Good News Stories

 

Sam Campbell, Mossley, North Eastern District

"I normally preach to around 50 people each Sunday, but have had 367 people who have listened to my online sermon so far! No virus can stop His Word. (Probably helps that they don’t see me. I’ve a great face for radio). Exploring using Zoom to host a weekly Bible study. My technical folk are setting it up. Even I (a Luddite) was able to sign up for the video conferencing."

Rev Alison Gallagher, Glacknadrummond and Whitecastle, North Western District

"On Easter Saturday we held our first Messy Church on Zoom! There was an Easter egg hunt, a story using Resurrection Eggs, singing and prayer. On Easter Sunday we posted the children's artwork on our WhatsApp group and Facebook page as part of our worship and celebration. We are now holding Messy Church on Zoom every 2 weeks! For our last call, children adopted one of the older members from our congregations and wrote them a letter and drew a picture to let them know we care for them and we are thinking of them. We are finding this a really helpful way to engage the children in our congregations during these different times!"

 

Moy Methodist’s Family Fun Nights

"Despite the lockdown, Moy Methodism have been able to continue with their family fun nights. Saturday’s Family Quiz Night ranged from dingbats, to anagrams, general knowledge to non-coronavirus news headlines and even included a house-based scavenger hunt where people had to race to bring objects from around the house! We are connecting with families in the life of the church, and some on the fringes. This lockdown is tough for all, but is an opportunity for us to deeper our relationships with each others, and discover more about our faith." Andy Witherall