Cheddington

Cheddington Methodist Church

Cheddington Methodist Church

Minister Rev Dr John Amankwatia Tel No: 07501983377
Superintendent Minister Rev Richard Atkinson Tel No: 01296 339899

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT MINISTER

Through my study window I can see the reality of one of those foggy, damp, cold mornings that are part of the winter scenery. This is a time of year when my wife bemoans her reality of travelling to and from work in the dark, days when it is difficult to leave the comfort of the duvet. There is something beautiful about a clear, cold, crisp winter’s day but the murky days do little or nothing for many

The British are, supposedly, obsessed with the weather, our position in the world means we are much more subject to frequent change than many other parts of the world. I always think the changing nature of our weather relates to life. There are days when all appears sunny, life is a breeze, all goes well whilst other times life can feel like we are always walking through a torrential downpour as challenges mount up and there appears to be no relief in sight. Finally, there are the days when the fog descends, our vision is impaired and life gets us down.

The Christian faith reminds us that, in the midst of life, whatever may be happening at any one time, God offers to be with us providing the necessary for the journey. In Jesus we see God come in human form sharing the realities of life’s challenges. The Jesus story is one of solidarity and in the Gospels we see Jesus doing everything from partying to shedding tears, we find times when compassion oozes from him to occasions when righteous anger consumes him. There is something real, raw, authentic about the life of Jesus. This relates to the days he spent on earth but somehow speaks to the reality of life today. It is a picture of love in the face of adversity, a story where love gains the ultimate victory to remind us that the gloom is not permanent, dark days will pass and the sun with its restorative power will shine once more and allow hope to be born. Jesus offers to walk with us in the midst of a life he understands and this for many is a source of joy

Blessings
Richard


 


SERVICES FOR  2022

 We welcome everyone to come along to our church to share in our worship and other activities. Services begin on Sundays at 10.30 am unless otherwise stated.

 

 Sunday 2nd January Mr Pete Honeyball
 Sunday 9th January Mr Arthur Sara
 Sunday 16th January 3.30 pm Messy Church
 Sunday 23rd January Rev Carina Shergold
 Sunday 30th January Rev John Amankwatia – Covenant Service
 Sunday 6th February Mr Ken Harris
 Sunday 13th February Mr Paul Thomas
 Sunday 20th February Mr Richard Maguire
3.30 pm Messy Church – Rev Richard Atkinson
 Sunday 27th February Rev Dr John Amankwatia – Communion Service

"THE TOAST” – FOR PARENTS, CARERS and LITTLE ONES
For all parents/carers of per-school children and babies, join us in the Chapel schoolroom on Monday mornings 9.15 – 11.00 during term time for a gentle start to the week. There are toys, activities and refreshments (including toast!) and a warm welcome.   Tel Nicola 662010 or Janet 660205 for more information.

OPEN DOORS – Friday morning 10.30 a.m – noon at the Methodist Chapel.
This is an opportunity for village people to meet/socialise each Friday morning and have a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit/cake. Contact Jeanne 662876 for more information.

LOOP SYSTEM
For those people with hearing aids, we have an induction loop system installed and working in the chapel.

Schoolroom Bookings: For all enquiries, please contact Janet Banham,  Tel. 660205 or email .

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