Autumn Representative Synod 2018

Autumn Synod met on the 8th September at Bede Academy in Blyth. Synod started with sung worship led by Tim Wolley and Stephen welcomed everyone to synod.  Particulary those who have moved into the district to take up roles within the life of the churches, circuits and district. Elaine Lindridge brought her report as District Evangelism Enabler and reminded us …

Portable Baptistry

District Resource : Portable Baptistry

Elaine Lindridge brought to our attention a new district resource which feels very much like a prophetic purchase.  The portable baptistry is available to every church across the district for no charge.  To book the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Methodist District portable baptistry please follow these simple steps. 1. Send an email to Julie at Cullercoats Methodist Church at churchoffice@cullercoatsmethodistchurch.co.uk 2. Include in …

Pioneer Pathways : Ian Bell

Rev Ian Bell shared with us from the Methodist Pioneer Pathway and its importance within the life of the church. How can I get invovled? More information can be found here. Methodist Pioneering Pathways: A Short Introduction from Methodist Church in Britain on Vimeo.

Risk-Taking Mission : Spring Representative Synod 2017

Spring Synod met on the 1st April at Emmanuel College in Gateshead. The theme for the day was Risk-Taking Mission which continues the theme from the work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations. The morning began with worship led by Tim Woolley and an introduction from the host circuit the South West Tyneside Service. Reports were received from Ministerial Synod and the Servicing …

Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Property

We heard from a number of churches who have looked at their buildings and how they could be used better, changed or developed. Chester-El-Street Methodist Church Identifying an outreach project that would draw people into the church saw the development of the building for a purpose other than ‘just’ worship and allowed a new building dedicated to this work. Monkton …

Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Together Weekends

Rev Pat Brooks shared her experience of the two Together weekends that have taken place in the district so far.  These are a time of sharing faith together with those inside the church to empower us to go out and share our faith outside the church.  Other sessions looked at praying for each other and prayer walking around the building. Rev …

Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : St Andrew’s Centre

Kathryn Stephens share the story of Southwick St Andrew’s Methodist Church and it’s partnership with Sunderland Community Church and the Eden project.  There have been some big decisions made and there will be ongoing conversations about the future but Kingdom work is being done. You can read more at the links below. Sunderland Circuit Eden Southwark on Facebook     

Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Shops

Angela Lishman shared stories from her circuits work in occupying local shops for shorts period particularly during seasons like Easter and Christmas.  These have offered great spaces for people to open up, share stories or just drink tea. You can read more at these links Pop-up shop in South Shields Divine Intervention Helps Local Shops Credits – Empty Shop Ramsgate – …