Posted 6 months ago on Oct. 16, 2013, 11:40 p.m. EST by elizamace
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Our main meeting is at 10am on a Sunday in Southwood Community Centre next to Morrison’s Supermarket, Links Way, Southwood, Farnborough, Hampshire. Tea, coffee, children's drinks and biscuits are served after the service. There is more than ample parking (including parking for the disabled) right next to the church in the large free car park. We welcome wheelchair users, and all areas of our worship centre are wheelchair friendly, including an accessible toilet.
I am not sure about going to a church -what if I do not know what to do?
No need to worry: at Southwood Church all the words for songs are projected on the wall, and we do not have a 'service book'. The worship leader guides us through each step of the service so no one is worrying whether they are doing the 'right thing'! Some dress smartly, some in jeans and t-shirt. We are a friendly bunch!
What else happens?
We have a good diary of events, from church walks toChristian basics courses, barbecues, the ACE youth clubon Friday evenings other youth events; Smilers -our baby and toddler group; church parties; Each year around 30 of the Southwood Church family attend the New Wine Christian festival, and Southwood Church is part of theNewWine Network.
I have children - what if they make a noise?!
No problem: we have lots of children at Southwood Church, and they are verywelcome. We have a well staffed Sunday School and Youth work (YBS), and under 3s can play at the back on a mat with toys during worship. We know little ones make noise, and that’s fine!
Is Southwood Church growing?
Southwood Church has grown much over the last few years. We think this is down to good solid Bible teaching and a friendly, kind congregation. It is a good place to be! Children are really important to us because they are part of present and our future. Southwood Church now has 6 housegroups, attended weekly by about 50 of our adult members. We are committed to being at the heart of our community at Southwood and giving it the best. One of our most valued links in the community is with Southwood Infants School. We also have good relationships with Rushmoor Borough Council, especially as we work towards the provision of a new Southwood Community Centre for the future.
Is church a bit boring?
We try to make our services fun and interesting, with a good mix of new and familiar things as well as relevant preaching and teaching. We believe church is a place to find truth, fun, excitement, comfort, love and peace.
Is God interested in me though?
You are as important to Him as the Vicar – or anyone at Southwood Church. God would love youto join us.
What actually happens in a service?
• Steve our vicar, or another of our worship team leads • We sing songs led by our band • We learn what the Bible has to say • Someone leads prayers • Our Healing Ministry Team often prays for those who ask for God's healing • We have fun together • Once a month or so (see diary page) we have breakfast at 9:30am for anyone and everyone, but it’s fine if people don’t arrive until around 10am as well.
What is the point?
Christians believe Jesus Christ to be the most important person that ever lived: • What he had to say were the most important words ever spoken • What he did was the most important thing ever done • Everything he said and did has huge importance for us today • Jesus makes knowing God possible • Jesus is the reason we meet at Southwood Church • Jesus brings forgiveness • Jesus transforms lives for the good