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Below, you will find news items concerning the Square Methodist Church, and the groups that are associated with it.

Items are arranged in date-received order, newest first, so once you reach something you have already seen, you can stop reading! 

 

Below, you will find news items received from external organisations, that may be of interest.

Items are arranged in date-received order, newest first, so once you reach something you have already seen, you can stop reading!

6 May: Garden Growth

Ivor has kindly written this update on progress with the gardens around the church.

29 April: Christmas Party!

A much delayed Christmas Party was held on 24 April at Go Bowling and at The Square. Read this report from Ivor Mitchelmore.

17 April: Photos from our Easter services

(Click the images to enlarge)

Easter Garden +An Easter garden made by 'S' Club, showing the cross, and the path leading to the tomb.

Flowered Cross +

The cross we erected inside church, which was decorated with flowers by members of the congregation during one of the hymns.

Hosanna Banner +

The Hosanna banner made for our Easter celebrations by 'S' Club



14 April: Easter Message from Superintendent Minister Patrick Kandeh

Patrick has written this Easter message for your perusal.

1 April: Café Worship

If you've been wondering whether Café Worship is for you, try reading these comments from some of the people who attend.

1 April: Belonging Together Ministers Group Conference

Belonging Together Ministers Group Conference +The theme for this conference is "Celebrating Diversity: growing in hope", and will be held on Saturday 28th May at Selly Oak Methodist Church. Click the poster to enlarge.


17 Mar: Celebrating Diversity

Ivor and Hyacinth recently attended a Circuit-organised event at High Street Leagrave, and Ivor has written a report about it.

11 Mar: New Minister

It is with huge delight that we are able to announce that Rev. Claudia Lupi has joyfully accepted the invitation from our circuit stewards to serve as our minister at The Square and Harlington from September 2022.

Claudia Lupi

Claudia is married to Pierre and they have three girls aged 10-17 who will all also be joining us; Claudia's mother, an ex-minister herself, will also be living with them.

 

We met Claudia and Pierre last Saturday and they are a lovely couple. Claudia has a warm and positive approach that draws you to her and Pierre is obviously a huge support to her. She lists her strengths as pastoral and mission.

 

Thank you to all those who gave up part of their weekend to come and meet with her and Pierre.

 

If you wish to get a glimpse of our future minister, she has her own channel on YouTube.

4 Mar: Easyfundraising

A reminder that shopping online can bring rewards for the Square (without costing you anything), if you do it through Easyfundraising. To start, just go to our Easyfundraising page.

1 Mar: Square Drama Circle gets glowing review!

Ivor has kindly written a review of the recent pantomime performed by the Square Drama Circle, which you can read on the Drama Circle's page.

24 Feb: New Chairs

New Chairs +New Chairs +
Our grateful thanks to local company, Essity Hygiene, who have donated 46 chairs to us after refurbishing their canteen.
They are currently in the assembly hall while we decide where best to use them.

 

20 May: Volunteer Opportunity

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire are recruiting for volunteer Independent Custody Visitors to join their scheme.
Please see this document for full details.

13 May: Books by Stephen Poxon

John WesleyCharles WesleyWesley Day, or Aldersgate Day, is observed by Methodists on 24th May, recalling the day in 1738 when John Wesley attended a meeting in Aldersgate and received a special blessing. To commemorate that spiritual landmark, I am delighted to announce the availability of two of my books: 'Through the Year with John Wesley' and 'Through the Year with Charles Wesley'. Both are available, internationally, in bookshops and online: ISBN 978-0-85721-823-0 (John) and 978-0-85721-928-2 (Charles). (Both are published by Lion Hudson/Monarch.)   Stephen Poxon

6 May: Christmas in May

Charity Concert +


A grand charity concert featuring the Vauxhall Male Voice Choir, Cantata Ladies Choir and the Festival Ensemble, at St. Mary's R. C. Church, on Saturday 14 May at 7:45pm. Click the poster to enlarge.



6 May: Annual Circuit Service

On the 12th of June at 11.00am the Circuit will be holding our service of worship at The Downs. You are invited to attend and to volunteer your help. Please see our What's On page for more details.

29 April: Luton Asian Christian Fellowship

LACF currently meet at Mount Pleasant, Saturday’s 11am – 3pm, but as their congregation increases they’re outgrowing the space.

They are looking for a larger facility they can use as a sanctuary for worship and a hall for food/refreshments. They do not cook onsite and instead bring precooked food to serve after service.

If you can accommodate LACF or know a church that can, then please do contact Tehseen at your earliest convenience.

tehseen.gul@gmail.com

14 April: Working Out Worship

Are you involved with organising, planning for worship, or leading worship? Join 1 or all 4 of our Zoom training sessions on 'Working out Worship' - each session focuses on each element of worship, key aspects of worship, and different styles and
approaches to leading worship.
More details here.

14 April: Sunday Nite Live

Sunday nite liveThe Circuit Worship Team are planning to relaunch Sunday Nite
Live on Sunday 10th July at Farley Hill at 6pm. Further details will be made available in due course, but the proposed theme is Healing &
Reconciliation - What has Covid meant for us. More details here.

23 Mar: Local Church, Global Difference

This document from Tearfund describes ways in which local churches are responding to the global effects of Covid, the conflict in Syria, injustice, the climate challenge, and also provides some free Lent resources.

11 Mar: Aid for Ukraine

Ukraine FlagYou can donate through the Methodist relief and development organisation All We Can, by visiting the web page for the Ukraine Emergency Appeal. There is also a page for more general worship and prayer resources and ideas for helping 

11 Mar: Queen's Jubilee

A webinar about activities around the Queen's Jubilee in June. The webinar was recorded and is available here.

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.




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