Churches Encouraged To Offer Support To Migrants

Following on from a Notice of Motion presented to this year’s Methodist Conference, all Methodist churches are being encouraged to provide support to at least one individual or family crossing Europe from the Mediterranean fleeing from conflict.

The Revd Olufemi R W Cole-Njie, who proposed the motion, said “Social action is at the heart of Methodism. When people are in need it is our role as the Church to step-up and help the hungry, the weak, the stranger. Thousands of people are fleeing their homes in fear for their lives. How can we on one hand say that we welcome Jesus into our lives, and yet on the other not welcome those in need?”

In addition to encouraging its own churches to do more, the Conference has urged the Government to accept immigrants fleeing war-zones on a much larger scale, commensurate with Britain’s size and resources.

Praising the enormous contribution that migrants and refugees make in Britain, the Conference welcomed the recent Statement by the Conference of European Churches that encouraged European Churches and Institutions to support refugees, and applauded the ongoing efforts of the Churches in Greece and Italy, particularly for the ‘Mediterranean Hope’ project.

The Revd Stephen J Burgess, Chair of the York & Hull District, added “What this practically looks like will be different in each community and for each church. But in putting this forward, we are encouraging and reminding our churches to fulfil the words of Wesley: ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all places you can.’”

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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Rev Donald Soper

Although I never met him personally, in my younger days I was enthralled by the oratory of the Rev Donald Soper.

For those of you who may be interested I have just uploaded some biographical information about Lord Soper which you may view by visiting:-

http://www.nantyglowesleymethodistchurch.com/Soper.html

There is also a link to his Desert Island Disc appearance which he made when Roy Plomley was the presenter.

One of my most treasured possessions is a book which has been personally signed by Lord Soper!

Have a great day, wherever you are and whatever you may be doing.

God Bless

My Walk With God – Volumes 1 and 2

My Walk With God  are two wonderfully inspirational  Kindle books for which, in all honesty, I can take very little credit – I am just the humble editor.

People who have contributed their ‘Walks’ include:-

  • Rev Ruth Gee – President of the Methodist Conference 2013/2014
  • Daleep Mukarji – Vice President of the Methodist Conference 2013/2014
  • Tamara Wray – Youth President of the Methodist Conference 2013/2014
  • Rev Ruth Pickles – Vice President of the Methodist Conference 2011/2012
  • Mark Peel – Author of the Last Wesleyan (a Biography of Lord Soper)
  • Rev Martyn Turner – Team Leader and Superintendent of Westminster Central Hall
  • Rev Keith Garner – Superintendent of the Wesley Mission, Sydney, Australia

 

My Walk With God – Volume 1 – costs only £1.99 and may be downloaded by going to:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HAKO7L6

and

My Walk With God – Volume 2 – also costs only £1.99 and may be downloaded by going to:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Walk-God-Geoffrey-Keyte-ebook/dp/B00Q1N81FG

Even if you do not have an actual kindle it is still possible to read any kindle book by downloading the free kindle viewer which is readily available on the Amazon web site.

Happy Reading

With many joy-filled blessings

Geoffrey

 

My Walk With God – website

I have just given our ‘My Walk With God’ website a much needed makeover.

To take a look at it, I warmly invited you to visit:-

http://www.mywalkwithgod.net

There are also some links to several videos that I have produced during the past year.

I plan to produce more videos during the next few months

Have a great day today, in every way

God Bless

Geoffrey

 

 

Nantyglo Wesley Methodist Church Christmas Magazine

I recently uploaded the Christmas Magazine for the Nantyglo Wesley Methodist Church.

Contributors to the Magazine include –

  • Rev Roy Watson, Minister of Nantyglo Methodist Church
  • Lord Leslie Griffiths of Burry Port
  • Gill Dascombe, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference 2014/2015

If you have not already done so I warmly invite you to download the Magazine by going to:-

http://www.nantyglowesleymethodistchurch.com/

With many joy-filled blessings

Geoffrey

Megan Thomas, Youth President of the Methodist Conference 2014/2015

A few months ago I spent a few hours with Megan Thomas, who is the Youth President of the Methodist Conference for 2014/2015.

And, during Megan’s visit, I produced/edited a video for her which I would like to warmly invite you to view by clicking below:-

 

Megan has also contributed her ‘Walk’ to Volume 2 of ‘My Walk With God’ .

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Megan Thomas – Youth President-designate of Methodist Conference 2014/2015

Recently I spent a few hours with Megan Thomas, who is the Youth President-designate of the Methodist Conference for 2014/2015.

And, during Megan’s visit, I produced/edited a video for her which I would like to warmly invite you to view by clicking below:-

http://youtu.be/s59SyGQxefw

Megan has also contributed her ‘Walk’ to Volume 2 of ‘My Walk With God’ (to be published within the next few weeks).

 

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With many peaceful blessings

 

Geoffrey