SING A NEW SONG
The team ministers are introducing open sessions where we will learn songs or hymns that may be new to us and find out a bit about the background and meaning to the songs. There will be something for all tastes. The first session will be at Trinity URC on Ecclesall Road on Sunday February 5th at 6 p.m.
As the Team has travelled around recently, they have met several new people coming through the doors to worship. But how do we nurture and encourage these folk on their spiritual journey?
One way is to set up a safe space in which people can explore the Christian faith at their own pace, a flexible space which encompasses a rolling programme of enquiry about the first steps in the Christian journey.
So the Team has set aside an open Welcome Evening for anyone who may wish to discover more about Christian faith, ask questions or explore more in an informal setting. The first evening is at 7.30 p.m. on February 8th at Jamie’s house, 52 Kenwood Park Road, S7 1NF. It is intended to run these evenings periodically, thereafter.
Please use this opportunity to invite anyone whom you meet or speak to, whom you feel is searching for answers, help or needs space to explore questions about faith and the URC. Folk who invite friends are free to come with them if it helps. It would be very helpful to know if you have invited someone and who might come … but please note this is not an open-invitation event to Church Members.
MISSION AND CARE SHEFFIELD
Representatives from the Sheffield churches met at Christ Church, Stocksbridge, on Wednesday, 12th October to hear the story of how the alterations to their church were decided upon and executed and then we were invited to see the finished work for ourselves.
Simon Loveitt, the Church Related Community Worker working on The Manor Church and Community Project delivered an interesting summary of his varied and complex work.
Rev Zaidie Orr updated us on the progress of the Team Ministry and welcomed Rev Jamie Kissack to his first MACS meeting.
Rev Peter Heckels thanked the churches for the gift he was given after his role of Interim Moderator had come to an end.
The churches exchanged news of their mission and outreach, in the usual way, and the meeting closed with prayer.