House Groups

House Groups are traditionally a Methodist 'thing'. Originally they were called 'class meetings' and each church member was expected to attend a class led by their 'class leader'. Things have changed considerably over the years, but house groups are still an important part of the church today. No two house groups will be exactly the same. In fact, there is likely to be quite a bit of variety, and that is good.

The focus could be on Bible Study, on Prayer, on living the Christian life in today's world, or on something else that either interests or worries the group. Material used will differ, the way the groups are run will differ, but the aims of the groups will always be the same.

When we come together as a House Group we do that because we want to deepen our faith and because we want to learn more about our faith, from the Bible, from other books and resources and from each other.  We will want to give time to sharing - sharing concerns about ourselves, our family and friends, our church and the world.  A time of prayer gives opportunity for this.

And so House Groups will become caring, supportive fellowships in which each member is valued.  To have a number of groups like this in our church must be a great assest to the life of the church and to the work of the Holy Spirit amongst us.

Our church has a number of house fellowship groups, people who meet once a fortnight at a member's home. We discuss and learn more about our Christian Faith and broader issues, get to know each other better and support each other as Christian friends. We should like to invite you to join one of the groups and, if there is not a suitable time or day for you, we could form a new group. 

APPLERIGG group meet fortnightly at 7.30pm on a Wednesday evening.

QUEENS ROAD group meets once a month on a Tuesday afternoon, from 2 o'clock to 4pm.

BLACKHALL CROFT group meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoon, from 1.45 to 3pm.

HERON HILL group meets fortnightly on a Friday afternoon at 2.30pm

Each group runs a little differently. Some follow a study guide, some have discussions on a subject led by one of the members. All wander off the set subject as different questions are posed, world events looked at and local issues explored. They all conclude with refreshments and a time to get to know each other in a relaxing environment. There is parking at each location. 

As the Church Year begins, would you like to join a group or to find out more about what happens? 

Please contact Rev David Stretton