Faithful Friends' gives an opportunity for people to share in monthly fellowship in an informal way. Fellowship within the church is an important part of Christian life; and its role in mission is to reach out to those who are in need of support and friendship, and for us to show the love of God in a practical way.
Many people find it difficult to attend a church service on Sundays and we are keen to offer a midweek service which is open to everyone, whatever their church background may be. We also hope to attract those who are simply seeking a warm welcome and companionship. Our new monthly service is designed in particular to be dementia friendly so that those with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers or friends will be comfortable in the safe space we are providing. We are working with the Community Care Association to encourage those using the day care facilities to come along.
The short service will largely feature traditional, well known hymns, to encourage a good singalong and trigger memories from childhood and Sunday School. There will be a Bible reading, prayers and a short message which will take around twenty minutes or so. The service will be followed by tea and cake with plenty of time for conversation and chat.
We would love to see you at our launch service on Thursday 3rd August, a time when many other activities are suspended for the summer, and you are very welcome to bring along a friend and tell others who may be interested. There is no charge although any donations will be gratefully received.
The services will be held every month throughout the year, on the first Thursday at 2pm.
We hope to see you there.
With love and thanks,
Doreen Hunt, Kate Harvie and Katherine Atha.