Mossley Methodist Church
Market Place, Mossley OL5 0HE

Early Communion 
3rd Sunday each month 10am

Sunday Worship  11am

 

Minister

Rev Julie Coates
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On Tuesday 16th October seven people from Mossley Methodist Church visited Liverpool City Centre
Methodist Church also known as 'The Bread Church' located
at 'Somewhere Else' on Bold Street. We were somewhat surprised when we arrived that the location was actually a small set of rooms 
on the second floor of a bookshop, which are
rented out to various organisations. 
The Bread Church runs on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Rev Ian J K Hu, originally from San Francisco, is the Minister and they meet as an inclusive faith community around the making and sharing of bread. There were some regular visitors and a number 
of people accompanied by carers. It was easy to see what inclusive meant.

Our starting point was in the Bread room where we were met by Ian and some of his facilitators, 
all volunteers who were ready
to show us how to make bread. 

We were split into pairs each with  a facilitator and the process began. Everything was very precise starting with Ian weighing out each pair's flour. Choice of organic white, wholemeal or granary. Most 
of us used a blend of white and granary. We added
a heaped teaspoon of honey to warm water 
followed by yeast. This
was then added to the flour along with a little salt and a drizzle of oil and all 
mixed together. The labour then began, kneading the
dough until it wasn't sticky and could be lifted 
off the board and
shaped. The facilitators made this look so easy!

The dough was then placed into proving ovens for twenty minutes during which time we brewed up 
and went into the Cloud Room for
a break and chat with other visitors and volunteers.

The next step was a bit more kneading of the proven dough to ensure no air was left and then to 
either split it into two to make two
loaves or rolls. All from Mossley decided to make loaves. 
The
dough was placed into baking tins and put in the ovens.

During the baking time we went back to the Cloud Room for reflections and prayers led by Ian. 
Part of the story about Joseph in
exile was read and reflected upon. People's individual prayers 
were
said, or silent prayers, with the lighting of candles which were brought to the dining area as 
part of the sharing together. Lunch of
delicious home made vegetable soup and various freshly 
made
rolls was provided, with everyone eating together around the cleaned bread making tables.

 

All too soon it was time to clear
everything away and help with washing up etc., just in time to see 
our bread being brought out of the ovens, wrapped up and time for our departure.

This was a wonderful way to celebrate the meaning of

For more information, the Bread Church web site www.somewhere-else.org.uk 
is
well worth looking at to get a complete picture of their activities.

 


 

Mossley Methodist Church began the 
Holy Habits
programme at Pentecost 2018. 
It will be a two year opportunity to deepen our discipleship by forming and/or developing habits that will help to bring us as individuals, and as a church community, closer to God. 

These ten particular habits are inspired by the description of the early Church in 
Acts 2:42-47

All ten of the habits are interrelated and each one of them will take us on an adventure as we seek to intentionally deepen our faith and serve God in our daily lives. Although we will be exploring them one at a time, we will always be building on previous learning and discovering ways in which they overlap. 

Holy Habits are for everyone - young and old - at whatever stage of the Christian journey we currently find ourselves. Like the original disciples we are called to devote ourselves to these practices - this is not a quick fix - but it is something that we can integrate into our existing activities. 

 

To find out more about the ways Mossley are developing Holy Habits click here

Holy Habits was developed by Rev Andrew Roberts, a Methodist Minister and specialist is Discipleship 
within the Methodist Church's Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network.
To find out more about Holy Habits click here

 

 
 

 

 

Mossley Methodist Church 3rd - 7th April 2017

Fifty seven local children had a great week of fun and games at the ‘Go M.A.D!’ (Make A Difference) holiday club! The week was  full of crafts, drama, music, puppets, puzzles, quizzes, games and Bible stories.

Each day there was an episode of a drama play starring Doctor Phew and his assistant Hannah – complete with their Tardis. The Tardis also doubled as a puppet theatre so that the children could catch up with the daily adventures of Larry and Barbara.

The children spent time every day learning about some of the Biblical characters who did unusual things much to the amazement of those around them. Inspired by these stories, and contemporary examples from Christian Aid, each child recorded a statement declaring what they would like to do to Make A Difference in our world today.

When asked what they liked best about Go M.A.D! one of the children said,
I loved the crafts at the start’, others stated ‘I liked the games’ and one addedI loved all of it!'

Parents commented on how their children couldn’t stop talking about the club when they got home. One said: ‘My children both really enjoyed it this week. Thank you. It has exceeded our expectations.’

Thanks go to all of the volunteers from the Ashton-under-Lyne Methodist Circuit who freely gave of their time to make the week a success.

Rev’d Julie Coates
Superintendent Minister

 

 

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