MethoBytes

The thoughts and experiences of the folk who lead worship in Methodist Churches in Romsey (Test Valley) and the New Forest.

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The Advent light: are you a giver or taker?

The Advent run-up to Christmas starts with the last bite of teaching in Matthew: the pinnacle is the call to be a giver not a taker. The choice of the lectionary reading for the start of Advent (Matthew 24) is… Continue Reading →

What does our food cost, and who pays it?

Who bears the cost of our food in the UK if it takes over 5 times as much energy to provide our food than we get from it and can blight the lives of producers? Cost to our planet The… Continue Reading →

You Are What You Eat – Both Physically and Spiritually

“You are what you eat” the saying goes, and there are all sorts of diets available that encourage you to live healthier lives by eating more healthily. The same can also be said of spiritual food.

Come and Eat – God’s Call to Enjoy His Provisions

God has always been inviting people to come to him. From one end of the Bible to the other we read of God’s call to come.

“From now on you will…”

The final service of the Romsey Methodist Circuit before it merged with the Winchester & Eastleigh Circuit gave us the chance to reflect on how we received the Good News and how crucial it is that we will pass it… Continue Reading →

Close to the edge – pioneers of wider mission?

At Romsey Methodist Church we are considering four Ws, Welcome,  Wonder, Worship and Wider, which are forming the foundations of our vision for the church. What is the Wider vision of mission?

Are We Nearly There Yet?

As we are getting closer to the school holidays, with many a long journey involved, that phrase will be heard up and down the country from the back seat of countless cars.

Referendum: Reconciliation, Reflection, and Reform

The referendum result demands us to question why and what next. The imperative is reconciliation of “Leavers” and “Remainers”.

Called out, with spirit

  The Spirit of Pentecost is evident now in those called to be beacons of love, joy, humility and hope.

God does not conform to religious rules – but copes

Religious purity rules dictated that Mary was unfit to meet God until 40 days after giving birth.

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