25th July, 10.00 aM – church has Fully Re-opened

We are now fully re-open here at the Woodside Green Christian Centre offering a revamped service at 10.00am each Sunday Morning!

 

Most church activities during this Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic has beset us since February 2020. Under government guidance we have sought to comply with their instructions and cease using the building for services but now our local activities such as Tea’n’Tots Activities, Breaking of Bread Service, The Women’s Fellowship have progressed but our Thursday Prayer is still furlowed. The Bible Study currently operates online, the Martial Arts School on our campus and the Ballet School and Slimming World within our church complex have also restarted.

 

Church over these past 18 months has  looked very different but although the building has been shut, the ‘church’ per se has adapted to this strange term of the ‘New Normal’ by transferring some activities ‘online’.

 

Within a couple of the weeks of the lock-down, we had established a new YouTube channel under the banner of Woodside Green Christian Centre which features a ‘Home Church’ video service that went out at 11.00 am each Sunday morning, supplemented with additional notes for those unable to view due to having no internet access so all can congregate, albeit apart at the same time. In addition, there were programs for the ‘Sparkles’, ‘SAS’ groups, ‘Young Explorers’ and a two-weekly program from ‘Tea’n’Tots Online’ on a Wednesday.

 

Further meetings via Zoom commenced on a weekly basis for ‘Sisters Prayer Meeting’, ‘Wednesday Bible Study’ hosted by Iain Bell and a newly established ‘Brothers Prayer Meeting’ each Friday at 08.00 pm hosted by Alf Taylor. Other adhoc meetings via Zoom also took place during the week such as Tea’n’Tots Team meetings to review past online episodes and to consider content for up and coming ones for example.

 

The opportunities have really come to the fore for the church to continue to meet and utilize the latest technology that brings as closer together at a time when we find ourselves apart.

 

This extended time away has been challenging but we believe that we are stronger as a church as a whole and it is great now to finally join back together in the physical house of God.

 

From the 25th July we have resumed hosting just the one service initially commencing with the ‘Bread & Wine’ which is our communion worship time including prayers, Bible comments and a Bible Talk which is recorded. We have also resumed singing to continue expressing ourselves in reflective remembrance.

 

You can now share with us in person on a Sunday or perhaps online via our weekly recorded Bible Talk which is posted both on our YouTube Channel and below on this page. The service include songs from Stephen Holmes with the Bible Talk being shown via our streaming service on YouTube. Initially the postings took place from Monday, 6th July 2020 at 6.00 pm  which followed on  from the Sunday service on the 5th July 2020 and now currently being posted each Sunday.