The Week Ahead

15 August 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘The Week Ahead’.

Jillian Moody will be staffing the out-of-hours media emergency support line on
020 7467 5170.

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

the Communications team

Volunteer for 3Generate

This year’s 3Generate will see around 1,200 young people join together in Southport over the weekend 22- 24 November. You can discover the positive impact that the weekend has on the volunteers who make the event possible with these short videos and consider what your gifts could bring by taking part.

All We Can, Harvest 2019

This harvest season, All We Can is inviting you to ‘Deepen Your Roots’ with stories from Ethiopia where potatoes are helping to change people’s lives. To find out more about ‘Super Spud’, watch the video or download the resources for use during worship in groups, with children and young people or in schools here.

National Churches Trust Maintenance Booker

New services to help keep church buildings in good repair have been added to the National Churches Trust Maintenance 
Booker Heritage care website. Services i
nclude high-level surveys, maintenance and repairs to roofs and towers, masonry maintenance and lime mortar re-pointing. A range of grants towards these costs are also available.

Charles Wesley’s House

Charles Wesley’s House in Bristol is opening for two exclusive free tours on Saturday 14 September. Reservations can be made by calling the New Room on 0117 926 4740. Tours depart from the New Room in Broadmead, at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Full details of the tours are available on the event page of the New Room’s website

Save the date

JPIT’s next bi-annual conference will be on 7 March 2020, and will take place in Derby. Tickets will be available in October.

Amazing Grace Screening

Your church can receive a £100 gift by hosting its own local cinema screening of Aretha Franklin’s film Amazing Grace, intimately filmed in a small church before a local congregation almost fifty years ago. Use the official Viewer’s Guide to explore the message behind the film.

Methodist media

The Syrians & the Kindertransport

BBC Radio 4, Friday 16 August, 11am

Listen as new and old refugees meet and compare experiences. The programme was recorded at Lozells Methodist Church and Community Centre, Birmingham with the help of the Revd David Butterworth.

Thursday video: Hope is taking root
(Harvest Appeal 2019)

This Harvest, inspire your church, young groups and schools to deepen their roots and celebrate how lives in Ethiopia are being transformed by the power of potatoes. Download free resources to use with your church and young people groups.


In the coming week, the 2018/2019 Methodist Prayer Handbook, ‘A World Transformed, encourages us to pray with Christians in Asia, the Pacific and Northern Europe, as well as Britain and Ireland. The theme for next week’s A Word in Time Bible studies is ‘God’s Saving Plan’. Order your Prayer Handbook here.


Parliament is in recess. If you want to find out about the Scottish Parliamentary calendar, click here and the timetable for the National Assembly for Wales, click here.

‘The Week Ahead’ is a regular mailing that gives you a heads-up on forthcoming events and opportunities, as well as highlighting new information and resources across the Methodist Church. We cannot know about everything that’s going on, so please do email us if you have any feedback or ideas for items to include.


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