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Opening of new garden area

Scene from Nativity 

Councillor Gloria Martin, Mayor of Dunstable, about to cut the ribbon marking the formal opening of Phase 1 of the revitalisation of the gardens around our church.
17 December, 2021 

A scene from our 'S' Club nativity play, which constituted our Sunday service for 19 December. The service was live streamed, and you can still watch the recording here on YouTube.


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.

Please click here to submit your own news item

23 Jan: Training Course

This is a reminder that the first of our face-to-face Foundation Creating Safer Space Training Courses is taking place at 1.00pm on Saturday 29 January at Toddington Methodist Church.

There are still plenty of places available.  Places can be booked via Eventbrite, or you can contact me directly at
office@southbedsmethodist.org.uk or on 07711 985327.

20 Jan: Training Opportunities

Two training opportunities: Leadership Essentials and Growing Through Change and Conflict. See the External Events section of our What's On page for more details.

20 Jan: Prayer for Tonga

The President and Vice President have expressed their concern over the situation in Tonga caused by the volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami. They ask the Methodist people to pray for those affected. Click here (or on the Prayer menu item above) to read the suggested prayer.

20 Jan: Youth Teams Gathering

A free one-day gathering on Saturday 12th February in Bute Street, Luton, for teams and volunteers working with young people in Christian settings. Full details here.

14 Jan: WPCU Zoom Prayer Meeting

Join Christians across Hertfordshire in prayer on 25 January at 7:30pm.
Further details here
Meeting Id 894 6588 1609 passcode 656904
or click the link

14 Jan: Scam Alert

If you receive a parcel that you didn't order, then someone comes to collect it back again, beware - this is probably a scam. See this document for more details.

14 Jan: Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is celebrating its 40th year, and you can read all about it, amongst other things, here.

14 Jan: Circuit Admin Job Vacancy

South Beds Methodist Circuit has a vacancy for an administrator. Details here.

14 Jan: Christchurch Hitchin
Job Vacancy

Christchurch in Hitchin is looking for a Youth and Children's Worker. Details here.

14 Jan: Beds Fire and Rescue Service Consultation

BFRS has launched a consultation on budget and priorities, and is asking for your input. Read all about it in their document here.

12 Jan: Panto Dates Changed

Sleeping Beauty +In case you had not already heard, the dates for the Square Drama Circle's panto this year have been put back to February 24/25/26. Click to enlarge the poster.

11 Jan: Safeguarding Webinars

Two informative and thought-provoking webinars are being planned by the Methodist Survivors’ Advisory Group members for an audience across the Methodist Church. Please see External Events on our What's On page for full details.

16 Dec: Prayers for Afghanistan

Children are starving to death as Afghanistan faces the bleakest of winters. The country is in the grip of a catastrophic food shortage – half of the population don’t have enough to eat. Now, the bitter cold is setting in, with temperatures dropping as low as -20°C.

Your prayers are urgently needed.
If you would like to support this appeal financially then you can do so here.

Unfortunately, the backup material that was provided to support this is covered by "please don't put this on the web". If you would like a copy, please get in touch.

10 Dec: Creating Safer Spaces

Please see our News page for training dates for the advanced module online for the first few months of 2022. We plan to have a face to face course in March and as soon as the location has been secured I will circulate the details.

3 Dec: Reflecting on the Church post-Covid

On 22 January, an event for Christians in Luton, marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. With Rt. Rev David J Oakley. Full details here.

26 Nov: Vacancies at the Square

There are a number of vacancies for volunteer roles at the Square. We would like to have several volunteers for each role, so that the workload can be shared. Please see this document for full details, and find yourself a suitable role.

11 Nov: Treasurer Wanted

Houghton Regis Community Development Charity, which is supported by the Methodist Church and Central Baptist Association, plus local congregations,  is seeking a Treasurer, to deal with a reasonably small amount of financial dealings. See the News page for more details.

10 Nov: Square Happenings

Ivor has written this document, describing some recent activities at The Square, including the Quiz, the church gardening project, and the church cleaning team.

29 Oct: Worship at Home services

Due to popular demand the Ministries: Vocations and Worship team have decided to continue coordinating the Worship at Home services up to the end of August 2022. Find the services here. 

We are now looking for volunteers (ordained and lay) to write some of these services. If you are willing and able to, please e-mail Gabriella at mahadevag@methodistchurch.org.uk

29 Oct: Submit a prayer: Methodist Prayer Handbook 2022/2023

The theme for the 2022/2023 Prayer Handbook is ‘The Greatest Commandment’ (based on Matthew 22:37-39 with further inspiration from Acts 2). The Methodist Prayer Handbook has prayers for every day of the year in a 31-day prayer cycle and is written by the Methodist community. Would you like to contribute a prayer to this resource?
Submission details here. Deadline is 22 Jan.




More news items are available on our News page.

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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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