Forest Methodist Circuit - Company Message
Circuit News & Events

Good news: a new defibrillator
Rev Hilary Cheng, the Minister of Winchester Road Methodist Church is pleased to announce that the members have recently installed a defibrillator on the external church wall, for the use of the church and the community. 

She says that as a church at the centre of the community, it feels as if we are the heartbeat of Highams Park.

Loughton Methodist Church Action For Children
Fund Raising Event: Saturday 14 September starting at 7.30pm
Loughton's Action For Children Support Group are trying something different this year and the very popular Busters Band are performing for us on Saturday 14 September 7.30pm at Loughton Methodist Church.

You are assured of a good evenings music in a relaxed atmosphere.  The genre is ‘popular’ with maybe a bit of bark from the 6th member
There is no entrance fee with donations requested at the door.  Please use the link below to register so we get enough refreshments in.

Methodist Women in Britain Coffee Morning, 
Saturday 5 October, 10.30am to 1.30pm

This will be held at Leyton Trinity Methodist Church, 280 High Road, Leyton, E10  5PW. For more information click on the link below:

Safeguarding training courses in 
October 2019

These courses will be held on:
Thursday 3 October and
Wednesday 17 October.

For more detail including how to register click below:

Safeguarding course on Spiritual Abuse,
2 November 2019

This course is run by Dr Lisa Oakley, who is the Chair of the Church of England task and Finish Group on Spiritual Abuse.
For more detail including how to register click below:

Food Rescue and Redistribution at Leytonstone Methodist Church

Since February 2019 Leytonstone Methodist Church has been hosting Transition Leytonstone's Community Fridge Project. Sacks of bakery and morning goods donated by local branches of Gail's Bakery, Tescos, Salisbury's and Today Bread, are set out on a stall next to the church every Friday/Saturday/Sunday from noon until 3 pm (or earlier, if the food runs out). Anyone and everyone is welcome to take what they need, with help and advice from the knowledgeable volunteers. This is not a food bank, but a waste reduction project, which at the same time helps people access food that they would perhaps struggle to afford. Approximately 60 people use the stall every day: mums, dad with children, toddlers, and babies, churchgoers, cake 'addicts', pensioners, teachers, jobless folk, rough sleepers, and of course least but not least, the charities and churches who cook for them.

To give you an idea of the scale of this operation, on Sunday, March 17th, the stall had received a record 84 kgs (185 lbs) of bakery. All of it went before 3pm, with help from Cann Hall Mosque, the Leytonstone United Free Church, and the Salvation Army, all of which cook for the homeless and/or run night shelters. No further proof needed that we are a strong community and getting stronger all the time!

Diana Korchien
Project Lead, Community Fridge and Best Before
Transition Leytonstone

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