Notices

MHA Ealing Live at Home Scheme   (17/03/20)

We will also be suspending our MHA Ealing Live at Home Schemes activities to help support the efforts being made to delay the spread of the coronavirus. We will be contacting our members by telephone to offer a daily welfare call to make sure they are okay. We are also contacting all providers, teachers etc to cancel all classes and will keep everyone informed and any future changes.

Latest information is available on the coronavirus information page on NHS website where you can also find more information and advice on coronavirus and FAQs that will enable us to safeguard our elderly members.

 

Pastor Tasawer Samuel Pandayar   (12/03/20)

Dear Friends,

I am sorry to tell you that Pastor Tasawer Samuel Pandayar will be leaving the Circuit at the end of March to pursue a call to ministry within the Baptist Church.

You are all invited to his Farewell Service on Sunday 29th March at 2.00pm at Hamborough Primary School. It would be great to see as many of our friends from the Circuit at this event to show support and love to Pastor Tasawer, his family and the community of the King’s Hall (Urdu/Hindi) congregation.

The Circuit Leadership Team is prayerfully working through the process to recruit a new Associate Pastor for King’s Hall (Urdu/Hindi). Please hold all involved in your prayers at this time.

With love and blessings,

Rachel

 

The Story Project   (10/03/20)

Each of us has a story, and our story is worth sharing. An important part of that is our story with God. ‘The Story Project’ is a Connexional Methodist Project centred around stories. Our stories are gifts that deserve to be shared and The Story Project aims to give people both the platform and the confidence to just that. Sometimes we get the impression that the only stories valued by the Church are those of radical conversions from dark pasts. The reality is that most of our stories are not like that and we sometimes feel we ‘don’t have a story’. Not so – people value stories of people like themselves who in their ordinary lives encounter the extraordinary God. The Story Project aims to give value to all types of story however ordinary or dramatic.

Click here to find out more about The Story Project, watch stories from people old and young and find other resources for telling your stories.

The London District is hosting The Story Project at Central Hall Westminster on Saturday 16th May 2020 from 10.00am - 3.00pm. Free tea and coffee and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Click here to book tickets on Eventbrite.

 

“God in Love Unites Us”   (25/02/20)

A new date of 18th March at 7.45pm has been set for the discussion at Kingsdown on the report “God in Love Unites Us”. The programme of discussions is now:

Saturday 7th March at 10.00am -12 noon at Northolt
Monday 16th March at 7.45pm – 9.45pm Ealing Green Church
Wednesday 18th March at 7.45pm – 9.45 pm at Kingsdown

You can find more information about the report on the 'God in Love Unites Us' page of this website, download a copy of the full report and also download a copy of the article outlining the report from the current edition of ‘In-touch’. 

 

Circuit Lay Employment Committee   (25/02/20)

The Circuit had a Lay Employment Committee that oversees its lay employees. This is an important part of the Circuit’s management process and the Circuit would like to invite additional people to join the committee. If you would be interested in joining the committee please click here to contact Fleur Hatherall.

 

London Generate   (20/02/20)

London Generate is a FREE event on Saturday 28th March from 10.00am – 4.00pm at Fulham Broadway Methodist Church for young Methodists aged 11-23 years from all across London. It’s your chance to gather together to discuss issues that are important to the young people of London.

Rev Rachel Bending is willing to accompany a group. If anyone would like to attend, please contact her – tickets are going fast, so please be quick!

The group will also require a second DBS-checked leader – please contact Rachel if you are willing to offer your services.

 

Lent Course 2020   (20/02/20)

What are the parts of the Bible that set your heart on fire? What texts or passages or stories in scripture make your heart burn within you? Our Lent Course this year seeks to encourage participants to discover the Bible with their ‘hearts’, as well as their minds and souls and strength.

Scripture, especially when read with our hearts on fire, can provide a series of vital entry points through which the great themes and the different yet interlocking aspects of the relationship between God and human beings can be explored, the threads drawn together, leading potentially to our own change and transfiguration.

Come along to go deeper into God’s Word in your life.

The course will run for 5 weeks starting on Tuesday 3rd March at:

Tuesdays        7.45pm for 8.00pm until 9.30pm at Rev Rachel Bending’s manse.

Wednesdays   2.30pm at Greenford led by Rev Yemi Jaiyesimi

Fridays            10.00am at Kingsdown led by Rev Sue Male

Fridays            7.30pm in Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi/English at various people’s homes

 

“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  ***Session cancelled***
Saturday 7th March at 10.00am -12 noon at Northolt Methodist Church
Monday 16th March at 7.45pm – 9.45pm Ealing Green Church
Wednesday 18th March at 7.45pm - 9.45pm at Kingsdown Methodist 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   *** session cancelled ***
Saturday 7th March at 10.00am -12 noon at Northolt Methodist Church
Monday 16th March at 7.45pm – 9.45pm Ealing Green Church
Wednesday 18th March at 7.45pm - 9.45pm at Kingsdown Methodist 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.