Special

Events

Welcome to our Special Events page where you will find out

all you need regarding our up and coming activities which include Anniversaries, Conferences, Baptisms, Musical Collaborations and of course Worship.

2ND-22nd FEB – THE ten year testimony​

 Woodside Green Christian Centre has been in this building for 10 years – so in February 2020 we have had a month of much celebrations and thanks giving’s. Below shows the itinerary of events:    Praise & Thanksgiving Service – Sunday 2nd February: Stephen Holmes was the speaker and members past and  present shared  in a  celebration of God’s providence and provision over these past 10 years. Community Prayer Vigil -Thursday 6th February: The evening was an opportunity to bring our prayers & praise to the Lord for his love and guidance.  Testimony Evening – Saturday 8th February: Church members shared their personal testimonies, memories and appreciation of God’s blessings during their time at Woodside Green Christian Centre.   Women’s Fellowship Afternoon Tea Party – Tuesday 11th February: The ladies enjoyed a stimulating service and a delicious afternoon tea which reflected the atmosphere of fellowship and friendship made over many years     Tea’n’Tots [ Toddler Group] - Wednesday 12th February: We celebrated with visits from past Toddler Group leaders and a full house of parents, carers and toddlers. There was an opportunity to reminisce over the many encounters and friendships made down the years.       Church Banquet - Saturday 22nd February – This was the final event in the month of celebrations.  The Banquet was a catered , ticketed, social  event  with a lavish 3-course menu , entertainment, music and  fellowship   There were  85 church members past and present who enjoyed hearing  the story of how God blessed us and brought us through  many years of church building – from the original concept to the final move in which took over 12 years .       We give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ who has brought us through some incredibly challenging times but has led us to where we are now.  

8th Apr, 10.45am - Tea 'n' Tots Online began

 Tea'n'Tots Online came into being at the end of March 2020.  On March 11th Tea’n’Tots closed [temporarily] as the country moved into lock down due to Coronavirus.Purpose: To maintain contact with the parents, carers and children to build on the positive relationships established since opening in September 2019To support parents by providing a source of enjoyment and learning for the toddlers at homeTo encourage participation with our viewers.Team Effort:The Episodes go out fortnightly – on Wednesdays. All content is created and filmed in our own homes however, we maintain the sense of identity with WGCC by the opening visuals / photos and images of the Team members.  The Programmes are engaging, visually stimulating, pacey and varied. We create the personal touch by including greetings from team members and birthday greetings to the children.We try to maintain high standards by fortnightly planning and review zoom meetings on Thursdays at 11.00 am.Episodes are between 10-12 minutes on average in length – they  include: Greetings from the Team MembersSong TimeBirthday GreetingsMessage board- messages from parents  Story Time – Bible storyTea'n'Tots Art GalleryActivity segment – making crafts/ quizzes /competitionsEpisode 1 went out on 8th April to positive response from numbers of views and messages from parents. The following episodes have had good viewing response and are available for viewing on the WGCC YouTube channel: Episode 1 –Weds 08/04/2020Episode 2 - Weds 15/04/2020Episode 3 – Weds 29/04/2020Episode 4 – Weds 13/05/2020Episode 5 – Weds 27/05/2020  Future plans: In view of the fact that the lock down is still essentially in place until at least July 2020, the following episodes will continue online with a planned review in August 2020: Dates: Episode 6 – June 10th             Episode 7 - June 24th             Episode 8 – July 8th             Episode 9 – July 22nd  ​

6th DEC, 10.00 aM – church TO  Re-open partially​

We are currently shut for another month, but the day will finally arrive when the doors of the Woodside Green Christian Centre officially re-open if only partially! Following our last service which took place on Sunday 1st November, we have had to once again close all church activities during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic which has beset us since February 2020. Under government guidance we have sought to comply with their instructions and cease using the building for services and other local activities such as Tea’n’Tots Activities, Breaking of Bread Service, The Women’s Fellowship, Thursday Prayer & Bible Study along with the Martial Arts School on our campus and the Ballet School and Slimming World within our church complex. Church over these past 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 have established a new YouTube channel under the banner of Woodside Green Christian Centre which features a ‘Home Church’ video service that goes out at 11.00 am each Sunday morning which is 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 are 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 have 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 take 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 6th December we h0pe to resume 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 also hope to have a Carol Service of sorts on or around Sunday 13th December. As we are currently not allowed to sing, there will be times of otherwise reflective remembrance. You can now share with us as the weekly recorded Bible Talk is posted both on our YouTube Channel and below on this page. The service includes pre-recorded songs from Stephen Holmes along with the Bible Talk as per our other current online videos. Initially the postings took place from Monday, 6th July at 6.00 pm  which followed on  from the Sunday service on the 5th July and now currently being posted each Sunday morning at around 11.00 am. ​

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