Walking the way: a Lenten studies series at Salisbury URC
Blending reflection, contemplation and conversation, we will explore the book, Holy Habits, by Andrew Roberts, a Methodist minister passionate about discipleship. We will rediscover the ten holy habits described by Luke in The Acts of the Apostles, habits that shape our lives as individuals and as a church community.
This 5-week series will focus on two ‘Holy Habits’ each week:
- Week 1 (21 Feb) biblical teaching, fellowship
- Week 2 (28 Feb) breaking of bread, giving (sharing of resources)
- Week 3 (7 March) service, eating together
- Week 4 (14 March) gladness and generosity, worship
- Week 5 (21 March) prayer and making more disciples
Join us for lunch after morning worship this Sunday for a pudding party! You can just come to indulge, or if you fancy your culinary chances you can bring a pudding and be in with a chance of winning our “fabulous” prize.
Find out more here.
Tuesday Horizons is a series of six evening meetings intended to let you broaden your horizons and to reflect further on some of the spiritual matters which impinge on us all.
The meetings will take place at SMc between 7.30 and 9.00 on Tuesday evenings with coffee available from 7.00. All are welcome to attend any or all the meetings. Details of the subject of each meeting can be found below.
- 9th January: Equality and Egalitarianism – were we all born equal?
- 23rd January: Predestination or free will?
- 6th February: How is Holiness reflected in Methodism?
- 20th February: The Trinity – Is this concept of God helpful?
- 6th March: Saints, Angels, Cherubim, Seraphim, Devils, Evil Spirits, Fairies
- 20th March: Living a Contemplative Monastic Life
In December this year SMC will be celebrating Christmas by filling the church with beautiful nativity scenes of all shapes and sizes.
You can get involved by displaying a crib scene of your own, helping out during the festival or just coming along to see.
To find out more, including a booking form for exhibitors, visit the Nativity Festival page.
Our harvest festival will be an all-age parade service on Sunday 24th September at 10.30 am, and will be followed by a bring and share lunch.
Join us for fellowship after the service at 12:30 in the hall, and bring a plate of food to share!
We are also looking for enthusiastic individuals to help lead the singing. All ages and stages welcome. A rehearsal will be held on Wednesday 20th September, 8pm-9.15pm (under 18s must be accompanied). Contact Jonathan Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
You are invited to bring gifts for the Trussel Trust Food Bank. A list of suggested gifts can be found here.
Or why not consider twinning your toilet, or contributing towards twinning the SMC loos? Toilet twinning is an initiative which helps those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy. You can find out more here.
Millions of photos are taken everyday across the world. Some are just snapshots. Others are more carefully crafted and can deepen our vision and sharpen our sense of what life is all about. This workshop, at United Church Winchester on Saturday 8th July, will explore how our photography and our spirituality can inspire each other.
For more information, click here.
Churches Together in Salisbury will hold its annual general meeting at Salisbury Baptist Church on Wednesday 7th June at 7.30 pm.
Meet at 7 pm for refreshments. All are welcome.
Want to find out more about Churches Together in Salisbury? Visit the website here.
Precept Ministries UK are holding a 1-day National Conference on Saturday 17th June with special guest speaker Tommye Hammel, former Director of Training, Precept Ministries International. This isn’t an ordinary conference. Not only will you be taught straight from the Bible but you will be equipped to study it, so you can go-on growing in your relationship with God. You’ll learn how to stand firm despite living in a rapidly changing world, ready for Jesus’ return.
Early bird booking price per person of £10 (until 30th April). From 1st May price is £12 (£7 concessions).
To be held at Salisbury Methodist Church, from 10am – 4pm (doors open 9.30m).
Tea and coffee is included but please being your own lunch or enjoy one of Salisbury’s many local eateries near to the venue!
For more information and bookings, click here.