Coming up in the Circuit
SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE METHODIST CIRCUIT
Has a vacancy for a Circuit Administrator
This role will support the circuit staff and leadership team in a variety of tasks on a flexible basis, working from home and at the circuit Office in High Town Methodist Church, Luton.
Computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft office – in particular Word and Excel, is essential.
This is a permanent appointment at 20 hours per week at £10.14 per hour.
A satisfactory DBS check will be required.
For further details and an application form please contact the Circuit Office at
or Rev Patrick Kandeh, Superintendent Minister on 01582 731997
Deadline for applications 17th January 2022
Interviews will take place week commencing 31st January
January theme is Christmas - as in what did you do as a church? An opportunity to come together to share and learn from one another, on zoom for an hour. Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 7.30pm Registration is required using this link Please share this across your circuit.
'Speaking Truth: Voices of Survivors of childhood abuse' webinar series
Two informative and thought-provoking webinars are being planned by the Methodist Survivors’ Advisory Group members for an audience across the Methodist Church:
Wed 19 January 2022, 11am – 12:30pm Webinar 1 - Hearing Reality: Voices Crying in The Wilderness
In Webinar 1 – Hearing Reality: Voices Crying in the Wilderness, we will hear something of the history and prevalence of childhood abuse in this country. We will learn of the impact of abuse upon survivors, both how it affects them throughout their childhood but also the long-term effects of abuse throughout the life course of the survivor. We will also hear firsthand from survivors of abuse, sharing their stories and how they found hope. We will hear the history of the Methodist Church’s response to survivors of abuse and our ongoing work to improve and learn from the voices of people who have experienced abuse.
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Wed 23 February 2022, 11am – 12:30pm Webinar 2 - The Church’s Response to Survivors: From Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone
In Webinar 2 - The Church’s Response to Survivors: From Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone, we will be introduced to a consideration of the theology of safeguarding and how erroneous interpretations of scripture have been used to justify suffering or to force survivors to forgive. We will learn how childhood abuse affects future faith and the survivor’s understanding of God and church. We will look at aspects of traditional church, including language, which can be harmful to survivors. We will hear from survivors about their experiences, including alternative modes of church which they have found helpful. We will look at the Methodist Church’s work, both to make our churches safer spaces and to respond better to survivors of abuse within our congregations.
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These webinars are aimed at a broad audience from Safeguarding Officers and those in leadership roles to anyone wishing to learn how to be more welcoming and inclusive towards survivors of abuse within our church.