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What’s On weekly

Saturday    Circuit Morning Prayer 08:00 with Lucia Banks 
Sunday      Service available from 10.45
                  Meet after worship on zoom for coffee and chat 12:00-12.30
                  Youth zoom – a gathering for young people 10.00-10.45 and  6:00pm
Monday     Bow Rd prayer room with Lucia at 7:00pm  
Tuesday    Circuit Morning Prayer with Lucia at 08:00 
Weds         Learning to See - discussion group with Irene 4.30pm  

lectioThursday   Lectio Divina at 10.15 with Lucia

Friday        Zacchaeus Tea & chat 3pm 
                  








  

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Discussion group followed the series Learning to See.

"You have eyes," said Jesus, "But you do not see!"
Thinking about what holds us back from understanding each other,
Join Irene on Zoom from 4.30pm for about an hour on Wednesday
The first series pondered Confirmation, Complexity and Complimentary Biases.
 We continue to work through the podcasts and debate what we hear.  New additions to the group will be made welcome.  Debate or spectate, as you will.  To get into the swing, just listen to one of the podcasts. 





You are welcome to call for tea on Fridays with friends from Zacchaeus


The zplogoZacchaeus Project  is now running a tea-time chat on Fridays 3-4pm. Meet and chat with others  and reunite with old friends.  Bring your tea/coffee and share your stories.  
Or y
ou can listen and not speak. That's OK too

Call 020 8983 1568 or 07712 332324 or email Debbie for more information on how to join (If you need any assistance in setting up the Zoom App we can help). Looking forward to seeing you on Fridays!  



Have you noticed on the Menu?  Young People's News!  



Methodist Church to start major new project on being a justice-seeking Church

The Methodist Church is to commit to a two-year project looking at how the Church speaks out on social issues and challenges injustices. The project will be led by Rachel Lampard and aims to make the Church more effective in speaking and acting for justice and transformation.


Rachel Lampard said: “I am excited to be part of this project listening to Methodists and those beyond our church, including those who are sometimes unheard; discerning the values upon which our commitment to justice can be based; and acting to help Methodists use these resources to speak and act on issues of justice.I hope and pray that this will be a project which engages people from around the Connexion and leaves us all with a deeper passion for God’s justice in the world.”




 Update on Covid 19

Our Circuit Covid page (running sincecatkins 17th March) is still being updated.  An edited diary of the progress of the pandemic as it has affected the Circuit can be traced back to last March.  


Methodist Church Tower Hamlets  provides many possibilities for communicating with each other.  There are reflections, updated each week; new information is added frequently.  You are invited to contribute.  Please check regularly and share your thoughts, prayers and lives with us  
Do join in on our Facebook page



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Whitechapel Mission 

   

The Mission remains Open and ServingThank you so much for your continued support.  The best way to help at the moment is to give money and let the Mission buy what it needs.  Doors are now open for donations.  Food is the highest priority for those sleeping on our streets. Warm clothing, medical attention and support must be sustained. The Mission is now serving up to 600 breakfasts daily and offering some packed lunches to guests

See video of our current work                           
U
p-to-date list
  of Mission needs 





LOCAL FOOD BANK - still running throughout this year of increased need.
Working from Bromley-By-Bow Community Centre, St Leonard’s Street, E3 3BT       See website.  Donations are needed as stocks are running low while demand is growing .A small gift of money is probably the easiest way to assist.  Please help, if you can.  A partner foodbank is based at St Matthew’s Church, Bethnal Green.  The team there continue to distribute food on the first and third Fridays of each month. If you would like to help as a volunteer or with a donation, please get in touch with St Matthew’s Rector, Erin, at erin.clark@london.anglican.org or by ringing 0208 109 0644

Local food resources:
BOW FOOD BANK @ Bromley by Bow Centre, St Leonards Street, E3 3BT 
Open: Mondays 8.30 am - 12.30 pm 
NEIGHBOURS IN POPLAR  delivering free hot meals
 on Wednesdays and Sundays to people in 
need in the Poplar and Isle of Dogs areas.
They can also help with shopping. (Tel – 020 7987 0257)
BETHNAL GREEN FOOD BANK @ St Matthews Church, E2 6DT 
Open Wednesdays 2 -7pm 
STEPNEY FOOD BANK @ St Dunstan's Church, E1 0NR 
Open daily (except Sundays & Mondays) 10 - 4pm, Saturdays 10 - 3pm
(Tel - 0207 650 3035) 
SALVATION ARMY in Kerbey Rd Poplar, Food distribution (limited visits) Every other Thursday 09.30-11.30
FOODCYCLE  Distributes food/meals from our Bow Road Methodist Church
Friday evenings between 7 - 8.00 pm



Wesley's Chapel - Museum of Methodism
There is currently no public access  to John Wesley's House and Museum but  see the website where virtual tours are available. Daily opportunities for Worship. with the Chapel.  Plans are for a limited opening of the Museum in time for Wesley Day 24th May.


Spaces in Onsite Community
The Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Community currently have rooms available to let, and are looking for new people to join the community.  The cost of the rooms available vary and as part of the community we will also require people to volunteer time and commit to attending our monthly gathering.  To find out more details and to request an application form please contact the office at Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Mission (tel: 020 7253 2262) or email Sally Rush, our community worker (cw@wesleyschapel.org.uk).




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 do your shopping
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend

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