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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

Following our long period of closure due to Covid, we have now re-opened the church buildings for worship, and most of our services are now conducted live in church. Most of these are now 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.

In view of the increasing risk from the Omicron variant of Covid, we must ask you to wear masks throughout services held in church, and recommend taking a lateral flow test beforehand.

Worship Elsewhere

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


Trinity Methodist Church are holding evening services at 6pm via zoom on the first and third Sundays of each month. All are invited to join us.
Contact Catherine Roots at
catherine.roots1@ntlworld.com

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Square Groups

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Armchair Exercise Group

 

Please note that the Armchair Exercise Group will not be meeting until further notice


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Rescheduled to February

Come and witness the Square Drama Circle's pantomime for this season. Sure to have you rolling in the aisles!

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Meeting Point

Tuesday, 25th January
10:30 - 12 noon

Church Parlour

Alternating with Fill The Gap, Meeting Point meets in the Church Parlour on alternate Tuesdays. Contact Lisa Foster, stewards@squaremethodist.org or call 01582 757983

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Priory Housegroup

Tuesday, 25th January
7:30 - 9pm

Zoom

Debate on whether animals should be used for transplants

Thermometer

Project WW
Coffee Morning

Saturday, 29th January
10:00 - 12 noon

Church Halls

A coffee morning in support of Project WW, Please come and help if you can, or donate a few cakes or similar. And if you'd like to come along and buy them back, while having a good old chin-wag, then you'd be most welcome!

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Fill the Gap 

Tuesday, 1st February
10:30

Zoom

Alternating with Meeting Point, Fill the Gap meets in fellowship in a 40-minute Zoom meeting. Contact Lisa Foster, stewards@squaremethodist.org or call 01582 757983

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Ladies' Thursday Club 

Thursday, 3rd February
2pm

Church Parlour

Mrs Lorraine Law from Aley Green church

Homemade Pickles and Jams

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Gather Round

Tuesday, 8th February
2pm

Church Parlour

 

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Ladies' Thursday Club

Thursday, 17th February
2pm

Church Parlour

Geoff Lambert

Medical Detection Dogs

Sleeping Beauty +

Sleeping Beauty
by the Square Drama Circle

Note these revised dates

Thursday 24th February
7:30

Friday 25th February
7:30

Saturday 26th February
3:00 and 7:30

Church Hall

Come and witness the Square Drama Circle's pantomime for this season. Sure to have you rolling in the aisles!

Adult £7
Child/Concession £6
Family (2+2) £23
Groups (10+) £5 each

Box office (01582) 527128

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Ladies' Thursday Club

Thursday, 3rd March
2pm

Church Parlour

Liz Hughes

Airport Chaplain

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Ladies' Thursday Club

Thursday, 17th March
2pm

Church Parlour

John Pickersgill

Magistrate

 

 

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Other Square Events

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External Events

Trinity Methodist Church, Leighton Buzzard

Sunday Evening service via Zoom

First and third Sunday of each month

Trinity Methodist Church are holding evening services twice a month at 6pm via Zoom. The initial trial period has now been extended until at least September 2021.
All are invited to join us.
Contact Catherine Roots at
catherine.roots1@ntlworld.com

 

Positive Working Together: Growing through change and conflict

Monday 24th January
Tuesday 1st February
9:30 - 4:00

Zoom

A one-day workshop to consider how conflict works in ourselves and in our church community, and develop some simple tools to transform situations of tension, conflict and change. Please only book one day by clicking the appropriate date on the left.

For more information, contact Graham Jones:
jonesg@methodistchurch.org.uk

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District Discussions
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Wednesday 26th January
7.30pm
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January theme is Christmas - as in what did you do as a church? An opportunity to come together to share and learn from one another, on zoom for an hour. Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 7.30pm Registration is required using this link

District Discussions in February will be about small groups and March, Memory Worship. More details to follow in the new year on both of those.

 

High Town Methodist Church, or Zoom

Saturday, 29th January
10:00 - noon

Leading Local Arrangements Worship Workshop

 Do you struggle when it says LA on the plan?
• Do you think you could improve the worship in LAs?
• Would you like to try leading an LA, but are scared to say so?
• Would you like to see more people involved in leading LAs?
• Would you like worship to be offered by the whole congregation?
• Would you like a go - but don’t want to be a Worship Leader?

All these questions and more!

Come and gain a greater understanding of how to craft an act of worship, be introduced to resources and share with others in discussion and planning

Contact Jenny Spouge to book your place jenny.spouge@methodist.org.uk or 01582 659035

 

Training Course:
Creating Safer Space

Saturday, 29th January
1pm

Toddington Methodist Church

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 on this training course.  Places can be booked via Eventbrite, or you can contact me directly at office@southbedsmethodist.org.uk or on 07711 985327 to book a place on the course.

 

Leadership Essentials

Wednesdays
2, 9, 16, 23 February
7:00 - 9:00

Zoom

A short, 4-session online course if you are:

  • new to church leadership
  • want to know more about leadership
  • have responsibility, but don't feel like a leader

Topics covered:

  1. Servant leadership
  2. Knowing who you are as a leader
  3. Knowing where you are heading
  4. Challenge and change in leadership

With Lorraine Darlow, Jon White, James Pickin and Nigel Pimlott

Click here to book and for more information

 

Speaking Truth: Voices of Survivors of childhood abuse webinar series

Wed 23rd February
11am - 12:30pm

In Webinar 2 - The Church’s Response to Survivors: From Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone, we will be introduced to a consideration of the theology of safeguarding and how erroneous interpretations of scripture have been used to justify suffering or to force survivors to forgive. We will learn how childhood abuse affects future faith and the survivor’s understanding of God and church. We will look at aspects of traditional church, including language, which can be harmful to survivors. We will hear from survivors about their experiences, including alternative modes of church which they have found helpful. We will look at the Methodist Church’s work, both to make our churches safer spaces and to respond better to survivors of abuse within our congregations.

Register in advance for this webinar



Forward Planning
(more than a month away)

 




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