Our Mission Statement:
Old Newton Methodist Church is a warm, friendly and caring church. Our Mission is to be a church focussed on spreading the Gospel to all age groups, by practising what we preach to one another and in outreach to the community.
Please see below for an update from Rita.
Our Chapel newsletter will continue to be published whilst the Chapel is closed.
How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land’ Ps137’
These words from Psalm 137 seem very pertinent for us at this moment.
Where ever we are, God is with us. So, although over the coming weeks or even months
we may feel isolated from the community that usually gives us support we can take comfort from these words and know that as a community we remain connected.
At a time when Francis and I want to physically hold you we can only hold you in prayer.
We long to embrace the bereaved, hold the hands of those who are sick and have a cup of tea with you all.
As we have been told to exercise only once a day I walked into town wearing my clerical collar showing the town of Stowmarket that they are being held and prayed over.
As I moved out of the way for a young couple to pass by the young lad said ‘stay safe during this virus’. I was really moved by his sentiments.
As I was walking back the sun the was shining and I was beginning to feel quite warm.
All of a sudden I realised that I was singing the words ‘O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the works thy hand hath made’. And it dawned on me that all this will pass and we will still have the ‘forest glades, the birds singing, the mighty mountains and the gentle breeze’.
We may have to dramatically change our daily lives for a few weeks but God unchanging will be there to carry us through. We will be given the strength to see this through.
God Bless you at this time, Rita and Francis
Old Newton Methodist Chapel is a warm, welcoming and lively place to worship on a Sunday morning. Our evening service is more reflective in nature.
Although we are in a rural location we are at the heart of the community. We reach out in Mission through Hospitality serving regular meals on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold a regular Bible Study and we Pause for Prayer on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
The surrounding countryside in which we are set is a living testament to God’s glory.
We hope you like our web site and enjoy exploring all we have to offer.
Revd Rita Carr- Minister
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