Church Life

Worship

Sunday morning serviceWith about 230 people of all ages in our morning services, we sing mainly modern songs but include some traditional hymns as well.  These are led by our music group which includes singers, keyboard, guitars, cello, percussion and an occasional saxophone. Together they pray and prepare for this important part of our service.

 

 

Learning together and caring for each other

It is important to us that we learn as much as we can about being a follower or apprentice of Jesus (disciple) and how to live like he did, so we meet together on Sundays to express our thanks to God for inviting us into this amazing relationship (worship) and unpack his advice about how to do it (The Bible).

Home GroupAll members of our church (partners) belong to a ‘Pastoral Group’. At the core of these groups are people who meet regularly in a Home Group.

Home Groups aim to:

  • get to know each other and create a sense of ‘belonging’
  • encourage spiritual growth and help each other to be like Jesus
  • study God’s Word, the Bible
  • look out for all the people in their Pastoral Group
  • encourage others to join in

Home group support for one of it's membersThere are 21 Home Groups meeting on different days of the week, with times and places to suit the needs of each group. We have three daytime groups (one for seniors, one all-age, one for women) and two groups for young adults. There are groups in Clevedon, Portishead and Yatton. If you would like to join a group, please contact us.

We also have people who visit housebound and sick people.

Community & Social Action

Open Doors coffee morning

Open Doors

Open Doors
We open our foyer doors and serve coffee and cake on Thursdays and Saturdays 10am -12 noon.

Restore
As a drop-in service on Thursday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm we have a free listening support for people suffering from:

  • addiction
  • bereavement
  • anxiety
  • loneliness
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • life challenges

Call in for a leaflet with more details.

Art Club
Monday morning and afternoon sessions enable people to develop their skills painting and drawing alongside others in a quiet, friendly atmosphere.

Holiday Club
Our annual summer holiday club for around 100 children, involving up to 50 volunteers to run it successfully, is always filled to capacity.

Holiday Club 2011

Making paper snakes on sticks

Crafts at the Holiday Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LuncheonLuncheon Club Club
Seniors are served a low-priced wholesome three-course meal and coffee/tea, followed by a guest speaker bringing 10 minutes of ‘Food for Thought’.  An annual coach day-trip is a highlight for some. This club is usually fully subscribed and there is a waiting-list.

 

Alpha
AlphaThe ever-popular Alpha course which is now run all over the world, is held on a regular basis. There is a meal or snack, depending on time of day, then a  DVD followed by discussion based on questions asked by people in the group. A great way to find out or be reminded of basic Christian teaching.

 

Outreach
All our church members are trying to ‘live like Jesus’ where they live, work and move around. We see this as the ‘church without walls’, each of us ready to talk about God and Christian living when people want us to.

From time to time we put on special events designed to let people who are not yet Christians know all about it. Sometimes we join with other churches and put on something very special like ‘Hope in the Square’ and the Good Friday service in Queen’s Square.