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Thank God it's Friday — A New Worship Service:
6:30pm for meal, 7:30pm worship once a month at Helsby MC

In my past experiences of lay ministry, a guitar has always featured quite highly. I've journeyed with a number of bandmates and lived the life of a traveling musician. Music is something hugely significant within my own faith-life and the search for new bands, new worship songs, interpretations of old songs etc. has always been part of the ministry I've felt called within. Since arriving in the Circuit a number of conversations have happened about the possibility of a place for deepening discipleship through conversation, discussion and praise. As part of the development of our worshiping life, Helsby Methodist has begun hosting an evening of praise and prayer. Once a month we've come together to praise God, reflect on God's mission for the Circuit and pray for the future of our Circuit and for the work of God within each of us. The evenings offer times of modern praise, teaching (either through videos, discussion, testimony or interactive talks) times for conversation and encouragement of one another, to eat food together and to pray together.

TGiF is very new, we've only had three, so we're still figuring out how the evenings will run and shaping ourselves to provide a space for those who attend and hopefully those who will join us in time. Evenings begin with a meal, usually something simple, at 6.30pm. This gives a chance for conversations and fellowship. Following the meal, we move into the main worship space for a 7.30pm start. The music is contemporary, prayers extemporary and atmosphere more fluid than our more traditional worship times might provide.

As we shape and grow this opportunity I hope we see our nature and style develop to suit our context, while always keeping our focus on the mission of God and our Circuit's
vision to follow in it. Time may allow for new speakers, worship groups, innovations and experiences to flourish, for the moment, we prayerfully encourage the Spirit to be at work around us and within us as we deepen our faith and support one another in Christ.

Rev'd David Bintliff

Future dates: Look out in January!

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Saturday 19 January, 2019, 7 30pm.
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