We are alive – live and online!
As we all try to negotiate our ways through this still challenging situation, we are grateful that we are able to meet for worship in different ways, so that all can have an opportunity to join us, in person or virtually. As well as Sunday worship services, we have Bible study, house-groups, meditation groups and prayer sessions. Some of these are in-person meetings, others are on line so you can take part from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be on your computer, tablet or phone.
On Sunday mornings, there is a live service in the church, starting at 10 am, which we also stream on Zoom whenever possible. You can access the Zoom service with a simple link and a password. A team of volunteers can help you set up Zoom on your device and show you how to access the meetings if you haven’t used it before and are struggling. Details of the weekly activities and how to access the ‘live on line’ worship are available here: https://www.clitheroemethodistcircuit.co.uk/notices.htm
Our dedicated video channel has recordings of our services so that you can watch whenever you like. https://vimeo.com/clitheroecircuit
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About our Sunday services in church
The Sunday morning worship from 10am to 11am is led by a different local preacher or Minister on a rota each week. This means that service styles vary, depending on the person leading the service, but generally contain a mixture of modern and traditional worship.
Most weeks, our tots to teens become Treasure Seekers, joining the adults in church for the first 15 minutes and then leaving to take part in their own activities. Once a month there is All Age Worship, often with musicians, when the children stay throughout the service. “Quiet bags” are available with toys to occupy younger ones, though we like children to be seen and heard.
Everyone in the congregation is actively encouraged to take bread and wine or receive a blessing during the Holy Communion services if they wish to. It doesn’t matter if you are from a different denomination, or whether you are a child or an adult. You don’t need to have been baptised or confirmed.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks are served after the morning service in our recently-completed, fully refurbished Community Hub. This area has accessible toilet facilities (as does the church) and both areas have a hearing loop.
Also on a Sunday there’s a quieter, meditative evening service at 6pm.