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The Weekly Notice Sheet is handed out on Sundays, with news of what is happening at The Square. 
If you would like to receive it by email or send news to be included, please email us.

You can read the latest notice sheet here, and previous sheets can be found in our archive.



Worship at The Square

Our church buildings are open every Sunday morning for worship, either for a traditional service in the Church, or for Café Worship in the church hall. Most of our traditional services are also live streamed on YouTube, so you can join in online if you can't make it in person. See our Worship This Week page for up to date information. On that page, you can also find resources to help you in your worship at home, if that is your choice.

 

Worship Elsewhere

Other Opportunities for online worship in South Bedfordshire Circuit are listed on our Worship This Week page.

Trinity Methodist Church in Leighton Buzzard are holding weekly evening services at 6pm via Zoom. All are invited to join us.
Contact Catherine Roots at catherine.roots1@ntlworld.com or use the zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/94865623492?pwd=RlozVHRhYnFrcEU1cUJjdHZxUDQzQT09

Meeting ID: 948 6562 3492
Passcode: 494002

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Square Events and Groups

Gather Round logo

Gather Round

Tuesday 9th April
2pm

Epworth Hall

A fellowship group for all ages. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm.

Our aim is to share fellowship together in a relaxed way with a programme of serious and not so serious subjects.

This month: a light-hearted discussion on annoying things

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Armchair Exercise Group

Tuesday, 16th April
2pm

Church Parlour

The Armchair exercise group normally takes place weekly in the Parlour. 
All are welcome to join us.

Brenda Price  

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Priory Housegroup

Tuesday, 16th April
7:30pm

Victoria Street

Our programme takes us through Lent using the Methodist Church Lent 2024 Course 'Unbounded Love' based on John Wesley's hymn 'Love Divine'

Week 6: ‘Till we cast our crowns before thee’

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Buttercup Close Housegroup

Wednesday, 17th April
7:30pm

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month. There is friendly and informal discussion around biblical and current social and community issues and how they relate to our faith in Christ.

With increasing age, we are a decreasing number and there are now just seven members in the group. New members would be warmly welcome. See the Contacts Page.

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Ladies' Thursday Club

Thursday, 18th April
2pm

Church Parlour

Elaine Mountfort
Safer Communities Officer

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The Living Room

Friday, 19th April
10:30 - 1:30

Assembly Room

The Living Room is a welcoming place where anyone can come for a chat, a snack, read, make crafts, play games, help build a jigsaw or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, all FREE!

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Afternoon Tea

Saturday, 20th April
3 - 5 pm

Church Hall

Afternoon Tea in aid of Cancer Research UK and Dunstable Foodbank.
Bring and Buy, books, ornaments, gifts, etc

In memory of Dorothy Harman

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Concert

Saturday, 20th April
7:30pm

Church

"A Time for Music" with the Luton Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Anstice-Pim.

Programme includes: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Grieg), Selection for The Merry Widow (Lehar), Symphonic Suite from The Lord of the Rings (Shore) and much more.

Tickets £10 (16 and under free) available online or on the door
www.lutonconcertorchestra.org.uk

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Meeting Point

Tuesday, 23rd April
10:30

Church Parlour

Meeting Point is a study and fellowship group who meet in the Parlour every other Tuesday morning, 10.30am - 12 noon.

All are welcome.

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Armchair Exercise Group

Tuesday, 23rd April
2pm

Church Parlour

The Armchair exercise group normally takes place weekly in the Parlour. 
All are welcome to join us.

Brenda Price  

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Priory Housegroup

Tuesday, 23rd April
7:30pm

West Hill

Our programme takes us through Lent using the Methodist Church Lent 2024 Course 'Unbounded Love' based on John Wesley's hymn 'Love Divine'

Week 7 (Holy Week) ‘Lost in wonder, love and praise!’

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The Living Room

Friday, 26th April
10:30 - 1:30

Assembly Room

The Living Room is a welcoming place where anyone can come for a chat, a snack, read, make crafts, play games, help build a jigsaw or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, all FREE!

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Beetle Drive

Saturday, 27th April
6:45pm

Newland Church
LU2 9TE

A fun game in aid of Luton & Dunstable Foodbanks

£5 per person, including Ploughman's Supper)

Places to be booked in advance by contacting Steph on 07498903106

Bring your own drinks and glasses

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Circuit Celebration Service

Sunday 28th April
6.00pm

Church

Please remember the Circuit service on Sunday 28th April at 6pm at the Square to celebrate the work of Local Preachers and Worship Leaders.

In particular we shall present awards to Tina Salmon and Robin Wright who have served 40 years as Local Preachers and Stephen Parkinson and Clive Salmon who have served 25 years as Worship Leaders.

This service will be live streamed, and can be found here on YouTube.

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Armchair Exercise Group

Tuesday, 30th April
2pm

Church Parlour

The Armchair exercise group normally takes place weekly in the Parlour. 
All are welcome to join us.

Brenda Price  

Priory Housegroup logo

Priory Housegroup

Tuesday, 30th April
7:30pm

Norton Court

Prayer - Over to Stephen!


