Pivot

Pivot is our quarterly church magazine, colourfully illustrated and packed with interesting articles. The articles below are a small sample from our magazine. If you would like to read more, please call in at our church to pick up a free copy.

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My new school: Bailey tells of his experience since moving school

This September I started at my new school in Lytchett Minster. I have gone from being one of the oldest in a small school to being the youngest in a big school of 1,200 pupils. I did not feel daunted by this however and instead was really looking forward to going. On the first day of term I was a bit worried about what people would think of me, and if I would fit in, but actually it was a good day and I enjoyed it.      See full story...

Family Outreach Team

It seems to me that I have been in teams all of my life - first at school, then in numerous teams over the years at work and now in retirement too. I work with teams as a member of Poole Lions Club and also doing Visitor Welcome in London in the summer. At church I’m in the security team, the grass cutting team and so on, but perhaps the team which gives me most satisfaction is the Family Outreach Team, led, of course, by Karen.      See full story...

Good day, bad day!

On a good day, teamwork is something to behold! On a not so good day, it can look like this! We’ve all been there. Working together toward a shared vision can be exciting, creative and rewarding. And we’ve all been there. Working together toward a shared vision can be frustrating, discouraging and fruitless.      See full story...

Care, Compassion, Christ, Community, Children

As 2017 drew to a close there was one word on my mind, Community. It is not unusual to hear in the press these days the phrase ’Care in the Community’, but what does this really mean to most of us? Who are the Carers, who is being Cared for, what constitutes the Community, how do we Care with Compassion and where do our Children fit into all of this? Big questions. It is our Children that I will focus on here.      See full story...

Making God relevant for children

What would you do if you were asked to teach a class of middle school children for 1 hour each week for 6 -7 weeks on the subject of Christian faith? This is what I was asked to teach at Broadstone Middle School as part of their University of Broadstone Curriculum. Some of the things on offer are in areas of sport, gardening, table tennis, circus skills, comic book art, and music making…etc. Some exciting and fun things to choose from for sure!      See full story...

Meet Jo

It's a new year with lots of exciting things happening, the first being the arrival of my granddaughter, Kaylee in America. This has led to my decision to cut back on my hours at the church as well as the church's decision to hire Jo Farmer to assist in the Children and Young Families' Ministry. What a lovely lady she is as well as a real asset to the ministry. Following is an interview with Jo which I thought might help you get to know her a bit better.      See full story...

Margarete's Marmalade

This a recipe that I have used for a number of years. It's quick and can be done over two days, so you can fit it around other jobs. I buy a years’ supply of Seville oranges and put them in 2lb lots into freezer bags and freeze them so that I can make batches of marmalade throughout the year. I have never failed with this recipe. I hope it works for you!      See full story...

Where it all began

It’s almost 3 years since I started here at Broadstone Methodist Church and looking back the thing that first gave me a glimmer of hope that this ministry might prosper happened just before Christmas in my first year. It was the Young Ladies' Craft Group.      See full story...