COVID-19 current situation

January 2022:

  • Our church is open for public worship on Sunday mornings
    • Following Government advice and guidance, all those who are not medically exempt need to wear face-coverings while on the premises.
    • In view of the situation, we are not currently service tea/coffee after our services.
  • We live stream our Sunday morning services on our YouTube channel and our Recordings of Worship page.
  • Wednesday Afternoon Tea (a time to chat for an hour or so over a cup of tea or coffee from about 3.15 pm) is available for members and the link is circulated each week to all on our members mailing list.
  • We are keeping the use of our halls for meetings under review.
  • We will endeavour to keep this website updated as often as possible. Do visit frequently to check for updates, and also check our Facebook page. We would be glad to receive feedback that you think may be helpful.
  • Latest URC advice is HERE.
  • For further information, follow the link below to read our Covid-19 page, which includes advice from the URC nationally and links to Government and Local Government advice.

Covid-19 (last updated on 1st January 2022)

We wish to continue offering pastoral support to all members of the congregation. Any member of the congregation may contact their Elder if they, or someone they know, may need help in connection with a pastoral need or a practical need – we are here to support each other and do what we can for our communities. Any member of the Secretarial Team may be contacted if your Pastoral Elder is not available.

DO LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY HELP.

We continue to pray for those who are having health difficulties or who have responsibility for taking decisions in relation to this difficult situation.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, 2021, 2022, Current
Video for Sunday Worship

Video for Sunday Worship

We live stream our Sunday morning services of worship, which begin 11 am UK time.
(From shortly before 11 o’clock we show a countdown clock indicating how long it is before worship begins.)

The link to our YouTube channel is HERE.

N.B. Please click “refresh” if the live stream does not start automatically before 10:45 am. Until the live stream does start, this link will list previous weeks’ services. From about 10:30 to soon after 10:55 am, the stream has been set up to show a countdown timer and there will be no sound until just before the service commences.

 

 

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current, Worship

New Year

Happy new year to all our members, friends and visitors.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current
Christmas Services 2021

Christmas Services 2021

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in preparing and leading our special festival services this Christmas.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current
Christmas charity 2021

Christmas charity 2021

Our Church Christmas charity appeal this year is in aid of Emmanuel House.

Emmanuel House is re-opening of its Winter Shelter offering accommodation for up to 22 people per night This will ensure that there are fewer people on the streets of Nottingham during these winter months. Our special Christmas collections will given to support this project.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, charity, Christmas, Current
Carols in the Courtyard 2021

Carols in the Courtyard 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our outdoor carol singing in our courtyard on Sunday. It was good to see so many there.

We are grateful to Richard G for leading us, to all the musicians and to everyone who supllied and distributed the refreshments.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Outreach Activity

Funeral of Miranda Chambers

The funeral service for our member Miranda Chambers was held in our church at 10 am GMT on 26th November 2021.

As requested by the family, the funeral was live-streamed and the video remains on our YouTube channel, HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in Current

Shoebox appeal 2021

The Junior Church was able to fill almost sixty shoeboxes for distribution through Teams4U and these were dedicated in our service on Sunday 21st November.

Thank you to all those who contributed items for the Shoebox appeal this year.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current

Equal Marriage – discussion service

Report on Equal Marriage Evening Discussion Service

Worship and Education Group

The latest in our series of successful evening discussion services was held on 31 October 2021.  Despite it being All Hallows Eve, we did not scare away our worship leader and speaker – Rev Dr Carla Grosch-Miller, even though she was not feeling very well.  Carla is a greatly respected theologian, educator and writer in the URC and beyond and we were very honoured to have her speak to us. 

The service was held on our Zoom channel and there were 27 people taking part.  The whole congregation is really encouraged to join these services which are hosted by the Worship and Education Group on hot topics which are aimed at developing our knowledge and understanding of God’s intention for us and the world. 

Carla led an act of worship with hymns and readings, and an address introducing this potentially controversial theme, yet encouraging us to listen to each other’s views without judgement and with Christian understanding.  She presented her deep research and lengthy experience on this topic and gave us insight into the four poles of our knowledge of God – Scripture; Tradition; Reason; Experience – identifying that many of us value some or all of those in differing degrees. 

The full transcript of the service (setting aside some of Carla’s asides!) is available to anyone who is interested.  Please email markgoodwillhodgson@gmail.com if you would like a copy. 

Worship was followed by a series of seven questions from a wide variety of people holding a wide variety of views, all of which helped the discussion move positively.  Carla’s responses have not been recorded, though the questions are.  She maintained her thoughtful and caring approach and answered all the questions with rigour and respect. 

At the following Worship and Education Group meeting, the service was logged as being very worthwhile and we noted our gratitude to Carla.  We acknowledged that a return to a Church Meeting discussion on our Church’s response to this issue was very much overdue.  The matter would be raised at the next Elder’s Council meeting, recognising that the Church already has a very full agenda at this time. 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Christian Education, Current
Remembrance Sunday 2021

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Thank you to our Craft Club for the display they created for Remembrance Sunday this year.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Worship
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