We know that for many, Sunday mornings is a time when sports activities, camping trips and other activities often mean that people can’t get to church.
Others at St George's have been keen to have a space for prayer and praise that isn't a Eucharistic service. So on a trial basis we are creating a new and innovative informal evening service at St Georges. The first service took place on September 17th with around 30 people attending. It’s a 7pm service – with refreshments first from 6.30 (think home baked cookies and coffee) and finishes around 8pm.
The vision is that we have an extended time of sung worship to start, that the service will be interactive with lively talks and that the service will be engaging for older children, youth and adults alike. Time for personal prayer and prayer ministry follows the talk allowing us to respond to God in prayer and worship. Music is led by our praise band and is lively and contemporary. Young people have been involved in the band and also in reading from the bible. As the service develops we are hoping to include our young people more in the planning and leadership. The themes for the service are the same as the morning services each time; the idea is that whichever service somebody attends at St George's there is consistency and lifegroups meet during the week to go explore themes further.
The service is taking place every month on the third Sunday and the next services are November 19th and December 17th.