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SPECIAL NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS

Following government advice, we took the difficult decision last year to cancel all events at the church. This included Craft and Chat, Toddlers and Generate, as well as Sunday services and the church walks. The good news is that, if the government roadmap goes to plan, we’ll be opening again for Sunday morning services towards the end of June, although there will still be some restrictions on what we can and can’t do. Watch this space for further details.

PENTECOST

Thanks to Rachel and Ian for decorating the church noticeboard ahead of Pentecost Sunday.

 

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.

 

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 10 a.m. and 1 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.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Builders Needed!

Psalm 127 v 1: “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” It’s an ongoing theme – we’ve been living with this pandemic for such a long time but we’ve been both grateful and amazed at God’s provision during the period of lockdown and the restrictions we’ve all endured. God is working His purposes out and watching over the city, as the Psalmist notes. We met as elders to pray this week, indoors in church, going from room to room and lifting our building, our contacts, our people and our future to God in prayer. It’s so important that it’s God that builds the house! As we prepare to inhabit the building again we want to go forward with the gospel of Jesus. There are tasks to do and volunteers needed to get things ready. We all need to be preparing in prayer for all that God has in store for us so we’re going to meet each day in church to pray and prepare from 20th to 26th June, ready for our opening celebration on 27th June! Please get involved. We are all part of the body of Christ. We all need to commit to prayer together. On Monday 21st June we’re going to have a day of prayer and also fasting. We’d like to encourage all who can join with us to seek God as we fast for the 12 hours from 9 til 9 that God will show us His purposes and direction and that He will equip us for the task of serving as a renewed church family, ready to engage in the spiritual battle that lies ahead. We’ll meet on Monday and for each of the following days in church at 2.30 pm to pray and then to do any other tasks to make sure we’re ready to open our doors on 27th June. We’ll also have opportunity to meet in the evening for those who can’t do daytime events. (Please note: We want to encourage all to fast and pray but please be aware of any medical issues you may have that would make it unwise for you to fast.) Acts 2 v 42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” v 47 “… and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” May it be God’s will for us too! Ian