Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘In every corner sing’: in praise of world church music

For many years I have had an interest in the music of the global church.  I guess this probably started in 1983 with a visit to the Methodist Church of Southern Africa as part of a youth exchange team. Visiting … Continue reading

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Church makes progress on Equality and Diversity

The latest missive from the Methodist Media service: The Methodist Church has made significant progress in addressing equality and diversity issues within its own structures, the Methodist Council heard at its first meeting of 2012. Methodists working on a new … Continue reading

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Latest news from the Methodist Church in Fiji

Some good news from Fiji from Methodist Church E-News: On 7 January 2012 the government in Fiji lifted the public emergency regulations which seriously restricted the activities of the Methodist Church there. However they were immediately replaced by a revised public … Continue reading

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In praise of Pinoy party food

Yesterday we celebrated Mary Ann’s birthday. Usually she avoids holding a party at home because she is worried she will end up doing all the cooking. However, friends offered to help out, so the party was on. As parties go … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Hushed was the evening hymn

The story of young Samuel being called by God in the sanctuary at Shiloh (1 Samuel 3:1-20) is this Sunday’s Old Testament reading and the inspiration for the Hymn of the Week. Entitled ‘The Child Samuel’, the hymn was first … Continue reading

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Miracles and Charms: exploring faith, hope and chance at the Wellcome Collection

On Friday afternoon I spent a couple of very interesting hours at the Wellcome Collection. Although this is virtually on my doorstep (it is across Euston Road from Euston Station) it was the first time I had been. Based around … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Come let us use the grace divine

This coming Sunday will be the Covenant Service at Islington Central Methodist Church, which means we will be singing the Covenant Hymn ‘Come let us use the grace divine’. This has been part of the Covenant Service liturgy since the … Continue reading

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