Resourcing local arrangements

Traditionally there have been a number of services written by Methodist local preachers and ministers which are made available for use in particular situations in local churches. A selection of services are reproduced here for those who wish to use them.

New to local arrangements? See Don't Panic!! The step-by-step guide to local arrangements

Themed services

The services in this section were all contributed by Christine Odell.

Our Calling - Worship 
Our Calling - Learning and Caring
Our Calling - Service
Our Calling - Evangelism 

Being disciples today

The call to discipleship

Hearing God's voice

Through the day with God

God's people in the Old Testament 

The travelling people of God

Fed by the bread of life

The first Christians

Recognising Christ

Jesus - teacher, healer, saviour

Fed by the risen Lord 

Lighten our darkness. A service for January / February 

Joy post-Easter  

Starting again - post-Easter

From fear to hope

Give thanks

Change - Autumn

Mary and Martha 


Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come - A Methodist Service. A service to held during the global movement of prayer or at any other time of the year.


Times of Crisis

Faith in Crisis. How to we hold on to faith in times of crisis?


Storms and Picnics 

A series of services focusing on the 6th Chapter of John's Gospel and using images from the Methodist Modern Art Collection

Introduction to Storms and Picnics

Congregation prayer and hymn sheet (to be used each week)

Week 1    Order of service    Sermon    Image 
Week 2   Order of service    Sermon    Image 
Week 3   Order of service    Sermon    Image 
Week 4   Order of service    Sermon    Image 
Week 5   Order of service    Sermon    Image 
Week 6   Order of service    Sermon    Image


The Vine

The Vine resources are fully-scripted Local Arrangement services available every Sunday, edited by Tim Baker and developed by Twelve Baskets. Find out how your circuit can subscribe to these resources here:



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