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Minister's Message

The Methodist Church Centre



Dear friends,

I write this on a damp and chilly Friday.. You may be thinking why is she writing in October or February? NO it is SUMMER! Why is she writing on a Friday? I write this on my day off this week as it is the only time I now have. And I am writing in blazing June!

My little dog still wanted to go out for his walk so I put on some old clothes and the dog his little jacket and out we went. The children were on their way to school and people were setting off in their cars for work, but we did not meet our usual doggy ‘friends’ along the way.

When the sun is shining it is easy to go about our daily lives with a smile for all we meet, even if we don’t feel on top of the world, but when the weather is ‘miserable’ we can sometimes feel that way too.

Do you remember the song we used to sing?

“Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,

to shine for him each day”.

The second verse is:

“Jesus want me to be loving

and kind to all I see,

showing how pleasant and happy

his little one can be”.

When the sun is not shining Jesus wants us to be a sunbeam so we can light the world. In Matthew chapter 5 he tells us “You are like light for the whole world.

A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.

This summer, when the weather is damp and chilly remember that God shines his light in our hearts and needs us to shine that light for others to see. We may, by our loving and kind deeds, be able to cheer someone up along the way.

I wish you a very happy summer in all you do and in all the places you go. Be happy and enjoy life as much as you can. The smile of your sunbeam may light the way for someone else.

Your friend and minister, Janet.




@ Mickleover Methodist Church

led by Janet  

 “Knowing God” is the first of a series of short  courses to be led by our minister, Janet.

It is designed for those who want to keep on growing in Christian discipleship. It comes from “EMMAUS: The Way of Faith”, an ecumenical course that welcomes people into the Christian faith and the life of the Church. 

It is rooted in an understanding of evangelism, nurture and discipleship modelled on the example of Jesus, as portrayed in the story of the Emmaus Road.

The aim of “Knowing God” is to reflect on our experience of God and to grow in our understanding of him as our Father.

There are four sessions on Monday evenings and then repeated on Wednesday mornings.

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