Crownhill Methodist Church welcomes everyone into our Fellowship. We aim, through our worship, Bible study, and prayer to grow closer to God and to bring others into a true relationship with Him. We seek to offer God's love made known in Jesus Christ. We are determined to show this love in action in our daily lives and fellowship, by reaching out into the community and recognising and responding to the needs of the wider world.
Recently, I have been reflecting on God’s words in Isaiah 43:19.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
This verse seems very apt to me right now. On one hand, I see the “new things” God is doing all around us in nature as I have watched the days grow longer and seen the trees re-clothed in splendid green; wildflowers have sprung up and the birds are active and full of song. Bees and butterflies are busy and beautiful. The world is full of new life and re-newed energy.
God is also doing new things in our circuit. The recent Passion Play put on by our Performing Arts Mission Enabler, Anne Middleton, with Rev. Darren directing (and acting) and a large, wonderful cast drawn from across our circuit, was deeply moving and impacted many people in so many ways. The good-news stories are still rolling in a month later. And there is more to come! Anne is organising “Hope Theatre Café” events at various churches across our circuit over the months to come.
See, I am doing a new thing…
At our most recent Circuit Leaders meetings, we have not only heard good-news stories of new members and growth at many of our circuit’s congregations, but we have also been thinking and praying about how we as a circuit can be more strategic and intentional about growing God’s Kingdom. You may already have heard our Superintendent, Andy, and others speak of “Find One”. This is the “strapline” that will underpin a circuit-wide approach to Mission. The idea is simple. If every one of us were to find just one person to pray for, speak to, invite, bring along, encourage, mentor… we would soon be growing, both in numbers and in our journey as Disciples of Jesus.
I wonder who you might be the one you “find” for Jesus? Who will you pray for? Who will you invite… to church, to a quiz night, to a Hope Theatre Café?
All around us God is doing new things. And God can and will use you! I know it doesn’t always feel as though we have much to offer, but believe me, if Jesus could use a bunch of misfit fishermen, tax collectors and who-knows-what else to start the church that has spread through all the world, then Jesus can use you. God can do new things in you too!
My prayer is that we will all see new things happening to us, in us, through us and all around us. My prayer is for all those “ones” who will be found in Jesus, because each one of us was courageous enough in God’s strength to “Find One”!
Bless you as you go in His peace to love and serve the Lord,
Rev. Brenton Prigge
We are open on Thursday mornings between 10am and 11am for private, personal prayer for anyone who wishes to attend.
We can accommodate up to 30 people at a time, socially distanced, but must stress that you should not attend if you feel personally at risk, and certainly not if you are showing signs of having the virus, however mild.
We ask you to wear a face mask, and you will be asked to use sanitiser on entry and exit.
If you need to use the toilet, please use a disinfectant wipe (provided) to clean surfaces after use.
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We have restarted "Open Church" for visitors from 10.30am-12noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All are welcome to pop in for whatever reason.