All of Cumbria is now in Tier 4.
Ulverston Methodist Church has made the decision there will be no live services at Ulverston Methodist Church until the area moves out of Tier 4. The same applies to Swarthmoor, Cartmel & Coniston which were all holding services in December.
We revert to the ways of sharing in worship used last year; many useful links can be found on the "Thoughts for Sunday" page, which is being updated frequently.
This page will be updated as the situation changes. If you come here often - which is great - click Refresh in your browser or press the F5 key to ensure you see all the updates.
For the time being, Revd
Graham Ransom will be posting services on the Ulverston Methodist
YouTube Channel, along with videos of the 10:30am Sunday service from Ulverston which was streamed live throughout December. For more details see the Ulverston page.
Each Sunday at 10:30am, Grange Methodist Church will be streaming a service on Facebook. You can see the latest streamed service from Grange here. Don't worry if you have never used Facebook, just click on the picture to start the video playing. Each week, the live video stream will appear at about 10:15 on Sunday. There are links on the page which will take you to the recorded videos of past services.Rev. Graham Ransom is producing a weekly newsletter to everyone in the Circuit - view or download the letter here. Keep an eye on the "News" menu for other recent items.
The Circuit has a Facebook page:
Click here to open the page in its own window.We have been asked by the Fund for Human Need to advertise their "Lockdown Letters" fundraising book:
"'Lockdown Letters' were originally written as weekly pieces, sent to friends and acquaintances during the first five months of the national lockdown, following the spread of the global COVID19 virus in March 2020. Personal reflections on the positive and negative effects of the lockdown, the letters are a kind of commentary on this strange time which has the potential to change our lives, society and the world, for years to come.
Price £6.50. Profits from sales of 'Lockdown Letters' will be equally divided between Medical Aid for Palestinians and The Fund for Human Need, a small, effective Methodist charity. Copies can be obtained from Warren Bardsley - email or call 01543 255292. This is a limited print run. There will be a small discount on orders of five copies or more."
Until December, Rev. Graham Ransom prepared meditations on video for each week. They can all be found on his own YouTube channel here.
Churches Together in Cumbria has produced a sheet of helpful local information to support the vulnerable and isolated, and those caring for them. Click here to view or download it
For a message from Rev. Richard Teal, President of Conference, click here.The official advice offered by the Methodist Church nationally can be found here.
Meanwhile, please focus on avoiding infection and providing support and encouragement to one another by phone or digital means. Prayer for one another is a great unifying force. Some will feel able to offer practical help too - you are advised to contact a minister in this case.