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.

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Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 10 June

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister

    3.00 pm     Over Nineties Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge - by invitation

    The week ahead and forthcoming events

    Monday 11 June

    10.30 am BALM in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 12 June

    9.30 am     Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge. Readings to be used: Psalm 130 and 2 Cor. 4:13 - 5:1

    12.30 pm  Luncheon Club in Abbey Hall

    7.30 pm     Discussion Group in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Thursday 14 June

    10.30 am Short Communion Service in Abbey Hall Lounge, followed by refreshments

    Saturday 16 June

    10.00 am  Knit and Pray in Abbey Hall Lounge

    4.00 – 6.30pm   Bingo and Bring and Share Tea in Abbey Hall in aid of Explorers Charity Mercy Ships

    Sunday 24 June

    2.30 pm     Deep South Gospel Singalong Choir at Braishfield Hall to celebrate Braishfield URC’s 200th Anniversary. Contact Shirley Smith for admission programmes

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 17 June

    10.30 am Family Worship led by Faye Spencer

    6.30 pm   Evening Communion Service

     

     

     

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