“… 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, as we 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.
Some Dates for your Diary
- Sunday 8 April - At 10:30 the whole church meets together to spend time worshipping God, praying to Him, listening while He speaks to us in various ways and enjoying each others' company. Come and meet with us - you will be made welcome!
- Thursday 12 April - Discovery Bible Study at 12:00 noon in the church office.
- Thursday 12 April - Times of Refreshing in the Main Hall at 7:30 - 9pm 'ish.
- Sunday 15 April - At 10:30 the whole church meets together to spend time worshipping God, praying to Him, listening while He speaks to us in various ways and enjoying each others' company. Come and meet with us - you will be made welcome!
- Sunday 22 April - In addition to the usual time together, the very popular Jeff Brown will be teaching from the Word of God. If you have never heard Jeff, this is a great opportunity to experience teaching of God's Word in a highly enthusiastic and entertaining way. Don't miss it!
- Thursday 26 April - Discovery Bible Study at 12:00 noon in the church office.
- Thursday 26 April - Times of Refreshing in the Main Hall at 7:30 - 9pm 'ish.
- Sunday 29 April - At 10:30 the whole church meets together to spend time worshipping God, praying to Him, listening while He speaks to us in various ways and enjoying each others' company. Come and meet with us - you will be made welcome!
- Wednesday 9 May - Our monthly PowerHouse Prayer Meeting has been moved by one week in order to facilitate the "In the Arena" meeting mentioned below. Meet in the seminar Room at 7:30. We consider this to be a very important part of church life and encourage everyone to come. Forget what you have heard or experienced before - this is NOT boring!
- Friday 20 April - "Ignite - A "Youth Fest" organised by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as part of the "Lancashire Festival of Hope" is to be held at St Andrews, Leyland, starting at 6:30. Take a leaflet in the church foyer or email the office for details.
- Wednesday 2 May - "In the Arena - Equipping men for the challenges of life". Organised by Care for the Family and taking place in the main hall at Claremont. Well-known speakers Rob Parsons, OBE, and Gerrit Bantjes will be taking this roadshow around the country, helping men to be prepared and strong when facing the challenges of life. (There is a charge for this event and leaflets are available in the foyer). See the videos.
- 4 - 26 May - In connection with the forthcoming "Lancashire Festival of Hope" with Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham), a series of free "Christian Life and Witness" courses will be held around the county. Leaflets are available in the foyer or email the office for details.
- 21 - 23 September - Please take a bookmark from the foyer and start praying NOW for the "Lancashire Festival of Hope", where Franklin Graham, son of Billy, will be preaching to thousands each night at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool!
We are Upgrading!
During this year we are updating some of our facilities. The first thing that you will see will be a new and modern kitchen, followed shortly by a dining room, which will be available for drinks and biscuits after our meetings and, possibly, light meals at certain times. The work is quite complex and there will be some disruption, but we are working hard to minimise it.
The second improvement will not be quite so obvious, but requires a great deal more work. There is a large room downstairs, near the Bark Street entrance, which has never been upgraded since the Church bought the building in 1982. It is a good-sized room and we are intending to fully modernise it, with new windows, modern lighting and heating and treatments to encourage good insulation and acoustic properties. When finished it will serve as a general purpose room, with a view to using it for music lessons during the week and as a children's room during church services. It will be available for rental by outside organisations when we are not using it.
Please bear with us as we work to improve the facilities for all the building users.
"... 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 in our main meeting, 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 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 make time for a drink and a biscuit after every Sunday meeting, 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”