The Methodist Church Scartho
A warm welcome awaits you at Scartho Methodist Church
Due to the current Coronavirus crisis we are only able to meet together on our premises in a limited way. Use the "Contact Us" page to obtain more information.
However, we are continuing to meet virtually for worship and many of our activities using telephone and video conferencing sites.
If you are in urgent need please use the "Contact us" page Thank you.
Scartho Methodist Church
We are a bible-believing church in the Scartho area of Grimsby. The congregation of the church consists of people from a broad age range with some people travelling in from other parts of Grimsby and the surrounding area.
You are very welcome - please come and join us!
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
The Olympic Games are in full swing, and taking up large chunks of tv time, a delight to some and an annoyance to others. The ancient Games were held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary in the western Peloponnesos, from 776 BC through 393 AD, but it was 1503 years later for the Olympics to return, in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, whose Olympic ideals are expressed in the Olympic Creed: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” That ideal is a good one but, every four years, athletes from all around the world compete against each other, striving to be the best in the world in their chosen events or, at the very least, the best they can personally be. During the four years up to the Games, they train hard to achieve that. Paul the Apostle spread the teachings of Jesus in the first century world, and founded several Christian communities, subsequently writing letters of encouragement and\or chastisement to them. Over half of the books in the New Testament (Bible) are traditionally attributed to him, and in many of them he compares the Christian life to that of an athlete. In order to be the best, the Olympic athlete trains hard, keeps focussed and single-minded, and keeps their eyes firmly fixed on the goal - receiving the crown of glory. Similarly, the Christian should train hard, through prayer, studying and meditating on God’s Word (the Bible), keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus, brushing aside anyone or anything which would hinder us, persevering through trials and temptations to achieve our goal, which is to become like Jesus in heart and mind and life, and to spend eternity with him - a Crown of Righteousness, waiting for all who finish the race, not just the first one.