the christian heart of the village

Open Air Songs of Praise

Home » News » Open Air Songs of Praise
North Shropshire Methodist Youth Choir

Open Air Songs of Praise on Sunday 11th June 2017

We looked at the weather forecast. It wasn't brilliant. It said that we may have sunny periods with possible showers. That's how it turned out.

We assembled in the Minnie Pit Memorial Garden. We shared in the Songs of Praise led by Rev'd Helen Hoe with the North Shropshire Methodist Youth Choir under their conductor and pianist Alison Saville with husband Mark being our speaker for the afternoon.

Mark spoke about Hope. He based his message on a passage from the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah Ch 29 verses 10 to 13 in which God encourages the people to look for a future with hope. Mark said that many people are looking for Hope in their lives today. We live in such a changing world with so much hatred. In every area of our lives we need to find Hope and for the Christian that Hope in God comes through our knowledge of Jesus and the love that He showed for us as He went to the cross on Calvary's Hill. The hope for the Christian is in the empty tomb on Easter morning. Jesus is alive and in that we have hope for our lives on this earth and in eternity.

The Youth Choir led our music for the afternoon and we were just about to have our final hymn when the rain came down somewhat heavier than previously and we all adjourned to the Church Hall for our final hymn and to share in drinks and cakes.

To all who came to share the Songs of Praise with us in this our 150th Anniversary year we say thank you for coming .

You may also be interested in

Poem for the Minnie Pit Disaster by Peter Hodgkins_220117
Webteam: Mon 17 Jan 10:42am

Peter Hodgkins from Miles Green wrote a poem for the Centennial of the Minnie Pit Disaster in 2018 but was not able to get the poem to Halmer End Methodist Church in time for it to be read at the Centennial Weekend and so he sent the poem to The Sentinel who published it for him. However, he kindly brought the poem to us for inclusion in this year's Commemorative Service held at the Church...

MINNIEPITCOVERajpg_1024x1024
Webteam: Mon 17 Jan 9:55am

Ray Johnson from the Staffordshire Film theatre has prepared a new DVD for the Minnie Pit Disaster of 12th January 1918. The DVD was prepared for the Commemoration of the Disaster on the 12th January 2022 and was available at the Commemorative Service held at Halmer End Methodist Church on the 16th January 2022. More details of the contents of the DVD are on the attached cover pictures.The...

Diglake Commemoration 16th January 2022_220110
Webteam: Mon 10 Jan 9:06am

Diglake Colliery Disaster 1895 — Memorial ServiceSunday 16th January 2022 at 10.30amA service in Audley Methodist Church and Cemetery A procession of miners lamps carried by local school children Music by a quartet of Audley Brass musiciansSupported by Mayor of Newcastle and guestsLarge display of vintage miners lampsWe have a duty to remember the 77 men and boys who died in this...

© 2015 - 2022 Halmer End Methodist Church

Site last updated January 2022