The Methodist Church Scartho
A warm welcome awaits you at Scartho Methodist Church
The year through our window
As you will know, the government advice on wearing masks in public places has been changed.
Whilst we cannot enforce the wearing of masks in church, the Leadership team would like to strongly encourage that we all continue to wear masks for the health and safety of our church community.
However, there is still an option to access our Sunday services virtually or by phone. Please get in touch for more information.
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 for the Week
In the Bible, we read of many people who’s lives are examples of faith. The accounts are there to inspire us, to encourage us, to challenge us. Arguably, none more so than Mary, mother of Jesus, and Joseph, who became his father. One day, Mary was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who told her that she would give birth to a child who she was to name Jesus, and who would be called the Son of God. Mary was betrothed to Joseph but, according to Jewish custom, it wasn’t yet a sexual relationship, so how could this be? Gabriel told her that the father of her child would be the Holy Spirit, God himself! Can you imagine how Mary felt to be told that! How would she be treated by the rest of the village? How would Joseph treat her? But her faith in God was absolute, unwavering, even though she didn’t understand what was happening. So when Gabriel told her that anything was possible for God, her reply was ‘If God wants to use me in this way, then I’m willing. ’ She trusted that God would work it out. And he did! Although Joseph’s first reaction was to have nothing to do with Mary, he too received a visit from an angel who explained everything to him, after which he stayed with Mary, and became father to Jesus. They chose to believe what the Angel had told them. They chose to trust in their God, and put their future in his hands. Faith is a choice. No-one can force us to believe, certainly not in something that can’t be incontrovertibly proven - like the existence of God, and the fact that Jesus died to save us all. The author of the letter to the Hebrews in the Bible put it this way - “Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” (New Century Version, chapter 11 verse 1). We choose what, or who, to believe; we choose what, or who, to put our faith and trust in. Choose Jesus! Choose Life!