The Story of Jonah in Bible Month

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Dear Friends,

The Methodist Church has encouraged its congregations to share in 'Bible Month.' This is a four-week period when we are invited to study a nominated biblical book. During the months of June and July our churches at Alton, Hale and Rowledge will be exploring the book of Jonah, found in the Old Testament. Whilst we may know this story from childhood, it is a story with many twists and turns, challenges and surprises.

Whilst at first, we may think that it is a rather fishy tale, it is in fact a magnificent story about the all-inclusive, compassionate, forgiving grace of God. This is in stark contrast to the prophet Jonah... and maybe our own 'dark side'!

I have prepared some house-group material for groups to use if you so wish complete with some background notes, discussion questions, media clips (web link or contact Philip) and songs to listen to or reflect upon. Copies of the study material can be requested and collected from Alton Methodist Church Office. In addition to existing groups, a 'Pop Up House-group' based on this material will also run for four weeks from Wed 13th June in Alton led by a small team of us. It will be held at the home of Rachel and Liam Sheridan. It is helpful to know if you would like to come, and if you require a lift I am sure it can be arranged.

Enjoy the summer!
Philip

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