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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

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.

 

ZOOM!

Although we can’t meet together, we’re having regular catch-ups and prayer meetings on 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.

PARTIAL RE-OPENING

The church is reopening for personal prayer once a week for an hour on a Wednesday. Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 10 visitors and all Covid-19 guidance must be followed. Please contact us via info@westdentonchurch.co.uk if you’d like to know the next time we’ll be open.

 

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, and hope to run another before Christmas.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

God’s Camaraderie!

Last Monday I had a very enjoyable visit to Beamish Open-Air Museum and although not all the exhibits were open, my favourite, the pit village was.  Looking around I couldn’t help but shudder as I considered the hardship these men and boys endured as they descended into the dark and dangerous world below. What took me by surprise, however, was to read on one of the displays comments by young miners of the 1960’s expressing how much they would miss the job because of the camaraderie and community that was born out of living together and sharing the hardship and struggle that came with being a miner. They valued the relationships forged. Spend a moment reflecting on the close friends you have, thank God for them, and consider how those relationships deepened. The time and energy you have committed to them, the honest exchange of emotions and feelings as you’ve walked together through all that life has thrown at you. Now, that is exactly the kind of relationship God wants with each one of us and the good news is that it’s made possible by all that Jesus has done for us.  If you want to find out more please consider joining us on one of our Christianity Explored courses (see above). Bryan.