the connexion magazine

the connexion is a free magazine about the life and work of the Methodist Church, bringing together inspirational stories from Methodist people who are passionate about sharing God’s love to change lives. 

In issue 32 of the connexion we see how God’s extraordinary love can shine through our ordinary acts in our ordinary lives.

There are accounts from people with disabilities who are being empowered as a result of Methodists journeying with them, stories from refugees who – with Church support – are rebuilding their lives, and wise words from young people working towards a greener future.

You can find out about a new brunch church, and read about a long-established church that’s doing something new.

With the time around Advent, Christmas and the new year being a period when we may be more open to spiritual things, now’s a great time to drop in on a church service. If you’re already a churchgoer, how about inviting a friend or neighbour to a church service or activity? We hear the inspiring stories of people who had such an invitation, and how going to church changed their lives.

You can also read about Catherine, who used to feel too ordinary to be loved by God but is now helping others on their Christian faith journeys.

Wherever you are in your own life and on your own faith journey, it’s our hope that you will gain a sense of God’s extraordinary work as you read about the people and projects featured in these pages.

the connexion – issue 32 autumn 2023 – Out of the Ordinary


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Earlier issues (click link to download a Pdf)

the connexion issue 31 - Summer 2023 Welcoming everyone 

the connexion issue 30 - Spring 2023 Room for faith

the connexion issue 29 - Winter 2023 Kindle a flame

the connexion issue 28 - Autumn 2022 There is room

the connexion issue 27 - Summer 2022 Open to God's spirit

the connexion issue 26 - Spring 2022 Doing justice

the connexion issue 25 - Winter 2022 Living it out

the connexion issue 24 - Autumn 2021 God for all

the connexion issue 23 - Summer 2021 Be bold

the connexion issue 22 - Spring 2021 Love this Calling

the connexion issue 21 - Winter 2020 Light of Life

the connexion issue 20 - Autumn 2020 Hope for a better future 

the connexion issue 19 - Summer 2020 Singing a new song

the connexion issue 18 - Spring 2020 Letting go

the connexion issue 17 - Winter 2020 Choices: choosing life

the connexion issue 16 - Autumn 2019 Going for growth

the connexion issue 15 - Summer 2019 So what's the story?

the connexion issue 14 - Spring 2019 Making and growing disciples 

the connexion issue 13 - Winter 2019 Journeying

the connexion issue 12 - Summer 2018 Vocation

the connexion issue 11 - Spring 2018 Sharing Testimonies

the connexion issue 10 - Winter 2018 Our Calling

the connexion issue 9 - Autumn 2017 Transformational leadership

the connexion issue 8 - Spring 2017 Transition

the connexion issue 7 - Winter 2017 Thinking big

the connexion issue 6 - Summer 2016 Authentic partnership 

the connexion issue 5 - Spring 2016 Spirit-led enthusiasm

the connexion issue 4 - Winter 2016 A green light to mission

the connexion issue 3 - Autumn 2015 Arts in mission

the connexion issue 2 - Spring 2015 Chaplaincy

the connexion issue 1 - Winter 2015 Evangelism

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