Ruth: June 2020

Finding Hope Finding Home

As part of Bible Month 2020, we read and reflect on the short story of Ruth, a story about finding home and hope in the midst of loss and vulnerability.

Watch the Introductory Video

Reading Guide

Find our guide below, reading 1 chapter each week, along with some reading notes to guide and stimulate our reflection.

As the story unfolds I will share thoughts each week within my Sunday Reflections blogpost. As we unpack the story we will discover how echo’s with life today, including, perhaps, our experiences in lockdown.

You can also read the story online via:

Links to Sunday Reflections

Living in Loss: Ruth 1
Survival seeking Hope: Ruth 2
Uncovering Identity: Ruth 3
Finding Home: Ruth 4

Ruth on the Phone

To offer opportunity to include those who don’t have internet access, I will share my reflection and include space for some discussion at 9:30am on Mon mornings, June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th on the phone. All welcome.

How to Connect to Ruth on the Phone
1.      Call 0333 011 0616 from a mobile or landline.
2.     Enter PIN: 9805080 and press # (it will ask for £, but press #)
3.     You will be invited to speak your name, then press # again.
4.     You will now be connected.

Further Resources

Ruth Study Guide
written and edited by Dr Rachel Starr. Download here.

Watch 2 sessions on YouTube where Rachel introduces and unpacks the book of Ruth for Bible Month 2020.
Link to Session 1 – 55mins
Link to Session 2 – 49mins

Resources from Singing The Faith Plus

Resources from the Methodist Church in Scotland

Resources from LICC
London Institute of Contemporary Christianity have put this reading guide together to guide background reading in other Biblical books to help understand some of the biblical and cultural context of Ruth.

Resources from York Methodist Circuit

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