St Andrew's Methodist/United Reformed Church

Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NJ

 

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Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities.

 

 

Ten Facts about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday with Revd Gary Gotham.

https://youtu.be/j8sclR3x99Y

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For recent online Sunday Worship, please click the link below:

 

When the Youtube video is playing and you wish to access the 'chat facility' on a tablet or iPad, press the 'speech bubble' that appears above or below the video.  On a laptop or desktop, you should be able to find the chat to the right of the video.  Feel free to use it to let folks know you are watching - it all adds to the sense of togetherness.

 

 

Available from 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 28 February 2021

Destination Unknown

with Revd Gary Gotham

 

Do you yearn to go back to how things were pre-Covid?  I wouldn't blame you if you did - I do.

But we-re not there yet and we may never be.  History has a habit of moving forwards, rather than retreating backwards.  God is with us while we struggle with our 'destination unknown'.

Bible reading - Mark 8: 31-38

 

https://youtu.be/BR3mKAouf7s

 

 

Sunday 21 February 2021

Be-Loved

with Revd Gary Gotham

Bible reading - Mark 1: 9-15

 

Have you ever felt the pressure of expectations?  It might be from family or friends.

It might be self-imposed.  Today, together, may we be released from a little of that.

 

https://youtu.be/sRuAEefsVi4

 

 

Sunday 14 February 2021

The Transfiguration of Valentine

with Revd Gary Gotham

 

Have you ever tried to describe the indescribable to someone who just doesn't GET what you're on about - like the joy of being head over heels in love, a new hobby, a passion, a book, a place you visited (pre-Covid), a piece of music, or a road you love driving?

Bible reading - Mark 9: 2-9

 

https://youtu.be/Osfs5Ydo-Jo

 

 

Sunday 7 February 2021

'How to find Hope, Health & Restoration'

This week we have a guest preacher

 

In a week when we have lost Captain Sir Tom Moore and there has been continued controversy around vaccines, we hear a Bible story in which Jesus restores health to many - offering hope and health.

God, in Jesus, offers us restoration - in our disease and our dis-ease.  Do I exude hope?  Do you?  have you experienced the difference it makes?  What areas of our lives would welcome restoration and renewal?

Bible reading - Mark 1 : 29-39

 

https://youtu.be/1t6NWGg1j7c

 

These don't have to be watched at the start time, you can view any time from then on.  They will remain accessible just as my previous videos still do.  My Youtube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/GaryGotham  If you click the red 'Subscribe' button and then the small bell next to it, so it reads 'All' you will be notified as soon as the worship video is ready to view.  

                                                                                    Gary  

 

 

 

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Despite lockdown, the Fairtrade Foundation is marking

Fairtrade Fortnight,

which runs from 22 February to 7 March.

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 Devizes Fairtrade Group invites you to a

 virtual coffee morning on the theme of

 Climate, Fairtrade and You

Saturday 6 March at 10.30

 

Programme

This will be a Zoom meeting and you can join us by asking Jasper Selwyn for the link to the event. It will be an informal meeting with plenty of opportunity to chat and discuss ideas around Fairtrade.

 

 Introduction to Fairtrade

Meet the farmers (videos)

Discussion

Yes / No quiz (group activity)

Discussion

Veronica's quiz

Traidcraft

Where to buy Fairtrade

 Please settle down with a cup of tea or coffee and cake, ideally Fairtrade of course, and join us for

an enjoyable morning. 

 Jasper’s email: jasperselwyn@hotmail.com        

 

 

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