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

God of all grace, we rejoice that your love is for all, unlimited and free.

May we, your children, have the same generous love for the world that you show us in Christ. For in Christ, we are all seen and known fully, redeemed and restored, and we need never be ashamed of failure.

May we, in responding to all you offer us in Christ, learn to view others and see your world only through the lens of your love, which holds us, heals us and restores us to fullness of life. Amen.

Helen Cameron, Northampton District Chair

Each day the number of people dying, not only in this country, but across the world, continues to rise and for some the last message possible to a loved one in hospital is only by telephone the night before they die.

With so much to think about and pray for at this difficult time let us stop what we are doing and pray for all those who are dying without their loved ones nearby to know that God loves each and every one, and that someone could be with them that they may in some way to convey that love.

May we also pray for those unable to attend funerals and who are grieving.

There is Faith and there is Hope but all that really matters at this and any time is Love.

Sing to the Lord, you saints of His; praise His holy Name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favour lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 30 verses 4 and 5

Adapted from URC Wessex Synod Prayer Net

THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
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.