“… It’s true – when I pray, Jesus Christ somehow finds a way to lead me through my most difficult problems … even those at work”
Everyone is welcome!
Join us every Sunday at 10:30am
Join us every Sunday in Claremont House for our main meeting, which starts at 10:30 and finishes around midday. We spend some time singing and worshipping God, led by our musicians and singers; we spend some time praying and encouraging each other; we listen to a message from God’s Word (the Bible), which is relevant to the real world in which we live; and we share a drink and biscuit together, allowing us to get to know each other. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a Christian believer; undecided; or simply want to see what happens. Come and hear about real things that God is doing in the lives of real people who live in this town.
Our apologies for letting this get out of hand! The office staff have been down with flu and nothing got done. We'll try to make it up now
- Thursday 18 January - an exhibition begins in CafeCreate of photographs taken by students at Suz's Photography Courses. If you can't make the grand opening, you can view it at any time that the cafe is open.
- Sunday 21 January - Ken Mann, from New Life Church in Ashton-under-Lyne will be speaking at the church. We will share bread and wine in remembrance of Jesus.
- Sunday 28 January - There will be a Bring and Share lunch.
- Thursday 1 February - Times of Refreshing will start at 7:30 in the Main Hall.
"... do this to remember Me ..."
On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this to remember Me.” In the same way, He took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people—an agreement confirmed with My blood. Do this to remember Me as often as you drink it.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25 NLT)
We usually share bread and wine to remember Jesus at least once a month, but we often find other occasions too.
Discovery Bible Study
Every other Thursday we hold a Discovery Bible Study in the Prayer Room at 1:00pm for those are serious about getting to grips with the Word of God. Our present topic, which could run for a long time, is the Return of King Jesus and the Future of the Church. As part of this study, the regular members each read a passage before we come together and then share what they believe that God is saying to us as individuals and to the church. In this way we gain a many-sided view of the passage in question.
If you want to come to our bible study, please call the office for dates and to learn what the passage is - however, you are still welcome to come, even if you haven't studied in advance.
"If your bible doesn't look well worn, then perhaps you should ask yourself whether you are using it enough! The bible is not meant to look good on a bookshelf - it is intended to be the light which guides me every day."
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalms 119:105 NLT)
Bring and Share Lunch
We always make time for a drink and a biscuit after our Sunday meetings, but once a month we stay and eat lunch together. Everyone is invited, whether or not they have brought food. Visitors are especially welcome and its a great opportunity to get to know people.
Jesus told us to: “Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit …” (Matthew 28:19)
What better way to find friendship as we study God’s Word and pray at a small group meeting in someone’s home? For details of the meeting nearest you, please contact the office. Everyone is welcome to these friendly times of fellowship and learning.
Powerhouse Prayer Meeting
A church communicates with God by prayer and our experience says that prayer meetings are essential to our healthy growth. No matter who you are, you will find benefit personally from praying and the church will benefit too.
We encourage personal prayer at all times and we meet on the first Wednesday evening of each month to pray together. Everyone is welcome.
Powerhouse prayer meetings are held in the Seminar Room at Claremont House at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month.
" … we had a ‘pop-up’ prayer time at Steve and Lesley’s home recently. Sian brought his guitar and we had a great time of praise and sharing stories of God’s goodness … and we PRAYED”