Our diverse range of activities is continually evolving in the light of practical experience. Our target is to make the very best use of our time and resouces in expressing, in practical terms, the Christian aspiration:
Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him for ever.
Sunday Morning Worship. The most significant activity we engage in is Worship. As far as is possible in today's seclular society we seek to set Sunday apart as a special day, meeting together at 10:30am. Communion is celebrated monthly.
Activities specially planned for children of different age groups are offered from about 11am, allowing the morning to start as a complete 'family' experience, and then to proceed with activities most appropriate to each age group.
Every Thursday evening, in a rehearsal actvity, the worship team review and plan Sunday services, especially the music, which is so important to the flow of worship. What cannot be planned (but must be allowed for) is an openeness, an anticipation, a freedom, where we can be led into a deeper experience of God's presence.
The Tent Event. From time to time dedicated Sunday youth worship events take place, not only allowing the next generation to experience worship 'their way', but also freeing them to gain experience in planning, leading and developing a youth ministry.
Mainly for Seniors. With more senior folk in mind, every month a short 'traditional' worship service is held on Sunday afternoon, followed by tea and sandwiches.
We place great emphasis on prayer, seeking God's will and inspiration in our plans, receiving God's direction and protection in our activities, and obtaining God's healing and comfort for each other's trials and infirmities.
We set aside the first week of every month for daily prayer and fasting, We meet for early prayer Wednesday and Saturday morning, hold monthly prayer events on a Sunday evening, and maintain a telephone/email hotline prayer chain in support of those having special needs.
House Groups. Mid-week House Groups enable us to meet together in groups of about 10 people. Here we are able to review and discuss the theme of Sunday's teaching, support each other in prayer, and grow closer together. House group leaders meet frequently along with other members of the church leadership team, forming a chain of communication which allows ideas, concerns and suggestions to be shared and discussed, and ensuring that support gets to individuals with needs. Prayer requests may be made from here.
Mainly for Seniors. For more senior folk, a monthly fellowship event is held on Wednesday lunchtimes, starting with a cooked meal, and continuing into social activities.
Fusion Social. A social activity runs most months, allowing fellowship members, famiilies and friends to enjoy a wide selection of social activites in a relaxed atmosphere.
Men's Group. It has been noted that over the years men have found it increasingly difficult to relate to the church environment. A Men's event, held monthly on Sunday afternoons, provides a forum where men can explore and discuss the issues, and discover the positive, distinctive contribution they can make to a Christian fellowship.
Youth. A range of weekday evening children's and youth activitivities, led by very enthusiastic and hard-working leaders, offers young people a bit of time off from homework to socialise and let their hair down.
Parents and Toddlers. We run Parents and Toddlers groups on Monday and Friday mornings.
A Community Action group meets monthly, exploriing and implementing projects enabling the fellowship to share God's love with the community at large.
Night Shift. The casualties from Chippenham's 'binge drinking' culture, and other's needing a warm place, a cup of tea and a chat late at night has prompted the churches to work together to meet the need. Our church is opened from 11pm till 3am every Friday night.
Twice a month on Saturday afternoons the church hosts, and help staff a NACCC Contact centre.
Alpha. We run Alpha groups from time to time, presenting the Christian faith in a sociable, non-threatening context.