WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT THAT THE CHURCH BUILDING HAS BEEN CLOSED AGAIN DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS AND THE IMPOSITION OF A NEW LOCKDOWN. ALL SERVICES ARE NOW ONLINE AGAIN AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.
LETTER FROM THE CHURCH SECRETARY:
As you will no doubt know, Redland Park URC has been closed for worship since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am, therefore, delighted to be able to write to you on behalf of the minister and Elders with our plans for re-opening the church for worship. They have been put together by a group representing interests across the church and have at their heart our primary ethos: safety.
We plan to restart worshiping in church from Sunday 13th September.
This may feel divisive but we hope to increase capacity and capability fairly rapidly; treat first two services as “pilots”.
Every Sunday for the forseeable future we will be worshipping together online via the web conferencing app Zoom. We meet online at 10.40am every Sunday.
To join us contact our church secretary Andrew Hayden for details. Also see our new Online Worship page where we will be posting links to the recorded services on Vimeo.
We are happy to say we will be having morning worship by Zoom (the web meeting software) tomorrow morning, Sunday 29th March at 10.40am. An invite has gone around to those on the church mailing list. If you would like to join us and haven't received an invite please email Andrew Hayden, the church secretary, in advance.
An order of service is shared here.
In future we hope to share the links on the website. Watch this space.
The website now has a Daily Devotions page. This links in well with our current Walking The Way Holy Habit of Biblical Teaching. The new page links directly to the URC daily devotions page (https://devotions.urc.org.uk/) which provides a hymn, bible passage, reflection and paryer which is updated daily. You will notice that it doesn't currently display quite properly but if you scroll down it is all there.
On the Daily Devotions website itself (https://devotions.urc.org.uk/) there are also recorded versions of the passage and reflection, which may provide a comforting voice in these strange days of social distancing and self-isolation.
If you would like the daily devotions to come straight to your email then you can also sign up through this page. If you sign up, from Sunday 22 March at 10am, an additional post will go out, a radio-style / podcast service with hymns, readings, prayers and a sermon. The Sunday Service email will contain an order of service and words for you to sing along with the hymns. There will also be additional services during Holy Week. These are different materials to those that will be provided by Dougie and others at Redland Park for Sunday worship.
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic which is currently affecting the UK (as well as the rest of the world) and taking advice from the government about social distancing and avoiding social gatherings, there will be no service in Redland Park Church on Sunday. We hope to be able to put a livestream on this website for Sunday 29 March - so watch this space.
May God the Father hold you safe in arms of love.
May Christ the risen Lord shine in your homes.
And may the Holy Spirit be with you as Comforter and Friend.
God's blessings to you all.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO WORSHIP AT HOME, PLEASE GO ON TO THIS LINK FOR DAILY DEVOTIONS FROM THE URC:
EXHIBITION ON PALESTINE & ISRAEL
Dialogue and action Peace building; Justice and security for all. This exhibition is just one response to this call. It represents a strong and touching expression of hope for justice and peace by 12 Palestinians and Israelis who all are victims of the occupation.
This exhibition will be at Redland Park Church
6-30 JANUARY 2020 12.00-2.00pm and 5.00-7.00pm most days
TODAY'S SERVICE WILL BE LED BY REVD MIKE PEAT, FREE CHURCH CHAPLAIN AT BRISTOL UNIVERSITY.
The service on Sunday 5 January will be led by members of the congregation, with resources from Christian Action on Poverty, raising funds for this charity and having a lunch afterwards. Please come and enjoy the service and the lunch.
DECEMBER 5, 6 AND 7 - CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
Tyndale Baptist Church, Victoria Methodist Church and Redland Park Church are all holding another Christmas Through the Keyhole at Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road, from 10.00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, also Friday afternoon and early evening. There will be tents for the Wise Men, Joseph's house, etc, with a guide in each, plus Wise Men! There will be crafts for children and a donkey to help tell the story. Please come along.
DECEMBER 7 and 14 - our Scouts will be selling Christmas trees at Redland Park, from 9.00am.
DECEMBER 8 10.30am - This is our Gift Service at Redland Park, where all our gifts will be going to the Food Bank; items in need are on the website: https://www.bristolnorthwestfoodbank.org.uk/ Also appreciated are Christmas treats such as cakes, biscuits, chocolates, and items for Christmas dinner.
DECEMBER 8 - Redland Park Church also has a Giving Tree placed at the Exercise Club at the top of Whiteladies Road, where you can donate gifts for the homeless or those in temporary accommodation at Christmas. There will be a Giving Tree Service to commemorate all these gifts at 5.00pm at Victoria Methodist Church on 8 December.
DECEMBER 14 FROM 2.00PM - there will be a Christmas Fair organised by CLIC Sargent at Redland Park - please come along and enjoy stalls with beautiful gifts, lots of activities, a choir and warm drinks.
DECEMBER 15 3.30pm - our Candlelit Carol service will take place. All welcome.
DECEMBER 22 10.30am - our Junior Church will lead the service this morning with music, puppets and drama.
DECEMBER 24 4.00pm - we will be holding our Crib Service for children, parents and grandparents, in the church.
DECEMBER 25 10.00am - our christmas Day service this year will be held at Tyndale Baptist Church.
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