Connecting with Each Other
When we come together in fellowship, when we share time and food together, we forge stronger relationships that help build our church family. Being a stronger, more connected family, we are in a better place to reach out to the wider community and help fulfil our mission as disciples of Jesus.
Currently the social events team organise 2 or 3 events each year (e.g. curry evenings, murder mysteries) and there are several shared meals (usually at the Vicarage). Refreshments are provided after the 10:30 services and after most special services.
Lifts are provided on an ad hoc basis to help people get to church for services and other events.
We also have a group of pastoral visitors who visit people in their homes or at care homes. A number of these visitors are trained to provide communion to the house-bound.
How you can help?
Do you enjoy bringing people together? Do you have a knack of introducing people and helping them to get to know each other? Do you like arranging social events which can strengthen our connection with each other?
If so, we’d love you to bring your ideas, your energy and your enthusiasm to help increase our range of events that will help build stronger relationships in the church family.
If befriending people through home visiting is where your vocation lies, then you might be interested in training as a pastoral visitor.
Another way people can care for others is by supporting them with prayer. A list of people who are sick and a wider Prayer Calendar are available to help you with this.
There are probably other areas where there is a need to help members of our church family which we don’t know about (lifts may be an example). If you are someone who likes to investigate needs, might this be a project for you?