Methodist Church in Zimbabwe theme for 2022/23:
Theme: The Lord of revival and restoration.
Won’t you give us fresh life and let your people be glad because of you?
Psalm 85 v6 (Contemporary English Version)
Mission Statement of Hillside Methodist Church:
To surrender ourselves to the love of God, to the power of God, to the Word of God. To spend and be spent doing the work of God, that those near and far may be loved into the family of God.
Fellowship Groups of Hillside Methodist Church:
Here is a list of the groups in which members of Hillside Methodist Church meet weekly for fellowship, mutual support, prayer and Bible study
.These groups are sometimes called Class Meetings, Bible Study Groups or Fellowship Groups, but they all aim to provide a small group setting in which we can encourage each other in our life of faith
.Some groups meet within the church buildings and others meet in the members’ homes.
If you are not yet a member of one of the groups, please consider joining, or just go along to see what happens and to see whether you feel it is right for you. Each group has its own different customs: some share a cup of tea or coffee and a snack; some meet on Sundays after the morning service; others meet on weekday evenings.
SOME QUOTATIONS FROM JOHN WESLEY (1703 – 1791)
“In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s Preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ I felt my heart strangely warmed . . . I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.”
“Making an open stand against all the ungodliness and unrighteousness which overspreads our land like a flood is one of the noblest ways of confessing Christ in the face of his enemies.”
“Our main doctrines which include all the rest, are repentance, faith and holiness. The first of these we account, as it were, the porch of religion; the next, the door, the third, religion itself.”
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
O Spirit of God, set at rest the crowded, hurrying conscious thought
within our minds and hearts.
Let the peace and quiet of your presence take possession of us.
Help us to relax, to rest, to become open and receptive to you.
You know our inmost spirits,
the hidden, unconscious life within us,
the forgotten memories of hurts and fears,
the frustrated desires,
the unresolved tensions and dilemmas.
Cleanse and sweeten the springs of our beings
into both our conscious and hidden life.
Lord, we lie open before you, waiting for your healing,
your peace and your word.
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