Methodist Church at Greenbelt 2012

The Methodist Church is a major partner of this year's GreenbeltChristian Arts Festival. Here's an overview of what we're up toover the August Bank Holiday Weekend...


In the Galilee Talks venue, at 9am on Saturday, Sunday andMonday, there will be 20-30 minutes of worship, led by the ROOTS team exploring thesethemes:

Saturday 25 August: You setthe earth on its foundations

Celebrate our earthy paradise as you start theday.  Singing the Faith, exploring the world in Psalm 104 andmaking your own creation. 

Sunday 26 August: A little lower thanGod

Where are we in the pattern that is paradise?Find out as you start the day in worship, Singing the Faith,exploring Psalm 8 and making your own creation.

Monday 27 August: Generousunity

Celebrate the abundant generosity of our God bystarting the day in worship with Psalm 133, Singing the Faith andmaking your own creation.


Saturday 25 August, Galilee, 6:30pm: Hope. Futures.Experiences.

Methodist Youth President Sam Taylor explores the hope andfuture that God promises us in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah.We'll also be hearing from young people about their experiences ofhope.

Panel Discussions

Friday 24 August, Galilee, 6:30pm: Class Action

Should Christians always support their local State school or isit better to give children and young people the support of afaith-based school? Methodist President the Revd Dr Mark Wakelinchairs a debate on the roles Christians play - or should play - ineducating our children and young people. 

Sunday 26 August, Galilee, 2pm: Game Over - Lethalforce by remote control

Armed drones have the potential to change the nature of warfare.Drones offer killing by remote control - killing without adeclaration of war - killing without risk to operators. PublicIssues Policy Adviser Steve Hucklesby and his guests ask: "Howshould Christians respond to the legal and ethical issues posed byincreasing use of drone technology?"

Student Space

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Galilee, 9:15pm 

Student Space is a chance to meet up with others, ask questions,learn practical skills, share ideas and dream dreams, and isbrought to Greenbelt with help from SCM. Students, chaplains and student workerswill be on hand to answer questions and share experiences. Look outfor the dedicated Twitter feed (@StudentSpaceGB) andtag your questions (silly or serious) and tweets with#StudentSpaceGB before or during the festival.


We're delighted to be able to be running a sports area, open toall - especially the young or young at heart. Make it your chanceto try something new like Boccia or Zumba. We'll also be runningongoing team sports. Try your hand at commentary in one of ourworkshops or find out more about Sports Consultation at a focussedsession for those interested in sports management.

A Sports Cage will be open daily, and will no doubt witness someelectric footballing skills from Greenbelters. 

On Monday look out for our celebratory Village Olympics, with atraditional 'village green' feel. Time to get practicing your egg& spoon and three-legged tactics!

Coordinated by Youth President Sam Taylor and the Methodist One Programme Participants.


A chance to meet, mingle and chat!

Friday 24 August, Galilee, 8pm: All change!

Are you an agent for change in your community? Do you work forjustice? Are you active in politics? Join the Methodist Church inGalilee to hear from the Joint Public Issues Team and others abouthow together we can work to change our world.

Saturday 25 August, Galilee, 8pm: Methodist Mingle

A valued moment during the festival to pop in and say hello atthe popular Methodist Mingle.

Sunday 26 August, Galilee, 8pm: 3GenerateMingle

Come and meet the Methodist Children and Youth team. There's afriendly welcome for anyone aged between 8-23, the chance to seefriends, make new acquaintances and to explore issues affectingyou, the world and the Methodist Church. 


All weekend, G:Source

Come to G-Source to see our latest work in social media, onlineresources, apps, and more. With our partners CODECand Seed Resources we want to talk about how the churches can helpnurture Christians who are as at home with discipleship online asin the rest of their lives.


Don't forget to check out the Methodist Church blog for photos, storiesand news from the festival.