United Church Winchester

Welcome to the United Church Winchester.

 We invite all those who want to share in the exploration of what the Christian faith means to join us in worship and fellowship. We offer lively, relevant and interesting worship and assure you of a warm welcome.

As well as services on Sundays and Friday and groups who meet for fellowship, we have a Coffee Bar which is open to the public every week day morning from 10am - 2pm and on Saturdays from 10am - 12pm.  We also host various events open to one and all.

Please use the navigation list to explore what the church offers more.

 

This Week's Activities

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER

10 am - 2 pm  Coffee Bar open

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

10 am - 2 pm   Coffee Bar Open

2 pm  Baby & Toddler Group

2.30 pmDaytime House Group in the Chapel

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER

10 am - 2 pm   Coffee Bar open

2.30 pm   Wednesday Fellowship: Speaker: tbc

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER

10 am - 2 pm   Coffee Bar open

10 am - 1 pm   Coffee Bar Playtime in Room 1

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

10 am - 2 pm   Coffee Bar open

11 - 11.20 am  Friday Worship: Revd Tim Searle

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

10 am - 12 noon Coffee Bar open

Please scroll through Notices for more information

An Evening with Stuart Townend, 14 October, 7.30 pm at Christ Church, Winchester SO23 9SR

Invitation to come and join Stuart and his team of musicians as they present a relaxed and informal evening of mixed worship and performance at Christ Church, with background to some of the songs and how they came to be written. Some songs will be familiar, some will be new.  Accessible to non-church people, Stuart offers an insight into what following Jesus is all about – an ideal event to bring family, friends and neighbours to. More details at: http://www.ccwinch.org.uk/an-evening-with-stuart-townend.html

House Groups - evening & daytime.

House Groups: 

Are you a member of a house group?  If not why not consider joining one?  There are six groups, spread around the area, meeting on different days, one on a Tuesday afternoon in the Chapel.  The new season starts with a continuation of our study of James, revisiting some of the sermons preached in June.  If you’d like to know more, contact Juli Wills on 849559

The Daytime House Group will meet in the chapel at 2.30 pm, on Tuesday 17th October when we shall be studying the Letter of James. 

 

Winchester Churches Christmas Project 2017

Winchester Churches Christmas Project.

·         New volunteers: If would like more information with a view to volunteering, then please contact Helen McTiffin as soon as possible.  A newcomer will always be paired with an experienced volunteer.  We need to know volunteer numbers by 5 November

·         Donations can be made via The United Church – ideally by mid-November as we do need to have an idea of what funds we have available before allocating money to families. Cheques should be made out to ‘Winchester Churches Christmas Project’ and if you pay tax and wish to Gift Aid please add ‘Gift Aid’ to the project name. 

·         Gift Aid envelopes and special collecting boxes will be available at church from October. Thank you very much. Helen McTiffin

Wessex Synod - Opportunities for Young People

Wessex Synod - Opportunities for Young People.

It would be great to welcome new faces!

·         Synod Meeting – Saturday 18 November.  This will be the first TOGETHER meeting and all children and young people are welcome to attend.  They will spend some time in the Synod Meeting and some time separately.  The theme of the meeting is Discipleship and there will be material to use with your young people in advance of the Synod Meeting.  Further information will be sent out by email very soon and will also be posted on the synod website.

·         Youth Assembly, 19 – 21 January 2018 – A6 flyer enclosed.  Please publicise this event and encourage young people (School Year 10 up to age 25 years) to apply.  The theme is Pilgrimage: Are we there yet?  A weekend to focus on Jesus, to share in community with other young people, and to explore what it means to be church together.   Places are funded by Wessex Synod at the early bird price of £110.  Bookings online at www.urc.org.uk/urcya

·         Summer Camp, 13-15 July 2018 at Ferny Crofts Activity Centre in the New Forest.  Please put the date in your diary.

Covenant Prayer

Covenant Prayer: I am no longer my own but yours. Your will, not mine, be done in all things, wherever you may place me, in all that I do and in all that I may endure; when there is work for me and when there is none; when I am troubled and when I am at peace. Your will be done when I am valued and when I am disregarded; when I find fulfilment and when it is lacking; when I have all things, and when I have nothing. I willingly offer all I have and am To serve you, as and where you choose. Glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, You are mine and I am yours. May it be so for ever. Let this covenant now made on earth Be fulfilled in heaven. Amen

Recordings of Services

Recordings of Services: The technical team can now provide digital recordings of services as well as tapes. This means we can write a CD for playing on an ordinary CD player, or copy the file to memory sticks and cards, etc. Unfortunately the files are too large for email. Please let me know if you might be interested in making use of this facility. Steve Barber