Minister’s Newsletter

January 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Well Happy Christmas is past, Happy New Year.
Oh sorry, I missed one……Happy Easter.
Yes, Happy Easter.
Are you shocked?
Easter eggs, well Creme Eggs, are on sale and have been seen in supermarkets on Sunday 29th December 2019.
Easter eggs, yes.
It seems that the commercial world in which we live knows no limits on time. Epiphany, Lent are seasons of spiritual sojourn that take us on a journey with Christ, but that journey has been cut short, diverted, expunged.
The world in which we live seeks to rush us onward to the next spending spree, not allow us to walk with God at His pace, in His time.
God’s time is Kairos, the pace at which God reveals His message and His purpose to His people. The time in which God reveals to us His purpose for each of us, His love for each of us in Christ.
Take time, do not be hurried by this world. Take time with those you love and whose presence you treasure. Take time with those who enrich your life. Take time to do the things that give meaning and purpose to your life.
Even more, take time to walk with God.
Take time in all these things, walk and don’t run, don’t hurry, enjoy.
In Jesus name


Rev. Mark Barrett
Superintendent Presbyteral Minister of the North Wiltshire Methodist Circuit.
Presbyteral Minister for Bath Road, St. Andrew’s and Rodbourne Methodist churches.