Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Welcoming immigrants

I visited Wessex Synod with the Youth Exec and we all discussed the acceptance of minority groups within the church. It was recognised that the URC can be very welcoming, however there are still areas where we can improve. This was illustrated using the story of Paddington Bear, the well known traveller and immigrant. When Paddington turned up to the Brown household Mr Brown didn’t accept him in the begining. After getting to know Paddington, and understanding his background, he welcomed the bear into his family for who he was – not worrying that he was different from them.

Welcoming someone is not about changing them to be like us, but accepting them for who they already are.

Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 16 September 2018

    10.30 am Family Worship and Battle of Britain Memorial Service led by the Minister at which we welcome members from the Romsey Branch of the RAF Association and Romsey Air Training Corps.

    6.30 pm    Evening Communion Service led by the Minister

    The week ahead and forthcoming events 

    Monday 17 September

    10.30 am   MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 18 September

    9.30 am     Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge. Readings to be used: Psalm 54 and Mark 9: 30-37

    10.15 – 11.30 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge. For grandparents and their pre-school grandchildren

    Wednesday 19 September

    2.00 – 4.00 pm    Table Tennis with Romsey DAGin Abbey Hall

    Saturday 22 September

    7.00 pm A Night on the Ocean Waves. A concert by Kirsty Newbury in aid of the Explorers’ 2018 charity Mercy Ships.

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 23 September

    10.30 am Family Worship led by Angela Bevan

    6.30 pm Evening Service led by the Minister

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