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We're back again!!

We re-open on May 16th with our 199th Anniversary Service, led by our friends Len and Babs Ward. Covid-19 restrictions still apply in accordance with Government instructions so seating will be limited. For ALL our services, for the foreseeable future, you will need to contact our Co-ordinating Steward Carole by 6pm on the day before to bbok a place. This will allow us to arrange a seating plan to allow families and bubbles to sit together.
Our services will now start at 9.30am, but Rev Calvin will still be producing a separate YouTube service that will premiere at the same time.



Online services

So that all three of his Churches can continue to worship, our Minister Rev Dr Calvin T Samuel is broadcasting on his YouTube channel. You can join him on Sundays at 10am as a member of an online Covenant Community, and/or on Tuesdays at 6pm for Bible Study.
At 9.45am on Sundays, Rev Calvin hosts a pre-service meeting on Zoom and the service will be streamed during this meeting. After the service (at about 10.40am) the Zoom Meeting will continue and you can discuss the service (or whatever). You can also see the service separately via the usual channel (see below) without joining via Zoom if you prefer, but if you do want to Zoom with us, please get in contact to get the Meeting ID and password.
The online services are not just for Methodists - anybody can join in, and you can do this by connecting with Calvin's Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0LbZcq6qTwfXYhLAdZu2Q?fbclid=IwAR3lwCxiudK5Q77lk6IQ_BYA1igRVNVTiMgDO7evlPLbrPTEZxnOAXFbd4Q

To make it easier, you can use this QR code:


We hold regular Wednesday afternoon Zoom meetings to keep us in touch with each other - you can find the latest information on this (and other matters) at our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rochfordmethodist/ or through the Weekly Notices, where you can find the appropriate Zoom links and password.
 

Weekly Notices are still being produced and can be sent to your Inbox. Contact Mike Sims if you want to receive them this way,

Our Facebook Group has all the up to date information about what is happening in Rochford Methodist Church in greater detail. We also have a Facebook Page for more general information.


Fund raising:

We are always open to ideas for fund-raising ideas in order to develop our services to the community at large, especially if you have the idea and carry it through. If you do have an idea, please run it past the Stewards and you will have all the support we can provide. We are especially interested in activities that can involve people from outside our church membership.

Our Treasurer has several schemes under way and you can donate money at no extra cost to yourself by subscribing to Easyfundraising. The Church can receive a donation from organisations when you buy online. Find out more at www.easyfundraising.org.uk.
Donations always accepted direct by BACS transfer, either as a one-off or as a regular donation.
We also have an Ebay 'shop' where we can sell donated goods. Good quality stuff, please, to Heather who will deal with the displaying, etc.


The Over 60s' Tuesday Lunch Club is in abeyance at the moment now that Community Church Rochford (CCR) have taken all their activities to their building in Ashingdon.
At the moment, Rochford Methodist Church has no definite plans for restarting this Community activity, but are looking at ways in which we can run an alternative - no promises though.


Our House Group is usually on the last Wednesday of the month but, of course is suspended to shield members from the virus. We will announce the start date when we are allowed to re-convene


GDPR

You can find the most up to date version of our Privacy Policy via our GDPR page.


 

'Off menu' items of interest relating to the administration of the church exist on this website. If you want/need access to them, contact Dave who will give you the necessary details.

These items are:

  • Our Certificate of Employer's Liability Insurance which is required to be publicly displayed under the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969;
  • Our Church's Security Policy;
  • Our Safeguarding Policy;
  • A printable copy of 'When I Die . .' (a booklet to help your family by leaving instructions about what you want at your own funeral).

As usual, all services, activities and meetings are open to everybody, whether or not you are a member of our (or any) church.


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