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.

Fulfilling worship

A clearly identified part of Broadstone Methodist Church's mission is to include children and families in our Sunday worship. We currently have Café style Worship, Breakfast Church and our traditional Morning Services with children fully included. Karen Greene, Anne Le Poidevin and Joan Jackson share some thoughts on our children-focused worship      See full story...

Fulfilling a commitment

In my last Pivot article for Knit and Natter I mentioned my up-coming challenge of taking part in the Big Sleep Easy 2018, organised by Bournemouth YMCA. Back in the summer of 2018 Wendy from Lesley Shand Funeral Directors, asked our Knit and Natter group to help make about one hundred hats and scarves, that the Douch Family Funeral Group were going to pass on to Bournemouth YMCA. These would be used by volunteers who were going to sleep outside in a cardboard box to raise awareness and money for the homeless and rough sleepers.      See full story...

Prayer Walks

The purpose of Prayer Walks is to give time for meditation and reflection and they have been part of the Christian tradition for many centuries. Walks can be done alone or in groups and can take a number of forms. The most familiar will probably be a pilgrimage but any time spent seeking escape from the everyday pressures of life in walking has to be good. As you walk you can spend dedicated time in prayerful consideration of all that surrounds you, your life, your family and friends, your community and the wider world. Within the environment in which you walk there will be a multitude of stimuli to provide focus – the beauty of the world, great architecture, the joys and challenges of life, and so on.      See full story...

Broadstone Mice

FROM the beginning of December watch out for an outbreak of mice in the shops and businesses of Broadstone. Don’t worry – they won’t be real – just knitted or craft made.      See full story...

New Christmas Lights

THIS YEAR a community group, calling themselves ‘Save the Broadstone Christmas Lights’ has been raising money to make sure that Broadstone has the Christmas trees along the Broadway as in previous years. The group began when a large number of people commented on a Facebook post that the lights were not very good last year, and had cost rather too much. A few of us got together and decided to take on the task of improving the look for Christmas in the village. This was very successful with the help of the group and the people of Broadstone’s generosity.      See full story...

Volunteering and working together: Annette Brooke shares some thoughts on new health and social initiatives in Broadstone

The Harvey Practice in Broadstone is one of several GP practices in Dorset to take up the challenge from Altogether Better, which operates on behalf of the NHS, to recruit Practice Health Supporters. Currently people are being identified who are prepared to voluntarily give their time to work with staff to find new ways to improve the services that the practice offers, and to help to meet the health needs of patients and the wider community.      See full story...

Now open every weekday: Routes to Roots reveal their latest ambitious plans

Over the last twelve months Routes to Roots has made an excellent start on its ambition to establish a homeless hub in Poole. The charity is already accepted as a centre for many outreach activities to benefit the health and well-being of the homeless but for many years has only been able to offer help indoors on four occasions during the week.      See full story...

New arrivals: Moira Clark and Katja Wilson introduce themselves

MOIRA: What a joy it is to have my church on the doorstep of Waterman House! I say ‘my church’ because a few days after my arrival in Broadstone, I decided to try Broadstone Methodist Church... And KATJA: I moved to the Broadstone area just over a year ago from Scotland. As a mum to two young children it was important that they felt settled first.      See full story...

New every morning: Rev Linda Chester reflects on a whole variety of New Beginning experiences

When we pause to reflect, it’s interesting that all of us are constantly facing “new beginnings” throughout our lives. They are so varied, we may approach each with excitement, uncertainty, fear, or even a mixture of all three. From our early years at school, we are familiar with the annual change of class and teacher in a new classroom. We usually adapt quite well to new friends and a widening circle of acquaintances.      See full story...

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...

A new way of being Church? Jill Spracklen recalls the beginning of our Cafe Church

In my filing cabinet is a folder marked ‘New Initiatives’. It is now well filled and can no longer qualify for that labelling as it did in November 2010 when we shared in our first Cafe Church, one of three new initiatives started at the time (the others were Messy Church and Family Film Night), giving opportunity to experience another way of being ‘church’.      See full story...

New session of big favourite: Women's Fellowship share insights into their afternoons

The Thursday afternoon Women’s Fellowship continues to grow and, at one of the November meetings, we welcomed two new members. The Sharland Room makes an ideal venue for our weekly, open and ecumenical fellowship where we average 25 members. It is really good to share with ladies from St John’s Church, St Antony’s Church and the United Reformed Church as well as with those who have no particular church link      See full story...