Worship

Recording of worship

Recording of worship

Our video service of worship for Sunday, 25th October 2020, may be found on YouTube HERE.

N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 11:00 on Sunday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Current, Worship
Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

The children and young people of our Junior Church led an effective service for us today, focusing on the idea that we should not let the periferies of Christmas celebrations obscure the significance of the birth of Jesus into our world.


Thank you to everyone who took part and to everyone who was involved in the planning and preparation for the service.

This service was also our “Toy Service” and the gifts that people brought and donated will be taken to a local women’s refuge.

Christmas Tree with gifts for the Women’s Refuge
Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Christmas, Current, Junior Church, Report, Worship, Youth Group

Harvest Festival Service 2019

Our Junior Church led a lively and challenging service for our Harvest Festival this year, reflecting on the need for everyone to respect and care for the environment, taking the theme: no-one is too small to make a difference.

Part of our harvest display
Part of our harvest display

Our Primary & Beginners and Junior Departments asked us to think about wild flowers and the many crops which rely on bees and other polinating insects, our Seniors adapted Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch to give us “The Food Shop” and our Youth Group gave us The Seed Story and magic bread. The service also included the presentation of the John Muir Award to our Junior Church.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Harvest, Junior Church, Worship, Youth Group

Upendo Junior School

For a number of years, our church, Junior Church and individual members have given support to Upendo Junior School in the town of Kiminini, Kenya. This school was founded by Dr. Masibo Lumala to provide education for children in need.

In September, the church pleased to welcome Masibo, with his colleagues Stella Chebii and Hardlyne Lusui. Masibo spoke during worship to thank the church for our support and tell us more about the school.

Masibo Lumala, Stella Chebii and Hardlyne Lusui

The classrooms that we helped fund are now in full use and the school is working to improve security and sanitation for its pupils. We were glad to make a further gift to contribute to this.

Following their return to Kenya, Masibo has written:

Greetings from a warm and sunny Kiminini.

I wish to that this opportunity to first thank you and your minister Chris for hosting us at your lovely church on 1st September. It was wonderful talking to your congregation and having a chit chat with you over coffee after the service.

Second, please convey my deep gratitude to the church and the elders for their generous gift to Upendo Junior School. The money will go a long way in enabling me to complete the toilets for the children. May God bless everyone who has continued to give to us and to ray for our work here.

Masibo

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Junior Church, news, World Church, Worship, Youth Group

Holy Week and Easter services 2019

Thank you to everyone who was involved in leading and supporting our special services and activities during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday this year including:

  • Worship on Palm Sunday which included contributions by our drama group, the Goldsmith Players
  • Tenebrae Service on Thursday evening
  • Service of the Nails on Good Friday
  • Service of Music and Reflections for Good Friday
  • Easter Breakfast and all-age family worship on Easter Sunday

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Easter, events, Worship

New structures

After a lengthy process of consultation and planning, our church has adopted a new governance structure.
Members of the new Elder’s Council have taken over from the Managers as the Charity Trustees of the church and this group will be supported in its work by a number of Sub Groups including the Pastoral Sub Group, the Worship and Christian Education Sub Group and the Finance and Buildings Sub Group.

The members of the Elders’ Council and those continuing to serve as Pastoral Elders were recognised during worship on Sunday 13th January and special thanks were expressed to those who were retiring from the Eldership at this time. Thanks were also expressed to the members of the Management Committee who had served as trustees for a number of years.


Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, news, Worship

Christmas Day 2018

Christmas carols have been sung, Christmas messages given and heard, Christmas greetings shared… and all the candles are alight on the advent wreath.

Happy Christmas to all…

…and thank you to everyone who planned, contributed to and supported out Christmas services and activities.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Worship

100th anniversary of the end of World War 1

WW1 memorial plaques

Our service on Remembrance Sunday 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. We took this opportunity to rededicate memorial plaques which had come to us from Castle Gate and St. Anne’s Well Road churches which have been installed in the sanctuary of our church.

Our Junior Church marked this historic anniversary by researching and presenting a display about the lives of the men from the ten St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church who gave their lives during World War 1. They also made driftwood crosses for each of them to be placed in the front garden of the church.

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, events, Worship

Harvest Festival 2018

Our Harvest Festival Service this year was also our “Orchestra Sunday” when we gave thanks to God for all His gifts to us. The wonderful floral displays celebrated music as well as the abundance of creation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this special service, especially to those who gave their time to create the displays, to prepare the music and to those who travelled so far to join us.

Harvest Gifts were donated to The Friary and floral arrangements were taken out to members of our fellowship who were not able to be with us.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Harvest, Worship

“New term”

We give a particular welcome to students coming to Nottingham for the first time and to those returning to study.

We hope you have a good year here.

Our Junior Church promotion Sunday will be on 9th September and all are welcome.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Junior Church, Students, Worship, Youth Group