The first services of the new year (at 10.45 a.m. on 3rd September and 6.00 p.m. on 10th September) are our annual covenant services.
When we talk about a covenant, we are talking about an agreement between two parties, in this case ourselves and God. In the Covenant Prayer we (re-) dedicate ourselves to God and his service. Many people find it a challenging prayer to say because in it we acknowledge that we are not in control of our lives but God is.
The Covenant Service is part of our Methodist heritage, used since the days of Wesley and valued in the wider church.