South Holderness Methodist Circuit

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Dear Friends

As we enter a new Methodist year I hope like me you are excited by what this coming year may hold. As the ‘Body of Christ’ we are on a journey in which God is working HIS purpose out. A journey which can seem risky, challenging and sometimes uncomfortable. Sometimes we struggle to know in which direction God is calling and have to take a step back to help project ourselves forward. Sometimes we get things wrong and need to ask why, but not give up. My hope for this year is that through our reflections we may learn something new that will encourage us as a Church and Circuit to take us into the future.

So, as we say farewell to the Rev Peter Barnett we pray a blessing upon him and thank him for the challenges he set before us. And we say welcome to Rev Deborah Lucas as she takes up her new position as Minister and Superintendent of the Circuit. And as we remember the tragic death of Deacon Judith Ireland we give thanks for her ministry as she lived and worked out her final calling among us and we say welcome to Deacon Denise Creed who takes up the banner in the Withernsea section of the circuit.

During this year many good things have taken place. The Circuit awareness day proved informative as we heard about the financial difficulties, but more importantly it was so encouraging to share ideas and hear how people’s skills and gifts were being used locally and how support could be given across the Circuit. We heard of events reaching out into the community, relationship building with others using our premises and ecumenical links either being formed or longstanding. All encouraging and important work enhancing God’s kingdom done by God’s believers. As I read the New Testament it never ceases to amaze me that God achieved so much through such a mixed bunch of men and women. All so different and by no means perfect. Yet through the power of His Spirit God was able to use them in such a way that enabled the church to be born and flourish as believers took Him at his word. May we be as open to God as those first Christians were as we continue to go about our tasks with enthusiasm and joy knowing that we are His creation.

Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians says, “…if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2Corinthians 5: 17a: NRSV). I pray that God’s grace will help us to experience what it means to be a ‘new creation’ in Christ, individually, as a circuit and as faith communities in the coming year.

May God’s blessing and peace be with you all
Deacon Sue

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