Pray Together : THAT ALL MAY BE FREE is the title of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There will be services during the week from 18 – 25 January when the congregations of all the churches will join together. At the URC we will be holding the following services: Thursday 18th at 9.30am and 7pm and Thursday 25th at 9.30am. (Fuller details of venues etc set out on our “services” page.)
Our Family Christingle Service was held on Sunday 7th January at 10am. The Christingle Service was held in the Glenorchy Centre and was quite informal as we sat around the tables making our christingles as part of the service. It was a joy to make the christingles together and learn what each of the symbols represent.
On Saturday 18th November we held our Christmas Bazaar in the Memorial Hall. A considerable amount of hard work had gone into preparing the lovely stalls and it was great that so many people came to support us – we met up with old friends and met new people. £962 was raised for church funds.
On Friday 5th January 2018, by popular request, we held our third Folk Carol Service. The service made a lovely start to the new year and it was lovely that so many people were able to join us. Please read the short report in our February newsletter.
There was a good turnout for the Christmas dinner (cooked by the men of the church) and everyone enjoyed the meal. Thanks to all who helped in any way.
On Christmas Day we held a joint service with our friends from the Wellspring Church and how lovely it was that we could come together again for the celebration service. Thanks to Camilla and Kevin who led the service and to Paul who played for the hymns. A wonderful start to Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve at 6pm our Carol Service was led by our Minister. The Sunday Explorers also took part with a drama – looking through windows towards the star. The service was well attended and made a lovely start to our Christmas Celebrations.
It was lovely that we were able to keep the church open for the afternoon of Sunday 26th November so that people could come and join with us for a hot drink and mince pie. This was very well attended. Thanks to all who supported this.