“Mission is finding out what God is doing and joining in” (Rowan Williams)
Life in the Community
As a church the community is at the heart of everything that we do. Our Mission and Outreach work looks at ways to deepen our relationships with the community as well as helping the marginalised and those facing financial challenges through providing donations to the New Zion Foodbank, supporting local charities (Resolve Homeless, Women’s Refuge, YMCA and Home-Start) and signposting and creating awareness of support groups in the area.
We encourage those we meet to explore their spirituality and develop their discipleship as their faith grows by offering opportunities like the Alpha Course, Our Mid Herts Cluster Book Club, Exploring the Bible together with other like-minded people, Prayer Walks and Prayer Chains, Sunday Worship, Christian Meditation etc.
Our Community Cafe’ is a welcoming safe place where people know they will be welcomed in a non-judgemental way, offered a compassionate listening ear and invited to journey with us. It is a place where you can meet new and existing friends and enjoy a morning of fun and laughter.
We meet on Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Church. Should you want any further information please contact Liz on firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Alpha 2022
We believe that everyone should have the
opportunity to ask life’s big questions.
What is my purpose? What happens when I die? Why is there suffering?
Please join us on the 12th January as start our first Alpha Course for 2022. This course is for anyone who would like to explore the Christian faith in a fun, no- pressure environment.
Each session includes a short film and a discussion where one can chat through
one’s thoughts and questions within a small group of people. The course will be run
over 11 weeks on Wednesday evenings at 8pm with conversations about Faith, Life
Should be interested in joining this alpha course please contact Wendy on 07904517384 or Liz at email@example.com
Watch our youtube for an insight to the Alpha course
Mid Herts Cluster Book Club
We meet every 6 weeks on Zoom to discuss the book that we have read. Prior to the
meeting, we receive questions to reflect on and this forms the basis of our
discussions. It is always interesting to hear everyone's point of view.
The objective of the book club is to encourage people to share experiences of a
fiction or non-fiction Christian book they read and help them to develop their spiritual
journey by understanding and questioning the content of the book.
Please get in touch with Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Exploring the Bible
We have weekly sessions of Exploring the Bible and should you wish to join any of
the groups below, please contact me on email@example.com for further
• Thursday evenings 8-9.30pm on Zoom
• Friday mornings resuming from 10-11am in February 2022
Lenten Prayer Walks and Prayer Chains
We encourage people to pray as they go for a walk or pray as they relax in their gardens – in fact you can pray anywhere – God will always hear you.
A Holy Week to Easter Walk was organised by the Churches in WGC. Please visit the website during April 2022 for more information about the Holy Week to Easter Walk : www.churchesinwgc.org.uk
Special Worship Service - Thanking God for Prayers that were answered
During the Lockdown we received many prayer requests and later heard how God
had answered these prayers. Sunday 21 November 2021, we dedicated a special
worship service to thank God for this. 7 testimonies were heard of prayers that had
been answered and after the service so many more people shared their stories of
miracles God had performed. We would like to do this again so if you have a
testimony to share, please contact me (Liz) at firstname.lastname@example.org. God is
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can
say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will
happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your
heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it,
it will be yours. 25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a
grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. ”
7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you
will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who
asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door
will be opened.
9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone
instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if
you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will
your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
If you would like someone to pray with you or for you, please get in touch with me
(Liz) at email@example.com
No Prayer is too big or too small.
Please ‘like’ our The URC Community Group of Welwyn Garden City Facebook page and do feel free to share any of our posts. I'll be posting information about our community activities as well as any information that may be of interest to the wider community.
We also have a Welwyn Garden City United Reformed Church Facebook page, with daily inspirational messages.
We have recently started a WGC United Reformed Church Instagram account (wgcunitedreformedchurch) – which is a work in progress - but do have a look!
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