Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Worship

Worship

Please find below details of Service times, prayer groups and the prayer for the month.
There is also the Order of Service for this Sunday to enable those who are unable to attend the service to follow and share in our worship.

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Worship Times

Worship Times

 Sunday 10:30am
    6:30pm
 Tuesday   9:30am 
 Thursday Communion 10:30am 

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Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meeting


This group, formerly the Tuesday Prayer Group now meets in Abbey Jall Lounge on Thursday mornings at 10.30 a.m. except on the 3rd Thursday of the month when there is a mid-week communion service at this time.

Remember that prayer requests can be made in the book at the church entrance or placed into the box by the church door.

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Prayer for the Month

Prayer for the Month

Take a moment to share this month's prayer

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Order of Service

Order of Service

This Sunday's Order of Service for Morning Worship and Evening Worship (when it is happening) with activities for the week and beyond.

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Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups

We regularly hold a discussion group in the hall lounge on the second Sunday of the month from 6.30-7.30pm.  See calendar for details.

 

There will be a mid-week monthly discussion group at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month in Abbey Hall Lounge.  The group will be discussing contemporary issues and questions affecting the church and Christian people, based on the regular article A Good Question as found in the United Reformed Church denominational magazine Reform (you don’t need to subscribe to or have copies of Reform to take part in the discussion group).  The article A Good Question focuses upon a particular question or issue upon which four people have contributed their views – sometimes they are in agreement, sometimes not – but they are always thought-provoking!  Do come and join us – everybody is welcome!

 

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In February the Explorers explored the Lord's Prayer and on they shared their thoughts with the congregation.  They realised that, although they said it every week, they did not know what it all meant. Once they had worked it out, they decided to write it in simple language and rearrange it a little so it made sense to them. Since prayer is a conversation with God, they wanted to sound friendly. Here is their version.

 

"Dear God - wow, even your name is special
You are everywhere and everything belongs to you
Please make sure we have what we need to survive
We will try to live the way you want us to
 but please forgive us when we get it wrong
We will forgive people for what they have done wrong
Help us to make the right choices and keep us safe
You are the ruler of the world, and you are in charge.
Thank you always and forever.
I agree, the end."

 

Now they understand what they are saying, but they like the traditional version used in church because it is special and it joins them with friends across the world when they say it.

It was lovely the support we had for Carol Singing at local Care Homes and Nursing Homes.  Carols were selected by residents from the Bethlehem Songsheet.  We sang for about 30 minutes, this was followed by an opportunity to give Christmas greetings to the residents.

The focus for our Community Awareness Service on 7 February 2016 was the work offered by charities for the poorer members of our society, in particular the work of Churches Action on Poverty. The service was led by Revd. Alan Green who has long been a supporter of this charity. Co-incidentally Churches Action on Poverty asked churches to designate 7 February as Churches Action on Poverty Sunday. Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. It works in partnership with churches and with people in poverty themselves to find solutions to poverty, locally, nationally and globally. Further details can be found at http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/ During the service we recognised the work of other charities. 

Notices

  • This Sunday 

    Sunday 24 November

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister followed by Church Meeting

    6.30 pm   Evening reflection in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by the Minister

    Forthcoming Events

    Tuesday 26 November

    10.15 am   Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 27 November

    2.00–4.00 pm Kettle’s On-Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.30–4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    Thursday 28 November

    10.30 am Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Friday 29 November

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 30 November

    7.30 pm Victorian Christmas

    Friday 6 December

    5.30 pm Romsey Lantern Parade and Late Night Christmas Shopping

    10.30 am Sunday 8 December – Toy Service led by Revd Gwen Collins –only new toys can be accepted this year

    Last Posting Days for Christmas.

    Our church Post Box will be available for your cards on 1st and 8th December. 

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 1 December – First Sunday in Advent 

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister

    6.30 pm     Advent Carol Service

    Christmas Services

    Sunday 22 December

    6.30 pm Candlelight Service

    Tuesday 24 December

    4.30 pm Christmas Eve children's service. Come and dress up as one (or more) characters as we retell the Christmas story.

    11.30 pm Midnight Communion all welcome

    Christmas Day

    10.30 am Family worship

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