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My name is Sharon and I am the Minister at Wheatley Lane Methodist Church. I can be found there most Sunday mornings. If you’ve been thinking of coming along, then I would like to encourage you to do so, you would be most welcome. If you would rather chat in person / online first, you can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sharon.thravespennington or email me at Sharon.ThravesPennington(+)methodist.org.uk. Why not send me a message. You may also see me in the village or at the local school, please feel free to stop me and say ‘Hi’.


I am passionate about building a loving, harmonious, interdependent community; believing this to be a reflection of the universe that God created and the way of peace. For me, this is the message of hope that Jesus Christ died defending and I believe he calls his Church to continue broadcasting that same message which can be summed up in three words: God is Love. Sounds simple and it is, but there is real joy and challenge to be found in unpacking just what this means for us. 


I’m also a wife (to Martin) and a mum (to Sam), so the juggling is coming along… 


I love singing, sci-fi, country walks and cake (although I’m rubbish at baking).


I hope to see you soon…






'I am yours and you are mine'

Famous words from our Covenant prayer. Not easy to say of course - the voluntary handing over of control to another never is. There is some reassurance in knowing that God is God and therefore knows us better than we know ourselves. Many of us have, at some point been part of another covenant with a spouse. It may or may not have turned out as we hoped or expected… Does that make a covenant with God easier, or more difficult? Can we trust God, because God is God - and good? Or do we struggle even to trust God these days?
Whilst we're pondering all this; perhaps still processing Christmas and just how baby Jesus grows up to become Christ Crucified. Let's just take another moment to breath in the enormity of the words we are claiming as part of our Methodist Heritage:
'I am yours and you are mine'
As we fidget in our seats and wonder if we can really say these words, or if we should just mime the bits we struggle with; hear God responding to us…
Whilst we're still agonising over it all, God has given us his 'yes'…
Before we even got a word out…
Before we knew anything of it…
Have a happy and blessed new year.


P.S. Please consider completing a 'gift aid' form for your financial contributions; we are able to claim tax back on everything you contribute, at no extra expense to yourself. Pick up a form from the foyer or ask a steward.