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Steve’s Newsletter – January 2024

So, how many of you made New Year resolutions?
Over the years I’ve made many;
• To lose weight
• To do more exercise
• To save money
• To be better at staying in touch with family and friends etc.

But unfortunately, often, before I’ve even reached the end of January, some, if not all of these resolutions, or promises, have gone by the wayside! Over the years I’ve been rubbish at keeping New Year resolutions, and from what other people tell me, I’m definitely not alone!

In every year in the Methodist church, we renew our resolutions or promises to God through our Covenant Services, and although we may start with good intentions when making our promises to God, often, sadly, they can also fall by the wayside.

But fortunately for us, God never fails in His promises to us, no matter whether we manage to keep ours or not, right from His first covenant with the people of Israel, right through to us today.

So, no matter what this future year may hold for us, we can rely on God’s promises to be sure and stable.

One of His promises is found in Deuteronomy 31:6; ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’ [NIVUK]

We can trust our God to keep His promises.

And remember; ‘We may not know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future.’ [Ralph Abernathy adpt.]

This January, I will be holding membership classes jointly with people from Belfairs and Wesley churches. These will be over 2 evenings. So, if you would like to explore membership of the Methodist church, please contact me using the details below. There is no pressure to sign just because you have attended the lessons, but you will be able to make an informed decision because of your attendance.

Every blessing,

Pastor Steve
01702 483827