The week of events is called
Mission on the Home Front
The aim of the week is to “tune in” and get on the same wavelength as God, deepening our relationship with Him; for people who don’t normally come to church we are hoping it will show-case different ways of praying and styles of worship they will find in church, and for all, hopefully, a renewed commitment to the church in the community.
Monday to Friday there is a service at 6.30am each day for people before they go to work or to school. it will last no more than 30 minutes, and will offer a time of prayer, worship, a Bible reading and a “thought for the day”. Each day has a different “theme”, but the 6.30am start remains. This will be followed by coffee and an offer of breakfast for those who can stay.
Every evening that week there is a service at 7.30pm. An hour of worship in different styles to get a wider flavour of what worship is and to find the worship which best helps you helps you tune in to and praise God. Motivating and inspirational talks each evening.
Light refreshments offered on arrival for those who get there early.
On Thursday 27th at 7.30pm, A panel of experts, will address issues such as Mental illness/health, dementia, tragedies and humour – when is a joke taking it too far, and how to be Christians in society today, how to be relevant and honest. Each panellist will speak for 5 minutes on their chosen subject and then it will be open to questions from the floor.
Tuesday 25th 10-11.30am.
A morning for stay-at-home parents, parents with young children or those working from home.
Thursday 27th 10-11.30am
An event especially for the older people living in the village which will take the shape of coffee and cake!
Saturday 29th 2-3.30pm
A Messy church-style event for children and their parents.
Sunday 30 September 9.30am
A a closing celebration.
Despite breakfast being served every morning, none of these services are intended to be Eucharistic.
Different people will lead different services so that different voices and styles can be heard during the week.
Anyone from the local villages is encouraged to come along.
7.30pm: Launch: “Tuning in for Mission”
6.30am: “Early Reception”
7.30pm: an evening of Taize “The Light Programme”
6.30am: “Morning News”
10-11.30am Programme for the "Stay at Homes" parents / home workers / home lovers
7.30pm: contemporary prayer and witness “the hour of power”
6.30am: “The Breakfast Show”
7.30pm: Contemporary worship music “The Old Grey Whistle Test”, with St Mary’s Worship group
6.30am: “The Travel News”
10-11.30am "Tuning in to the Retirees" An event especially for the older members of the community.
7.30pm: “The Late Show” with guest panelists - see left column for more details
6.30am: “The Forecast”
7.30pm: “the Friday Finale”, an evening of Christian meditation and mindfulness
2-3.30pm “Watch with mother”, messy church activities.
9.30am: All age service, “Tuning in, the great Reception”