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SPECIAL NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS

We’re going to be meeting back at the church this Sunday July 25th for a celebration service at 10.30 a.m. Everyone will be aware that in recent weeks there has been a dramatic increase in infection rates and as such we appreciate that there may be a certain amount of apprehension about meeting together with all current restrictions removed. Our desire is to help everyone be as comfortable and as safe as practicable whilst creating an environment with a real sense of being together and a freedom to worship our Lord. We have decided NOT to have services in the church building every Sunday during August. Services on August the 1st and 8th will be on Zoom, then again on August 22nd, but we hope to have services in the church on August 15th and 29th and will keep you updated with details.

 

ZOOM!

Although we can’t meet together every Sunday yet, we’re still 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.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Being a Beacon!

As we approach the time when we re-open our buildings I’ve been drawn ever more to God in prayer. Our week of prayer, and fasting on Monday, has been a time of real encouragement. As we’ve met and prayed God has reinforced to us that we are to be a beacon in the community – both a warning that to ignore the light of salvation will bring you crashing on the rocks and a bright light to enable safe passage to be found that is salvation in Jesus. So what’s next? I don’t fully know, but I am trusting God my Saviour who does. We had a picture as we prayed in church this week from Revelation 3 v 8 “I know your deeds. See I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” The doors of our church were open and we sensed God wanted us to be welcoming people in, but even more for us to be going out in the name of Jesus to bring the Good News to those we meet and serve. It’s not about the little strength we have either, but the immeasurable riches that God bestows on us by the power of His Holy Spirit. May we be equipped to serve Him by going out with the gospel of peace and may the neighbourhood echo the words of John 13 v 35 “by this everyone will know that you are my disciples.”