Mission

                  Mission is finding out what God is doing and joining in” (Rowan Williams)

Mission is about sharing God’s vision of justice and love for all people in the world around us, including our local neighbourhood.

Being a true disciple is about recognising and responding to God’s presence in every aspect of our lives. 

Jesus spent a lot of time while he was on earth, preaching about God’s word. By involving ourselves with Mission we can also share this good news with everyone whilst supporting
them on their spiritual journey. God is love. God is Great.

Mission in our Community

At the Welwyn Garden City URC, our Mission and Outreach work supports both the marginalised and vulnerable section of our community, signposting and creating awareness of support groups available in the area. 

In collaboration with our partner, Sainsbury’s Welwyn Garden City, and with the support of our United Reformed Church members, we are able to provide weekly donations to the New Zion Foodbank. https://www.newzioncf.net/food-bank

Liz, our Mission Developer, organises annual charity drives in support of our local charities;

YMCA       https://oneymca.org/
Home-Start    https://www.home-startherts.org.uk/
Resolve Homeless Charity    https://resolve-online.org/hatfield/
Happy Days Charity    https://www.happydayscharity.org/

Top (left to right) YMCA and Home-Start

Below (left to right) Resolve Homeless Charity and Happy Days Charity


Mark 16:15:   And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone”.

We encourage those we meet to explore their spirituality and develop their discipleship as their faith grows by offering opportunities like;

  • The Alpha Course
  • New Seekers Bible Study 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.

We offer a Community Coffee Morning on Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Church . Its 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. Its a place where you can meet new and existing friends and enjoy a morning of fun and laughter. 

Please get in touch with Liz at officewgcurc@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

Alpha Course

 

We have recently completed an online Aplha course and will be starting our new one in Autumn 2022. Details to follow. We believe that everyone shoul dhave the opportunity to ask life's big questions 

  • What is my pupose?
  • What happens when I die? 
  • Why is there suffering?

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 runs over 15 weeks on Wednesday evenings at 8pm with conversations about Faith, Life and God.
Should you be interested in joining this Alpha course please contact Wendy on 07904517384 or Liz at officewgcurc@gmail.com  


Do watch this YouTube video at the end of this page for an insight to the Alpha course  
  

 

New Seekers Bible Study Course

We have recently completed a Bible study course offered by the Bible Society.
Please get in touch with Liz at officewgcurc@gmail.com for more information

 

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 experinces 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 officewgcurc@gmail.com 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 Liz on officewgcurc@gmail.com for further information.

• Thursday evenings 8-9.30pm on Zoom
• Friday mornings from 10-11am

 

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 www.churchesinwgc.org.uk for more information.
 

Sunday Worship @10.30


Please refer to http://wgcurc.org.uk/worship/ for more information about our Sunday worship services.

Special ‘Thank You’ Worship Services – every few months we hold a ‘Thank You’ service where we hear testimonies of prayers that have been answered. We would like to share these with you so do watch them on the YouTube links below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUhcrF3yC4E
21 November 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orR4Qln2_8M

15 May 2022

Invitation

If you would like someone to pray with you or for you, please get in touch with Liz at officewgcurc@gmail.com

No Prayer is too big or too small.
 

Social Media

Please ‘like’ our The URC Community Group of Welwyn Garden City Facebook page and do feel free to share any ofour posts.

The Church posts 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 inspirational messages.