4 Corners Festival — Weekly Feature on Faith Activism: Springfield Road Methodist Church, as part of the work of Forthspring

forthspringThis week’s featured organisation from the 4 Corners Networking events is Springfield Road Methodist Church, as part of the work of Forthspring. The contribution was written by Rev Margaret Ferguson, Chair of Forthspring, whose end of tenure as minister at Woodvale Methodist Church was recently marked with a service of appreciation.

Springfield Road Methodist Church as part of the work of Forthspring

Contact – Margaret Ferguson, maferg52@gmail.com

Springfield Road Methodist Church is situated on the Springfield Road right on the peace line at Workman Avenue.  A group of women from both sides of the community have been meeting here every Wednesday for many years.  They dance together each week and then get to know each other better over a cup of tea.  They then come together for a time of prayer in the church space.  They pray together for the local community, for family life, for wider world issues and for improved relations in the area.  Originally a project within the Methodist Church the prayer is led by members of the different Christian faiths.  Over the years the ladies have taken trips together both social and to the Corrymeela Community where they have been encouraged to explore issues around the sectarian divisions in the community.

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