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What’s On weekly 
Sunday      For circuit plan see Congregations 
                  On-line services available all week
                  Young people meet.  5-6pm
Monday     Bow Rd Prayer Room 7pm every week.  Contact: Lucy 
Tuesday    Morning Prayer 08.00   
Tuesday    7pm  Bible study group.  Not a series; come for 'one-off' and join the discussion. See below.
Thursday   2pm at QVSR, with Poplar Church. Call in for tea and chat
Saturday   Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00


Tuesday evening Zoom at 7pm is running 'one-off' short Bible studies for the next few weeks. Join the discussion - or stay quiet and listen.  Everyone is welcome.  Contact; Debbie

1st February Mercy Oppong
15th February John Singleton
1st March Jeanette Martin


You are invited to QVSR Cafe at 2pm on Thursdays for tea and chat with friends and neighbours from Poplar Church, QVSR, Circuit Churches and anyone else who would like to call in.  Revd Cameron (QVSR Chaplain) will be there and you will be made welcome!
(It's a nice cafe with a selection of fare at very reasonable prices)


President and Vice-President visit Lambeth Palace

At the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the President and Vice-President, the Revd Sonia Hicks and Barbara Easton, met with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, continuing a strong friendship between the denominations and offering opportunities for fellowship and to pray together.

  

After the visit Barbara Easton said: "I am moved to invite you to pray for all our sisters and brothers who make, with us, a great quilt of diverse Christian belonging and expression. And to pray for all those whom God has called to lead in his church. May God also equip those whom God calls, and give them courage, wisdom and energy for the work."


More photos and comment from the visit are on the Presidential Facebook page here.


Zacchaeus project meets at Bow Rd Church 
See the
 Zacchaeus website for details

Cafe is open 10-2 Tues, Weds, Thurs. 
A popular get-together with tea and coffee available

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Zacchaeus members busy at Bow.  Find us on Facebook  @zacchaeusMCTH

Call 020 8983 1568 or 07712 332324 or email Debbie for more information



         THIS WEEK'S WORSHIP AT HOME SERVICE IS FROM THE MISSION (23/01)

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New Year greetings from the Whitechapel Mission
Our doors will be open every day during 2022!
We have been helping Londoners to help people who are rough sleeping since 1876, meeting the specific needs of each man and woman who walks through our doors.

Based in the Methodist circuit, we are a volunteer led work with very few staff, but this does not mean we are a small organisation.

First, we help people by meeting immediate needs: food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. In our recovery programmes, we address deeper needs for life-skills and job-skills training, and addiction recovery. We measure our progress against four criteria which indicate to us that a life has been transformed from homelessness to hope: connection to family, commitment to sobriety, a job and a place to live, and a plan for the future.
The Whitechapel Mission is called to serve the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity. We promote the concept of being part of the Mission and taking ownership of the Mission. Any and all who come are welcome.



Wesley's Chapel City Road

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The Chapel and Museum is now open for visits Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00-1500.   The Georgian Town House is now open to visitors in very small groups, when staff are available.  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.  New exhibition running since19th October, until the end of January.  Following on from Black Lives Matter and Leadership on a journey, the current exhibition reviews immigration, the Church, and the experiences of a number of immigrant office holders:

An exhibition celebrating the rich diversity that exists within the Methodist Church, through an exploration into the lives of Black, Asian and global diaspora leaders within Methodism and a history of migration.


EXTRACT FROM AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EXHIBITION.  REVD SONIA HICKS; PRESIDENT OF CONFERENCE.
Courtesy of Wesley's Chapel

If you cannot get to the exhibition in person, try this on the Wesley's Chapel website.

  

Tower Hamlets Circuit is registered for the Easyfundraising site, which means you can raise money for the church when you buy online via Easyfundraising

1. Register as a user and choose “Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets” as your cause
2. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk first when you buy online. Find the retailer’s name, click through to their site and shop 
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend

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