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News in the Hackney Methodist Circuit

Annual Leave

We have various members of staff on Annual Leave from 15th April – 28th April as follows:
Rev Paulo will be off until Tuesday 23rd April

Helen Cornick will be off from Friday 19th April – Sunday 28th April, although will respond to urgent messages between Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April (not necessarily immediately)

Abena Adofo will be off until Friday 19th April

Circuit Service – Easter Offering Dedication Service

On Sunday 14th April at 11am, we will have a Circuit Service at Green Lanes Methodist Church, Stoke Newington, N16 9BN. The theme of the service is ‘Let Justice Roll‘, and we will hear stories from the World Church and from the UK – and reflecting on the words of the prophet Amos. The service will be led by Helen Cornick. Come and join us.
The Easter Offering Service will also be pre-recorded, and available on Zoom at 11am.

Lent Study Course – Let Justice Flow – Last Session

We have been following the London District Lent Study Course during the weeks of Lent.

You are invited to join our last session which will be both at Stoke Newington High Street and on Zoom on Wednesday 27th March at 7pm which will be led by Rev Dr Paulo Bessa Da Silva

The course was written by Rev Richard Grocott, and looks at the prophet Amos.

You can find information about it here: Let Justice Flow A Lent Course | methodistlondon

You can download a copy of the book here: e0f447_37fb9446229d4247a2fa72c56d3645f8.pdf (methodistlondon.org.uk)

If you are joining on Zoom on Wednesday you can use the link: https://zoom.us/j/95754601314 or on telephone 0203 481 5237 Meeting ID: 9575 460 1314

Annual Celebration at The Listening Place – Tuesday 13th February 12noon – 3pm

To celebrate a successful year at The Listening Place we will be holding our annual celebration on Tuesday 13th February, at Stoke Newington High Street between 12noon and 3pm.

Friends from the circuit are welcome to join our usual guests.

We are seeking gifts of face cloths, socks, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and gloves. Cash donations will also help us to buy what is needed. These can be delivered to High Street church on Tuesday, or contact Abena (07875 011003) or Yvette to make alternative arrangements.

Prayers in the Circuit

We regularly meet for prayers on Tuesdays at 1pm at Stoke Newington High Street Methodist Church and on Wednesdays on Zoom at 10am. You can join with either or both of these times of prayer.

To join on Wednesdays, the link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82977408302 or on a telephone, 0203 481 5237 – Meeting ID: 829 7740 8302

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th – 25th January 2024

There will be services during this week in some of our churches, and others in the Hackney Borough. The theme for this year is ‘Go and do likewise’, taken from the story of the Good Samaritan. The theme has been chosen by our Christian brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso.

Wednesday 24th January at 6pm at Stoke Newington High Street Methodist Church

You are welcome to join in any of these services.

We wish you a very happy and peaceful New Year

We pray that God will bless you and your family and friends during 2024.

If you haven’t joined us before, come to any of our churches for worship, or to join in with our activities.

If you are looking for a venue to hold a group, or for a private function, please contact Helen Cornick, the Circuit Administrator, who will put you in touch with the local church stewards. (Please note, we are not able to allow alcohol in any of our church premises)

Circuit Carol Service – Sunday 17th December at 5pm

Come and join us for our Circuit Carol Service on Sunday at 5pm at Stoke Newington led by Rev Stephen Poxon. We will share readings and carols that tell the Christmas story.

If you wish to join the choir, please come at 4pm for a rehearsal.

All are welcome.

Carol Singing – Monday 4th December at 5pm

The Churches in Hackney will be singing carols and sharing the Christmas message at The Narroway, Mare Street, Hackney at 5pm on Monday 4th December for up to an hour. You are very welcome to join in with this.

Christmas Fair for The Listening Place

The Listening Place have got a Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November between 11am and 2pm at Stoke Newington High Street Methodist Church. Please come along and support this. Donations of nearly new/good quality items, unwanted gifts, plants and raffle prizes etc are requested. Please contact Abena or Yvette for more information