Thought of the Month
Inside Out Church
Arlesey and Stotfold Methodist Churches have to remain closed during the crisis. We're sad we can't meet together, but we're sad for all the groups that are restricted, such as the Brownies at Arlesey, and the Monday Club and the Carer's group at Stotfold Methodist Church. We're looking forward to when we can safely gather on Sunday mornings, and our Saturday coffee mornings (I'm eating a lot less cake, but then I think the Easter Egg supplies have compensated). But, for now, things are a bit inside out.
Like a lot of organisations, the telephone and Internet have become a lifeline: we've been online to worship together and pray and meet with God. This is through a combination of Zoom, Facebook, email, WhatsApp, YouTube and Vimeo. We're praying a lot, for the world, for loved ones, for our government and especially the NHS and all the many different key workers. Also prayers for the volunteers. It's so encouraging to see the many volunteering for Arlesey Good Neighbours. And it's been a privilege to be involved in the Stotfold Covid 19 Support Group with Churches Together in Stotfold with help and encouragement from local and county councils, Stotfold News, Good Neighbours and the Need Project. Please do support them.
Faith is becoming a great help to many in these troubled times. One person told me today that she's saying Psalm 91 every day to keep her going: "When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honour them." Church is a bit inside out at the moment. But if we can at least encourage one another then we're doing something right. Keep safe.
Minister for Arlesey and Stotfold Methodist Churches.
We are situated by the crossroads right at the heart of Stotfold. We extend a warm welcome to everyone, whether local residents or those 'just passing through'.
The present building was built in 1869 and still serves the local community.
Our Sunday morning services usually take place at 10am, although a couple in the month start at 9.30am. Check on the 'Sunday Worship' page to make sure.
One of our monthly services is based around the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
See the 'Sunday Worship' page for details of our Services.
This Month's Quote
O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, andyou are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.