As government guidelines have changed over time, we've adapted, taking the best advice available, making sure that we minimise risks and follow best practice while trying to maintain those important relationships, friendships, support for one another, and times of shared worship both through small groups and corporate gathering times - whether digital or 'in person'. We still have plenty of opportunity to support, encourage and lift one another up, and support our neighbours and local community during these times, and in lots of ways we previously couldn't!
We've had some really special gatherings in the last bit of time, on 'Zoom' and 'in person' at the The Forest Estate Community Hub (inside and out) - we're all looking forward to seeing more of the creativity that has already been released in so many ways!
Here's the Zoom link for all our gatherings (no password):https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6866283015
(Meeting ID: 686 628 3015)
All of our gatherings start at 10:30am and last about an hour, with our prayer time taking place from 10:15. We'd love to have you join us.
Here are the provisional plans for the next bit of time - do check back, though, as we may need to adapt to guidelines and restriction as they change:
17th - In person gathering at the Hub
24th - Zoom gathering
31st - In person gathering at the Hub
- This Sunday forms part of 'The Junction', our annual weekend away together (this time we're at home, so we'll be doing a mix of fun things in person and on Zoom from Friday eve through till Sunday!)
7th - Zoom gathering
14th - In person gathering at the Hub
21st - Zoom gathering
28th - In person gathering at the Hub
As we inhabit a time where there seems to be a little less certainty, let's establish new rhythms and depths of prayer and worship, to go deeper with our Heavenly Father and rest in God's peace. The King of Glory is here, among us and with us in all this - fully bought in - and the Spirit of God is at work, even (and perhaps especially) now.
If you'd like say hi, or have any questions, please do drop us a line at: email@example.com and we'll get in touch with you.
One of the best ways to get to know The Journey is to join us one Sunday for our morning gathering or once a month for our community lunch.
Our Sunday Gatherings are from 10.30am to 12:15pm at, The Forest Estate Community Hub, 57 Larchwood Drive, Englefield, Green TW20 0SL. Everyone is welcome no matter where they are on their journey of faith, their age or personal circumstances. We start with refreshments at 10:30 until 10:45 and then have a relaxed meeting which includes musical worship led by a band, practical and relevant teaching from the Bible, opportunities for prayer, and sharing stories of what God has been doing in our lives. We end at 12:15 with more refreshments. From time to time we do something different from the norm and explore faith in a creative way – details are published ahead of time. Our meetings are appropriate for both those who are looking to grow their faith in Jesus and those exploring what faith is. Children are an important part of our church family, so we also provide activities for them to help them to learn about who God is and how they can interact with him.
(Spring term leaflet coming soon)
For details of what we have going on over the next few months, click here to look at our termly leaflet.
(Unfortunately, until further notice, our community lunches are on hold - we are, however, keeping an eye on restrictions and hope to return when possible, so watch this space!)
On the first Sunday of each month we have a free community lunch from 12.45 to 2:15 to which all are welcome. There is no requirement to attend the service beforehand - just turn up for the lunch.
During August there are smaller, more informal Sunday gatherings at the Community Hub and a full programme of social activities published nearer to the time.
Once a term River's four churches meet together for an inspiring celebration called River Together. This meeting, held at different venues throughout the year, runs from 10:30 to 12:30 and typically includes Worship, Bible teaching and prayer ministry. It also includes a full programme of activities for 0 to 16 year olds.