Red? Yellow? Blue? Green? If you have a vote on May 7th do you know for whom you will be voting? As we vote we make a statement about the kind of world in which we desire to live. Do we believe we have more influence inside or outside of the European Union? Do we think immigration has had a largely positive or negative effect on our society? Do we think austerity is the fairest way to solve the current economic situation? Should we raise taxes on the wealthiest or cut public spending? Should we spend more on developing the poorest nations or on our own military defenses? These and many other questions will need answering as we each move towards a decision on how to vote.
The latest edition of the newsletter is now available, providing a downloadable source of information, detailing news from around the Beacon, and events coming up in the next month or two.
WORSHIP EVERY SUNDAY THROUGHOUT TERM TIME, 7PM AT BROOMHILL METHODIST CHURCH
The Junction is a Christian worship event for students and young adults, with opportunity to reflect, discuss, grow, learn, share and be. We come together to worship God, develop our discipleship and participate in the life of the Body of Christ.
For full details visit The Junction at www.beaconjunction.org.uk
What’s happening in May ...
3rd May - Junction Discuss: Looking Inwards: The Church gathered
10th May - Junction Reflect: Looking Outwards: Church and community
17th May - Junction Discuss, with Holy Communion: Looking Outwards: Church and community
24th May - Junction Reflect: Looking Outwards: Church and community
31st May - Junction Discuss: Looking Outwards: Church and community
Please contact Rev. Catrin Harland if you’d like more information, or find the Junction on facebook at www.facebook.com/BeaconJunction
May 2015 Report from Karen James
Beyond the Ramp (Monday after school at Nether Green) continues to flourish with over 20 children in some sessions and averaging 15-20 most weeks. The age range is from toddlers to 11 year olds and it is an interesting challenge to find activities that suit this vast range and variety of learning styles.
Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has shown their support to the youth work - particularly through the recent Stewardship Campaign. I have been genuinely overwhelmed by the Church’s response and, although the final details are still being worked through, we hope to be able to provide positive news of the future of the Youth Development Worker position in the near future.
The Beacon at Broomhill are holding a “bring and share” tea on Sunday 10th May with Ruth Hindmarsh, a former student, who was sent to Ethiopia by Christian Aid, to experience the project out there. This will be a joint meeting with the Junction starting at 4.45pm with a cuppa and the chance to hear Ruth’s experience and learning. The students will hopefully join us, although it’s exam time, before their usual tea at 5.30pm, prior to the Junction service at 7pm.
- Date Thursday, 28 May 2015
Churches together in Hallam will be holding a service at Nether Green at 6.30pm on Pentecost Sunday, 24th May to celebrate the churches hymns, and the beginning of Methodism.
This day is also known as Aldersgate Sunday and Wesley day. Come along and sing some of the great hymns written by Charles and John Wesley.
- Time 6.30pm
- Date Sunday, 24 May 2015
- Event Location Nether Green