Notices

Circuit Healing Service on Sunday Evenings   (30/04/20)

As the pandemic takes its course many people feel the isolation of the lock-down along with fear, illness, bereavement and much more. To go some way towards meeting these needs from this coming Sunday evening (3rd May) at 6.00p there will be a weekly Circuit Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness available online. The service will be on Rachel Bending’s website www.dancinginthedesert.org with links from the Circuit website.

The service will be meditational and will include a short introduction followed by prayers and scripture and then a time for quiet prayer so that we can immerse ourselves in listening to God and our needs with music and visuals.

Ministers will be available to telephone from 7.00 – 7.45pm on Sunday evenings for anyone feeling the need for one-to-one prayer. Calls will need to be kept fairly short but where appropriate ministers invite people to call again during the week and talk at greater length. The numbers to call are:

Rev Rachel Bending                07986 461787
Rev Yemi Jaiyesimi                 020 8571 7673
Rev Sue Male                          020 8579 8114
Deacon Lemia Nkwelah          07498 730977

If you find lines engaged, please feel free to call a different minister. You can also send a text to Rev Rachel Bending requesting a callback.

 

Christian Aid Week 2020 – Circuit JustGiving Page   (28/04/20)

Because of the pandemic Christian Aid Week cannot happen as normal this year. However, we can still donate! In order to give us a sense of giving together, the Circuit has set up a JustGiving page for Christian Aid Week. Here is the link to the page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ealing-Trinity

The page is open now and will remain open for a while so people can make donations as soon as they wish. People who do not have internet access can donate by phone direct to Christian Aid – the number to call is 020 7523 2269.

Please note that this page has been set up specifically to support Christian Aid Week and is completely separate from the Circuit’s support of Christian Aid Iraq and Lebanon Project.

 

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

We have suspended 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

“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.