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8th April breathe

Posted on Thursday April 5th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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We just wanted to let you know its breathe this coming Sunday evening. If you are free we would love to see you.

The theme for contemplation this month is ‘ripple’. You may know that Easter was celebrated last Sunday and now comes a time of exploring what that means for us now. We are the latest ones, like many before us, to be touched by the ripple of life that began in the first Easter garden. We will spend time in stillness reflecting on what that means for us spiritually, mentally, physically and humanly.

Our time together will be a mix of silence and simple chants, ritual and images, video and readings from the bible.

It all begins at 7.30pm and lasts about an hour. There are some simple refreshments at the end if you are able to stay but we understand that you may need to leave straight away.

We hope to see you if you can make but if not we hope you are having a good time wherever you!

Take care,

Matt and the breathe team

18th March Cafe Church

Posted on Thursday March 15th, 2018, by Matt | No Comments
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Hello Everyone,

We just wanted to let you know that it is café church this Sunday at St Ives Methodist Church.

Our time at café church is a mix of chatting around tables, crafts making, discussing life and faith (if you want to join in), activities to do, songs to sing (or just listen to) and a time to get to know one another a bit better.

It all begins at 10.30am but the tea, coffee and pastries will be ready for 10am so join us anytime from then. And don’t worry if you are running late, you are probably not the last and the coffee will still be there ready for you!

We’d love to see you if you can make it but if not enjoy whatever you are doing.

If we can help in any way then be in touch.

Take care,

Matt and the café team

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.

 

 

 

17th Dec Cafe Service

Posted on Thursday December 14th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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17th December Cafe Service

Hello Everyone,

We just wanted to let you know that it is café this coming Sunday at 10.30am.

I am sure you are busy with Christmas preparations but we would love to make you coffee and give you a bit of space to think about this wonderful time of year. To help us think about why we are celebrating we will be making Christingles (picture attached).

Drinks are served from 10am so join us anytime from then, and even if you are running late we’d still love to see you and you probably won’t be the last. We will be chatting around tables, singing some songs (if you fancy it) and making our Christingles.

If you can’t make it we hope you have a wonderful time wherever you are and we’d love to see you at the other Christmas events we have over the next week as the big day approaches.

 

17th Dec 6.30pm Candlelit Carols

24th Dec 4.00pm Nativity for Children

25th Dec 10.00am Christmas Day Family Friendly Service

10th December breathe

Posted on Thursday December 7th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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171210 breathe contrastIt would lovely to see you at breathe this Sunday evening. In the midst of the busyness of Christmas preparations breathe will be its normal quiet, reflective place with no demands or to do lists. Just space to think and contemplate the meaning of life and faith.

We will be exploring the ideas of contrast between light and dark, and the significance of darkness in seeing the power of light. Our time together will be a mixture silence and simple chants, video and image, scripture and reflection, ritual and prayer.

We will be in St Ives Methodist Church hall, it all begins at 7.30pm and will last about an hour. We have drinks and some cake afterward if you can stay but understand if you need leave straightaway.

If you can come great but if you are elsewhere then we hope you have a wonderful Advent and Christmas.

 

 

Advent and Christmas at St Ives Methodist

Posted on Wednesday November 22nd, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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We love Advent and Christmas at St Ives Methodist and we can wait to welcome you to some of the things that we are up to in the run-up to the moment when we celebrate that God told us he loves us in the baby Jesus!

We have times to remember loved ones no longer with, we have Christingles, carols by candlelight, a straw bale nativity for children and of course our family friendly service on Christmas day! Just take a look at our flyers for the dates and times.

You are welcome to them all or just one. If you need further details then please contact usinfo@simc.co.uk

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19th Nov Cafe Church

Posted on Friday November 17th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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19th Nov CafeWe just wanted to let you know that it is café church this Sunday. we can’t wait to welcome you with a fresh pastry and make you a cup of coffee.

The service begins at 10.30am but the drinks and food are ready from 10am so come anytime from then. As always, if you are running the late you probably won’t be last and the coffee will still be waiting!

The service will be a mix of talking and activities round tables, sing some songs (if you want to, not if you don’t), some moments of stillness and some reflections on the bible. It is also Shoebox Sunday this month so if you have put one together we will be collecting them in during the service- please don’t worry if you haven’t.

So hopefully, see you Sunday but if not have a great time whatever you up to.

If we can be of any help then let us know.

Matt and the café 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

 

8th October breathe

Posted on Wednesday October 4th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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171008 breathe flyerWe just wanted to let you know that it is breathe this Sunday evening and we would, as always, love to see you.

Our theme this month is ‘secret’- but please don’t worry we won’t be asking you to tell us them- we know how personal they are. We will be contemplating the power secrets can hold over us, both negative and positive; passions and worldviews that drive us, hidden places of beauty only we know or fears and experiences we have never expressed to another. breathe will give us the space in which to consider their impact on our lives.

Our time will be a mixture of the usual chants and music, video and art, ritual and candlelight, silence and stillness. And there is of course cake and coffee to finish if you can stay afterward.

It all begins at 7.30pm and is in the hall of St Ives Methodist Church. It will last about an hour and feel free to sneak in if you are running late- we know how busy life can get.

Cafe church Sunday 17th September

Posted on Thursday September 14th, 2017, by Matt | No Comments
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The tea and coffee, pastries and papers are ready from 10am and the service starts at 10.30. But don’t worry if you are running late you the coffee will still be flowing and you probably won’t be the only one.

We hope you have had a good summer and you are enjoying the start of September.

It is cafe church this Sunday morning and we would love to see you if you can make it.

There will songs led by the band, activities on the tables, people to chat to and times of reflections. And of course plenty of activity in the kids’ corners!

Hope to see you on Sunday and be in touch if you think we can help.