Update on church  

By Catherine McFie posted November 7th, 2020

Dear Friends

I hope this finds you well.

As you will be aware, new lockdown restrictions come into place on Thursday 5th November, for a period of at least four weeks. While the restrictions appear to be less stringent than in March the changes do affect the church and our ability to meet together for public worship.

I understand the disappointment and frustration this causes, I feel the same. However, I don’t have access to the same information that those advising the Government do and so have to trust that they are giving wise counsel and these latest restrictions, while annoying, are for the greater good.

In the meantime, in person worship has been suspended at St Columba until at least the 2nd December. We can still worship at home, united in the Spirit, in the presence of God who is everywhere. We can use the worship booklet or connect to other services offered online, the TV or radio. The next worship booklet will be out in time for the first Sunday of Advent.

The planned Advent Bible Study will continue as it was to be all on Zoom. Remember to let me know if you are interested so I can send you the study materials and zoom links ahead of time. You can join using your computer or you can join using your telephone, both work equally well and everyone is welcome.

I will continue to hold you in prayer. If you need help during this time please contact myself or an Elder and we will try our best to support you. My contact details are below. We will keep you informed via the weekly notice sheet.

Take care, stay safe and God bless.

Catherine

Welcome to St. Columba URC Liverpool

Welcome to the Saint Columba URC Liverpool website. We are a United Reformed Church located in Hunts Cross, Liverpool and we are part of the Mersey Synod. We are located closely to the train station and bus stops in the Hunts Cross area for a map of how to find us click here.

We have a moderate sized congregation and we are keen to keep our church moving forward with the Holy Spirits help.

We are a community minded church and so we like to offer our facilities for the wider community of Hunts Cross where possible. We also make the church available for weddings and funerals by contacting our church secretary Mrs I.Meek(07854259528). Our church building is registered for marriage services between a man and a woman. It is not registered for marriages of same-sex couples.

Our hall is used everyday with a range of groups meeting in it. We have Baby Sensory, Prize Bingo, Slimming World, Tuesday Friendship Group, Craft Group, Coffee Pot, Police Forums, Pilots, Gentle Keep Fit, Taekwondo, Stamp Fairs and the Lancashire Lacemakers group as well as working closely with our neighbours the local health centre for open days and making the Hall available for any new initiatives as well as childrens parties.

As you can see there is something for everyone at some point during the week at Saint Columba. If you would like to know more about when a particular group meets and what days and times etc. Then please don't hesitate to contact us and we will reply as swiftly as we can, or pop into coffee pot on a Wednesday morning 10 - 12 noon or church on a Sunday and we will be delighted to help you.

Saint Columba URC LIverpool is also proud to be an accredited Fairtrade church, by that we mean were possible on church premises all of the products that we use are Fairtrade products ensuring a better deal for farmers and workers throughout the world. We have promoted Fairtrade for many years now and we are proud to continue to do so.

Please enjoy your time on our website and we hope it challenges and inspires you to visit us in person to share worship on a Sunday morning or pop in for a cuppa' and a natter on a Wednesday morning at the Coffee Pot. Or just enjoy the facilities for a group that meets in the hall.

Sunday Worship

Saint Columba URC Liverpool is open for morning worship every Sunday morning.

 The service starts at 10:45 am and is approximately 1 hour in duration followed by coffee after the service which is a chance to catch up with friends and our extended church family.  

We have a Sunday School for the children which is led by Colette and Isabella.  

Why not join us and let us extend a warm welcome to you. 

Pilots

Pilots is a non uniformed organisation but children can work towards badges in areas of service, interest, talents, overseas, worship and prayer. Pilots is the fastest growing part of the URC and St.Columba is excited to be part of it. 

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Hall Diary and Bookings

Saint Columba URC Liverpool have quite a few different groups and organisations using their premises week to week. Not all of our groups are religious and so there is something to capture the imagination of most people. 

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