Jesus said: "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35 NLT)
We may not know it, but everything we say and everything we do as Jesus' disciples is potentially on show to the world around us. We each need to consider what message our own life is sending out!
Our Church now meets at 10:30 every Sunday
THE CHURCH is always here for You!
"You are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple"
Everyone is welcome to join us for our weekly service
The New Normal
Although the government has relaxed the legal position on activities in a COVID-affected society, they still advise us to use our wisdom to keep ourselves safe. In addition, any church has a duty of care towards those who attend - from the strongest to the most vulnerable.
Claremont Church has decided that we will take a loving and caring position, recognising that we have members and visitors who may be more vulnerable, or who may not have had a full course of vaccine yet. Thus, we are requesting that our congregation continues to comply with existing procedures, while we relax those as far as we consider safe. We will tell you what our current position is each week in the paper notices which we provide as you arrive.
It's All About People!
Many of our church members will be pleased to tell you how their lives have radically changed since they made a decision to follow Jesus Christ. Several are available to listen to on our 'Life Stories' page. Here are just a few examples:
- The man with a history of drink and drug related violence, who now spends all his spare time helping others for whom life hasn't worked out too well.
- The person who knew from an early age that he was good for nothing - but found fulfilment and success when he allowed Jesus Christ to lead him.
- The woman who truly believed that she was stupid and inadequate, because her parents told her so as a child, who is now highly regarded by all who know her.
- The person with an incurable drinking habit who was set free in an instant by Jesus Christ and no longer needs or craves alcohol.
- The businessman who sold out to Christ and found that he can be successful without resorting to dishonesty or 'smart' accounting.
- The singer / songwriter who loves to sing for Jesus first.
- The man who was always very focused on wealth and possessions, has found that he has become generous and giving since he chose to join God's team.
- The lady who was healed in her own home when she claimed healing by the blood of Jesus Christ.
We frequently hear about lives changed and bodies healed in response to prayer. You can hear some of these testimonies in our Life Stories section.
It's not about obeying rules ... "What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation". (Galatians 6:15 NLT)
" … when you see people praying and prayers being answered week after week, it makes you think.”
Welcome to On-Line Church
The Coronavirus epidemic made us all rethink what Church means. While our building was closed, we had more contact with each other than we ever did before, with our meetings on Zoom and Facebook Live, while continuing our active care for those who are unable to join us on Social Media. People are learning the reality that we can depend on God our Father for everything we need!
We continue to make our Sunday services available for those who really cannot get to our meetings in Bolton, by 'live-streaming' our Sunday meetings each week. Please feel free to join us as often as you like. If you want to be part of our community, send us your details and we will copy you onto our newsletter each week.
Zoom ID: 856-699-2818
Facebook: Claremont Church, Bolton (@claremontbolton.church)
Is it safe to return to our building?
For your safety we have carried out and updated our Risk Assessment and made changes to make our building COVID secure. Here is a summary of the changes that have made us a COVID-Secure environment.
What if God is Speaking to Me?
How would I know if God is trying to speak to me? What do I do about it?
In the bible there is a story about a boy named Samuel who worked for God by serving the old priest, Eli. (You can read it in 1 Samuel 3:1-10). God called Samuel by name but he didn't recognise who was calling. In the end, the old priest told him to return and, when he heard God's voice, to say: "Speak Lord, your servant is listening". That was the beginning of a very important time in Israel's history.
We don't always recognise God's voice, but the church is here to help with that. If something strange happens to you when you hear a Christian song, read a piece of scripture, or listen to someone preach - don't ignore it. The church has people who will help and pray with you as you try to understand if it is God trying to get your attention. Call or email us for someone to help!
Songs From the Word of God
It has always been a mark of the church that we love to sing to our Lord, and now we are pleased to share these songs written and performed for the glory of God. If you would like to hear more of Claremont's own brand of Christian music, try our "Listen to Music" page, where you will find a selection of various styles of original music.
Enjoy this sample!
These songs are subject to copyright, but it is our pleasure to allow them to be played freely and used for Christian worship without charge. Please let us know if you enjoy them.
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