Details for this Sunday 31st May 2020 10:30am
Our normal services are suspended. If you missed any of our livestreams you can watch again through our YouTube channel: click on this link. If you just want the sermon, head over to our sermon page; the latest sermon is always uploaded Sunday afternoon, as is the children's talk. Why not send the link to friends, family and neighbours - especially those who would not normally come to church or whose churches don't have a livestream?
Song words are displayed on screen and will be available to print out here. There is a large print version available. Adrian will send these around to those who need them. Please contact him if you have not received them.
This week we're back to our normal Sunday routine. Please encourage your children to sit, watch and participate with you. Here are some things to help out.
- There's a kids talk on Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer, this week. Have your cards ready. We're going to be singing one of her hymns 'All the way my Saviour leads me' to a tune which you might now know, but you can get a sense of it from this video.
- There is a question sheet to help kids follow the sermon through, together with a top quiz for kids to test Mum and Dad later. It will be available for download later in the week.
- For those slightly older teens, there is a really good blank sermon sheet here designed by an illustrator in an FIEC church in Surrey. It may encourage you to take notes.
We hope this will make it possible for the whole church family to benefit from the livestream.
Our current sermon series
This week, to fit with Government advice, it will just be Adrian leading and Johnny preaching. We're continuing in our new series: Songs of Hope and Johnny will be preaching from Psalm 49. Why not read through the psalm before the lifestream starts?
We'd love all members and regulars to join us for our Sunday prayer meeting running from 6.00pm-7.00pm. It is always important to pray, but especially so for us to pray together at times like this. Our prayer meeting is hosted by Zoom. You can connect in three ways:
- using the zoom app
- dial in using a mobile or landline
- use a web browser
We look forward to meeting and praying with you.
We will send through the meeting details by email or WhatsApp because we want to keep this meeting private to church members and regular attenders.
What do we do?
As Christians we meet together to worship God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We sing and pray to him, read the Bible (his word) and one of the church leaders preaches a message from the Bible passage. Once a month we share the Lord's Supper (on the last Sunday of each month). We also plan informal time so that we can chat and encourage one another.
What should I expect?
We are a relatively informal church. Come wearing what you want. We use first names and sing a mix of older and newer Christian songs which are easy to pick up. A small band leads our singing each week. We try to serve good coffee and enjoy being together. There are groups for children up to Year 11 during the service. All our workers are DBS checked and we have a safeguarding policy.
Where and when?
We gather each Sunday in the Sixth Form Centre of Robert Smyth School. Follow the map below for directions. We start with coffee and pastries from 10.15am and the service itself starts at 10.45am, We aim to be finished around 12.00 noon and there's a chance to chat afterwards if you want.
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