Sundays at West Kirby URC ~ Everyone's welcome!
What can I expect at the 10.30am Service?
We’re delighted that our neighbours on Meols Drive, West Kirby School, have given us free use of their carpark for our 10.30am Sunday services. A steward is on the gate to let you in from 10am, and the gate opens automatically for you to exit when you wish.
Our welcome team will greet you at the church entrance and can show you in and answer any questions you might have about where different facilities are in the building. For the service, you're welcome to sit anywhere you choose, either in a row of chairs or around a coffee table. Some people might be chatting or say hello whilst others might prefer to sit quietly to prepare for the service - you're welcome to do whatever you prefer.
Around 10.30am, the service leader will welcome everyone, lead some prayers and share the theme for the service. The band will then lead some contemporary worship songs, during which you are welcome to stand or sit, sing or listen. Often the songs include instrumental music, during which you might like to think or pray.
The service leader usually shares church news (and we might sing Happy Birthday if there's someone celebrating!) and then the preacher will introduce the theme for the talk in an interactive way, using a quiz, video or game for example. After another song, the children leave for their own BREAKOUT! groups if it's term-time. Visiting children are very welcome to join them, and the Bubbles group is especially for 0-5s, meeting in the church entrance lounge where the crèche room room is easily accessible. Find out more about facilities for families with under 5s here.
The service continues with prayers for the world and community, a Bible reading and then a talk on the theme and the associated Bible passage. The preacher might be the Minister or a member of the church, or occasionally a guest speaker from a Christian charity. The themes for the services are often parts of whole series on topics that seem relevant to our lives today - you can see examples of topics and listen online to talks here.
After the talk, there might be a time of prayer or reflection and some songs or hymns. The service leader closes the service around 11.45am with a prayer and an invitation for everyone to join us for refreshments in the hall. We believe in the power of prayer and our trained Prayer Ministry Team are available after the service to pray with anyone who would appreciate this.
Breakout! In term time, under 15s meet for Breakout during the 10.30am service. All children are welcome and our BREAKOUT! leaders use games, crafts, DVDs and more to create relevant and fun-packed interactive sessions through which the children grow in love for God and grow in friendship with one another. Babies and toddlers are welcome to join the Bubbles group of Breakout! or remain in the service where there's a creche room available. Find out more about youth and children's work at West Kirby URC here or read about our safeguarding policy here.
People of all ages attend the 10.30am service. There's no dress code and no obligation to give any money - we don't pass around a collection plate. You are welcome to contact us here if you have any questions about Sundays at West Kirby URC or would like us to look out for you when you visit.
What can I expect at the 6.15pm Service?
Members of our welcome team will greet you at the church entrance and show you through to the lounge, where you can have a hot or cold drink before sitting down anywhere you choose. Around 6.15pm, the service leader will welcome everyone and share the theme for the evening. The band will lead a set of contemporary worship songs, during which you are welcome to stand or sit, sing or listen. Often the songs include instrumental music, during which you might like to think or pray.
After the sung worship, the service leader introduces the preacher for the evening, who speaks on the theme for the evening and the associated Bible passage and how they apply to life today, usually for about 20 minutes. You can sample talks from the 6.15pm service by listening online here.
After the talk, the service leader or preacher may lead a time of prayer, or the band may lead music during which there is an opportunity to respond to the message the preacher gave. We believe in the power of prayer and our trained Prayer Ministry Team are available during and after the service to pray with anyone who would appreciate this. The service usually concludes with more contemporary worship songs led by the band, and the service leader closes the service around 7.15-7.30pm with a prayer and an invitation to everyone to stay for refreshments in the entrance lounge.
People of all ages attend the 6.15pm service. There's no dress code and no obligation to give any money - we don't pass around a collection plate. You are welcome to contact us here if you have any questions about Sundays at West Kirby URC or would like us to look out for you when you visit.
[FUSE] Sundays & Ignite
Young people of secondary school age from West Kirby URC and other local churches as well as those from no church at all are all very welcome at [FUSE] Sundays!
The [FUSE] Sundays programme includes fun activity sessions with Bible exploration at Hope Church in Hoylake, trips to IGNITE youth service at Life Church, Bebington and a [FUSE] SOCIAL trip out once a month! Find out more by downloading this term's youth programme here or contact us.
Young people are very welcome to come along to the 6.15pm service and some share lifts to get on to [FUSE] Sundays afterwards :)