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9th December breathe

Posted on Thursday December 6th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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It is breathe is Sunday and if you are anything like us you could do with the space to be still and reflect a little before the busyness of this time of year really gets going.

In this advent season, traditionally a time of preparation and anticipation our theme is ‘watch’. We will turn our gaze inwards and look for the things that shape us and look to the future for what God might be calling us to.

There will be spaces of silence, rituals for reflection, videos and chants, stillness and readings from scripture.

It will last about an hour and we would love it if you could stay for refreshments afterward if you can, but we understand if you need to get off home.

Any questions the be in touch.

Matt and the breathe team.

14th October breathe

Posted on Thursday October 11th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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We are delighted to say that it is breathe this Sunday and as always we would love to see you!

‘Pause’ will be our word for reflection and contemplation this month as we seek to stop for a moment and appreciate the beauty of the world. This week has been blessed with blue skies, bright sunshine and the changing colours of autumn leaves, things so easily missed in our busyness.

Our time together will involve silence and gentle music,  image and object, film and readings that will guide us to place to where we can pause. As always breathe lasts around an hour, and afterwards, there is tea and coffee and maybe even cake. We would love it if you can stay but understand that you may need to get home straight away.

It begins at 7.30pm and takes place in the hall of St Ives Methodist Church (so use the side entrance to the church to get in).

We hope to see you, but if not have a great time wherever you are. If we can help please be in touch.

 

9th September breathe

Posted on Thursday September 6th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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After a break in August breathe is back this coming Sunday. We would love to see you and hear all about your summer adventures!

The theme this month is ‘invitation’ and will be a time to explore the offer of God to find life in the world, beauty in the midst of struggle and joy when what faces us is hard. Our time together will be the usual mix of image and video, stillness and silence, contemplation and reflection, simple music and ritual.

It all begins at 7.30pm and if you haven’t been before it all happens in the hall at the back of the church so please come in by the side door.

It lasts about an hour give or take a few minutes and if you have time for some cake and a cuppa after then we would love it if you can stay. But we understand you may have to get.

Hope to see you but if not no worries we hope you have a lovely time wherever you are!

Matt and the breathe team

11th March breathe

Posted on Friday March 9th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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Hello everyone,

We just wanted to let you know that its breathe this Sunday evening at St Ives Methodist and we would love to see you if you can make it.

If you have not been before, breathe is a quiet, reflective and contemplative space to think about life and faith. The theme this month is ‘evolve’ and we will explore the capacity in us all to change, overcome and grow. The ability to respond life’s experiences, easy and hard, is what makes us human.

Our time together will be a mix of inspiring videos, simple chants, images, ritual, stillness and silence as we pause in the midst of our busy lives.

It all begins at 7.30pm in the church hall, so please use the side door to get in. It last about an hour, if you have time to stay for a drink afterward great but no worries if you have to get away.

If we can help then please be in touch and hope to see you Sunday but if not have a great time wherever you are.

11th Feb breathe

Posted on Thursday February 8th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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Just to let you know that it is breathe this weekend and it would be lovely to see you if you can make it.

The theme is ‘dust’. As Ash Wednesday and Lent approach (the time when Jesus went into the wilderness) breathe will explore the idea of being created from dust and the breath of God that gives us life. We will contemplate the ways we are shaped and crafted into who we are.

The time together will be the usual mix of stillness and silence, image and video, simple music and ritual. And of course followed by tea, coffee and something to eat.

It all begins at 7.30pm in St Ives Methodist Church hall, so please come in via the side door.

We hope to see you but if we can’t then have a great time wherever you are.

Matt and the breathe team.

 

 

 

12th November breathe

Posted on Thursday November 9th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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Hello Everyone,

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.

At this time of year and being Remembrance Sunday there is plenty of talk about peacekeeping, protection, freedom and safety. So we thought a good theme to reflect on is ‘safe’-  what makes us feel safe? And can things intended for our safety actual that imprison us?

We will, of course, be contemplating this using image and video, music and silence, scripture readings and ritual.

It all begins at 7.30pm in St Ives Methodist Church hall and will last about an hour. If you have a chance to stop for a drink and a bit of cake afterward we would love to have a chat!

Take care and hopefully see you Sunday,

Matt and the breathe team

 

10th September breathe

Posted on Thursday September 7th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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It is lovely to say that breathe is back after the summer break this Sunday evening. It would be great to see you if you can make it.

Our reflections this month will be on ‘landscape’. Maybe you have been away or spent sometime stopping over summer  and encountered the energy and beauty of nature in all its diversity- be mountains or river, sea or woodland, garden or parkland. As we pause to remember those moments we will contemplate how we could carry this tranquility and life into the landscape of the lives we lead day to day. As ever will do this in the usual way we do at breathe with stillness and quiet, silence and short reflects, video and simple sung music, readings from the bible, images and ritual.

The service will last for about an hour and we would love it if you can stay for cake and refreshments afterwards.

It all begins at 7.30pm and will be in church hall so please use the side door to get it.

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

 

 

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.