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11th June breathe

Posted on Thursday June 8th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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Slide1It’s breathe this coming Sunday and it would be lovely to see you if you can make it.

In the midst of all the election debate (and the results by Sunday), the terrible attacks in our country and the complexity of our own lives space and time to reflect seems like a good idea.

We will be thinking about the idea of ‘here’. Firstly, what are the hopes and struggles in the places we find ourselves? Secondly, how is God with us in all of the places we live our lives?

It all begins at 7.30pm and will last for an hour. It will be a time spent in stillness and silence, there will be video and image, ritual and singing. We’d love it if you could stay for a chat afterwards over a drink and some cake.

 

 

 

 

14th May breathe

Posted on Wednesday May 10th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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breathe is happening again this month and we would love to see you if you can make it.

As we were planning this month we realised that the world seems an angry place right now. Be it people and places, general elections and nations at war. And perhaps, if we are honest, in our own lives there is anger.

In our time together we will explore the idea of anger and how it could be constructive. In the quiet, we will reflect on the things that trigger it in us and others, and how faith informs our engaging with our world.

As ever, there will be silence and stillness, chants and ritual, image and film to help us listen to ourselves and God.

It will last around about an hour and if you have time we would love to have a chat over a tea or coffee and cake!

We begin at 7.30pm and it all takes place in the hall at St Ives Methodist Church so please use the side door to get it.

Take care,

Matt and the breathe team

 

 

Easter Day Cafe Church

Posted on Thursday April 13th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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Slide1It is with great excitement that we let you know about this months cafe service which is also Easter Day. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to think about and celebrate the most important Sunday for the church.

We would love to see you if you can make it (in amongst the chocolate egg eating). It will still be cafe church as usual with all the coffee and pastries, the activities and the talking and the exploring of what faith means today. 

Being Easter Day there are a couple of bits of information it is worth you knowing as you might want to take part.

Firstly, we have an early morning communion at 8.30am if you would like to join us, this is followed by breakfast together. Just let us know if you would so we can make sure there is enough.

Secondly, as part Easter celebrations we will be decorating a cross with flowers which we then put outside the church. There is no pressure but if you fancy brings a few flowers to place on the cross that would be lovely.

So, we hope to see you but if not have a restful and life-giving Easter weekend.

Matt and the cafe team

9th April breathe

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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Slide1It is breathe this coming Sunday evening and we would love to see you if you can make it.
Being the start of Holy Week our theme for reflection this month is ‘revolution’. We will be working our way through the events from Palm Sunday through to Good Friday considering what each moment might mean and what kind of revolution God was beginning through weakness and humility. As ever it will be in the way we love best at breathe, with simple music, ritual, images, video and plenty of silence.
We start 7.30pm in the hall at the back of St Ives Methodist Church so please use the side door to get into the church. We will be together for about an hour and there is drinks and cake at the end if you are able to stay.

 

cafe this Sunday!!!

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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Slide1We hope you are enjoying the early signs of Spring beginning to emerge all around us. But it is not just this that is good news it is also cafe church this weekend at St Ives Methodist Church!

It would lovely to see you if you can come along- it will be the same mix of activities around tables, singing some songs, drinking plenty of tea and coffee, reading the papers and eating the pastries.

The drinks will be ready to go from 10am so arrive anytime from then. The service starts at 1030ish, once we’ve all found a table and cuppa. But don’t worry if you are running late, we know the weekend is the only time in a busy world when you don’t have to rush everywhere.

Hope to see you and if there is anything we can do then let us know.

12th March breathe

Posted on Thursday March 9th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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After a month off in February we are pleased to say that breathe is back this month.

Our thoughts will be focused on the season of Lent, a time when we remember Jesus being tested in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights as he prepared for what was next.  We will be using this story to reflect on how it can be a time for us to let go of things that distract us or get in the way of seeing, who we truly are and what we are called to do. Or put another way- the boxes we get stuck in or building around ourselves.

The time together will be its usual balance of image and music, simple songs and readings, silence and ritual. 

It all begins at 7.30pm in St Ives Methodist Church hall (so please use the side door). It will last around about an hour and if you have time we would love it if you could stay for coffee and cake afterwards. 

8th January breathe

Posted on Thursday January 5th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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Slide1Happy New Year!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are feeling upbeat about 2017 after the last year being full of unpredictable events.

In the midst of taking down the decorations and finishing the last bits of festive food, we would love it if you could join us for breathe this Sunday evening. Our theme this month is ‘Ladders’- not the physical ones but the ones we often reflected upon at the start of a new year- resolutions, changes, ideas, dreams, and hopes of who and what we might be in the future.

Our time together will have plenty of stillness and completion, images and ritual, simple songs and silence. It will be as ever a place to think and reflect on life and faith in a busy world.

 We will be together for about an hour and if you can stay for a cuppa and some cake afterwards we would love for you stay (but no worries if not). 

Take care and hope to see you soon,

Matt

11th December breathe

Posted on Thursday December 8th, 2016, by Matt | No Comments
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We just wanted to let you know that it is breathe this Sunday evening and we would love to see you if you can make it.

Perhaps sure you are in the midst of Christmas busyness or worrying that you haven’t started! So why not use this be of space to be still and reflect this Sunday evening.

Our theme is ‘depth’ and we will explore together using music, video, ritual and silence what the simple story of a baby born in a stable, in a forgot town mean for us today as those who ponder the question of faith and what it is to be human in a complicated world.

It all begins at 7.30pm inSt Ives Methodist church hall, it will last about an hour and if you can stay for a drink and some cake afterwards it would be great to have a chat.

We hope to see you but if not then have a great Christmas and we will see you in the New Year!

Every blessing.

Matt and the breathe team.

13th November breathe

Posted on Thursday November 10th, 2016, by Matt | No Comments
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It is breathe this Sunday at St Ives Methodist Church and we would love to see you if you can make it.

In a world where we are bombarded by ‘things’ to buy and marketed the next ‘must have’ product, we will reflect on what we actually ‘need’. Drawing inspiration for the natural world with its Autumn and winter colour we will ask what we require, not simply desire, to be who we are.

There will be videos, images, simple rituals and chants, times of silence and readings from the Bible. Our time together will last about an hour and if you have time at the end please stay for a drink and some cake!

We meet in the hall of the church so please use the side door to find us and we begin at 7.30pm.

Hope to see you if not we hope you have a good weekend.

16th October Cafe Service

Posted on Thursday October 13th, 2016, by Matt | No Comments
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We just wanted to let you know cafe church is happening this Sunday morning (16th Oct) at St Ives Methodist. The cafe fairies were busy at work yesterday evening and all is ready for a great time together on Sunday!
If you have not been before, cafe is great time together, sat round tables with familiar and new faces, activities to do (this month there is plenty of play dough), time to be still, songs to sing (if you fancy it), thinking about life and life, newspapers to read, tea and coffee flowing until it runs out. It lasts about an hour and plenty of space to chat afterwards.
The drinks, pastries, fruit and newspapers are ready from 10am so join us anytime from then. The service begins at 10.30am but don’t worry if you are running late you are probably not the only one and we know life gets busy.
Take care and be in touch if we can help.