Church without Walls: where barriers come down, people are welcomed, and together we flourish.
The last six months and more have been an unprecedented time for everyone. For many it has been tough; families struggling with home school and childcare, money and job worries; feelings of isolation from family and friends; worried about what the future holds; holidays cancelled, events postponed. But in amongst it all some will also have found unexpected gifts, time with children, relief from the relentless pressure of commuting and full-time work, an appreciation of nature and the beauty on our doorstep and time to reflect on what is important in life.
As life shifts to a ‘new kind of normal’ let us hold onto the struggles and joys of these last months and be better attuned to how we can learn and grow from these times.
As a Church community we are beginning to explore how to meet together in person. We have begun to meet together again at Forest Church, Cafe Church and Quiet Church as well as informally gathering for Coffee Morning and small discussion groups. Online offerings will remain and in these changing times plans will, inevitably remain tentative. Every week, even if we are meeting in person, there will be an online version of the service available on the Church @ Home page.
Let us remember that through it all the love of God, that we know in Jesus, surrounds us all.