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10th Feb breathe

Posted on Thursday February 7th, 2019, by Matt | No Comments
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Just to let you know its the February breathe is this coming Sunday and it would be lovely to see you if you can make it.

Our theme for reflection this month is ‘Love’. With Valentine’s Day next week we thought it would be good to explore the nature of love in all its complexity beyond the roses, chocolates, heart cards.

We will journey together, finding a space of stillness and stopping in a busy world, using images and video, silence and chants, readings from the bible and ritual.

breathe begins at 7.30pm in the hall at St Ives Methodist church and it last about an hour and there are drinks and some cake at the end if you can stay. We understand if you have to get straight off to other commitments.

Please be in touch if you have any questions and hopefully see you soon.

Matt and the breathe team

cafe church 20th January

Posted on Wednesday January 16th, 2019, by Matt | No Comments
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20th Jan Cafe Service

It’s our first café service on 2019 this Sunday and we would love to see you if you can make it.

There will be tea and coffee, pastries and papers, activities on tables and of course good conversation with familiar and new faces.

It starts at 10.30am but everything is ready from 10 if you want to join us anytime from then. And course, if you are running late,

don’t worry nobody will notice and there will be plenty of coffee left!

See you Sunday but if not have a great time where ever you are!

Matt and the café team

13th January breathe

Posted on Wednesday January 9th, 2019, by Matt | No Comments
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190113 breathe pineHappy New Year everyone.

After a busy time of year, we would love to welcome you to breathe this coming Sunday.

Our theme this month is ‘pine’. We will use the evergreen nature of these trees to reflect on the unchanging nature of God with us in all time and places, good, band and unlikely.

The time will be spent in silence and stillness, simple songs and ritual, candles and video, images and readings from the bible.

It all begins at 7.30 in the church hall and will last about an hour. There will be tea and cake afterward if you can join us but understand that you may need to head off quickly at the end.

Hope to see you but if not have a great time wherever you are!

Matt and the breathe team

Christmas Services

Posted on Thursday December 6th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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2018 St Ives Meths Christmas Service

We love Advent and Christmas at St Ives Methodist church. Not just because it is the moment that God tells the world in a tiny baby that he loves every person in every time. It is a wonderful time to gather and celebrate and be a community together.

We would love it if you can join us for one or all of the services this Christmas.

If you need any additional information or we can help you in any way then please email info@simc.co.uk

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.

11th November breathe

Posted on Thursday November 8th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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It is breathe this weekend. It would be great if you could join us as we seek out a bit of stillness and space to reflect.

As we connect with remembering of 100 years since the end of World War One we will explore what peace means in today’s world. We will use image and story, ritual and candles, music and silence. You will be welcome to take part in what is prepared or simply use the space to contemplate what is on your mind.

We begin at 7.30pm and meet in the hall at the back of the church (so please use the side entrance). It normally lasts around an hour and there is drinks and cake at the end if you are able stay.

If you have any questions then please get in touch.

Hope to see you soon.

Matt and the breathe team

21st October Cafe Church

Posted on Thursday October 18th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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October cafe flyer

Cafe church is happening this coming Sunday at 10.3oam and it would be great if you can join us.

There will be plenty of tea, coffee, pastries and fruit from 10am but don’t worry if you are running late, you won’t be the only one and there will still be plenty of coffee left. The service starts at 10.30am and the kids’ corner will be full of fun things for little people to do.

The tables will have lots of activities to share in, people to chat with, songs to sing (if you fancy it) and moments to be still. And this month we have pumpkins but you will have to come along to find out why!

So if you can make it we would love to see you but if not have a great time wherever you are.

If we can help please feel free to contact us.

Matt and the Cafe Team

Cafe church 16th September and Project 200 celebration!

Posted on Thursday September 13th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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It is our first cafe church service since the summer break this Sunday. We would love to see you, make you a coffee and have a good catch up.

As ever, the service will be full of plenty of things to do, good conversation with familiar and new faces, songs to sing (if you fancy it), Sunday papers to read, activities around the tables, a few reflections on faith. Added to all the usual things we have the celebration that Phase one and two of Project 200 are completed. There will be the switch on of our new heating system and more importantly an opportunity to thank all those who have played a part in making it happen.

It all begins at 10.30am with the drinks and pastries served from 10am. If you are running late don’t worry the coffee will still be there and you probably won’t be the last person!

If we can help in any way let us know and if you can be with us then have a great time wherever you are!

Take care,

Matt and the cafe team

15th July Cafe Service

Posted on Thursday July 12th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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15th July Cafe Church

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to let you know that it is café church this Sunday and we would love to see you before we break up for summer.

Thanks to the amazing hard work of the contractors our new heating system is nearly finished so we are back in the church as normal.

The service will be the mix of chatting round tables, activities together, the band will lead us in some songs, some thoughts about life and faith and of course tea and coffee, pastries and papers.

We start serving from 10am so join us anytime from then.  The service begins at 10.30am but don’t worry if you are running late it doesn’t matter no one will notice and the coffee will be waiting!

Take care and hope to see you but if not enjoy the sunshine wherever you are.

Matt and the café team

8th July breathe

Posted on Thursday July 5th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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We are pleased to say that breathe is back for another reflective and contemplative time but this time in a different place.

Seeing as the weather and after a wonderful time last year, we are returning to Holt Island (a nature reserve opposite the church) for a summer evening of contemplation and reflection- listening to the birds and being cut off from the busyness of the world for just a while.

Holt_Island_Map

The theme we will explore together is ‘tend’. On the island, there is a balance of wild unkept areas to encourage wildlife and tended of paths and grass that means it can be managed and tended. We will be reflecting on the wild and the tended parts of our lives, considering what needs control and what needs to be allowed to be wild once more.

It will be a simpler stripped down breathe as we can’t take a computer and projector- but there will still be the simple chants, walking round the island (if you are able), readings from the Bible, silence, ritual and of course cake! 

You can access the island via a small bridge which you can get to via the Parish church grounds and you will find breathe setup in the middle of the island please follow the signs that we will have put up. You can see the Island website http://www.stives-town.info/locations/detail.asp?GetLocID=510

Please bring a camping chair (or two) if you can but no worries if not we will make sure that there are some spares. Maybe a blanket in case it drops cold and a hat might help keep the bugs away!

It is our last breathe before we have a break in August so it will be lovely to see you if you can make it.

 Matt and the breathe team.