Reporting – May 2018

Dear Friends

Thank you to everyone who made the costumes, prepared the props, rounded up the volunteers or took part in the Noah’s Ark Float.  It was a good thing to have done.

This year’s Welford Lectures are titled ‘All Change’.  Alan Cumming who organises the event has lined up three superb speakers:

  • 13 May.  The Rev’d Trey Hall, our District Mission Advisor, is a dynamic and inspiring speaker.  He will share with us his thoughts on Abraham and God’s constant requirement that he should move on.
  • 20 May.  The Rev’d Professor Frances Young held the chair of Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham from 1986-2005.  A highly regarded theologian Mrs Young has the rare ability of communicating profound concepts in a way that makes them accessible to all.  She will share with us the highly innovative nature of the teaching of Jesus.
  • 27 May.  Dr. Ann Conway-Jones is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham and she will at the symbolism about the new heaven and the new earth in the book of Revelation.

We are so fortunate through the generosity of the people of the church at Welford to have the opportunity to listen to these speakers.  All the lectures take place at Welford Methodist Church at 4.00pm.

Also at Welford this month is ‘Tool Collection’ for Workaid.  On Saturday 19 May from 10am to 12noon take your old or spare tools and equipment for recycling. See the noticeboard in the Wesley Hall for a list of items needed.

It is good to see the monthly friendship lunches are to start again.  They will normally be held on the first Sunday of each month.  If you would like to attend add your name to the list which is posted up in the Wesley Hall a couple of weeks before the lunch.

Kind regrads
Audrey Simpson