Rugby Methodist Church Centre

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

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

  

Manchester AttackOur hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the attack in Manchester. Prayer here.


As we prepare go to the polls on Thursday 8 June, it seems a good time to reflect on John Wesley's words, still relevant today... 

“October 6, 1774
I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”

John Wesley, from his Journal

View of the election from the Methodist Church

There is information on all aspects of the Election available from the Joint Public Issues Team on the Methodist Church's website. There are biblical reflections, prayers and lots more information. 

Click here to visit the Methodist Church website and read more.


Extra Mile

There's lots going on to support Extra Mile. The students are into exam season now, and we hope they will see the rewards of their hard work and that of their teachers.

Read the Winter newsletter from Sierra Leone here.

Click here to find out more about the work of Extra Mile and how you can support it.

There are lots of fundraising events for Extra Mile, click here for a full list.


Prayer Quilting Group

Next session Monday 15 May at 2pm in the Lounge. Experienced sewers and not-so-experienced ones welcome to come and join in! The Group offers a chance to learn new skills or develop existing ones, make new friends and come together to create some beautiful gifts made with love.


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Saturday 15 July at 7pm. In aid of Bloodwise (Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust).

Our annual celebration of the talents of choirs, dance groups and musicians around Rugby, coming together for an memorable evening of entertainment.

Save the Date!


Wednesday Craft Afternoons

Do you enjoy getting together for a spot of knitting,  a cup of tea and a chat?

If so, join our Crafters at 2.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month!

Bring your craft or knitting, or if you don't have one, please come and help those who do. We also play board games, develop coloured pictures and have stories read, whilst having a chat with coffee, tea and cakes.

Everyone welcome.


Dance and Drama Workshops

Free for children from Year 5 (age 10) and above. 2017 dates: 6 May, 3 June and 1 July.

Click here for more details.


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.


Christian Bookclub

Rugby Christian Bookshop is launching a Christian bookclub, planning to meet at the shop every month or two. If you are interested, please phone the shop on a Monday , Tuesday or Friday, on 01788 542842 and speak to Anne, or call into the shop in Castle Street.

Prayer Time, Tuesday mornings at 9am

Every Tuesday morning there will be 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 £2.50.

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!).

Spring 2017 dates are:
14 May
11 June
9 July

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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