Worship, Ministry and Communion [Sunday 10.45 am]

This is our main service of the week which lasts approximately one hour thirty minutes. Congregational worship and singing form an integral part of our service including music from the contemporary scene, but also including some of the great hymns of the Church. Communion is celebrated weekly at some point during our morning service.

The service will also feature a time given over to preaching and the clear teaching of Biblical truth. Our teaching also includes the clear presentation of the gospel. At the close of the service, free refreshments are served to which all are invited.

Junior Church [Sunday 11.30 am]

This is a programme for children that runs concurrently with the latter part of our morning service and includes activities such as Bible stories and crafts.

Prayer and Share group [Tuesday 7.45 pm]

This is a two weekly prayer group that meets at the Church from 7.45 p.m. and includes prayer, sharing, and fellowship support.

Home Fellowship/Life Groups [Tuesday 7.30 pm]

Meeting on the alternate Tuesdays to the above. These are informal groups and are designed to encourage shared Bible discussions, prayer, and mutual support. Light refreshments are served at some point during the evening. These commence at 7.30 p.m. and conclude at 9.00 p.m. There is one group that meets on Tuesday morning.

Ladies Care and Share Group [Last Thursday each month at 7.30 pm]

A fellowship group for ladies. Activities include fellowship, sharing, outings, and the serving of light refreshments.

Men’s Contact Group [Last Thursday each month at 7.30 pm]

Includes a range of activities designed to foster fellowship and support.

Youth Alive – Age 11 upwards

Meeting two weekly, providing support and fellowship for young people in an informal setting.

WASPS – Widows and Single Persons Support Group [Last Saturday of each month]

P1030459March 2015 saw the launch of WASPS (Widows and Single Persons Support).  We meet up at the end of each month either in the church or on organised trips and have enjoyed a varied and interesting timetable of events throughout the year.  Anyone in the above category is very welcome and we’ll be pleased to see our group of WASPS increasing.

So far we had had craft sessions, poetry reading and discussion groups in the church and have been on a canal boat trip, attended a Wurlitzer organ recital and visited Barton Grange garden centre just before Christmas.  We also met up for a wonderful afternoon tea where we ate and chatted for a very pleasant couple of hours.  In fact most of our meetings involve some form of eating!

It is still a fairly new venture and we have found it is helpful to share ideas and suggestions for future activities and outings so that everyone is involved in its success.

We look forward to a new year where our WASP group will continue to enjoy new experiences and social get-togethers and that all involved will feel part of a network of friends who support each other.

Sue Ladiges

WASPS Co-Organiser