Webteam: April 2017
Methodist Homes/Live at Home is encouraging churches and supporters to have the 'Best Sunday for Ages' this June when the day kicks off a week of fundraising for the charity.
Traditionally MHA has held MHA Sunday on the second Sunday of June to enable Methodist churches to hold special services of thanksgiving to support the older person's charity. This year MHA has taken the decision to broaden out the day to have the 'Best Sunday for Ages' to encourage old friends and new to join in.
The theme for this year is 'Befriending Age', reflecting the importance MHA puts on combating loneliness and isolation and enabling older people to join in and create caring and supportive communities.
Friends of MHA are encouraged to take their Best Sunday and use it to support the work MHA does with older people, as Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality Keith Albans explained.
He said: "We want to grow the work we do to support more older people so we came up with the idea of broadening out MHA Sunday and creating the Best Sunday for Ages.
"A Best Sunday for many of our friends is about going to church, so we have continued to provide worship materials so Methodist congregations across the country will still be able to hold their annual service and collection supporting MHA's work.The theme of worship this year is Befriending Age and looks at ways in which we can help one another to support older members of our church and society as well as learn from them how best to plan our own ageing journey."
Worship Resources include an Order of Service which can be used for Local Arrangement services, prayers, hymns, stories and links to video clips of MHA's work. They are available to download or you can contact MHA for printed copies.
Staff and volunteers from the Live at Home groups on the Island are very happy to come along to church services and talk about the work they do, and share stories on what's happening locally.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
God in Love Unites Us.The Methodist Conference Report on Marriage and Relationships.Our District Synod on January 11th 2020 met to vote on the proposals contained within the report 'God in Love Unites us'. The various resolutions spoke about relationships in general, the churches approach to co-habitation and the churches response to the changes in the law which...
6th — 15th April 2021"Come and see!" these are words attributed in the gospels to one of Jesus' first disciples, Phillip, as he encourages his friend Nathaniel to become a disciple — "Come and see!"We all have occasions where we experience or enjoy something, and want to encourage others to do the same, don't we? Whether it's a new film we've seen at the...
Cafe Lingo is one way Promenade Methodist Church "Welcomes The Stranger".It is an English Language Cafe which aims to support newcomers to the Isle of Man for whom English is not their first language by teaching English in a relaxed way, and by helping them to learn more about day-to-day life on the Isle of Man.It is open to all — any nationality, age, faith (or no faith) or level...
St. John's Methodist Church