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We have Plans

Starting on 10 September we are opening a Friday Breakfast session for Parents/Carers and under-5s as a service to the local Community.

When the Community Church were using our premises they proved there was a need for parents and carers (along with the children) to meet together and socialise, and we were sorry when CCR moved to their premises in Ashingdon. We have decided that we will start Friday Breakfast sessions of our own to serve the immediate area, and we are currently gathering everything we need - helped by grants from various agencies. This will NOT be restricted to church members.

Don't expect everything to be in place on the opening day, but we have decided to start anyway and will build over the following few weeks.

From the beginning we will have

  • Brand new toys and play equipment
  • For a nominal charge, we will include unlimited hot drinks, toast and spreads and cereals
  • A place where everyone can discuss items of common interest
  • Later, our plans include providing hot food (bacon, sausages, eggs, etc) once suitably qualified volunteers can be recruited - and our current catering equipment has been fully updated. This will carry a supplementary charge to cover the extra costs.
  • All volunteers will be DBS checked

If you're interested in coming along, phone 01702 544096 for more information.


Covid-19

The national Methodist Church has re-affirmed its responsibilities to protect all users of all its premises now that official protection restrictions have ended, We ask, therefore that anybody who viisits our premises continues to protect those who are more vulnerable by continuing to:

  • Wear face coverings where appropriate and possible
  • Use hand sanitiser
  • Check in for Test and Trace
  • Not gather in close groups
  • Not move around the building unnecessarily

Singing is now permitted during a service.

 


We're back!!

We are now back and holding services every Sunday morning 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 broadcasts on his YouTube channel. You can join him on Sundays at 9.30am as a member of an online Covenant Community, and/or on Tuesdays at 7pm for Bible Study.
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 and Rochford Methodist Church has no definite plans for restarting this Community activity, but we are looking at ways in which we can restart it in the fairly near future - 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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