How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church? All around us we see changing understandings of human identity, changing patterns in relationships and families, changing sexual attitudes and activity. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to walk in love, faith and holiness today?
This Lent we will be offering everyone in the church the opportunity to listen and reflect. The course, produced by the Church of England, takes part in 5 sessions – Learning Together; Identity; Relationships; Our Bodies and Sex; Life Together.
We’re inviting everyone in our church community to participate. Accordingly, we are offering the course in two ways :-
Thursdays, by Zoom, at 7.45pm (first sessionon 3 March)
Sunday afternoons, in Church, at 4.00pm, (first session on 6 March).
Friday Friends meets weekly from 2.00 – 4.00pm every Friday, price £3.50 (carers free), offering a mix of talks, light exercise, singing together, table top games or craft activities in a safe, warm and friendly environment – with tea and cakes.
Why not arrive early and enjoy a meal in Café Siena.
The program for the rest of February through to Easter 2022 is as follows :-
*** UPDATE : *** Cancelled – due to Storm Eunice ***
For the 10am Service on Sunday 30th January, we invite you to bring your own Songs and Words of Praise.
Come ready to share a Bible verse or passage, hymn, song or poem!
The service will start with a short, spoken service of Holy Communion, after which we invite you to contribute a Bible reading, poem, or choose a Hymn or song from Songs of Fellowship – saying why it is special to you!
Our Songs of Fellowship books 1-3 will be available, bit if it’s not in that book, just let us know beforehand and our musicians are willing to give most songs a good try.
As it is also Leprosy Sunday, we will also be showing a short video; and Chris Stratta from the Leprosy Mission will be coming to update us on progress later in the year.