£500 Grants still available The £500 grant scheme for mission projects in churches and circuits has been so successful that it's being continued. All you have to do is agree at a church council or circuit meeting what you need the grant for and then simply send a letter to the Grants Secretary, Rev David Crouchley. David's address and contact details are in the Synod Directory. Or email him here.... More details here....
North West & Mann e-flyer
The Learning & Development Network have produced a flyer explaining what it is, its aims and who its workers are. See and download it here....
Prayer & Care
The Methodists for World Mission update is available here.... Please use it alongside the Prayer Handbook, copy it for wider circulation and insert it in church newsletters.
Methodist Council Presentation
Our Methodist Council representative, Martyn Evans, has produced a presentation in which he paints the big picture of how Methodism is structured in the UK, including the role of the Methodist Council, current external and internal issues as well as what he is doing as our District Representative. You can download the presentation and a PDF here....
Memorial - a local history project for primary schools in Cumbria
Memorial encourages primary schools in Cumbria to help commemorate the centenary of the First World War in which 720,000 British soldiers died. More information and an update is available here....
Taking care of your assets
Taking care of our property is a vital task which at times does not receive adequate attention so SPAB have introduced a project designed to help. To whet your appetites here is a flyer.... They are also prepared to offer a Church or Circuit a FREE one day Faith in Maintenance training course. Please contact Sue Manson, SPAB Project Officer as soon as possible on 07776 197143 or email her here....
The results of the IT survey undertaken in every church in the District are here.... Interesting reading!
Christian Aid Internships
Join the Collective
How about channelling your skills into something important and potentially life changing? The Christian Aid Collective is offering internships throughout the UK, giving people chance to use their skills to make a difference, change lives and gain experience in the charity sector. They're looking for people over the age of 18 who can volunteer full time for ten months - all the details are here.