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The 2019 Lent reflections will be focused on Challenging Conversations. We reflect on how to live together well as communities of Christians - even though we might not all agree on something. With themed preaching and bible study opportunities throughout the Circuit.
For dates of Lent meetings at each church, click link above.
LENT PRAYER CARDS
Download the file and print it out (double-sided) on strong paper or light card.
Cut into 4 bookmarks and pass 3 on to others!
Irene’s sponsored 10k run and the walkers together raised £1,400.
The recent Zacchaeus 21st birthday celebrations raised over £2,600.
2019 is the 21st year of the circuit’s Zacchaeus Project at Bethnal Green
The project started out as a church-based initiative for carers in 1998 and has gone from strength to strength since then, evolving to suit the needs of the community.
Buy a key-ring to celebrate this milestone! Only £1.99
For further information contact the Zacchaeus Project: 020 8983 1568 (Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Twitter: @LdnZacchaeus Facebook: Zacchaeus Project @ZacchaeusMCTH
Old Ford Church is open every Tuesday 13.30-15.00 for craft-work, coffee and cake. Bring any craft you are working on. Beginners welcome
On the second Tuesday of each month, 12.30, there is a light lunch at Old Ford with an opportunity for conversation, prayer and then a short service. These are all open to anyone living locally, as well as to everyone across the circuit.
One tin at a time for Whitechapel Mission
Always needed: Nutella, Sugar, Coffee, Baked Beans, Honey, Instant Hot Chocolate and tinned Plum Tomatoes (not chopped), plus toothbrushes, razors, men’s underwear, socks.
(See list on box in Churches for latest info).
BAND FOR LIFE. The Band meets Fridays at Bow Road Church See website
Last summer, our musicians were back at Canary Wharf taking part in the Late Bloom Arts Festival.
Watch a clip of the group sing-a-long last time they were there:
The Band tells us they are missing Gerry, who died recently:
"We meet each Friday until Easter. Not wanting to do a session on Good Friday, we're going to meet for an open coffee and hot cross buns time on Maundy Thursday, from 10.30 - 12.30pm.
Then Sarah will be away for the 2 Fridays after Easter, 26/4 and 3/5. We're also off to the Albert Hall again: it's Abbaphonic this time - for the Friendship Matinee at £5/head"
You are welcome to any Band rehearsal - especially the one with Buns - and let Sarah know very soon, if you'd like to join the Concert Party!
Christian Aid Collection:
Christian Aid Week (May 12 - 18) Note the dates.
There will be a circuit Big Brekkie at our Bow Road church on Saturday, 11th May. On Tuesday 14th there will be the usual collection at Mile End tube station, supported by a number of churches in the area. More details and further plans to follow ....
ALMOST four years after conflict broke out in Yemen, the country remains in the grip of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis with more than 14 million people on the brink of starvation. CEOs of the country’s leading faith-based aid agencies have now come together to appeal to Christians and Muslims to pray for an end to the suffering.
The FoodCycle charity holds a community meal on Friday evenings 7pm at Bow Road church. The charity sources good quality food from supermarkets that is soon to reach its sell-by date. If you want to know more, visit the website (www.foodcyle.org.uk) contact Matt (email@example.com) or 020 7729 2775 More volunteers to assist would be welcome
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
There are lots of retailers taking part including: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ebay, Amazon.co.uk, Clark’s, British Airways
For full address and details of each church in the circuit, see Congregations
Charity Number 1134888