Sundays

On Sunday

We begin at 10.00am each Sunday and end promptly at noon, although this sounds a long time, the morning is split in to three sections:

  • 10.00 – 10.50am Service
  • 10.50 – 11.20am Tea and coffee
  • 11.20 – 12.00pm Second session

The service is carefully structured, but informal in style. Much of the content has a traditional feel, but we care a great deal about inclusivity of wording and thoughtfulness of content.

Breaking for refreshments is as important as any other part of our time together; we value the opportunity to talk and catch up. It is also a great opportunity to get to know any new faces!





The Second Session can include a huge variety of topics and styles; visiting speakers, quiet reflection, topical discussion, music and art, or just spending time chatting together.

Feel free to come as you are and join us for as long as you are able, there are no expectations of you – we understand you will want to see how it all feels.

 

CHILDREN

Children of all ages are welcome in the service. They generally leave part way through to follow their own Junior Church classes, but occasionally remain and join in the whole service. Having joined in with everyone else for refreshments (especially biscuits!) there is a supervised activity during the Second Session.

 

MONTHLY PATTERN
On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate Communion together in the service, anyone who is aware of the significance of this event is welcome to participate with us.On the second Sunday of every month we have a simple Bread and Soup lunch after the Second Session. We warmly invite anyone to join with us at 12.15pm as we share a meal with friends.
 

What’s Happening on Sundays – What, Where, Who, When?

Sunday

Service led by

Readings*

 

Activities

September

3rd

Communion

Gwen Mattock

St Luke 10: 1-9, 17-20,23-24; Psalm 91

 

Is there a fertiliser for Christian growth?

(GM)

10th

Jane Henderson

Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149
Romans 13:8-14; St Matthew 18:15-20

 

Looking Ahead

Considering the future of Union Chapel. (JH) followed by Lunch

17th

David & Margaret Garner

Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114
Romans 14:1-12; St Matthew 18:21-35

 

Church Meeting

This is our normal Church meeting for the transaction of business for the running of the church. (GHR)

24th

Owen Roberts

Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30;
St Matthew 20:1-16

 

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October

1st

Communion

Steve & Gwyn

Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13
St Matthew 21:23-32

 

Music taster

8th

Harvest

Micael Welford

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14 St Matthew 21:33-46

 

Shoe boxes.

followed by Lunch

15th

Alan Redhouse

Exodus 32:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
St Matthew 22:1-14

 

Church Meeting

This is our normal Church meeting for the transaction of business for the running of the church. (GHR)

22nd

Gordon Neal

Exodus 33:12-23
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Psalm 99 St Matthew 22:15-22

 

Preacher’s choice

Discussion on a topic chosen by today’s leader (GN)

29th

Jane Henderson

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 St Matthew 22:34-46

 

Looking Ahead

Considering the future of Union Chapel. (JH)

* Set readings and titles will not necessarily be used! () Person leading the Second Session

 The Second Session (Activities) can include a huge variety of topics and styles, here is a sample:

  • Listen and talk:  Talks and discussion on topics of current concern, sometimes lead by a visiting speaker.
  • Taking it further: The preacher leads further reflection and discussion to take further the themes raised in the sermon.
  • Did you see …..?  We look or listen together at some popular  topical item – a TV soap, a film, a book, music, whatever.
  • Singing for All: A chance to enjoy singing together and learn new songs for future worship. Not a choir!
  • Feedback: An opportunity to discuss a previous week’s act of worship with those leading it. Partly to assist those who lead our worship in knowing how their efforts were received, and partly an opportunity to discuss further topics raised.
  • Our Stories: A member of the congregation talks about some aspect of their life and work.

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