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21st July Cafe and Picnic

Posted on Friday July 19th, 2019, by Matt Finch |
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Hello Everyone,

It is our last café church before we break up for the summer holidays this Sunday and we would love to see you if you can make it.

The coffee as always will be ready from 10, so come when you can. The service starts at 10.30 but don’t worry if you are running late, coffee will still there and you probably won’t be the last one!

It also Rev Matt’s last service at St Ives Methodist Church, so we thought it would be lovely to have a picnic on the Waits afterward the service to give a bit of time together to say goodbye! So if you can bring a picnic and something to sit on and we will make our way over to The Waits when everyone is ready.

Take care and have a great summer if you can’t make this Sunday,

Matt and the Café Team

9th June breathe

Posted on Friday June 7th, 2019, by Leadership Team |
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190609 breathe spirit flyerWe just wanted to let you know that breathe is happening this Sunday at St Ives Methodist Church and as ever we would love to see you.

It is a significant Sunday for the church called Pentecost and moment when we focus our attention on God as Spirit. We will do this together using image and film, stillness and ritual, contemplation and simple chants. In the midst of ourbusy complicated world, our time together will be a moment to pause and reflect on who were are, and who God is.

breathe starts at 7.30pm and will last around an hour. We always have drinks and something to eat afterward, if you stay great but if you need to get of quick that’s fine too.

We hope to see you but if not have a great weekend wherever you are.

Matt and the breathe team

19th May Cafe Service

Posted on Thursday May 16th, 2019, by Leadership Team |
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19th May Cafe

 

It is cafe church this Sunday morning at St Ives Methodist Church and if you can make it we would love to hand you a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a pastry.

The tables will be full of friendly faces, familiar and new, in the service there will be activities to do together, moments to be still, times to sing (if you want to), things to reflect on and a whole lot more.

The refreshments are served from 10am, so come any time from then and even if you are running late the coffee will still be there!

If you can be with us, then we hope you have a wonderful time where ever you are.

Take care,

Matt and the cafe team

 

12th May breathe

Posted on Saturday May 11th, 2019, by Leadership Team |
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After a break last month breathe will be back 7.30pm this Sunday in St Ives Methodist Church hall and we would love to see you.

Our theme this month is (im)perfection. In a world of perfect social media lives, it is easy to think that no one else struggles or carries brokenness. We will be reflecting on how our imperfections can be a gift to us and others as we open ourselves to transformation.

Breathe will be the usual contemplative space to find meaning in a hectic world, out time together with be spent in stillness and quiet, ritual and simple music, video and image.

It last about an hour and there will be cake and coffee afterward if you can stay but no worries if you need to leave straight away.

Take care,

Matt and the breathe team.

10th March breathe

Posted on Thursday March 7th, 2019, by Leadership Team |
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190310 breathe flyer ash

It is breathe this coming Sunday and it would be great to see you if you can make it.

Our time together will be reflecting on ‘ash’. It is a few days after Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, but we thought it would be good to reflect on the powerful images behind it as we perhaps start our own journey through Lent.

The time will be spent listening in stillness to ourselves and to God, using images and video, simple chants and silence. The quietness and contemplative space are yours to do with as you choose in our often busy lives.

breathe lasts about an hour and if you are able we would love to have a chat with you over coffee and cake afterward. But we understand you may have to rush off to other commitments.

If you have not been before it all begins at 7.30pm in the Methodist church hall.

If we can help in any way in the meantime lets us know and we will do our best.

Matt and the breathe team.

 

10th Feb breathe

Posted on Thursday February 7th, 2019, by Leadership Team |
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190210 breathe love

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 Leadership Team |
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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 Leadership Team |
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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 Leadership Team |
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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 Leadership Team |
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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.