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We are keeping in touch on the website and in other ways. Read on for details of worship at RMCC as well of Zoom and Facebook services, prayer opportunities, social events and how to get in touch if you are in need of prayer or other help.
Services continue on Zoom and Facebook.
The chance to have a laugh and some social time together is very precious. Join in on Fridays @7pm.
1st Friday of the month is a Quiz night
3rd Friday of the month is Games night
Please contact social to get involved.
(Formerly the Women’s World Day of Prayer) is on Friday 5 March. This year the service has been put together by the women of Vanuatu, an island in the South Pacific.
This year because of Covid it is not possible to get together, but The Gift of Years Rugby have prepared a video service using the materials from Vanuatu. This video has been sent to our residential care homes so that our residents can take part and we invite you to join in with this worldwide prayer event by watching the video when you are available on Friday.
Circuit Prayer 24-7 prayer room
We are holding a virtual prayer room through Lent,. We will be developing a platform to include all sort of prayer material to aid you in your prayer times. You can book private slots, join with a few friends to pray together or join in with the group things which will be happening. You will also be able to place prayer requests there. To go to the page to sign up where you will be able to see the various group sessions and links to them.
We are delighted to report that RMCC has recently been awarded grants of £3,000 and £15,500 from Heart of England Community Foundation, a charity that raises money to fund and develop local community activity across the West Midlands & Warwickshire. The grants, from their Coronavirus Resilience Fund and Doing Things Differently Fund respectively, are to provide support to organisations helping those most affected by Coronavirus.
RMCC plans to use these grants to enable us to restart some of our face to face social groups: quilting, knitting/crochet and baking groups, and also resume our youth work, 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.
The Annual Church meeting, which is normally held in March, will be on Sunday 9 May this year at 12noon. The date has been changed in the hope that we would be able to have a blended meeting at that time, with some people in the Church and others joining via Zoom. At the meeting we will hear about the work of the Church in the last, different and challenging year, and also elect the Church Stewards and representatives to Church Council.
Previous Zoom services here
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 RMCC's Facebook page.
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.
Please contact Rev Jane for login details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Information from the NHS and the Methodist Church is available below:
Please note all diary entries are cancelled
If you are new to our church, just visiting or need directions you can find lots of useful information here.
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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