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Manchester & Stockport Methodist District
Year of Prayer for Discernment

The District Prayer Group have planned a series of events each month across the district for this Year of Prayer For Discernment in 2018/19. During the year there are lots of other prayer events going on so, in each month where there is a prayer initiative already we offer links to resources for local churches to join in with these in their own contexts.
Please click here for more information and a printable poster for your church.

Greetings from the District prayer group and more specifically from me. My name is Amy Hill and I have agreed to be the "Prayer Champion" for the Stockport Circuit. Earlier this year at the District Synod it was agreed that the District would engage in a Year of Prayer for Discernment.
The idea is that all the churches in the District would be encouraged to pray earnestly seeking to listen to what God is asking us to do, in our own journey and the journeys we travel with others and with District.
There will be lots of events happening across the District or suggestions of what might happen if local churches wish to pray for the light of discernment in their own context.
If you wish to contact me my e-mail address is:
ahill39@btinternet.com.
We would also like you to share any initiatives you might have going on or ones you start as part of this initiative.
If I can be of any help to you in your endeavours please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Many Blessings
Amy Hill

December
Advent Quiet Afternoon
Sunday 2nd Dec, 3pm — 5pm
Chapel in the Fields
A Quiet Afternoon as we listen to God
www.chapelinthefields.org.uk

January
Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity
18th — 25th January
Praying with other Christians in our own
areas.
Resources can be found at:
www.ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer

February
Prayer walking our area
Saturday 2nd Feb
Details TBC
Training in leading prayer walks
facilitated by Dave King

March
World Day of Prayer
Friday 1st Mar
Praying with women across the world in
our context
Resources can be found at:
www.wwdp.org.uk

April
Spring District Synod
Saturday 6th Apr
St Peter's House, Manchester
Afternoon workshops on a range of
approaches to prayer, e.g. Prayer
Labyrinth, Prayer Walks
More details to follow

May
Thy Kingdom Come
30th — 9th June
A major ecumenical & national prayer initiative.
More detail tbc — but info can be found at
www.thykingdomcome.global
The culmination of the event in our District will be
an evening Pentecost celebration with the
President of Conference at Altrincham Methodist
church.

June
Circuit Events
Each Circuit is invited to prepare resources
to facilitate a Circuit celebration of Prayer
for Discernment and to use those
resources in an event locally

July
A District Celebration of
Prayer
Each Circuit is invited to bring materials
used in Circuit events to Manchester
Central Hall, for an exhibition of prayer
open to everyone
The year will conclude with a District
celebration at Manchester Central Hall

Keep in Touch:
For a range of resources, with more added throughout
the year, visit:
Website — www.mandsmethodist.org.uk/year-of-prayer
Facebook — www.facebook.com/mandsmethodistprayer
Twitter — @MandSMethodists

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