World Church News December 2018

The Methodist Church
December 2018

World Church Relationships
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Sharing ‘Boxes of Love’ in Colombia


Vera Lacey explains how the Church in Colombia ensures that no one is left out during Christmas celebrations

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Christmas without the baggage

Keith and Ida Waddell explain the simplicity of Zambia’s festivities

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Christmas in Rome


Angela McQuiban describes a tradition from the churches in Italy

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Comfort and confusion

Jane and Steve Day reflect from South Africa on Christmas in another culture

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Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas


The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka is encouraging celebration with reverence this Christmas

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O little town of Bethlehem

Deacon Angleena Keizer, our mission partner in the Holy Land, reflects on how the message of the first Christmas is experienced and lived out by Palestinian Christians

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Gathering from the nations


Grace Morris-Chapman tells us about the international flavor of Christmas celebrations in Milan

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Would you like a speaker for a World Church event or service?


If you would like to invite a speaker to your event, please get in touch with Carolyn Lawrence at World Church Relationships.

Living Christianity in the Holy Land

A 12-day experience of Christianity in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Galilee, led by former Methodist mission partner the Revd John Howard.

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Overseas Opportunities


There are now several opportunities for overseas mission with the Methodist Church in Britain. These include:

  • Mission Partner – long term overseas mission programme.
  • Encounter Worldwide – short term overseas programme for self-funded volunteers. Some funding may be available to support those between 18 and 26-years old.
  • Sabbaticals – for ministers who feel called to some overseas work for a month or more of their sabbatical.

If you feel God might be calling you to serve overseas in some capacity do get in touch with us to find out more about these and other opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you. Email us at

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