The group put forward several proposals to the last Church Council. These were accepted and are now being implemented. 1. Transform the Parlour into a Quiet Room for Prayer and reflection. Work is in progess on this. 2 A monthly Prayer meeting in the Quiet Room is to be started shortly. 3. A box for Prayer Request is to be sited in the Methodist Centre corridor. 4. The possibility of having a weatherproof Prayer Request box situated outside the front of church is being investigated. 5. The use of closed Social Media groups for setting up Prayer Circles is being looked into. 6. Prayer Request cards have been designed and made. 7. We are hoping to set up a Friendly Face Team who will make sure newcomers to church settle in to the Church Family and get to know us and what is going on.. 8. Set up a monthly Talking Point - this has already begun. The link to it is on the Welcome page of the website.
The Sharing our Faith group has liaised with the Worship group and has led 3 services in August and September, with the central feature being an opportunity to hear one or more people’s stories. We intend to widen the range of those who share their experiences at later services. There are lots of things we could do together to help us to share our faith. e.g. in no particular order - improved notice boards, banners on our railings - leaflets to give to visitors or to distribute in the neighbourhood - holding public events or setting up stalls inside or outside the church to attract people’s attention (the recent distribution of hot cross buns is an example) - joint outreach events or activities with other churches - making sure new people are welcomed into the Church Family and helped to settle in - introducing a structured plan to help enquirers to learn more about the Christian faith - finding appropriate ways of introducing elements of the Whole Life Discipleship programme, that is currently being trialled in the circuit , into our worship and fellowship.