Pictures for promo position
Tea for visiting church group
Lunchtime at Tuesday Tots Xtra
Painting easter egg cards
The Woodstock Walkers
We believe and trust in God, who loves us all.
We believe and trust in Jesus, who showed us what love means.
We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit, who helps us to love in return.
The Monday House Group is an ecumenical group which normally meets on the second and fourth Monday evening of each month to explore issues of faith. We usually do this with the help of written and/or DVD-based study courses. Before Lent we completed "Living the Questions: Invitation to Journey" - a 21-session course which challenged us to face the questions Christians are often "afraid to voice for fear of being thought a heretic", and to see faith as a journey rather than a set of cut-and-dried answers to such questions. We shall be meeting on April 29th to choose a course to follow for the next few months.
The Thursday Group is an ecumenical group which meets weekly at 8a Crecy Walk at 8pm. Speakers are invited to talk to the group on selected topics and lead discussion. There is a theme each term and this alternates between being some sort of Bible study and a more general topic that might explore Christian faith in other ways. Last term we studied the Letter to the Hebrews. This term we are looking at 20th century Christians. New members are always welcome. For further details, please contact Gerti Shepherd on 01993 813594.
|25th Apr||John Betjeman||Robin Richardson|
|2nd May||Dietrich Bonhoeffer||Philip Beuzeval|
|9th May||Billy Graham||Peter Langley|
|16th May||Oscar Romero||Mike Trinder|
|23rd May||Desmond Tutu||Bob Forster|
|30th May||Cuthbert Bardsley||Alicia Wild|
|6th June||Sister Helen Prejean||Clare Hayns|
|13th June||Martin Luther King||Stephen Pix|
|20th June||C S Lewis||Sister Anna Verena|
|27th June||Ros Colwill||Jonathan Todd|
|4th July||William Booth||Anne Clarke|
|11th July||Corrie ten Boom||Jean King|
|18th July||G M Hopkins||Shaun Henson|
|25th July||C E Baring Young||David Shepherd|
Spirituality on Screen is the Oxford Methodist's film group and meets once a month at Jonathan's home to watch a film, share food and then discuss the issues raised. Although it attracts people from our Methodist churches across the Oxford area, Woodstock is well represented and together we have watched a wide-range of films. This year alone we have seen the ever-popular War Horse, tackled the issues of what makes someone "bad" through the gritty drama We Need To Talk About Kevin, reflected on growing old gracefully with the delightful The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, gained an insight into Iranian life through The Separation and had the chance to think about a variety of alternative worlds with the films In Time, The Invention of Lying and The Hunger Games.
We generally meet on the first Sunday of the month at 5.30pm and everyone is welcome. Further information, along with some past study guides, can be found on the group's own website.
Solemn silence now surrounds us
as we stand in memory.
Why should evil lead to conflict?
This eternal mystery
troubles hearts and stirs the conscience,
urges us to think again;
face the curse of condemnation,
yet reduce this searing pain.
For the sound of war still thunders
through our planet, on this day.
Every hour new victims suffer,
even as we meet to pray.
God, beyond our understanding,
peace seems far beyond our reach;
move us on to new solutions
through that active love you teach.
Alongside this, we have a range of: