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 April 2017  Calendar     

   

Sundays        10.45am, Morning Worship

                         9th       Palm Sunday

19th      Easter Day with Holy Communion and reception of new Church Member

Monday        27th    10.30am   Music for the Mind   for those with memory problems and their carers                                                                  

Tuesdays      4th ,25th ,  9.45am   Toddlers, Parents and Carers Group                                      

25th           3.15pm   CTiV Messy Church in the Memorial Hall               

Thursdays    9.30 – 11.30am    Church Open for personal quiet time

                         6th       2.30pm  Ecumenical Lent Group

13th     12 for 12.30pm  Lunch for those living alone (by invitation)

Good Friday 14th     10am Service of Meditation;

                                     11am CTiV Service of Witness at Ferrett Green

Saturdays     10 – 11.30am  Coffee4All: + live music on 8th,  Traidcraft on 29th                                                          

                                                      

 

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Perhaps this is an awkward question – but you can keep your response to yourself, and God. “Do you sometimes find you are or have been on auto-pilot when saying the Lord’s Prayer?”

If you really have never been in such a situation but have always paid full attention to every phrase as you offered this prayer, then you are in a very small minority.

It is to help the majority that it is good occasionally to use a different form of words from those with which we are most familiar; our hymnbook, Rejoice and Sing, offers us a modern form as well as the traditional words inside the back cover – would it be good to ring the changes more often?

At our recent Synod we were introduced to a number of other versions and here is one from an Irish woman, Lala Winkley.

 

God, lover of us all, most holy one.

Help us to respond to you.

To create what you want for us here on earth.

Give us today enough for our needs.

Forgive our weak and deliberate offences,

just as we must forgive others when they hurt us.

Help us to resist evil and do what is good.

For we are yours, endowed with your power

to make our world whole.

Amen

 

  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