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SPECIAL NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS

Following government advice, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel all events at the church for the foreseeable future. This includes Craft and Chat, Toddlers and Generate, as well as Sunday services and the church walks. During this difficult time, please look after yourselves and your neighbours. Make sure you have a couple of telephone numbers of friends you can call on in an emergency, and contact elderly neighbours to see if you can offer any practical advice.  If you’re stuck, please contact us via email: info@westdentonchurch.co.uk

 

ZOOM!

Although we can’t meet together, we’re having regular catch-ups and prayer meetings on Zoom. Our Sunday morning “service” is still at 10.30 a.m., via Zoom. If you’re unable to join us, the weekly messages are available via Dropbox, or on CD. Please contact us via info@westdentonchurch.co.uk if you’d like to get a copy, or take part in any of the sessions.

Various churches are live streaming a Sunday service (without a congregation!). If you have the technology please try clicking here this Sunday at 10.30am and you will be able to view a service from Jesmond Parish Church, or here at 11 a.m. for the service from Regent Chapel in Gosforth.

 

YOUTUBE

 

We now have our own YouTube channel where you can catch up on the messages shared at our Sunday Zoom sessions. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERATE

We can’t meet on a Friday night at the moment, but we’ve got some activities and puzzles for you to try. You can look at your special page here.

One of the things we’ve been doing is our Big Photo Challenge – The Rainbow Gallery. We’ve been taking photos of things around our houses to create a rainbow. And here’s the finished version! Thanks for all the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

Bring on 2021. Great encouragement with a few blips

As we start on the book of Ruth during our Sunday morning Zoom sessions, we read how much family loss impacted on Ruth. During this pandemic we often hear about how the virus infects a whole family.  Yet in verse 8, despite this despair, we learn of kindness from Naomi’s daughters-in-law: ‘Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me.” We need to remember to show kindness as we commence another time of lockdown and anxiety.  In verse 16: ‘But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.’ I recognised the commitment of Ruth’s words and these encouraged me to remain committed in my actions, and how we share our faith and hope in God.

Looking to the New Year of 2021 we have some amazing encouragements and discoveries. As well as the vaccine (hurrah!), West Denton Church has launched a YouTube channel (see above) to give everyone who looks at the website a chance to hear from our speakers.  The first speaker is Bryan Spurr, our Lead Elder, and he helps launch the New Year by looking at the first chapter of Ruth.  If you get a chance, please listen and send any questions through to info@westdentonchurch.co.uk.  This would encourage us greatly. Our family at West Denton Church recognises the difficult times in our community and we hope this video channel on our website will enrich your visit to our page and help your relationship with God. Claire