Church Road is a growing church with an exciting vision for the future. It involves rationalising our site, developing new projects of outreach and service to the community so that we help people experience the transforming love of God, change lives and communities as we follow Christ. No matter how much we try to use social media, we would say you can't beat a face to face conversation so don't hesitate to ask for an appointment with Stephen, our Minister, if you would rather have a chat.
Work on our redevelopment project will be starting shortly and there is now no access to the church centre. The site will be handed over to the developers and during the period of construction we will only have access to the church. Equipment not required until the autumn has been put into storage. Essential day to day items have been moved into the church itself. Every effort has been made to store these items as discreetly as possible and to minimise the impact on our worship, but please be understanding whilst the works are in progress. All our activities will now be meeting in the church space and general access will be through the main front doors.
Please note that Room Bookings are being organised by Bill & Monica Bissett 01253 728140.
CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR RECORD
The Christmas and New Year edition of the Record is available
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Owing to the forthcoming building works and the need to ensure the safe storage of everything, Wesley’s is now temporarily closed. We thank you for your support and look forward to re-opening in September. The Wesley’s team will continue to distribute food that is past its sell by date but not its used by date to various charities across the area. If you would like to help with this work please contact Stephen on 07711 911 955 or email email@example.com.
WEEKLY NOTICES & CHURCH RECORD
Owing to the temporary relocation of office equipment and related IT changes for the redevelopment project, the notices today cover activities for four weeks; the next notice sheet will be published on Sunday 25 March. We are also sorry that during this period, there will be no large print hymns available. Similarly, the next edition of The Record will now be published at the end of March.
We apologise for any inconvenience these issues may cause.
ASSISTANCE REQUIRED – with a smile!
An important aspect of our services each Sunday is the welcome we offer at the door to both regulars and visitors. We are looking for a few additional people who will be prepared to join a rota for this, which at the moment is just once every six weeks. If you feel able to help in this way, please speak with Richmond Neale (tel: 791321), one of the church stewards, or just email the church office.
Our Minister, Rev Stephen Heath
IF YOU’RE BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY OR TRAVEL GO TO EASYFUNDRAISING AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH
If you are on-line shopping for a holiday or travel, please remember to buy through Easyfundraising and help raise funds for our Church. There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation; these include Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Debenhams, Ticketmaster, Aviva, Marks and Spencer, the trainline, Sainsbury's, holiday companies and so on – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/churchrdmethodist/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to our church for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and the church will be really grateful for your donations.
JOINT ECUMENICAL GROUPS
A five-week course on the theme of “That all may be free” commencing the week of the 19th February.
Mondays 7:30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. at the United Reformed Church
Wednesdays 2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. at St. Thomas' Church
Thursdays 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. at the United Reformed Church
Please let Stephen or a Steward know if you would like a copy of the booklet accompanying the course.
10.30 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP led by Judith Smith
Organist: Mike Hodgson
Door Stewards: Team 1
Coffee Rota: Sheila Whitley & Catherine Peak
7.00 p.m. FRESH Expressions at Fairhaven Methodist Church
led by Revd Sylvester Deigh
Refreshments from 6.30 p.m.
7.30 p.m. A reflective service of Communion
11.00 a.m. at The Drive Methodist Church
10.30 a.m. Morning Worship led by
Rev. Stephen N Heath
BOOK SALE: A selection of religious books is on display at the rear of the church and any can be taken in return for a small donation to the community hub project.