The Methodist Church The Square

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  • Dunstable
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Welcome

The Square is a place of worship and prayer where a warm welcome awaits you, whoever you are.🌈

For details of our Sunday services and other aspects of the church's life click on the tabs above.

We also have five rooms that are used by a variety of community groups during the week, and are are available for your event too. To enquire about hiring for weddings, funerals, meetings, parties or other events, please click Your Event in the menu above.

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Meet other people, have a coffee and a cake. Read the Sunday papers. If you have not been to The Square before this is a gentle way to try us out. See the Worship page.


Youth Groups

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Activities for younger people at The Square.
Read about Sunday Club, Inters Youth Club, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts here.


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 Mission Statement

 We are a town centre church aiming to radiate God’s love,
as revealed in
Jesus Christ,
for the local community and the wider world.

We seek to help people in their search for God
through our worship, prayer and action.


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House Groups

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A number of house groups meet regularly in  an informal setting to explore what it means to be a Christian


Drama Circle
Next Production

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Our next production will not be our pantomime in March 2024, as we have had to cancel this due to unforeseen circumstances. Look out for our next production in the Autumn.

See our page.

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Sunday Services

The most recent Sunday service, 16th June, was a traditional service in the Church, led by Hyacinth Taylor. This service was live streamed, and remains available here on YouTube.

Next Sunday, 23rd June, will be All Age Worship in the Church, led by Claudia Lupi and Chris Berry. This week's service will not be available online.


HEADLINES

Please click here to submit your own news item

Square Prayer

Received 14 June

Square Prayer is a WhatsApp group (formally known as the Square Prayer Chain) that promises to pray for any prayer requests received. If you have a prayer request, the members in the group are happy to pray for you and/or your request. Prayers are prayed for as received, not embellished, not judged, not discussed. All requests are treated confidentially. Please, if you would like to add anything to the prayer list, contact me and I will ensure it gets added. Equally, if you would to join the Square Prayer WhatsApp Group and pray for, and on behalf of others, contact me.

Linda Berry
prayer@squaremethodist.org

Church Clean

Received 14 June

We are holding another Big Church Clean on Saturday 29th June from 9am until noon. Please come along even if you can't stay for long. Any help is always gratefully received. It's a chance to clean the areas of the church that don't receive attention too frequently and it helps to keep our building looking cared for!

Entry can be gained by ringing the doorbell on the bench side (south side) door.

Help Needed

Received 6 June

Sunday 21st July is a Local Arrangement. The stewards are suggesting a Songs of Praise which would involve hymn/song choices to be coordinated with a reading or reason for the choice.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) to lead this service. If you feel you would be interested please contact the stewards.

Square Singing Group

Received 6 June

We are looking into setting up a Square Singing Group. This would be a group that would help lead the singing in services occasionally, as well as get involved in events.

Please see our News page for fuller details.

Obituary:
Mrs Stella Kandeh

Received 30 May

It is with deep sorrow that I inform you about the passing of Mrs. Stella Kandeh, beloved mother of Reverend Patrick Kandeh. Mrs. Kandeh passed away on May 27, 2024, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

She will always be remembered for her remarkable kindness, unwavering strength, and her deep love for God, family, and community. Her legacy of compassion and devotion will continue to inspire us all. 

Let us pray for Reverend Patrick Kandeh and the rest of the family for strength and comfort during this pain and sorrow.

The details of the funeral arrangements will be communicated to you all in due course, allowing everyone to pay their respects to Mrs Kandeh.

May her soul rest in perfect peace, and may her memory continue to inspire us all.

Shambles/Beati Concert

Received 30 May

The total raised at the recent Shambles and Beati concert is £1070. This money is going towards the Kitchen Project.

Dunstable Downs Open-Air service, 7th July

Received 23 May

See our What's On page for details of this event.
We need volunteers to share the following tasks. Unless otherwise indicated please contact Nigel Bibbings (01525) 872026 revdnigel@gmail.com if you are able to help with these. Volunteer help on the day will also be welcome!

Arranging Chairs
Erecting and taking down the gazebo
Stewarding and Welcoming
Car Parking: Please contact Peter Deffee on (01582) 872857

Also see this document

One Person One Task

Received 17 May

We would like to spread the load of the work required to keep our church functioning smoothly. To this end, we would like everybody to consider whether there is some small task that they could undertake, once, occasionally, or regularly. We have a list of such activities, where you can tick a box or two to pick task(s) that you would be prepared to consider. The list is here in Word format (so you can fill it in on the computer) or here in PDF, if you can't handle Word.

Action Fraud: WhatsApp Groups

Received 10 May

WhatsApp group chat members are being warned they could be targeted by criminals, as Action Fraud reveals it has received 636 reports from victims of the messaging app this year. Please see this document for full details.

District Testimony Services

Received 26 April

In May and June 2024 we will be holding the testimony services for the four probationers in our district who are currently preparing for ordination. These are district services, where probationers will have the opportunity to share the story of God at work in their lives in their present calling. Please do support these important times of sharing in worship and witness together. Full details in this document.

3Generate Volunteering

Received 5 April

Volunteering for 3Generate is open! This year we need to grow the team by 25% and want to encourage everyone in churches to consider getting involved. Please see this document for full details.

Church Garden

Received 28 March

With it now being spring we are starting to plan the floral displays in the church garden for the rest of the year. If anyone grows their own plants, we would be very grateful if you have any spare you could donate some to the church garden. Especially for the woodland side opposite the bench and the two troughs.

Please speak to Christina, Marie or Ivor.


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By viewing our website your IP address, browser details, times of visits, etc. may be logged and used for statistical purposes, network security and fraud prevention. This helps us to monitor how effectively the site is working. Be assured that we never profile normal visitors to the site or invasively monitor them. The statistical data will be used by ourselves and may also be used by our website provider to help provide the service. The legal basis for processing this information is Legitimate Interest.

The Square Methodist Church, Dunstable cares about your privacy and your trust is important to us. Our Privacy Notice explains how Local Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain collect, use and protect your personal information. It also provides information about your rights and who to contact if you have any questions about how we use your information. You may read our Privacy Notice online or download a PDF version. A copy is also displayed on the noticeboard in the room known as the “Parlour”. Rev. Claudia Lupi will try to deal with any questions as a local point of contact.

You can also see our Safeguarding Policy. 


The Methodist Church The Square is part of The Methodist Church in Britain