Places of Worship
As we are all aware social gatherings have been suspended. Latest announcements from some of the churches are shown below the timetable schedules. Please contact the churches directly for the latest information. The announcements shown below are correct as at Sunday March 22nd.
1. Gainsborough United Reformed Church. There are at least four All Age Worship Services each year. On other Sundays children leave the main service halfway through and enjoy their own activities in Junior Church. There is also Cafe Style Worship three times a year, an informal time of worship, with coffee and biscuits available throughout and a Friendship Group of about 8 people who meet one evening each month. For more details of these meetings please contact the church - tel 01427 811258.
2. Cornerstone Christian Centre also run a Holiday Club during Easter and October school holidays for Primary school aged children, which includes a free lunch, details will be on the website soon. There will also be a Fun Day, with BBQ, bouncy castles, games, quizzes and competitions taking place on Sunday 9th August, 12-3.
The latest news from The Methodist Church.
Message from The Hope Church.
Hey Hope Family,
We wanted to update everyone on where we now stand with the current COVID-19 outbreak. As I'm sure you've seen, the Government has outlined that those in the 'AT RISK' category should keep well clear of social groups and isolate as much as possible.
The 'AT RISK' group has been detailed as follows:
- Aged 70 or over (Regardless of medical condition)
- Under 70 with an underlying medical condition (ie. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds)
- Those who are pregnant
As a Church we love getting together and worshipping, simply doing as the Bible has called us to do, unfortunately this is going to have to be limited for a short time. So we are asking that if you fall into any of the above categories you need to adhere to what the Government is saying and avoid contact with people, including coming along to Church. This is for your protection and the Church’s wellbeing on a whole.
This doesn't mean you're on your own! We are here and in this together as a family, here's what we're going to do:
Sundays // There will inevitably be a reduced number and as such certain guidelines will need to be adhered to. We will only have the Family service at 11am for the coming weeks when we will endeavour to break bread together within that service.
Tuesdays // will look a little different for everyone's safety. We will be running a take-away kitchen where people can grab a sandwich some crisps, soup and a hot drink from the door. This will be take away only but still means we can continue to meet a need in Gainsborough.
Wednesdays // Bible Study will be available via FB Messenger, Whats-App or Email, whatever is your preference. We won't be meeting together in the building.
Thursdays // Youth will be postponed for the time being. We don't have to remind the Youth that they can socialise via technology!
Fridays // Hi5 will be postponed for the time being.
Also we would ask, any and all of us who are able, to keep in contact with one another via the various networks that are available to us. But we want to go one step further than this. We understand that groceries still need to be bought, prescriptions still need collecting and errands may still need to be run for those who are in the 'AT RISK' category. Get in touch with us if you need our help!
We want to continue as a Church outside of the 4 walls we call our earthly home - God has been directing us in this over the years and now is the time to live it! We can use this short-term outbreak to build solid relationships, show love and kindness in ways that aren’t usually possible and show the world around us that nothing will stop Gods work here on earth!
Please keep praying and Keep in touch.
Remember we worship a God who is in control, who cannot and will not be shaken, He is the Alpha and Omega and we are in His hands –
Hebrews 13v8 says: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Matt & the team
Hope Church Gainsborough.
A message from All Saints.
I am writing to inform you that it has been announced that Public worship will stop for the season. This means that the usual pattern of mid week and Sunday worship, including morning prayer, mid week Eucharist, Sunday Eucharist and Evensong will not happen for the foreseeable future. Please be assured that I will continue to offer prayer and praise for our community, the nation and for the world.
The Safeguarding Refresher training on the 25th March 2020 at All Saints has also been postponed and will be organised again later in the year.
The diocese has also advised that all meetings cease, these include Lent Groups, The Bible Study Group, the afternoon craft group and also The Shed which meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Parish Vision meetings will also be postponed till after Easter.
As a Church, we will seek to respond to the challenge of being a Church for all, and look serve everyone in new ways.
Currently, we are looking at
1. Ensuring that the Church is open each day so people can come in for prayer and light a candle. To do this we will need to make sure that the Church is manned with two volunteers for safety. If you are able to help with this, then please let me know.
2. There will be a bin for people to donate to the Food bank in the foyer of the Church. Outside there will be signage advertising the Church as a “drop off point”
3. Archbishop Justin has called for a day of prayer and action this coming Sunday - Mothering Sunday (22nd March). Mothering Sunday has always been both a day of celebration for many and a sensitive and emotional day for some. Wherever you are this Sunday please do join in this day of prayer and action and remember especially those who are sick or anxious, and all involved in our Health Service. As one action, we are calling on everyone to place a lighted candle in their window at 7.00 p.m. as a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished.
4. The Church Facebook and also webpage, found at www.achurchnearyou.com/14761 (or 14773, for St. Paul’s,) will be used to share information and resources for prayer.
5. Encouraging people to keep in contact with each other regularly by telephone during this time.
6. We are aiming to keep in contact with people to see what support people need. If you are taken ill, or need help, for example shopping, medicines collecting, etc, then please do not hesitate to ask. My mobile is 07766411090 or contact the Church Wardens, or a member of the Ministry team or the Parish Administrator on 07395942778.
7. How we can work alongside other Churches in the locality.
Please be assured of my continued prayers at this time