At the end of October, Widdrington United Reformed Church hosted the Northumberland lay preachers and worship groups autumn meeting. There was a good turn out, including our Synod Lay Preaching Commissioner and a number of our Methodist friends from South East Northumberland Ecumenical Area.
Our topic was Advent. W e discussed Advent prayer stations – Hope, Peace, Love and Joy, and devised ways of using them in our worship. Some of us were able to experience an Advent labyrinth, laid out in a separate room, and found it very meaningful and moving. After a shared tea, generous as always, we shared an act of worship, pooling the resources we had brought with us.
The spring meeting 2017 will be at St Mark’s, Amble – date and theme to be arranged. Contact the coordinator, Mrs Margery Tate (tel: 01670-515049) for details.