A free phone service to allow people to hear prayers and news from the Methodist Church was launched on 11 May. The content is updated weekly each Thursday afternoon.
- Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
- Listen to news: 0808 281 2478
You can download an information sheet to print and share at this link.
From today’s news about German churches recommencing services, but in a coronavirus-restricted way, it seems that singing in public is currently deemed to be dangerous for the health. Very sad for all congregations, especially Methodist ones!
Thankfully, there is no health restriction on exercising your lungs at home … as part of RSCM’s offering in the current situation, they are encouraging everyone to join in singing their Hymn for the Day, found at https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/. This is updated daily from Monday to Saturday, usually in the early afternoon, and supplemented by a “Sunday Self-Service”. The words appear on screen as the music plays.
Eddie and Susan Sykes have recorded a service which you can listen to on-line and share with others. They wish you the joy of Easter, even though the circumstances are very different from normal.
Mr David Andrews, a Methodist local preacher, has prepared a service for Good Friday which he had planned to lead at a Scottish Episcopal congregation near his home, prior to the current restrictions. He offers this service to the Circuit, especially the congregations of Kirkcaldy and Rosyth. Download it at this link.
The Chair of the Methodist Church in Scotland will lead another act of worship this coming Sunday 29 March at 11.00am. There were over 140 live viewers last Sunday (including one person reportedly joining an act of worship for the first time in three years) and over 500 views in total up to mid-week.