Welcome to Verwood United Reformed Church

Manor Road, next to the Library, between Ferrett Green and the Post Office 

email: verwood@urc-eastdorset.org.uk

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“To know Jesus better and to make him better known”
 

                                                             

 

We are here for you – whoever you are!

 Our main Sunday Worship is at 10.45am when all ages are very welcome.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday each month and at major Festivals.

 

 

Other regular activities include –

 Tuesday (in term time): Toddlers, parents and carers, 9.45-11.30am        Contact:  Helen on 07860367955

Thursday: The Church is open for prayer and reflection, 9.30-11.30am

Saturday: Coffee 4 All, 10.00 – 11.30am

 We are a Fair Trade Church and our Traidcraft stall is available at Coffee 4 All on the fourth Saturday morning each month and after Worship on the following Sunday. If you live in the Verwood area you can order Traidcraft items through us by email to dorothy.macro@dandjm.plus.com. More information available at http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk

 Other activities include “Music for the Mind” at 10.30am on fourth Mondays and Lunch for those living alone on second Thursdays at 12 noon for 12.30pm.

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Verwood URC September 2017  Calendar     

   

                 

Sundays        10.45am, Morning Worship

                        17th     Holy Communion

                        Harvest Celebration on 1st October

Mondays      25th    10.30am   Music for the Mind   for those with memory problems and their carers                                                 

                                     7.30pm  Elders’ Meeting                                                                                                                                                                

Tuesdays      12th ,19th ,26th   9.45am   Toddlers, Parents and Carers Group      

                        19th     3.15pm   CTiV Messy Church in the Memorial Hall  

Wednesday  27th     6.30 for 7pm  South West Area Gathering at High Cross  URC,  Christchurch               

Thursdays    9.30 – 11.30am    Church Open for personal quiet time

14th     12noon for 12.30pm Lunch for those living alone

Saturdays     10 – 11.30am   Coffee4All:  + Traidcraft on 23rd    

                        30th   Decoration of the Church for Harvest from 10am  

 

 

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” These, the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, are among the most famous of all opening sentences in literature.

          Yes, for many these are the best of times: many are more prosperous and better fed and housed than their ancestors ever were and education is more available to more people than has ever been the case before.

          And yet, and yet…. Ours is also an age of foolishness, an epoch of incredulity and for all too many a season of darkness pointing to a winter of despair. When he looked back on his life the Apostle Paul wrote, “I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy, ch 4 v 7.

In our own uncertain times may we follow the good example of those who have kept the faith even in the worst of times.

 

 

 

  A little history….

 Ours was the first Church in Verwood, founded in 1802 when some fearless missionaries came from Ringwood hoping to tame and convert the wild heathen on the heath: the work goes on, joined over the years by other Churches with whom we have an excellent relationship in Churches Together in Verwood. Our present building dates from 1906 with major improvements in 2000. The previous building is next to us; after the new Church was built it became the local school and is now the Library. We were originally known as an Independent Church, later Congregational and since 1972 a United Reformed Church which also includes Presbyterian and Church of Christ traditions.

The church currently has a vacancy for a Minister but the Revd Julian Macro (01202 814270 and 07586 255311, email, julian.macro@mansfield.oxon.org  is available to offer pastoral support.

Our Church Secretary is Dorothy Macro (also 01202 814270) and our Church Treasurer is Alan Harley (01202 824060). Our email address is verwood@urc-eastdorset.org.uk . If you would like to receive our weekly emails please send us an email and we shall be happy to add you to the circulation list.

Enquiries  about hiring the hall – please phone Chris on 01202  821633

 

We could tell you a lot more, but hope you will come and find out for yourself –

we look forward to welcoming you