Moston Methodist Church

Minister – Rev Sharon Read

POSTED ON: 27 January 2021

Letter from our minister 27/01/2021

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Dear Friends,

We are approaching the end of January. Our first month of the year of 2021 is almost over. Sadly not the start of the year that we had all hoped and prayed for as we continue in lockdown with the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are all being affected in ways that we have had no previous experience of before, suffering and struggling in ways that we never imagined and all whilst watching and waiting for regular updates and frightening news of loved ones contracting the virus and sadly those losing their lives. We continue to hold each other in prayer, to hold on to hope that the vaccine will bring about the change needed for us to be able to move more freely.


Our church treasurers are extremely grateful to those of you who have set up standing orders to the church. If you continue to place money to one side and would like this collected then can you please contact the treasurer or a church steward or myself and we can arrange for this to be collected. If you are interested in setting up a standing order as a one off gift or a regular gift then please be in touch with the treasurer. For Moston this is Graham Ascroft, for Long Street this is Pamela Sewart and for Crumpsall please contact a steward to help as we continue to need a treasurer urgently.


We are in urgent need of a treasurer at Crumpsall and at Moston Playgroup. If you can help either in the short term or to take on this role, please get in touch. It is of upmost urgency now that these roles are filled. Do you know of someone who is a member of the Methodist church who has some knowledge and skill, please approach them or let me or a steward know and we can do it? Please keep these 2 roles in your thoughts and prayers as they need to be filled immediately. Thank you.


So many of my conversations of recent times have included the phrase ‘if I didn’t have my faith…..’ Hebrews 11:1 says, ‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’ I do believe that for me, when we consider spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:8-10) God granted me the gift of faith and so when I hear the phrase being used, I smile because it echoes the same story. My faith in God grows every day, in new discoveries of scripture, of new ways of praying and listening to the still small voice, and in the strength needed to face the challenges of the day ahead. What does your faith mean to you? How has your faith helped you during the coronavirus pandemic? How has your faith deepened or changed? Would you like to share your faith in our zoom services? This can be in a conversation with a worship leader, sharing on your own, for someone to read out your words, or perhaps your faith is summed up in a bible verse or an image. We would love to hear. Your story may just encourage someone who needs it most. Please get in touch and I will include you during February. I have shared stories of joy during the service from someone not able to join zoom so don’t be afraid of writing something for me and sending it to me. We may not feel like celebrating throughout this Coronavirus pandemic so let us support and encourage each other.

Father, even the disciples that walked with Jesus needed to strengthen their faith. Jesus told them if their faith was only the size of a mustard seed, they could uproot trees and crumble mountains. Lord, I need more faith like the disciples. Increase my faith and make me a mover of mountains. Grow my belief in You alone so that I would be strong in the Lord and ready to battle against the doubts planted by the enemy. Lord, increase my faith! Amen

Stay safe. Stay well. Hold each other in prayer.

Love and prayers, Sharon

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