In-touch Online

In-touch is the magazine for all the Ealing Trinity Circuit. The coronavirus pandemic is making us think about new ways to do things and new ways to communicate with people. So, we have decided to create
In-touch Online as the online version of our print magazine. We will be adding articles and information on  a regular basis, so check back frequently to see what's new.

Scroll down and click on the links below to read the articles.

Regulars

Sunday Services
Because of the current restrictions 'in-person' services at our churches have been suspended. For the time being we will meet online via Zoom in our current sections. There will be services for Acton Hill, Ealing Green, Kingsdown and Pitshanger combined led by Rev Sue Male and services for Greenford, Northolt, Hanwell and King’s Hall arranged by Rev Rachel Bending. Please let the Circuit Office or the ministers concerned know if you would like to help lead the services by reading, leading prayers, leading music etc.

 For the remainder of January at least ‘in-person’ services will be remain suspended and will not be taking place at our churches. We will have a conversation before the final Sunday in January to review the situation for February and again before the final Sunday in each month with regards to the month to come. Monthly reviews have been chosen in order to give some stability and to enable the preaching plan.  If the general consensus within each section is that ‘in-person’ services should resume at the churches in that section, the relevant Church Councils will be asked to ratify that decision.

Most of our online services to date have been recorded 'video' services -  Click here to find our services.

The Circuit is also offering a monthly Circuit Service for Healing and Wholeness on the first Sunday evening of the month at 6.00pm. Ministers will be available to call after the service if you feel the need for one-to-one prayer.
Click here for more information and to find the service.

Daily Prayer and Reflections
You can find 'orders of service' for daily morning and evening prayer on the Coronavirus - Our Churches page.

Year of Prayer
The Methodist Conference has declared 2020/2021 a year of prayer so that our Church-wide commitments to evangelism, church growth, church at the margins, and pioneering and church planting will flow from a deep, contemplative orientation to God’s grace and love. You can register to join a Weekly Online Prayer Meeting on Zoom on Tuesdays from 12.45pm to 1.00pm.

The first Year of Prayer meeting of the New Year will take place on Tuesday 5th January at 12:45 and will be led by Deacon Theresa Simons-Sam from our Circuit.

Click here to find out more and to register.

Articles

New Minister to Join Circuit
Rev Ajay Singh will be joining our Circuit in September.
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My Favourite Carols
Rosemary Grave from Acton Hill reflects on a favourite carol.
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What I Did in the Lockdown
Brian Morris from Pitshanger Methodist Church writes about what he did during the lockdows.
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God's Story, Your Story, Every Story
Deacon Theresa Simons-Sam writes about her involvement in the London District's "God's Story, Your Story, Every Story".
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The Other Church Closure - A Comment
Back in May, Gerald Barton, the Editor of In-touch wrote an article about the closure of churches in England during the 'interdict' of 1208-13 (scroll down to find the article). Juliet Edwards of Kingsdown sent this comment on what he wrote.
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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
The London District is planning to lead a pigrimage to the Holy Land in March 2021.
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Farewell Messages from Rev Yemi Jaiyesimi and Deacon Lemia Nkwelah
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Ealing Foodbank April - June: An Update
Sue Garland from Kingsdown gives an update on Foodbank operations during April - June.
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Circuit Staffing from September 2021
Rev Rachel Bending writes regarding changes to Circuit staffing from September 2021.
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New Suspicious E-mail Reporting Service
National Cyber Security has launched a new suspicious email reporting service.
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Theresa Simons-Sam on keeping the faith during lockdown
In September, Theresa Simons-Sam joined our Circuit as a probationer deacon. Before joining us she was in her final year of training for the Methodist Diaconal Order. She is also a Local Preacher and has been working as a community worker in the Hackney & Stoke Newington Circuit. In this video she shares various ways on how she has kept her faith going during the lockdown including journaling, praying, singing hymns, being still, support of friends and Scripture reading. She also shares a comforting prayer with all of us.
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What is a Minister in the Methodist Church UK: A simple guide
Deacon Lemia Nkwelah gives us a guide to presbyters and deacons in the Methodist Church and their work.

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My Journey So Far
Martin Kingsnorth from Hanwell writes about his journey of faith
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Ealing Churches Winter Nightshelter - an Update
Sue Garland, Kingsdown updates us on last winter's season of the Ealing Churches Winter Nightshelter
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The Other Church Closure
Gerald Barton, Editor of In-touch reflects on an earlier closure of churches in England.
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Hanwell's Virtual Coffee Mornings
Ray Garnett from Hanwell writes about running virtual coffee mornings
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Ealing Foodbank during the Pandemic
Sue Garland from Kingsdown describes how the Ealing Foodbank is working during the pandemic.
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Spirituality through Photography
Ray Garnett from Hanwell writes about seeing spirituality through photography
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New Minister to Join Circuit

My Favourite Carols

What I Did in the Lockdown

God's Story, Your Story, Every Story

The Other Church Closure - A Comment

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the District Chairs

Farewell Messages from Rev Yemi Jaiyesimi and Deacon Lemia Nkwelah

Ealing Foodbank April - June: An Update

Circuit Staffing from September 2021

New Suspicious E-mail Reporting Service

My Journey So Far

What is a Minister in the Methodist Church?

Ealing Churches Winter Nightshelter - an Update

The Other Church Closure

Hanwell's Virtual Coffee Mornings

Ealing Foodbank during the Pandemic

Spirituality through Photography