New to the Church?
Over recent weeks we’ve been pleased to welcome many new people to the church, who have asked how they can become part of the community. Here are some suggestions:
JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUPS – encouragement, news and prayer requests
One of the easiest and fastest ways to catch up with what’s happening in the church is to join our two WhatsApp groups. One of them is for church notices and other news from the church office.
The other is an informal fellowship group. When Lockdown began, we experimented with a new WhatsApp group for church members, where people could post a wide range of things such as encouraging scriptures, links to inspiring worship songs, prayer requests, personal news or other requests.
It’s really taken off as a prayer line, mobilising instant prayer support right across the church.
If you would like to join the WhatsApp groups, please let a member of the Welcome Team know.
SIGN UP FOR EMAIL Bulletins – including news and monthly Jottings magazine
Rev Tom Coopey sends out important, regular updates on church life, by email. And if you would like to receive these, just give one of the welcome team your email address, and we will add you to the list.
JOIN A HOME GROUP
One of the most important expressions of the life of our church are weekly home groups, in different locations across Weymouth, where we gather to encourage and support each other, pray together and learn more about our faith. Some meet in the evenings, others during the day.
During Lockdown, small groups continued to meet, using Zoom, and are transitioning back to meeting in homes.
Being part of a group is a wonderful way to build friendships, and to really get to know people, especially if you are new to the area, or if you have recently found faith and want to learn more about God’s purpose for your life.
Small groups can also be powerhouses for practical ministry and for community outreach.
Just let any member of the Welcome Team know on Sunday mornings if you would like to join a group.
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS
We also have a weekly prayer meeting in the church at 9am on Wednesdays which anyone is very welcome to join, either in person or via Zoom.
It lasts about an hour and is a wonderful opportunity to pray for the wider ministry of the church as well as for any with specific prayer needs.
VOLUNTEER FOR ONE OF THE TEAMS
One of the best ways to get to know other people is to join in with different activities – for example helping serve teas or coffees on Sunday mornings, helping maintain the church gardens, or joining one of many other teams.