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FOOD BANK

We’re now working with the CDW Community Food Bank.  You can see more about the work of the food bank, and how you can help, here. 

The church is open to take your food donations every Tuesday and Thursday between 12.30 and 2.45 p.m.

Once a month, CDW will also hold a Street Challenge Donation Day, when you can stop outside the church, and a volunteer will take your donations from you. You don’t even need to get out of the car! We’ll advise dates nearer the time.

We are all aware of the significant increase in the cost of energy and food and there is increasing demand being placed on supplies. If you are able can you please consider adding a few extra items to your grocery & toiletry shop to help meet this need. The current list is: Soup, Sugar, Long-life milk, Juice, Crisps, Jam, Squash, Marmalade, Tuna/other tinned fish, Tinned Meat, Hot dogs, Meatballs, Frozen meals, Frozen veg., Pizzas, Deodorant for men and women, Household cleaning supplies, Laundry detergent, Nappies sizes 5/6/7. Thank you.

 

CORONAVIRUS

Most Sunday services are now in the church, unless current guidelines change. Chairs are set out a little differently to allow social distancing, and the windows will be open, so make sure you wear something warm! We’re not providing refreshments after the service, yet, but please feel free to bring your own. PLEASE NOTE, WEARING A FACE MASK IS NOW OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED. Please ask if you need to borrow one. Our desire would be for everyone to be together each Sunday to worship God but we appreciate that this is not always possible and therefore we are live streaming our services each week on Zoom. Please contact us via info@westdentonchurch.co.uk if you’d like the Zoom link.

 

 

TODDLERS

We’re excited to have re-opened our Toddler Group on Thursday mornings. You can see more details of our toddler group here.

 

GENERATE

We’re delighted to have re-started Generate, for 7-14 year olds, too. More details here.

  

COMPASSION

On Sunday September 12th, Alison shared with us about the work of Compassion. If you’d like to sponsor a child, you can find out more here.

 

 

 

 

 

THE EVER CHANGING NOTICEBOARD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM!

Although we’re now meeting regularly on a Sunday morning in church, we’re still having regular catch-ups and prayer meetings on Zoom. Please contact us via info@westdentonchurch.co.uk if you’d like to take part in any of the sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTUBE

 

We now have our own YouTube channel where you can catch up on the messages shared at our Sunday services. You can click here and then search for the Sunday you want.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED

Christianity Explored is an informal and relaxed online course that gives you the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith.

We’re currently running a course via Zoom. You can see more details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Love That Never Ends

Mandy and I have just returned from a relaxing break on the Norfolk Broads. There is something very peaceful about cruising along at a steady 4mph, surrounded by water and wildlife, especially when the sun is shining! Normally, I find the change in routine that comes with a holiday can cause me to struggle to meet with God each day, but sitting at the back of the boat, in such surroundings, I found it easy to draw near to God. In those moments I experienced the truth of James 4 v 8 “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” The greatest connection any of us will ever have, is the one we have with God and so it has been exciting recently to explore what characterises this relationship. Luke reminded us in a Sunday message recently to see God as our loving father, as he unwrapped the parable of the Prodigal Son. Through God’s Spirit we now know God as “Abba, Father” which simply expresses that in God’s eyes we are His children and joint heirs with Jesus; God wants us to have a warm, affectionate, personal relationship with Him. While I was away, I discovered another dimension to this personal relationship in Isaiah 62.5 “Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.” This verse describes God’s joy over his people, over you and me, as being like a bridegroom who rejoices over his bride. God isn’t just committed to us … He’s not just faithful to us … He’s not just a great provider, God actually passionately loves us and enjoys us and He is glad to be in such a relationship with us. Holidays may come and go and our experience of life may be tough, but we can be assured that the love God has for us will never end and He rejoices over us with all His heart. This same idea is beautifully communicated in Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Let’s seek each day to meet with God and allow His love to change our lives. Bryan