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.

Editorial Issue number 32 Spring 2021

Looking back at the Pivot we produced in March of last year, there was little evidence of the havoc that coronavirus was going to introduce into our lives. A whole range of activities were planned for the Spring, and Sue and Karen’s farewell messages reflected on the positive life and prospects of our Church and community.      See full story...

Christian Aid calls for Action on Climate Justice

Coronavirus has challenged health systems and economies across the globe. Can we in the UK even begin to imagine what it has been like living in a community already experiencing extreme poverty? At the same time, the climate change crisis is becoming even more apparent and having enormous impacts.      See full story...

Looking to the Future

At the moment, everything is so uncertain. Will we be able to carry on with all the good activities that were taking place in our church a year ago? One thing is certain – we are all a year older! It will be great to see how the children have grown and developed. Will some of us have changed our appearance – a different hairstyle perhaps?! One other thing is certain – we need to put our trust in God to give us hope for the future.      See full story...

Dreams for the future

The pandemic has had many horrific effects. But it has perhaps given us some opportunities. Forcing many of us to put our lives on pause, it has given us time to allow our imaginations free reign over what differences we would like to see as we move back to a more normal lifestyle.  I’d like to ask you to give free reign to your imagination as you think about the following scenario.      See full story...

Knit and Natter

Well we are over half way through the summer, the children are on their school holidays and the roads are getting busier with holiday makers. But the crafters at Broadstone Methodist Church Knit and Natter group have not let that stop them from producing their usual amount of knitted and crocheted items.      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...