18th March 2020 Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak all Sunday gatherings for worship, all congregational organisations and activities have ceased until further notice.
New sermon added 5th April 2020
Ground work started Toilets nearing completion Ready for children’s church 15th September New stairs to minor hall foyer Ready for temporary creche New stairs to existing minor hall Out with mahogany Waiting on work top Kitchen units have arrived Heating fitted in main hall New lift installed Tiling in entrance foyer completed View from minor hall foyer More doors fitted this week New lighting in existing minor hall Doors and heaters being fitted Electricians getting power connected Drying out, ready for the wooden floor waiting for tiles and kitchen units The new entrance Scaffolding all down Face plates fitted…looking good Floor and ceiling complete Outside rendering complete Kitchen, foyer and toilets concrete flooring finished Windows and no scaffolding, getting ready for floor Existing minor hall ready for painting Lift shaft floored and wired Getting ready for the floors Ready for the new stairs Kitchen walls and ceiling well dried out Door framing into new hall from foyer Ceiling in entrance foyer finished Notice the wooden head above the window, part of the old building When we thought the dust had settled, the minister’s room ready for damp proofing No longer needed Ceiling in new stairs area Skimming in progress in entrance foyer Plasterboarding finished in new Sunday school room The view from one of the new rooms Getting ready for new stairs into existing minor hall Entrance foyer ceiling plasterboarded Plasterboard up, ready for skim Plasterers getting on well Almost ready for plasterboard and skim New ceiling in the upper room I’m sure someone knows what all these cables are for! Insulation going in and plasterboard for the ceilings Windows now fitted at the back of the building New door frames ready for fitting Existing upper room floored and ready for ceiling Old gable stripped and ready for plasterers A busy week for the scafolders Joiners have raised the floor level in our old upper room Electricians have been busy in the new kitchen Electricians have been busy.</
3rd December Almost ready for the felt and slates.
17th November What a difference a week makes
5th November Waiting for the joiners to start
Work commenced on Monday 11th June 2018. The old toilets have been demolished and new foundations marked out.
Tuesday 19th June, Foundations dug, getting ready for concrete.
Each Sunday, as we come to this place, how do we walk into church?
Where are our minds? More importantly, where are our hearts?
There are two dimensions in our worship- the vertical and the horizontal.
We LOOK UP and are reminded of God, His greatness, grace and saving power and so we sing, listen to His Word and speak to Him, in prayer.
As we are reminded how the Father has loved us, we are prompted to love one another.
But we also LOOK AROUND– we do not worship alone. Church is not about you! Church is about us.
Do we just sit where we always sit? Talk to the same the people we always talk to, or even rush in later or rush away with our head down without engaging with anyone?
All these attitudes can become unhelpful traditions and become obstacles in our worship.
On your way in:
Pray that God would speak to you, personally, that the preaching would enter your own heart before pointing the finger at others.
Pray that God would enable you to speak to others and bring encouragement.
Pray that you wouldn’t just talk about the weather, the car parking, farming, fashion or football but bring out the best in each other, urging them on in their faith.
Pray that church would be more than a place we go to and increasingly become a family we belong to.