On Saturday October 30th at Sapcote Methodist Church, staff, stewards, worship leaders and interested lay members of churches from across Hinckley Methodist Circuit are invited to take part in a Visioning Day. The aim of the day is to engage in thoughtful conversation and prayer about the nature of worship across local churches within an atmosphere of worship, reflection and fellowship. How might the Circuit’s service and divine worship be refreshed and envisioned to inspire people living in a rapidly changing global society, while honouring and respectfully retaining traditions which have nourished the Methodist Church for many years?
The day will be hosted and chaired by Revd.s Andy Murphy, Barbara Bircumshaw and Julie Minns with input from others from across the Circuit.
The itinery for the day will be as follows:
09.30 Gathering and coffee
10.00 A time of worship together
10.20 Introduction and thoughts
10.30 Small groups: reflections (word storms) – what is worship? why do we worship? why do we worship the way we do? (inc. brief plenary)
10.50 Large group: Sharing stories – different forms of worship emerging around the circuit, or elsewhere. (20 mins)
11.10 Small groups: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats… (15 mins, or running into coffee time)
11.40 Large group: Concentrating on our strengths… resources have we for worship across the circuit, and how could be use these better? (20 mins)
12.00 Small groups: prayer time to pray for vision. (30 mins)
12.30 Bringing all together and thoughts about how to move forward. (20 mins)
12.45 Closing worship (15 mins)
For further information contact Revd. Andy Murphy. Contact details available at: http://www.barwellmethodistchurch.org.uk/leadership