow Credit Union at Central

A Kernow Credit Union Service Point is available during the Tuesday coffee morning in the church hall every week from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. where a friendly team is available to help you with any advice.

If you want to know more about Kernow Credit Union, see the full information and contacts which are available here:

Kernow Credit Union


ygtt logoYou've Got the Time - Fit the Bible into your busy lifestyle

Discover the Bible in a new and exciting way through the Bible Society's new and free listening programme You’ve Got the Time. You will be enriched and inspired as you listen to the whole of the New Testament for just 28 minutes a day over 40 days.

 

Whether you’re on a lunch break, at the gym, walking the dog or doing the shopping – with You’ve Got the Time, the Bible can fit into your busy day.

 

The full information and audio files are available here:

You've Got the Time - Fit the Bible into your busy lifestyle

 


'The goal of Launceston Methodist Circuit of Churches is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism and mission.'


Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.    John Wesley


 

 

Breaking News

The latest issue of Spotlight & the current quarterly plan are always available on line - Please select the option from the main menu.


The Unit Skate Park is now open at the the Bridge Community Centre on the Pennygillam estate - fantastic facilities for the family and the community.


Powerhouse Youth Ministry

Check it out at Central - www.lmyouth.co.uk


Diary Dates...

November 2016  
28th Circuit Meeting, Boyton, 7.30pm. 
28th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm
December 2016
2nd Late Night shopping coffee & mince pies at Central 6.30-8.30pm.
4th Lifton Advent Family Service 10.30am
4th Coads Green SS & YP's Production 11am & 6-30pm
5th Carol Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm
6th Communion service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall 10.15am.
7th Lifton Farm Shop Carol Service 10.30am
8th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm
11th Oriel’s Diary at Central 6.30pm.
18th Coads Green Candlelit Service Oriel's Diary 6-30pm
19th South Petherwin Lunch Club12.30pm
24th Coads Green Service with Communion led by Revd Jo Smart 11-15pm
25th Coads Green Service led by Revd Jo Smart 10-30am
January 2017
1st Coads Green Service 11am
3rd Communion service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall 10.15am.
7th New Year Family Social at Lifton Methodist Church 4.00pm – 6.30pm
9th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm
12th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
30th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm.
February 2017
1st Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.
6th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
7th Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
8th Communion Service at Pen Inney 11am
9th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
14th League of Prayer, Central. 7.30pm. Speaker: Mark Pellow.
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Coffee Mornings

November 2016

29th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Laneast bell ringers
December 2016
6th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Tuesday Group
7th Trebullett 10.30-12 noon
10th South Petherwin 10.30-12 noon
13th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Trewen Church
20th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Money Advice
January 2017
3rd Central 10am-12noon hosted by Little Red Bus
4th Trebullett 10.30-12 noon
10th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Trefoil Guild
14th South Petherwin 10.30-12 noon
17th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Pearl of Africa
24th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Langore Village Hall
31st Central 10am-12noon hosted by Foodbank

The Little Red Bus Excursions

November 2016

Wed 30th  Christmas Lunch at Trethorne Leisure Centre-£5
December 2016
Wed 7th Truro (arrive 11am leave 4pm) £14
Wed 7th Johnny Cowling Carols & Gospel concert 7.30pm at
North Petherwin (Tickets £10 from David Parish
Menswear, Launceston) £3
Mon 12th Homeleigh Garden Centre £4
January 2017
Tues 3rd Coffee Morning at Central Methodist Church
Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon

Information from www.littleredbus.org.uk or 01566 777960 any time.

Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon


 

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  • Genesis 1-3   

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