We had a lovely time when we met in the park in September. It was a beautiful warm afternoon and we enjoyed listening to our Bible story and sharing our reflections and questions about it.
Out next meeting is on Sunday 11 October at 4pm when we are planning to hold Craft @ 4 in our café area, with each household seated at a separate table. Please tell Claire if you would like to attend so that she can arrange for enough craft materials to be ready and remember to bring your own pencil case and packed tea.
Church @ 4 met for the first time on Sunday 8th September 2013. We had a great time learning about the Parable of the Sower. We started off in the Meeting Place making coasters and placemats with leaves and a verse from James 1, 'Accept the word that God plants in your hearts'. We did some potato printing and made beaks to wear on our heads. We then went into Church and had a short service with a video, stories, singing and some interactive prayers. Finally, we all had a picnic tea and shared some time together.
Annual Report (February 2020)
Craft @ 4 still takes place on the second Sunday of every month; we have enjoyed the time of making things whilst learning about a bible story and praying, as well as a nice tea. One of the biggest hits was Fish Finger Sandwiches! We have had various themes from Fish, to love, to autumn and nature. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in this relaxed time of fellowship.
Beginning in September 2019 a new opportunity to worship was introduced here at Wokingham Methodist Church. Open to all denominations, those with faith and those who are searching it will meet in the Church on the first Wednesday morning of each month (except January, July and August).
The morning will begin with coffee, from 9.30am, followed by a short time of worship around 10am including prayer and Bible reading. From this time of worship together there will be opportunities to explore the reading through creative activities which will be provided. These might include painting, origami, clay, collage, creative writing, music, textiles and much more. Some of the activities will be ongoing, month by month. Others will change as we allow creativity to flourish! The morning will finish with a short closing worship around midday and possibly, lunch.
In our first year we will be exploring the seven miracles in John's gospel and linking them with the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus. Whether you regard yourself as ‘a creative’ or not you and your friends are warmly invited to join us as we learn and grow together.
In line with Methodist Church advice (in March) that all services are suspended we will not be meeting again for a while.
Contact: Christine Morgan
Report (March 2020)
In our March meeting we looked at the account of Jesus walking on the water as told in John 6:16-24. We looked at a painting by Maggie Hambling which is part of the Methodist Art collection and talked about how the presence of Jesus helps us through the storms of life we encounter.
Once again the creative writing group produced some inspired work and we listened as they sang the song Pauline had written. Small sailing boats were made out of card and paper, pastels were used to produce some watery images, leaves were stitched onto our banner and a mosaic for the café was started. We were pleased to welcome members from Bracknell and Crowthorne churches and also from The Church @ The Pines.
In line with Methodist Church advice that all services are suspended we will not be meeting again for a while.