Summer came with a vengeance! We hope you’ve been enjoying the warm weather in safety and comfort. Meanwhile, we’ve been celebrating our 70th anniversary in wild and wonderful ways – including a bumper eight-page edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots!
Here’s a look at some of the content:
- an MMHS resident celebrating his 100th birthday in our 70th year;
- meet the new Chair of our board, who led the ‘Pink Floyd’ of brass bands;
- how ‘Robo-Crop’ has changed the lives of two of our residents;
- bless your home with a special edition of a popular prayer book;
- how to make the most of our free worship resources for you and your church.
After what seems like the longest winter in living memory, we hope spring has finally sprung. But one thing is for certain – the latest edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots is out!
We hope our newsletter arrives like a ray of sunshine, offering comfort and inspiration to our residents. Here are just some of the contents:
- Society resident Revd Mary Randle publishes her story and helps MMHS;
- why gas safety checks are vital and how to help make them happen;
- our most recent Board Chair Ros Peedle shares her story;
- how to make sure your gutters are great;
- special extract from a past sermon by the late Revd Alan Ashton.
While storms lashed these islands – followed by the worst snowfall in seven years – Roof ‘n’ Roots has been falling on doormats across the country.
Offering comfort and encouragement to our residents, here is a sample of the heart-warming content in our winter edition:
- how Society resident and author Revd Barrie Tabraham found a place of peace;
- why customer satisfaction is at an all-time high for the Society;
- the launch of our new service for your wellbeing;
- how fire safety is high on our agenda;
- Revd Dr Neil Richardson on why God is willing to take up residence in our hearts and homes.
It’s ‘happy birthday’ to Roof ‘n’ Roots – as the official newsletter of MMHS celebrates its first year!
While the Methodist Conference was getting underway in Birmingham, the Summer 2017 edition was already landing on residents’ doormats. Contents include:
- MMHS board chair Debbie Faulkner reflects on a mandate to serve;
- how Revd Pat Billsborrow heard a divine call as a little girl;
- what you need to know about traders at your door;
- Revd Heather Walker on the power of hospitality;
- and other information in the MMHS newsletter!
Sabre rattling over Gibraltar. Mary Poppins being remade. Rising costs of commuting. It’s all been a mixed bag of news from the wider world in the recent beautiful spring weather. Thankfully, the latest edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots offers much more with its heart-warming blend of people stories and practical advice:
- how Society resident Revd Neville Pugh makes time – literally;
- welcome to new Methodist pensions manager Meena Tooray;
- how to sort out those annoying practical problems around your home;
- the Methodist dancer who inspired award-winning film La La Land;
- how to bless your home using The Methodist Worship Book.
Brexit looms ahead. Trump becomes Time magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’. And the diminishing shape and size of Toblerone will haunt us forever. Yet Roof ‘n’ Roots retains the same generous dimensions. The winter edition has been produced in time for Christmas, so you have something warm and friendly to read on a crisp, cold day. This packed issue features:
- the moving story of former nurse now charity worker Joy Murphy;
- a timely reflection on life by Revd Pat Billsborrow;
- practical ideas on how to make the most of your winter;
- where Star Wars and Methodism meet;
- and more seasonal information in the MMHS newsletter!
Just as Jeremy Corbyn told Labour it could climb an ‘electoral mountain’ to success, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed in the race to the White House and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a remote First Nation community in Canada, the second issue of the MMHS newsletter landed on residents’ doormats. Contents include:
- a dashing young captain who made the media into a Methodist ministry;
- how the MMHS finance team handle your money issues;
- where the world’s greatest superhero went to church;
- how to find God in your garden;
- and other information in the MMHS newsletter!
While Westminster was rocked by anti-Brexit marchers, a teachers’ demo, protests about the Chilcot Inquiry – and as the Queen attended the Somme centenary service – the launch edition of the MMHS newsletter was presented quietly to attendees at the 2016 Methodist Conference. The first issue offered such items as:
- how a Derbyshire lass became first woman President of Conference;
- why more than 750 residents discussed everything from doors to driveways;
- how to find sacramental mystery in your home;
- why Bob Dylan made an album about a Methodist folk hero;
- and there’s more in the launch edition of the MMHS Newsletter!