31 MAY 1807

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To commemorate 200 years since the first Camp Meeting, we are planning a walk from
Mow Cop to Ramsor.

The day will finish with a Primitive Methodist "Ranter" Service at Ramsor Jubilee Chapel.

Thursday 31 May 2007
A day of thanksgiving for the work of God.
PDF leaflet Sketch maps and walk timetable (print double sided and fold)
RTF leaflet Evening Service and additional hymns The hymn selection is typical of those sung by the "Prims".
Note - there may be additions to this selection before 31 May. (11 May 2007)
RTF leaflet "What is a Ranter Service?"
Additional information and photos of points on the walk for navigation are to be posted.

Walkers are welcome to join us for as much or as little of the walk as they are able to do.

Other walkers should note the following -

Please bring your own lunch. We plan to bring some light refreshments for a group but only tea / coffee / squash and biscuits.

Please arrange a "support car" to collect you at the end of whatever section of the walk you do. The options include a friend to take you to your starting point and meet you at your finish. Or you may park somewhere on the route and walk to meet us and return to your car.
The walk is in 4 main sections ranging from 4 to 6 miles.
(The first main section is also split into 2 parts - 2 miles over Mow Cop to Brown Lees, and 3 miles via Bemersley to Norton Green.)

Location of Trinity Methodist Church Stafford
God's Reviving Power
in Primitive Methodism
special meeting at
Trinity Methodist / United Reformed Church
Sunday June 24th 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Led by Mr. Peter Murcott

Mr. Peter Murcott of the Isle of Mann is an occasional contributor to various publications, including Day One for which he has wriiten book reviews. We made contact with Peter through a letter which he had published in The Methodist Recorder.

Nothing Diverted Them is a presentation of early Primitive Methodist pioneers which Peter has given in a series of meetings around the Isle of Mann.

This is a special opportunity for us in the English Mainland to hear this message.
"This is not a museum"
A comment in Church
We remember the past, the work of God 200 years ago.
But we do not dwell in the past.
Instead, we learn from the past,
and we take inspiration for the present.
The early years of Methodism,
both Wesleyan under John Wesley,
and Primitive during the life of Hugh Bourne,
show spiritual principles we can apply in the 21st century.
Lessons we can learn The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist pioneers knew their God.

They believed the Bible and preached it as THE WORD OF GOD.

They preached the holiness of God such that their hearers came under conviction of sin, and had no peace until they found cleansing in the blood of a crucified Saviour.

They pointed their hearers to the Lord Jesus Christ - Christ crucified as the remedy for sin.

They preached holiness, which Wesley had regarded as the purpose of our salvation for our earthly life.

"Methodism was raised up by God to spread Scriptural Holiness throughout the land."
The early Methodists were far from "Seeker-Friendly" in the modern sense. They did not compromise the message of the Bible to please men. The modern idea that the message of human sinfulness is a hindrance to the evangelistic enterprise, was as abhorrent to them as it is to God.

But they did have their own comfort for seekers. To those under conviction of sin they pointed the Saviour, Jesus Christ, as the remedy for sin. With love and care, they lead people into peace with God and a changed life.

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