Rugby Methodist Church Centre

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

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RMCC interiorIn response to Covid19 and in line with Government advice, RMCC is closed. However, we are keeping in touch on the website and in other ways. Read on for details of Zoom and Facebook services, prayer opportunities and how to get in touch if you are in need of prayer or other help.


Sunday Worship

Sunday 18 October herePasscode: C57^V+fB

Facebook reflection here.

Grant AwardHeart of England Community Foundation Logo

We are delighted to report that RMCC has recently been awarded a grant of £3,000 from Heart of England Community Foundation, a charity that raises money to fund and develop local community activity across the West Midlands & Warwickshire. The grant, from their Coronavirus Resilience Fund, is to provide support to organisations helping those most affected by Coronavirus.

RMCC plans to use this grant to enable us to restart some of our face to face social groups: quilting, knitting/crochet and baking groups, whilst ensuring the provision of a safe environment compliant with current Coronavirus regulations. The grant will enable us to provide the necessary ppe and cleaning, as well as additional materials and resources needed for socially distanced activities. We trust that the provision of a welcoming and safe environment will reassure our local community of our commitment to their health and safety.

Hub Cafe

The cafe is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am - 2pm and also on Thursdays from 11.30am - 2pm.

Where are the Tiny Tots?

We've missed you! And we've been thinking about how we can keep in touch in these strange times. Click here for more information.

Black Lives Matter


Rev Dr Barbara Glasson President of Conference says " We are called to embody a gracious, loving spirit of inclusion and understanding. There is no excuse for racism. All people are made in God’s image.  We are one body in Christ Jesus".

Standing Order 013B says "The Methodist Church ‘believes that racism is a denial of the Gospel'".

We are sorry when we have not listened carefully enough and not challenged the assumptions of white privilege and bias and we repent of the Churches part in Racism.

The link here will guide you to resources you may find helpful to read.

#blacklivesmatter


Rugby PPE Response

If you would like information on the initiative to supply PPE in Rugby, or to get involved, please click here.

Worship

Worship on Zoom: please contact Rev Jane for access codes
Worship on Facebook: please go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RugbyMethodistChurch/), where you can access all the services and more.

Previous Zoom services here

Walking in Another's Shoes

Watch Rev Jane's services on Facebook, in her series Walking in Another's Shoes, and in respect of racism, we explore the choice of words and how we are sometimes just not sure what to say.

Conversation with two young people here.

Walking in another's shoes - can we, will we? Here

You can watch these and all previous reflections from Jane on Facebook. 

Zoom Worship
Following the positive response from zoom worship we will be holding a regular time of worship each Sunday.

We will start the zoom from 10.30 am so that people can have a chat and for those not used to it, settle in.  At 10.45 we will start the time of worship. If you haven't received an email from Rev Jane with login details and would like to take part, please contact Rev Jane for the meeting login information. It is also possible to phone in. If you know of someone who would like to do this, please give them the phone number, which is also available from Rev Jane.

Keeping safe online
Brunswick Circuit Office in Newcastle have kindly shared this information from Northumbria Police about cyber scams and keeping safe online. Click here.

Prayers for the NHS

Click on the link to watch and join Revive's video prayers for our amazing NHS and healthcare workers.


Please also remember that there is no charge for the NHS track and trace service. If you are contacted by someone claiming you need to have a test and asking for payment for the kit, this is not a genuine call and  you should hang up.

Previous Services

All our previous Sunday worship is available on RMCC's Facebook page.

Prayers every Weekday at 8.30am

Please contact Rev Jane for login details: minister@rugbymethodist.org.uk

Wednesday evening prayer

Click here for evening prayer

Pandemic - a poem to reflect on

People in need of prayer or practical help

We have a dedicated phone line, and you can text any requests, not only for yourselves but for friends and neighbours. The number is 07496 547512.

We will endeavour to provide weekly updates and as we trial new things, I hope you will bear with us.  Some things will work, others won’t but we will be working at holding us together as the Body of Christ.

I finish with a Celtic blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you
Wherever He may send you
May He guide you through the wilderness
Protect you through the storm
May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you
May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

God Bless
Rev Jane

Information from the NHS and the Methodist Church is available below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/the-methodist-church-coronavirus-guidance-and-resources/




Please note all diary entries are cancelled






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, Rev Dianne Bussey and Deacon Georgina Brooks.

Rugby and Daventry Circuit is part of Northampton District.

RMCC is part of the Methodist Church in Britain. Visit their website here.  

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