The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets

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Worship at Home

 All public services in Tower Hamlets circuit are currently suspended

Draft circuit plan for September  (still virtual and on-line) 
This is a work in progress, but updated versions will be available as they happen

Sunday Worship in Church at Poplar 27th Sept
We are trying a real meeting in the Emery Hall.  Numbers will be limited
See Newsletter for details

Sunday worship in Tower Hamlets Circuit

You can see all the MCTH past services playing on YouTube here, at any time

Join at 11.00 on Sunday to worship with the Tower Hamlets Circuit, or at any time afterwards, all week.  The link will not work before 10.45, leading up to the service time

Join us immediately after the service on YouTube on Sunday 12.00-12.45 to share and meet with those who have been worshipping. Meet up with friends old and new and spend some time together. 

Click the link to join.

We would like to encourage you to get in touch if you would be willing to take part in our worship in any way; by playing a song or doing a reading or leading a prayer, etc. It doesn’t matter what your age or technical ability – if you want to contribute, we should be able to help make that happen. Even if you can’t record a video clip on your phone, we would be able to record something over the phone. 

The Circuit runs 1:1 phone-call-based Sunday worship every Sunday

 led by Connection Leaders. We are currently calling about 20 members of our congregations, who have no Wi-Fi access or who are in any special circumstances or need. 
If you know of anyone who would like to join, contact Lucia.

Join us for prayer

Our Bow Monday evening prayer has changed from a phone call to a Zoom prayer room. It has been well-attended.  We continue to invite the Bow Road congregation to our Prayer room with fellowship and sharing every Monday at 7pm.  (except Bank holidays and school-term breaks)

Here are some other services you can attend from home

Morning Prayer from Wesley's Chapel can be viewed live at 10.00 each morning. 
Use link for live service from Wesley's Chapel at 11.00 on Sunday and 12.45 on Thursday
For access to a variety of past services use link and then choose YouTube Channel. 

·       Methodist Central Hall Westminster.  Live-streamed Sunday worship, 11 am 
·       BBC1 TV: Sunday Worship and Songs of Praise

·       Radio 4: Sunday Worship 8.10 am

·       Premier Christian Radio (1332 AM) broadcasts 24 hours a day

The Methodist Church  website offers further ideas for resources and services

Discipleship – the Methodist Way of Life with Rev'd John Hayes

Tuesdays  at 7:00pm

We all need help on our shared journey of discipleship from the newest to the most experienced Christian. We will explore together the Methodist Way of Life that encourages us to share in our journey of worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism.
Please join in on Zoom. Contact Rev John to get Zoom link.  You can join in the sessions by phone  – you don’t need the internet.

Tower Hamlets Methodist Circuit:  Worship Consultation – A way forward

We have had over 50 responses to our questionnaire and will be publishing the results in the Newsletter.  Overall about half of people would like to wait and half would like to try out meeting together for a service physically.  

All the following are available via Zoom:

Sunday                          Meet after worship on zoom for coffee and chat 12:00

Sunday                          Youth zoom – a gathering for young people at 6:30pm

Monday                         Bow Road prayer meeting with Lucia Banks at 7:00pm
Tuesday                        Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am
Tuesday                              Discipleship Group – for everyone who wants to be supported and to support                                                 others in their faith journey, with John Hayes at 7:00pm
 Wednesday                  Bible studyReflecting on Revelation with Andrew Brown 19.00
Thursday                       Reflecting on the Psalms with Lucia Banks at 10.15am  (note earlier time)

                                          Explore the Psalms with Lectio Divina 

Saturday                        Circuit Prayer with Lucia Banks at 8:00am

Youth Zoom Club (age 10+)  every Sunday 6.30pm; restarted 13th September.  There will be the chance to start planning and preparing for future youth worship on line. Lots of fun and a chance to shape the future worshipping life of our churches in Tower Hamlets

Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets Facebook 

Recorded messages and previous services available on the Facebook page

A time of reflection when you can’t attend a funeral

When someone you love dies, saying goodbye in some formal way is important.  This is one of the reasons that throughout the generations we have gathered for funerals and memorial services.  With the current restrictions on movement in place it may not be possible for everyone to attend a funeral.
We offer this short act of worship to help you say your formal goodbyes whist in your home. 

See also Meditation for thoughts and prayers

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