Home school

“May we raise children who love the unloved things…“ Nicolette Sowder Take a look at the two images. What do you see? These are both pictures by Outsider Artists; those who have had no formal artistic education. They are also both highly collectable artworks, not that this should matter. Yet it does, because what we …

Time

A recorded reflection about time: how we use it and why we worry about it. There is a stilling exercise, a time of silence and a spoken reflection on the theme of time. This is inspired by mindfulness and Christian contemplative practices. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/time Please do listen on this page but you may want to download …

The new now

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” (Serenity prayer) Take a look at the first picture. I wonder what you notice? The large fir trees? The snow? The building rising from the mist? The crucifix under the …

Money, the environment and craftivism

In 2021 the Leeds Craftivists are focusing on Climate Change ahead of COP26 in November. In May we will be talking about the tricky issue of money! Join us on Monday 10th May, 7.30-9pm for learning, discussing and creating together. We will be looking at how money intersects with Climate Change. From the macro, the …

Self-Care

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” 1 Corinthians 13 Take a look at the first image. This is one of the sculptures that I mentioned in last week’s blog by Louise Bourgeous. What does it convey to you? Care? Compassion maybe? When thinking about survival for a previous …

How am I?

A wellbeing resource for small groups We believe everyone deserves to flourish and we hope this resource will help you see your own wellbeing afresh. This exercise will look and feel different for each person. We cannot tell another what it means to flourish, we can only walk alongside them and discover together. This resource …

Leeds Green Hearts Campaign 2021 – Youth resource

In November 2021, our world leaders are meeting to discuss climate change and what commitments they are making to reduce their nation’s carbon footprint. This is important for the future of the whole world. This conference is called COP26 and is being held in Glasgow in Scotland - the perfect place for UK leaders to …

Weekly mindfulness group

Every Monday lunchtime from 12th April there will be a free mindfulness group on Zoom led by Tim of Blackbird Mindfulness. It will start at 12.30pm for 20 minutes. No pressure to contribute, just an opportunity to start or continue a regular mindfulness practice. This group is open to everyone, from those who have never …

Touchy Feely

“Hold me now, warm my heart, stay with me” Thompson Twins Take a look at the first image. This a piece by artist Ashleigh Taupaki, an artist based in New Zealand. Ashleigh’s art works are all about holding, caring and cradling fragility and ephemerality such as the slight things of nature that we easily ignore: …

Trust: mindfulness pillar 4

The fifth in our podcast series introducing us to the pillars of mindfulness. These are the things that make mindfulness useful to us and the mindsets to try and adopt. Tim from Blackbird Mindfulness takes us through these key attitudes each month. This month it is all about trust! https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/trust To start from the beginning …