Being part of a House Group gives you an opportunity to get to know a few members of the congregation a little better and to develop and sustain your faith in a supportive atmosphere. Most groups tend to meet once a fortnight for around an hour and a half, to include some time socialising as well as discussing the theme for the evening.
We have a number of groups which meet around the city, mostly in members’ homes, and one in the chapel at the United Church. Some meet during the day and others in the evening. New members are always welcome! Email us if you would like to know more.
House Groups are beginning a new series called “Embracing Grace” based on the new book by Howard Mellor (available here)
Embracing Grace is a series of four bible studies about our understanding of grace, God’s undeserved, offered, overflowing love for all people.
Grace is a small word but it is at the heart of the Christian faith and in these studies readers delve into its many meanings. The book is written in a winsome and accessible way and whether you are part of the United house-groups or not it will be a good read.
G Howard Mellor, Embracing Grace, 2019
Only £2.00 when bought at the United Church.
We have a young people’s group that meets on a Sunday Morning. There are three leaders who each bring something different to the group, this creates a variety in styles and topics discussed. The topics are always Bible focussed and relevant to the young people’s lives.
We are also looking starting a young people’s house group. This group will meet in the houses of the young people, where we will share food whilst looking at contemporary themes chosen by the young people.
TODDLER & BABY
The Baby and Toddler Group at The United Church has been running for many years.We run on a Tuesday afternoon between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. within term time.
We have babies from weeks old to pre school children and we have found that it is beneficial for new Mums to be able to chat to other Mums about feeding, sleeping and nurseries. Grandparents enjoy it too!
There are play areas that include sand, trains, cars, banana slide and toy kitchen and tea party play and at 3.00 p.m. we have a singing session with signing too.
We are run by volunteers and are DBS checked and refreshments are included and there is a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.
It is an opportunity to get to know different people in a relaxed situation at ‘The Queen Inn’, Kingsgate Street.
We meet at 7.30pm and our numbers vary from about four to twelve.
The date appears in the weekly Church notices and a reminder is sent via e mail. If you would like to join us and/or be included on the e mail list please let us know.