November 24, 2011
New Life Church in Metheringham - Winter 2011
New Life Church in Metheringham is an 'Expression' of New Life Church, Lincoln, and has been meeting on Sundays since January this year. We meet in the Methodist Chapel Hall on Sunday afternoons from 4.30pm and worship together with mainly modern worship songs led by guitar and/or keyboards. Sung worship is followed by a Bible based talk which is usually interactive in some way so the whole congregation feel involved. After the service, usually at about 5.30pm, we share refreshments together (tea/coffee and cake & biscuits) and chat and get to know one another a bit better. We look forward to welcoming folks to our Christmas-season services which start on 27th Nov with our Advent service.
New Life Church in Metheringham aims to Make a Difference to the people of Metheringham and the surrounding villages by looking for specific needs in the community and, after praying about those needs, seeing if there are ways in which we might help meet them. We have recently placed a 'Foodbank Collection Bin' in the Co-op Store (with the kind permission of the Co-op) which invites shoppers to place certain non-perishable foods in the bin to help provide emergency 3-day food parcels for people who are in some sort of crisis, once their needs have been assessed by a recognised agency such as Citizens Advice, Social Services etc.
We are looking into the possibility of providing Debt and Financial Management Advice in the Village through the auspices of Christians Against Poverty (CAP), who already operate at New Life Church in Lincoln. As we identify needs in the Community we will continue to pray into those situations and seek to offer practical help where we can, co-operating with rather than competing against, existing agencies - many of which are already over-stretched.
In Co-operation with all of the churches in Metheringham (New Life, Methodist and Church of England) we are presently running an Alpha Course (as seen on TV, and advertised in cinemas etc) which started in September, meeting in the Methodist Chapel Hall. The Alpha Course is a 12 week course studying the Christian faith, and gives enquirers an opportunity to ask the questions we all have wanted to ask at one time or another. The main advertising slogan is 'is there more to life than this?' and the course seeks to answer that question and any others you might have. Following the success of this course we are looking forward to running another some time next year - look out for advertising!
For more information on anything about New Life Church Metheringham please contact the Pastor: Alan Coates, on 07761827985.