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.

Guiding during the pandemic

Anne Le Poidevin reflects on the Girlguiding experience. When the Guides suggested, on 13 March 2020, that this would be our last meeting because of Coronovirus, I dismissed it – earlier that day I had sent out a letter about a camp in May and our plans for a summer camp and other opportunities happening in the summer term.      See full story...

Café Church

Annette Brooke shares what happened during lockdown. A memorable Café Church took place in the coffee lounge at Broadstone Methodist Church in early March 2020, the subject was ‘Death’, led by the Rev Sue Gowling. Fears about the pandemic were growing which affected numbers attending and precautions were in place. Nevertheless, tea and delicious cakes were enjoyed and Sue guided us through the subject in a thought-provoking way with skill and empathy      See full story...

Easy Fund Raising

Alison Sclater is looking for ways of improving Church finances. I wonder how many people have missed our monthly Saturday ‘bric-a-brac and book sales’ at Broadstone Methodist Church? As you may recall it was also possible to enjoy bacon butties with your coffee on these occasions. Sadly, none of this has been possible since the pandemic began.      See full story...

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...