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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September

September is the Methodist new year. As far as I know it has been from the beginning of Methodism. Ministers move in August and begin their new ministry on September 1st, the same calendar as schools. Where did this custom come from?

Anyway it means that September is a busy month of meeetings; Synod, Circuit and local Church meetings all to prepare for the coming year. So we have lots prepared -Messy Church, Harvest, celebrating 400 years of the King James Bible, the General Secretary of the Methodist Church coming at the beginning of Advent and so much more.

Why not just chug along as we are? Why look for so much extra work? Well Church life is rather like being an acrobat on a large ball; either you roll forwards or you roll backwards, you cannot stand still.

Moira

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