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Dear Friends,


Can you sense the BUZZ?


Wow!  What a summer.  The extreme heat has been wonderful; good for some but not for others.  I love being in the sun, feeling the heat, seeing the colours of flowers, watching birds and enjoying summer events.  This year I watched wasps drinking water, something I had never seen before and heard the noise of bees at work; were they louder this year?  No matter, but they were a hive of activity with a real buzz. Summers seem to have great excitement, family events, holidays, and as I write the A Level exam results will be announced tomorrow - anticipation.  There is a buzz of excitement.  There is a buzz in churches too.


Do you know about the buzz in the Methodist Church?  ‘The Buzz’ is an email newsletter that shares news from around the Methodist connexion.  To name two stories – a church singing group who sang whilst people ran in the Midland Fun Run and the new Prayer Sanctuary, which has been set up in a Methodist School.  To sign up for your e-mail copy of ‘Buzz’ go to www.methodist.org.uk/signup to read of more exciting events.


We have our own buzz going on in the Circuit.  At Hinton they have held two Funstation events for children and families.  These have been new and with all things new you never know how many will attend or how well they will be received. To the amazement of us all, 90 attended the first week and 85 in the second week.  What a buzz!  There will be one more of these events at the end of August, so please hold the leaders from across the circuit and all who will attend, in your prayers.


Now that we are a fully staffed circuit we are starting to explore new ideas for working with children and how we can encourage prayer across the Circuit – look out for the fliers about the monthly sessions spread across the churches.  There is important and urgent new material that the Methodist Church has produced, which enables us to be real about what we are doing – urging people to know about Jesus.  We are going to use the book ‘Talking of God Together’ in all the Bible groups and fellowships across the circuit.  As a circuit we have been asked to look into the situation of new schools being built in our area.  Could we put a bid in for a Methodist School?  This would be a real possibility for mission, something to be considered. There is a buzz of activity.


This all reminds me of the buzz of the crowds who followed Jesus.  There was excitement, they wanted to know more about him, they wanted to hear him and they wanted to be healed by him.  The noise, the emotion they felt was amazing.  We are the ones who need to enable others to get excited about Jesus in these challenging times.


Remember, where there is a buzz, more people want to know and see what is going on.  Let’s create a buzz about following Jesus.


With love and prayers,



Marlborough Road -

Every Thursday 10.00 am Coffee Morning and 11.00 Circuit Communion

Hornton -

Every Friday 10.30 - 12.00

Hinton -

1st Saturday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


List of books in the Circuit Library, kept in the Marlborough Road foyer.