2013 is MHA’s 70th anniversary year, and this year’s Methodist Homes Sunday Appeal asks how we ensure that God’s gift of age is valued and shared in our communities. Worship resources have been included in every copy of February’s Heart and Soul, MHA’s magazine. Please see further resources below.
Click here to download Order of Service
Click here to download Order of Service in Welsh
Click here to download 70th Anniversary Hymn
Click here to download All Age Worship ideas for Methodist Homes Sunday
Click here to view our presentation - The Seven Ages of MHA
Holding a Methodist Homes Sunday is a fantastic way to demonstrate your church’s desire to remember older people; to remember Moses’ injunction to ‘choose life’ and support us in our aim to make the later years’ of people’s lives as meaningful as possible.
It is our hope and our prayer that more churches will hold a service in our anniversary year than ever before. Whether you hold the service on the official date for Methodist Homes Sunday of 9th June or an alternative day more suited to your church calendar, you will be supporting us in providing services like Live at Home, chaplaincy and music therapy; services that help give meaning and purpose to older people.
“MHA’s music therapy can provide someone like Mum with enjoyment and relief from
the confusion of dementia – if you believe that’s a worthwhile goal, please give a donation.”
If you would like more information or to request a speaker for your service, call Lesley France on 0113 272 8466 or email Lesley.email@example.com .
If your church has raised funds for Methodist Homes and you do not have an MHA Circuit Representative to hand it to, please visit our Donate Now page for details of where to send your donation.
‘I wanna tell you a story’
A Day Conference to explore and understand the lives of older people
on Wednesday 13th November 2013, 9.30am – 4.00pm
at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Yarnfield Lane, nr Stone, Staffs ST15 0NL.
MHA’s 2013 conference will explore ways in which we can learn from the stories older people tell. The day-long event is aimed at anyone involved in older people’s issues in a church, care or community setting. This includes health and social care professionals, Chaplains, clergy, pastoral leaders and, of course, older people themselves. Chaired by MHA’s Director – Chaplaincy and Spirituality, Rev Dr Keith Albans, it will feature broadcaster Debbie Thompson and author and lecturer Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt as keynote speakers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form to book your place. Early bird* cost is £45 including lunch. *Bookings received before 01/09/13