WORSHIP

Our church sanctuary is slightly unusual, being upstairs but it’s easy to find once you are through the front doors of the building! Access is fully accessible with a ramp leading up to the sanctuary. We offer a variety of ways to get involved in worship at the United Church. As well as two services on Sunday morning, we have a weekly service on a Friday morning and Messy Church for young people and their parents or guardians once a month. Being both Methodist and URC we tend to have a variety of women and men of both denominations leading our services which makes for a wealth of learning and experience.

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PRAYER

Loving God, help us to use this Lent wisely:
to seek a deeper relationship with Jesus
to read your Word with greater care;
to listen for your voice,
to recognise your call to obedience and to sacrificial living;
to be more compassionate.
Loving God, teach us to walk in the way of Jesus

A prayer of commitment

We grow in you O God, you tend us, nourish us, water us & feed us.
Sometimes we do not bear fruit, we do not think we are worthy
to grow in your garden.
Your mercy is beyond anything we can imagine, so we will bless you
as long as we live. We will cling to you.
Your right hand will uphold us, for your mercy is beyond anything
we can imagine. We will grow in you.
                                                                   Anne Sardeson from Seasons of the Spirit

We pray this week for:
• all the people caught up in the events in Christchurch, New Zealand, for those killed and wounded, and for those who mourn. We pray for community leaders and faith leaders as they work to heal broken communities;
• all those who have suffered the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Help us to know how we can help in the most effective way;
• nearer to home we ask you, Lord, to bless all those who are sick or undergoing treatment of any kind.

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your Name,

your Kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

your Kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver

us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.  Amen.

MESSY CHURCH

Messy Church is an after-school activity which takes place on the first Thursday of the month. It’s an opportunity for children and their carers to explore faith in a creative and interesting way.  A meal is also provided.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Junior Church is a place to grow as part of a loving Christian community, a place to make friends, ask questions, be nurtured and challenged. Children engage in age appropriate groups, each providing an exciting and relevant programme of stories, games and creative activities.

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Junior Church

Junior Church is a place to grow as part of a loving Christian community, a place to make friends, ask questions, be nurtured and challenged. Children engage in age appropriate groups, each providing an exciting and relevant programme of stories, games and creative activities. Young people share in group exploring the Bible and contemporary issues. Most Sundays we meet in a combined key stage 1/2 group and a separate key stage 3 group. Once a month we have a bigger combined group which builds the links between older and younger children. We use the Roots ecumenical resources to link with the adult worship. Children and young people contribute to the wider worship of the church in all age worship for example.

Creche
Crèche is a welcoming place for babies and toddlers. Little ones can play, enjoy a Bible story and song. Parents/ carers are welcome to stay or return to the worship upstairs.