The Methodist Church The Square

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  • The Square
  • Dunstable
  • Beds
  • LU6 3SN


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A few images from our church during Harvest Festival, 26 September, 2021:

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Harvest Thanks Tree

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Harvest flowers

Harvest food collection

Harvest Craft Decorations

Church pulpit, showing the flowers made at our craft event on Saturday

Thanks tree, with leaves containing thanks from members of the congregation

Front-right of church, showing the crafted flowers again, and part of the banner decorations made by S club on the balcony

Harvest flowers

The food collected for Harvest Festival, destined for Dunstable's foodbank

A close-up of our crafted flowers


Welcome

The Square is a place of worship and prayer where a warm welcome awaits you.

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

The community rooms of the church are open on Saturday mornings for refreshments, and are used by a variety of community groups during the week.

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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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HEADLINES

Note that the date on the headline is the date the information was received, not the date of any event reported.

26 Oct: Free Youth Work Training

Youthscape logois running a free programme from November 22nd (Tuesday evenings through into January) to help anyone interested in connecting with young people - either young people already in the church or in the community. Full details in this PDF.

22 Oct: Job Opportunities

We have received advertisements for two job opportunities:

Youth Worker at High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden, full time, applications close 19 Nov. Full details in this PDF.

District Property Officer for Beds, Essex and Herts Methodist District. 35h per week. See: 
Job Advert, Job Description, Application Form
Applications close 18 Nov.

21 Oct: Quiz Afternoon

In support of Project WW (raising funds for the much-needed re-pointing on the church's west wall).
Sunday 7th November 3pm - 4.30pm
Teams of 6 or less, £5 per head, including tea, coffee, biscuits.
To book your place, please phone Bridget on 01582 527459

15 Oct: Green Bin Collections

In case anyone has not already seen this, Central Beds Council will be collecting garden waste once only on your normal recycling day, between 18 and 30 October. If your bin is full, make sure you put it out! Food waste collections are suspended for both of those weeks.

15 Oct: Healthy African Recipes

Healthy African Recipes +On Tuesday 19 October, from 6-7:30pm, join Diabetes UK for a demonstration of a healthy African menu. Register for free at https://tinyurl.com/r89jbmvy


12 Oct: President's visit to Marlborough Road

On the 10th October, the President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Sonia Hicks, visited the Marlborough Road Methodist Church in St Albans. The service was live streamed, and the recording is available to all at the Hatfield Road YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBFqOp9Og60

Those involved in making the recording apologise for the poor sound - they had technical difficulties on the day.

6 Oct: Circuit Service on Racial Justice

Here is a link to the play list for the Circuit Service held on 26 September, where, following its acceptance by the Circuit Meeting, the Circuit held a service to receive and commit to the South Beds Racial Justice Strategy.
The preacher was Rev. Inderjit Bhogal, ex-president of Conference.

1 Oct: Rev Nina Johnson

Nina announced after the service on 12 September that she would be seeking an alternative appointment from September 2022. You can find more on this subject in this month's letter.

1 Oct: Harvest Thank You

A huge thank you to everybody who in anyway helped with, contributed or simply attended any of the events which made up our Harvest Celebration weekend. It was lovely to have the opportunity to meet together once again and there was a really positive buzz about the place which was great!
The Shambles concert raised almost £700 for Action for Children and the Gift Day has already brought in approx. £1200 towards our Garden
Project.
(You can still donate to the Garden Project by placing your contribution in an envelope marked 'Garden' in the collection plate - don't forget to let us know if you are able to gift aid.)

There is another Thank You message from Pearl Mathieson.

29 Sept: Action for Children

Firstly: It is with great regret that the committee has decided to disband. We have become a very small group and feel we can no longer successfully support this charity although a number of us will continue to support individually. This means that there will no longer be an annual box opening. Therefore if you have a collecting box which you do not wish to continue with, as an individual, will you please return it to one of the stewards or to me. We are gathering up the boxes and they will be collected by a representative from the charity.
Thank you.                Jenny Smith.

and secondly, we have received a newsletter from Action for Children, that you can read here.

24 Sept: Fresh from the Word

Sharan's daughter Jessica was asked to contribute some thoughts for this 2022 book of daily Bible readings, which is now available.
If anyone would like to buy a copy, please contact Sharan on 07974358013 (pref text or WhatsApp). Jessica can get discounts which Sharan will organise for you. The basic price is £10.99

24 Sept: Pilgrimage to Iona

St Augustine's Church is planning a pilgrimage to Iona in summer 2022. If you would like to join in, or just find out more, see this document.

24 Sept: Dunstable Rotary - East Anglian Air Ambulance

Dunstable Rotary President David Footitt had the great pleasure of presenting his chosen Charity of the Year with a cheque for £1,500 to Andy Lewis from East Anglian Air Ambulance. For a fuller story, see our News page.

23 Sept: Church Project Fundraiser

The fundraising event for October will be a 1-mile sponsored swim, valiantly undertaken by Bridget Calvert. To sponsor her for this, please email bridget.calvert@sky.com, or telephone 01582 527459.

23 Sept: Rev Patrick Kandeh at The Square

Thanks to Stewart Mitchelmore, we were able to make a recording of Patrick's debut service at The Square on Sunday 19th, and this has now been made available here on YouTube for anyone who missed it.




More news items are available on our News page.


 




Café Worship

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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.



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

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.



 Drama Circle Next Production

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See our page.


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