Events leading up to Easter at the Thomas Risley Church (13th – 20th April) Sunday 10.40am Palm Sunday service 6.30pm Elevation Youth service Wednesday 10am Messy Church Thursday 6pm “Bring and share” supper for all of the family 8pm Communion & Maundy Thursday Reflection 9pm Prayer Vigil Friday 10.30am Good Friday service 12 Noon Service at the Birchwood Mall Sunday 10.40am Easter Day Celebration PLUS – Monday to Wednesday 7pm – 9pm the church will be open for refreshments and Bible reading
Over the last half of 2013 the church leadership felt that God was calling us all to a more intentional discipleship. Just imagine how good it would be if we all grew as disciples in 2014. We have had discussions over how this should take place and have decided that as part of the process we should invite everyone to fill out the survey overleaf and then we can design what we offer as a church, based upon the Lord’s leading and these responses. Please fill it in, you may want to just keep it and look at it through the year and this time next year, if so please do that. However, it would really help us if you handed it in so that we got a better awareness of people’s needs and aspirations, so that we can help people achieve growth. You can return it anonymously or preferably identified so that we can respond more specifically. Please reply by February 2nd to Sally or Andrew in confidence. You can use the online form, return them to us in person or in an envelope to the Manse, through the church letter box, the ministers’ pigeon hole or by email. God bless, Rev Sally and Andrew Willett firstname.lastname@example.org 01925 487851 To use the on line survey, click here To download a copy to print out, please click here
Every year we vist half the homes in Locking Stumps, to ask the residents if there is any person or situation they would like us to say a prayer for at the following Sunday service. We get a lot of great feedback about this Our visits run between April and September, when the evenings are lighter, we post a letter to each house a few days before we visit to let them know we will be coming and to assure that we are not seeking donations or money of any kind. If you recieve a letter and don’t want prayer, please simply let us know when we knock and we will move on to the next house. If you would like prayer at any other time, or if you prayer request is more urgent, please Contact Us.
Tots meets every week in term time for parents and carers of children under five. We are very busy making crafts, playing together, singing and eating snacks. Come and join us! What happens at Tots …….. We have toys and games and lots of fun activities, such as…… icing biscuits, making flowers, the Fire Service have visited us, we’ve always got the play doh ready and musical instruments. Everyone welcome.
Messy Church is about having time together to have fun, explore faith, worship God and share some food. Everyone is welcome at Messy Church (especially you and your family and friends). We strive to involve everyone and value everyone. It is called Messy Church because we all lead messy lives (and you might get a bit Messy)! People arrive and have a choice of craft and activities which feed into the theme which is followed by food and the celebration the celebration. Messy Church is especially designed to reach out to families including those for whom Sunday morning worship is difficult due to family circumstances. It is an all-age church where everyone is valued equally. It provides an informal environment for all-ages to explore and experience faith and worship through crafts, food and celebration. It describes each and every one of us as no one is perfect and each of us lead messy lives for many reasons. It invites us to come together, making things together, eating together and celebrating God together. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and try it for yourself; you will be most welcome!
Treats is our coffee shop, popular with locals as well as church regulars. Come along for a drink and snack or light breakfast. There’s always someone to talk to if you want a chat and prayer is always available but there’s no pressure, you are very welcome to come along and just enjoy the coffee and toast. We are open on a Thursday morning from 8:45am to 11:30am
On a Sunday morning we meet for our regular Sunday service. Please come and join us, we start at 10:40 am and finish around 12pm (ish)