Rugby Methodist Church Centre

Experience, enjoy, share and proclaim the transforming love of God

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our wonderful knitted angelsIt's great to welcome you and introduce all that is happening in and around our church centre in the heart of Rugby.



Here are some of the things going on just now. We hope you come and find out more:


Extra Mile Silent Auction, Saturday 14 October

Come along to RMCC at 7pm to make your bid. There will be many talents to choose from and refreshments available. 

Click here for the full list of Extra Mile's Autumn activities.


Prisons Week, Sunday 8 October - Saturday 14 October

This is an opportunity to think about and pray for all those connected with our criminal justice system. There are specific areas and people to pray for each day. 

On Sunday 8 October, there was a Revive service at 6.30pm at BEC to start the week. The guest speaker was Paul Crowley MBE, who shared his story, speaking about his life before and after he became a Christian.

Paul is the Ambassador for Social Transformation at Holy Trinity Brompton and Alpha International. He is also the Bishops' advisor on Prisons and Penal affairs in the London Diocese area for the Church of England.

More information about Revive here.


Coming soon.... Christmas Angels

After the success of last year's fantastic angels (pictured above) who helped to spread the joy of the Christmas story around Rugby, we are encouraging our very own knitting and crochet angels to pick up their needles again. Look out for the pattern (or dig out last year's!) coming very soon.

Please pass your angels to Eleanor.

Revive Men's Breakfast, Saturday 4 November

Aged 27, Lee Williams made the mistake of agreeing to take a suitcase to an airport, where he was arrested and then sentenced to 200 years in Bangkok's maximum security prison...

Come along for Breakfast to Rugby Town Football Club on Butlin Road from 8.30 - 10am, to hear his story.

Plenty of parking available. Cost £7. Contact the Hope office on 01788 542782 for more information.

Dance and Drama Workshops, Saturdays 10.30am - 12noon

Children in school years 5 and above (age 10+) welcome to come along and join in. Free.

Upcoming dates:
4 November
2 December

Praise and Bake, Sundays 4 - 5.30pm

A relaxed time to come together for baking and informal worship. £1 per family.

Upcoming dates:
22 October
26 November
28 January
25 February
25 March

Update after the mudslide from Mike in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mike has been in touch to report that everyone at Extra Mile is safe and well after the mudslide last month. They are about six miles from the worst affected areas of Freetown. Like all of us, they are thinking of the people who have so little and have lost so much.

Report from Mike here. 

One World Concert

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We were delighted that Rugby's Mayor, Cllr Belinda Garcia, was able to join us for the evening. Part of Rugby's Festival of Culture, our annual concert is a celebration of the talents of choirs, dance groups and musicians from around Rugby, coming together for a memorable evening of entertainment, and this year didn't disappoint!

We would like to thank everyone who came along, performed, helped behind the scenes or in any way to make this evening such a success.

The evening had a serious side too: Sandra Hinds spoke eloquently about the work of the Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT). All proceeds from the night have gone to support their work.

Highlights from this year's concert here.

Click here for the highlights of 2016's concert.


Summer at RMCC

Thanks to everyone who has been part of our summer at RMCC. We began with our Seaside-themed holiday club in the first week of the holidays and then moved on to our Smart Start sessions for families with under fives. We've had so much fun, from meeting Jon's exotic animals to bug hunting and face painting to our picnic in the park!

tickly barn owl wingsOn Monday 7 August, Jon from "Animals for Parties" brought some very special animal guests to meet us, including Tula, the barn owl (pictured), rabbits, tortoises and a skinny pig. The animals (and children!) were perfectly behaved and from Rollo the skinny pig, through the hissing Madagascan cockroach to a very chilled tarantula and a tickly barn owl, we all made friends with unfamiliar animals.

These sessions were funded by our Smart Start Grant from Warwickshire County Council. Click here for more information about Smart Start.

Holiday at Home

We have had a great summer of events, starting back in July and rounding things off earlier this month at Draycote Water. Over the summer we have met together for lunch, quizzing, making stunning floral arrangements and singing.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in any way.

Praise and Bake, Sunday afternoons

Meeting monthly at RMCC from 4-5.30pm

An opportunity to share Bible stories together and bake. £1 per family. Click here for more information. (next one on 24 September - Harvest)

Prayer Time, Tuesday mornings at 9am

Every Tuesday morning there is an opportunity to put aside our hectic lives and come together for prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend this simple service, following the Celtic Daily Prayer Book from the Northumbria Community.

Prayer Time, Wednesday evenings, 7 to 8pm

An informal time of prayer in the evening. 


Thoughts on Pioneer Ministry

Lucy from Newbold, shares her experiences from her recent training at Cliff College and how it fits with faith, worship and community. Click here to read her article.

 

The Chapel, Main Street, Newbold

photo of Newbold ChapelThere are lots of things happening at Newbold this year. 

Lunches continue from 12.30 - 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Suggested donation £3.00.

Honesty shop and weekly drop-in on Wednesdays from 3.15 - 4.15pm where people can come for a drink and chat, do a simple craft activity and to visit the shop. Job club also runs on Wednesday afternoons, from 1-3pm.

Prayer time every Wednesday from 4.30 - 5pm.

Little Stars toddler group runs every Thursday morning from 9.15 - 11am during term time.

Folk evenings, run on monthly on Fridays from 7.30 - 9.30pm. Cost £5.

FamilyatChapel happens on the second Sunday of every month from 3.30-5pm. Join in cooking, crafts and worship plus a meal. Everyone is welcome at this relaxed and informal worship time (children please bring an adult carer with you!).

Newbold Chapel is on Main Street in Newbold, 200m up the road from the Co-op.

Please contact Lucy if you are interested in volunteering.

Find out more here. For information about FamilyatChapel, the job club, honesty shop, Little Stars toddler group and so much more!


Practical Information about RMCC

If you are new to our church,  just visiting or need directions you can find lots of useful information here.

Details of our regular services and information on weddings, baptisms or funerals can be found here, details of events here or head to our Facebook page for the latest information.

Contact details and forms for general queries are here....

The church building is available for hire and details are here...

RMCC is part of the Rugby and Daventry Methodist Circuit, comprising 12 churches: Bilton, Broadwell, Christ Church, Daventry, Dunchurch, Grandborough, Long Lawford, Lutterworth, Newbold, Paddox, RMCC and Wesley Road at Duffy Place. 


Rev Andy Hardwick is our Superintendent Minister, supported by Rev Jane Gaffney, Rev Charity Madenyika and Deacon Georgina Brooks.

RMCC is part of the Methodist Church in Britain. Visit their website here.  The daily prayer from the Methodist Church:


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