Churches Together (CTC)
Lent will start on 14th February with Ash Wednesday.
Once again, the Churches in Crowthorne are offering a variety of opportunities for preparation during Lent. The topics will be:
- “Finding a Voice: A Lent course based on The King’s Speech”
- “The Joy of the Gospel – walking through Lent with Pope Francis”
- “On the Way – Lent Course – Following Jesus in today’s world”
- “Life Balance”
There will also be the Christian Meditation group on Monday morning, “Stations of the Cross” services on Fridays at noon, and the excellent series of Lent Talks on Tuesday evenings at Finchampstead.
So, have a look at the programme and join in.
Churches Together in Crowthorne involves the Baptist Church, Methodist Church, the Roman Catholic Church, St. Sebastians, St. Johns. St. James, and the Wokingham Vineyard Church.
Representatives from each church meet three times a year and an A.G.M is held in September.
We hold joint services in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th – 25th January, on Good Friday, One World Week and other occasions. We are always welcome at each others services and join together for the Lent groups each year.
Coffee shops are held at the Methodist church on a Tuesday morning and the Baptist Church on a Thursday morning. Money raised from these is given to various charities and to sponsor young people from the churches when they go abroad with Christian organisations. A service is held at Pinehurst Rest Home once a month on a Sunday evening at 6.30 pm. This is led by members from different churches.
Help is needed to augment those who serve refreshments and bake cakes and scones for selling at the Baptist Church on Thursday mornings between 10.30 and noon.
If you could help on a regular or casual basis, once a month or less often please talk to Jenny 01344 771379.
On the last Sunday evening of each month, representatives of the churches in Crowthorne lead a short act of worship for the residents of Pinehurst. Between six and ten residents attend and a similar number of visitors, who take it in turn to lead the service, choosing the hymns and the style or theme. The air of expectancy and joy in sharing time together is good. It was extra special at the end of December when several of our Pathfinders led a post Christmas evening. The mini doughnuts and mince pies were a treat too.
If you feel called to assist with the leadership of this activity, do have a word with the Vicar.