We are a worshipping community and all that we do will flow into and out of worship.
When we meet together we will:-
Welcome and seek welcome,
Pray and share prayer needs
Witness to God’s good news
Disciple one another
Encourage and be encouraged
Celebrate life’s moments.
When we go our separate ways we will do so by taking our worship into our daily lives of welcome, prayer, witness, discipleship, encouragement and celebration.
Welcoming like Martha, Luke 10, John 11 & 12
Martha; housekeeper, theologian, disciple, witness – who together with Mary creates a culture of welcome and worship. We will be committed to creating welcome, hospitality and friendship where people are inspired to worship and witness.
Praying like Hannah, 1 Samuel 1
Hannah’s prayer was soaked in pain, bitterness, anguish and grief. It produced praise, power, potential, prophecy, proclamation. Prayer will be at the heart of who we are, it will be the place where healing begins. It will be available through the labyrinth, regular prayer times and in an encouragement to spend regular time with God.
Witnessing like Mary Magdalene: Luke 8, 24, John 20
Mary, first witness to the resurrection, yet has been misrepresented through history and sidelined by patriarchal narratives. We will seek ways to witness to Jesus however much the message may be sidelined or ignored. We will network and partner with people of good will in creating loving communities.
Discipling like Mary of Bethany, Luke 10, John 11 & 12
Mary is the disciple who learns and worships at the feet of Jesus. Discipleship is about growing faith through learning from the Bible and from each other. We will create regular opportunities to explore the Bible, make a faithful response and create discussions that help people think about faith and spirituality.
Encouraging like Barnabas: Acts 4, 9, 11
Barnabas is an encourager, he eases tension, finds the best in people, goes out of his way to welcome people into the church. We shall encourage people to make new beginnings and develop their skills. We will put our prayers and biblical pondering into action, emphasising a care for the vulnerable.
Celebrating like the dancing one: Acts 3
A man’s life is turned around when he meets the risen Christ through Peter and John. His reaction is to dance with joy and amaze those around him. We need to celebrate life’s moments, celebrate the good news of Christ, celebrate a love shared. As Dorrie told us one day, these moments are like a comma changing the flow of a sentence – so let’s find reasons to dance.