We hope everyone will experience a warm welcome when they come into our Church Coffee Lounge.
Serving Fairtrade coffee, Fairtrade tea, Fairtrade hot chocolate, a selection of fruit and herbal teas and Fairtrade fruit juice, all served with a complimentary biscuit. Or you can buy a slice of Jon's homemade flapjack.
On the 3rd Saturday each month, we also serve bacon rolls and toasted teacakes from 10am to 12 noon.
Our menu includes soup, sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes and sometimes a hot special of the day. (We regret that from 1 August 2017 onwards, we will no longer be serving Light Lunches on Tuesdays.)
We are always looking for more volunteers to serve morning coffee and/or the light lunches. No cooking involved as we employ a cook. If you are interested, please contact the Church Administrator, tel: 01202 600696.
Broadstone Methodist Church is a Fairtrade Church
The Luncheon Club was founded in November 2004 to provide a meal and friendship for the elderly and lonely residents within our community. We have over 70 members who meet on Wednesdays in our Bradbury Hall. Many need transport so we are lucky to have a team of volunteers who make sure these friends can get to Luncheon Club. Members enjoy a two-course hot meal (cooked on the premises) followed by tea or coffee, as well as the company of friends. There is never a shortage of conversation! We employ a cook who is assisted by 50+ volunteers from the churches and local community, working on a rota basis to help with registration, food preparation, waitressing and washing up. We are always looking for new volunteers so that team members are not called upon more than once a month. We work closely with the local Day Centre organised by Age Concern and from time to time we join together with them for an outing with lunch at a place of interest. These excursions are very much enjoyed by our members.
If you would like to become involved, please contact Pat Talbot via the Church Administrator, tel: 01202 600696.
On the second Friday of every month from 2.15pm to 4pm, we are happy to be able to host a Memory Café in the Coffee Lounge. Although the needs of each of the attendees is very different, tea and a chat with others is clearly very welcome for the carers who accompany their partners. Singing Christmas carols and songs resulted in smiles and laughter and various activities do trigger happy memories. In the future Stepping Stones aims to reach out further into our community and to enhance understanding and tolerance in as many settings as possible. Could you help with this? More volunteers would be welcome.
For more information visit the Broadstone Stepping Stones website or telephone 01202 696523.
To complement the pastoral care offered by our Ministers and our Circuit lay workers, we have an active team of pastoral visitors within our church. Our emphasis is to nurture and care for each other, which helps build a strong fellowship within the Church.
Over the years we have provided financial support for the work of many different charities. During our 2016-2017 financial year we are pleased to have been able to make donations to:
Action for Children
All We Can
Macmillan Cancer Support
Matthew Rusike Children's Home
Methodist Church World Mission Fund
Methodist Church Mission in Britain Fund
Poole Food Bank
Routes to Roots
Save the Children