Here are a few helpful links to resources focusing on spirituality.
- Lost in wonder
Visit the Methodist online labyrinth
- Prayer ideas
Try something new
- Pray as you go
A daily mp3 meditation
Deepening our relationship with Jesus in study, reflection, prayer and in following him
- Art and Spirituality
A personal reflection
Making connections between mission and spirituality
Celtic spirituality, daily prayer, Happiness e-course, meditations etc.
Helping explore faith through looking, doing, asking and dreaming.
For those wanting to explore contemplative spirituality, go on a retreat or find a spiritual accompanist. Offering some excellent free to download publications.
The Living Spirituality Network (LSN) exists for people who are exploring the meaning of spirituality both within and beyond the traditional churches. LSN provides supporters with information, contacts and encouragement as they seek to understand and deepen their spiritual lives.
LICC exists to envision and equip Christians - and the leaders, churches and organisations that serve them - with the biblical framework, practical resources and models to engage biblically, relevantly and vigorously with the issues they face in today's world.
- Pope Benedict XVI visited the UK in September 2010. During that visit he beatified John Henry Newman and quoted his words: 'God has created me to do Him some definite service, He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another, I have my mission... I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons, He has not created me for naught, I shall do good.'
Pope Benedict XVI presented afresh these words to every person and outlined what our shared purpose is in the months and years ahead as a community that exists for mission. His words were addressed not only to members of the Catholic Community but to every member of British society. You can download more information here
Quiet Days and Exploring Spirituality
In the hectic turmoil of modern living it is far too easy to lose sight of what is really important. Many churches make a conscious effort to take a day out of the hurly-burly to hold a quiet day - a time of reflection and spiritual regeneration. This can be achieved by inviting someone to lead your group in reflective meditation or to make use of a retreat centre, perhaps set in stunning surroundings, where a programme of prayer and relaxation are just what is required to re-charge your inner batteries.
Quiet days and retreats can often be tailor-made to suit individual or group needs. For more information why not contact the following organisations, to see what they can offer you:
Chair: Gill Dascombe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary: Sue Chastney: email@example.com
For upcoming retreats with Reflect please see www.reflectretreats.co.uk/events.html.
The Retreat Association, Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Bucks HP14 3BF
Publish an annual magazine of the programme and events for over 200 retreat centres, including information, articles and book reviews, priced £4.50.
Tel: 01494 569056 Fax: 0871 715 1917 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.retreats.org.uk
Living Spirituality Network, The Well at Willen, Newport Road, Milton Keynes MK15 9AA
Reflect Silent Retreats at Douai Abbey: please follow this link to find information on Reflect retreats www.reflectretreats.co.uk/events.html.
Resource are offering various courses as part of their focus on Creating Church in the Emerging Culture. Go to their link here for details www.resourcemission.com.
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Lectionary and other resources
Additional Methodist liturgies
Resourcing local arrangements
Methodist special Sundays
Ecumenical special days
Submit a prayer request
Methodist Prayer Handbook
A day of prayer and fasting
All We Can and the Methodist Church's appeal for Indonesia
Lent and Easter
How to read the Bible
A Word in Time Bible study
The Methodist Modern Art Collection
Questions about Christianity?
Prayer of the Day