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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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...

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...

The future: a personal view

When considering the future of the Methodist Church, locally, nationally and internationally and indeed the Christian Church in general, should we not always bear in mind the words of Jesus in The Great Commission? "All authority in heaven and on earth has beengiven to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28 : 18-20      See full story...

Our 'Way Forward' Vision and the Poole Bay Methodist Circuit

Many of you will now be familiar with our ‘Way Forward’ vision as presented to, and agreed by, our Church Council in January. The key elements of this vision are to continue and develop our work with young people and families, to create opportunities for worship within this work, and to make our traditional Sunday morning worship more vibrant and meaningful. The next stage of this vision is, through further discussion and planning, to implement the recommendations. However, things have moved on.      See full story...

Moving Forward at Broadstone Methodist Church

In the last edition of Pivot, I outlined our approach for discerning how, working on the strong base we already have, our Church should face current challenges, and move forward to build an even more vibrant Broadstone Methodist Church. The team set up to do this have had in-depth conversations with more than forty people and submissions from a number of others. As you may imagine, many of the suggestions and proposals were contradictory!      See full story...