Journeying with Jonah - Northampton Circuit
The idea of studying a whole book of the Bible across a calendar month really took off this year as the Northampton Circuit engaged with resource materials about Jonah.
The circuit tackled the relevant chapters in their sermon each week during Bible Month and enjoyed hearing the different interpretations and perspectives from them.
Sunday preaching, teaching and discussion took place and a chance to unpack further ideas on each chapter with a series of weekly Bible studies. These were hosted across five venues and at three different times in the week. Around 56 people from 8 churches attended the studies.
As well as discussion, some participants enjoyed singing about Jonah in a musical, Jonah-Man Jazz, written by composer, Michael Hurd. The singers engaged with a lively version of the prophet’s adventures and took it on tour around the circuit.
Circuit steward, Margaret Littlecott, said: “Some people who took part initially felt out of their comfort zone, but their commitment and input was really appreciated.”