MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Open for business - not quite!

Martin Hazell

We have all struggled with lockdown, face coverings, sanitisers and so on, first waves and now second waves. This new world we are living is very strange and unfamiliar. Yet, as adaptable creatures we are making the best of it and making quite a few changes to the way we live, even if sometimes, hesitantly. The Church too is trying to be 'business as usual'. And yet, we have restrictions and changes we need to make. What kind of God do we see in our present situation? For me, Jesus shows us the nature of God, living among us, challenging, healing, alive and responding to the realities of life. It led him to face the powers and authorities of his time and it cost him his life. And yet, in that death, we still see God working out some sort of transformed life to point the way for humanity.

cross water Nothing stands still. Life, for all of us, has its ups and downs. We are forced to change, very often against our own wishes and dreams. The church, and its buildings, have been part of our communities for a very long time and yet now that position is being challenged like never before. We in the Church will respond. Looking along our High Streets, we see shops we have known all our lifetime, closed and boarded up. Will that happen to the church buildings we know so well? They too may have to close. But the Church is not about buildings, no matter how beautiful they are and how much we love them - but about the community of God's people - in and of the world, working out God's vision of love, hope and life.

The challenge for Christians today is to be that healing community amongst the people, bringing all people together in love and hope; thus offering everyone a life in all its fullness.

  Martin

Previous messages from the minister

 October 2020


Sun  410.30amSunday communion service led by Martin Hazell at Moat Church. Please bring your own bread and wine/juice, to help with social distancing.
Sun  42.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on zoom
Sun 1110.30amService led by Pat Oakley at Moat Church
Sun 112.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom
Sun 1810.30amService led by Martin Hazell at Moat Church
Sun 182.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom
Sun 252.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom

 November 2020


Sun  110.30amSunday communion service led by Martin Hazell at Moat Church
Please bring your own bread and wine/juice, to help with social distancing
Sun 12.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom
Sun  810.30amRemembrance Service led by Stuart Dew Martin Hazell at Moat Church
Sun 82.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom
Sun 1510.30amSunday Service led by Martin Hazell at Moat Church
Sun 152.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom
Sun 222.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom
Sun 292.30pmService led by Martin Hazell on Zoom

WORSHIP AND DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES

URC Sunday Services


• Online URC Sunday Service - Sunday, 18 October 2020


• Online URC Sunday Service - Sunday, 11 October 2020


• Online URC Sunday Service - Sunday, 4 October 2020


Previous URC Services




Other Resources

• All age Southern Synod service, including Communion, available at 10.30am on Sunday, 19 July 2020
ReigatePark URC YouTube channel

• During the current crisis Reform magazine is available online for FREE

• Selection of streamed services from various URC churches

Apart but United a COVID-19 prayer letter

Daily Devotions from the URC