Living In worship
During the latter part of the service there is a Creche, a Sunday School for nursery to P7 age children, and a Bible Class for S1 – S4’s
“It is the discipline of prayer that brings us into the deepest and highest work of the human spirit. Real prayer is life creating and life changing… To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us.”
Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline
Prayer is an important part of the life of our church and we seek to meet together regularly to pray. Our prayer meetings often take different forms from silent reflection and meditation to guided prayer and petitioning for our church, our loved ones, our community and our world.
Prayer is also a key part in our small groups. Normally, we meet as a whole church once a month when our small groups come together. Our prayer meetings can take various forms in an attempt to help everyone engage in prayer in a way that is both comfortable and engaging. As a group we are often led to pray for our world, for our city, for our local communities, for each other, seeking God for more of himself, and for the power and presence of his Spirit as we seek to listen to and follow him.
During the special measures arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, we meet online for prayer every Thursday at 7.45pm on Zoom.
The usual format is as follows:
- Sharing one of the prayers of the Bible
- Break at 8pm to share in the applause for our NHS staff, carers and other key workers
- Introduction to communion and prayer
- Share communion together
- Breakout groups for prayer
We would encourage you to join us online for prayer - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Finding Hope (12 Hours of Prayer)
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength” Isaiah 40:31
Breakout is a whole lot of fun for primary school age children! The enthusiasm of the young people is infectious as they run full speed laughing and cart-wheeling their way into the main hall. A ball gets booted into the goal. Can we play the bottle game tonight? What about dodgeball? Or maybe the parachute shark attack? Are the older ones going down to the Basement? The questions get fired at the leaders. Hey will I get my prize tonight for 10 stars? Are we having a party next week? Then the talk begins using SU’s material. More hands up as they engage with activity. How tall was Goliath? Why’s it called Pancake Tuesday? Rena’s creative and colourful craft is next, always beautifully illustrating the story and giving them something to take home and share with parents. All too soon the club is over but nobody wants to leave so impromptu games of tig start up. Parents who’ve been enjoying a relaxing chat and a coffee with Ros call ‘Right come on it’s time to go!’ ‘Thanks again and see you next week!’
Breakout meets 6.45pm-7.45pm every Tuesday during term time. All are welcome to join in the games, crafts, stories, snacks and fun!!