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Ladies' Thursday Club

Thursday, 2nd May
2.00

Church Parlour

AGM and Table Games

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The Living Room

Friday, 3rd May
10:30 - 1:30

Assembly Room

The Living Room is a welcoming place where anyone can come for a chat, a snack, read, make crafts, play games, help build a jigsaw or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, all FREE!

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Village Housegroup

Friday, 3rd May
2.00pm

The Village House Group is a small group of people who meet mostly on the first Friday of the month in Eaton Bray.

Prayer at the Squre

Prayer at the Square

Monday, 6th May
7:00pm

Church Foyer / Zoom

Our monthly prayer meeting

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Meeting Point 

Tuesday, 7th May
10:30

Church Parlour

Meeting Point is a study and fellowship group who meet in the Parlour every other Tuesday morning, 10.30am - 12 noon.

All are welcome.

Armchair Exercise Logo

Armchair Exercise Group

Tuesday, 7th May
2pm

Church Parlour

The Armchair exercise group normally takes place weekly in the Parlour. 
All are welcome to join us.

Brenda Price  

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Priory Housegroup

Tuesday, 7th May
7:30pm

Mardale Avenue

Planning Meeting

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The Living Room

Friday, 10th May
10:30 - 1:30

Assembly Room

The Living Room is a welcoming place where anyone can come for a chat, a snack, read, make crafts, play games, help build a jigsaw or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, all FREE!

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Gather Round

Tuesday, 14th May
2pm

Epworth Hall

A fellowship group for all ages. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm.

Our aim is to share fellowship together in a relaxed way with a programme of serious and not so serious subjects.

Shambles Poster +

Shambles and Beati concert

Saturday, 18th May
7:30pm

Church

The Shambles big band, and Beati vocal ensemble present "I Sing and I Swing", a joint concert, with all proceeds going to the Methodist Church at The Square.

Tickets £7 on the door

 

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External Events

Trinity Methodist Church, Leighton Buzzard

Sunday Evening service via Zoom

Every Sunday

Trinity Methodist Church in Leighton Buzzard are holding weekly evening services at 6pm via Zoom. All are invited to join us.
Contact Catherine Roots at
catherine.roots1@ntlworld.com or follow the links above.

Strathmore Community Breakfast +

Community Breakfast for Families

1st and 3rd Sunday of every month
8:30 - 10:00am

Strathmore Methodist Church

You are welcome to join our family friendly community breakfast club.

More details
Email
March 2024 Update


The Bible Course +

The Bible Course

Wednesday, 10th April
(and 5 following Weds)
7:30pm

Zoom

The Bible Course LogoThe Bible Course is an opportunity to explore the BIG story that is contained in this amazing book, from Genesis through the Old Testament and the New Testament to Revelation. Run over 8 sessions, combining video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings. Each weekly session will last an hour to an hour and a half.

For more information and to register, please contact Angela Brydon, District Discipleship Enabler.

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Charity begins at home

A journey with All We Can in Liberia

Thursday, 18th April
6:00pm

Zoom

At All We Can we are excited to invite you to an exclusive online fundraising event in collaboration with our local partner, SHIFSD, and esteemed guests from All We Can. This promises to be a memorable occasion, featuring insightful discussions Angela Zamaere Smith from All We Can, Jeremiah Burgess from SHIFSD in Liberia, Revd Gill Newton (President of Methodist Conference), and Kerry Scarlett (Vice-president of Methodist Conference).

This event is a unique opportunity to learn more about the impactful work being done by All We Can and our local partner, SHIFSD, in Liberia. You'll gain valuable insights into the challenges faced by communities and the transformative projects that your support helps to fund.

Click here to confirm your attendance.

Spread the Word: Share this invitation with your friends, family, and colleagues who may be interested in supporting our cause.

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Free Church Service

Wednesday 1st May
11:00

Lady Chapel,
St Albans Cathedral

You are invited to attend a Free Church Service in the Lady Chapel of St Albans Cathedral.

This month: Captain Mark Scoulding
Salvation Army, North Watford.

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Free Church Service

Wednesday 5th June
11:00

Lady Chapel,
St Albans Cathedral

You are invited to attend a Free Church Service in the Lady Chapel of St Albans Cathedral.

This month: Maggie Dodd
St Albans Anna Chaplain.

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Equipping for Equality

Saturday, 8th June
10:30 - 4:00
London and Online

Saturday, 20th July
10:30 - 4:00
Lancaster and Online

Following the feedback to a survey of EDI* officers, there was a request for regional training events to equip people in implementing aspects of the JDS* strategy.  We have arranged two events as a start, on Sat 8th June in London and Sat 20th July in Lancaster, 10.30-4. Both events can be attended onsite or online.

They are open to anyone passionate about EDI.

Please find more information and bookings here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/equipping-for-equality-3250479

If you have questions, or would like to host something similar in a different region, or if you can’t make these dates but would be keen to attend something in the future, please contact Stuart on watkins@methodistchurch.org.uk

* Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Justice, Dignity and Solidarity

 

 

 

 

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