Opening the Church
This page will be updated whenever things change - please check back here regularly.
Coming to church?
At last we have some opportunities to worship together in person for those who feel comfortable to do that - see below for details and dates. Sadly, we are not yet back to normal entirely, though we look forward to when that is the case. For now, if you are coming to worship with us:
Please book in advance. To do that you can call the office (leave a message if we aren't there and we will ring you back) or email the office. We won't mind if you book a space and at the last minute you can't come, but please don't embarrass the stewards by turning up if we aren't expecting you.
Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.
Please observe social distancing. The stewards will help you to sit safely. Please help them by keeping a sensible distance from those outside your household or support bubble.
Please be considerate. Some of us have waited impatiently for the first possible opportunity to rush back to church in person. For others, our experience through the pandemic has left us anxious, and we may want to sit quietly and soak up the experience in our own time.
We hope you will find the service rewarding and enriching. There will be all the elements of worship you might be expecting, but some things will unavoidably be different. You may notice that although there will be hymns played, singing is still not permissible, and although we are thrilled to be able to welcome you to our lovely church again, our welcome may not immediately extend to refreshments.
Upcoming events and services
With God's help we'll be blowing the cobwebs from the "services" and "events" pages on the website soon. For now though, with reopening just getting underway, we will list here the opportunites for you to come to church.
Wednesday morning services are back! Every Wednesday morning at 10.30 am there's an opportunity to join us for a short service. Book a spot to join us or watch live or later on the Circuit YouTube site.
Annual General Meeting - the Church AGM is on 16 May at 3.30 pm and it is open to everyone who feels drawn to be part of our church family. Most of us will attend on Zoom this year - get the code from the office if you haven't picked it up from the notices. But if you would like to attend in person please contact the office to book a place. Spaces will be limited and priority will be given to anyone who would not be able to be present virtually.
Pentecost service - Sunday 23 May at 10.30 am. It seems especially fitting that our first Sunday morning service in such a long time should be one which celebrates the birth of the worldwide church (have a look at Marilyn and Stephen's letter!) Don't worry if you can't join us, the service will of course be available to watch live or later on the Circuit YouTube site. If we can we will stream it on our Worship at Home page too.
The Circuit is working out a Plan for online and in person services. As soon as we know when there will be further services here at FOMC we will let you have the dates.
Don't forget the prayer garden at church. Please take advantage of it if that is convenient for you. As you can see, the Spring weather has made it much more attractive to sit peacefully for a while and share a moment with God.
If you would like someone to pray for you, or with you, or for a particular concern that is on your heart
call the prayer line number which is 07942 581223
email the prayer line at email@example.com