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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Welcome to Rev Karen James

Rev Karen James tells us about herself, with an introduction from Di Baggs, Senior Circuit Steward: The Poole Bay Circuit welcomes the arrival of Rev Karen James, who commences her ministry at the start of the new connexional year in September. Karen will share, with colleagues, pastoral responsibility for our members across the circuit and we look forward to getting to know her better over the weeks and months ahead.      See full story...

My help comes from the Lord: Rev Linda Chester reflects on the Psalms

As I walked along the water’s edge at Sandbanks, I watched a young child paddling up to her knees. As a larger wave came in, she trustingly put her small hand up into the hand of her father, who was carefully paddling beside her. Although only a toddler, she instinctively knew that she would be safe if she could just hold his hand.      See full story...

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...

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...

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...

Are we understood? Brian Tucknott reflects on our ‘church’ language and practices.

An 'old school’ evangelist asked the question "Don’t you know that you were bought with a price?" To which a wit in the crowd responded "I didn’t realise I was up for sale!" This is a story retold by the Rev Dr Robert Reiss, Canon Treasurer of Westminster Abbey until his retirement, in his book Sceptical Christianity.      See full story...