Notices

“God in Love Unites Us” – Methodist Church Report on Marriage and Relationships   (28/01/20)

In preparation for the discussions arranged around the Circuit on the report “God in Love Unites Us”, churches have been provided with a number of copies of the report. You are encouraged to read the report if you can before coming to one of the discussions which have been planned for.

Thursday 27th February at 7.45pm – 9.45 pm at Kingsdown Methodist Church
Saturday 7th March at 10.00am -12 noon at Northolt Methodist Church
Monday 16th March at 7.45pm – 9.45pm Ealing Green Church

You can also download the report by clicking here.

 

DBS Checks   (28/01/20)

Are you in a role that requires a DBS check? Was your most recent check more than 5 years ago? If so, you need a DBS check.

Rev Rachel Bending will be ‘at home’ on Sunday 15th March 2020 from 4.00 – 6.00pm to carry our DBS checks for anyone needing them. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available. If you will be coming, please send Rachel details of your full name, date of birth, email and phone number in advance. She will then be able to arrange for a link to be sent to you so you can enter your details into the system beforehand. If you do not have access to a computer or are uncomfortable with online forms, your details can be input on the evening.

Roles in the church that require DBS checks include ministers; local preachers; worship leaders; volunteers or employees working with children or vulnerable adults including Junior Church, Messy Church, Toddler Groups, etc; people who pick up and drive people to events/clubs on behalf of the church (i.e. not as a friend), Pastoral Visitors who visit people in their own homes.

You will also need to bring your identity documents with you so that Rachel can complete the verification process. These must include at least one of:

Current valid passport (any country)
Current photo driving licence (full or provisional) – UK or European Economic Area
UK biometric residence permit 
UK birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth.

Plus two of the following (or a second from the list above and one of the following):

             Bank, building society or credit card statement issued within the last 3 months
             Utility bill (not mobile phone) issued within the last 3 months
             P45 or P60 statement issued in the last 12 months
             Council tax statement issued in the last 12 months
             Benefit statement (eg Child Benefit, pension etc) issued in the last 12 months
             Current driving licence (paper version) if issued before 1998
             UK Marriage/civil partnership certificate
             UK Birth certificate issued after time of birth
             Valid EEA national identity card

One form of identification must confirm current address (a recent bank statement is good for this purpose).

If you have any queries, please speak to your church Safeguarding Officer

 

Marriage and Relationships – “God in Love Unites Us”   (26/11/19)

The Methodist Conference has asked Churches and Circuits to look at its report on Marriage and Relationships, “God in Love Unites Us” which came out of this year’s conference, so that all of our views can be represented at the Spring Synod when representatives will vote on the recommendations made in the report. The report looks at how views on marriage and other close relationships have developed within the church over the years and explores possible responses to the way that people are living in relationship today – covering marriage, divorce, co-habitation and same sex partnerships and marriage. The Ealing Trinity Circuit would like to invite you to attend one of its discussion meetings to be held on:

Thursday 27th February at 7.45pm – 9.45 pm at Kingsdown Methodist Church
Saturday 7th March at 10.00am -12 noon at Northolt Methodist Church
Monday 16th March at 7.45pm – 9.45pm Ealing Green Church

All opinions will be heard and the right of each person to hold them respected.

This is a very big subject to try and cover in two hours and it is therefore really important that you familiarise yourself with the report and with Methodist thinking before you attend. Click here to download a copy of the report.

Two hard copies will be available in your church from 1st December.

 

E-mail Scams   (12/11/19)

A number of people have recently received e-mails purporting to come from our Circuit staff asking for a ‘favour’ or for people to buy vouchers as donations to charity. These are scam e-mails. Unfortunately one person is reported to have fallen for it and lost money as a result.

If you receive an e-mail which seems to come from someone you know requesting money, a favour or saying they are in dire need of help, do not reply - delete it! At most contact the person from whom the e-mail supposedly comes independently to verify the request - never reply to the e-mail because that will go to the scammer and do not click on any links or buttons within the e-mail. You will almost certainly find that the person knows nothing about the e-mail and did not send it.

Finally, please note that none of our ministers will ever send e-mails asking you to buy something or asking for a donation in this way.

 

Living Well Series   (24/09/19)

After prayerful consideration, it has been decided to end the Living Well Series that has been meeting at Ealing Green. If anyone who has been attending the Series would like to discuss this decision, please contact Deacon Lemia Nkwelah.

 

“Woven” Survey and Conference   (19/09/19)

“Woven” is a theme being explored by the London District for 2019-21. It centres on the power of storytelling to transform lives. It also reminds us of Jesus’ call to evangelism and discipleship, thus interweaving our lives with communities so that they too may experience and share God’s story.

The “Woven” Conference focussing on equipping people confidently to share God’s story and your story will take place at High Leigh Conference Centre on Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July 2020. The keynote speaker will be Dr Elaine Heath, former Dean of the Divinity School of Duke University and Co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation. To book places, go to http://methodistlondon.org.uk/wovenconference. Booking opens on 14th September and ‘early bird’ rates will apply until 29th November. Places cost: adults (age 17+) £50 early bird, £60 normal; children (ages 6 – 16) £25 early bird, £30 normal and under 5’s free.

 

Fire Safety in the Home   (02/07/19)

Are you concerned about fire safety in your home? Did you know that the London Fire Brigade will fit smoke alarms for you free of charge? Fitting smoke alarms is a good way of helping you to keep safe in the event of a fire in your home – sadly there have been horrific cases of people dying in their homes in Ealing often within the older community. If you, or someone you know would like to take up the offer, please contact Jessica Pittam by e-mail at WAMailbox-.faith@met.police.uk or call her on 07884 114 941.