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We are pleased to let you know that we are OPEN for church services on Sundays.

Please read Church Secretary’s letter for more info:

Secretary’s letter.April 2021

You can still access our service on FaceBook livestream. These can be accessed by tapping picture below

 

We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and, following advice from Public Health England

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

and the URC  https://urc.org.uk/news/3365-urc-issues-coronavirus-advice-to-its-churches

We are taking appropriate steps to ensure we keep our congregations and staff team as safe as possible.

As the Government continues to review the lockdown situation, current guidelines can be found on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51506729

 

We continue to closely monitor updates from Public Health England in relation to our services and events.

For those people still coming into the building to facilitate the meal delivery service we are providing, these are some of the steps we are taking at AAURC to help prevent the spread of infection:

* We are asking everyone to wash their hands as they enter the building.

* We ask everyone to refrain from handshakes and hugs.

* We are asking all staff and volunteers who are feeling unwell to stay away until fully recovered.

The climate crisis and coronavirus are having a devastating impact on communities in Kenya. As the rains fail, crops and livestock die and families without a reliable water source struggle to survive. Every day, they walk miles in search of water. Christian Aid works with local people to provide a reliable water supply which can transform their lives. This Christian Aid Week let’s show our love for our neighbours as we stand together with people living on the edge, and support those fighting for climate justice. Please share the link to this e envelope with with your family and friends.

Thanks, Rachel

If you wish to take part in the quiz, please let me know by email to jonesrachelg@aol.com, by phone, text or in person, so that I can send you the Zoom link, together with further instructions.  There is no ‘ticket’ price, but I hope you will make a donation to Christian Aid, either individually or as a team.  You can do this online by clicking on the link below. This will also appear on the church’s Facebook page.  If you prefer, you can hand in cash or a cheque made out to Christian Aid at the church office.

https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/abington-avenue-urc?channel=copy

This Christian Aid Week let’s be generous to our global neighbours, perhaps as an act of gratitude for our own vaccinations, and an acknowledgement that it’s the world’s poorest people who are suffering the worst effects of the climate emergency.

Rachel

Ministers Letter

Dear Church,
I hope this letter finds you well and safe.
Many people are now having the vaccination and despite the awful figures from this week (now over 100,000 deaths in the UK); it feels like we are on the way to getting through the dreadful situation we have found ourselves in. I would urge you to continue to be careful and to follow Government guidelines on staying safe.
Please continue to connect with each other. I realise times are difficult, tiring and it’s quite easy to disconnect during these days. It is especially important for those unable to engage in the WhatsApp groups and live worship. We are called by Christ to love one another and that phone call may be just what is needed by the person you contact to lift their spirits and brighten their day.
May God Bless you this week and may you know his presence in your life.
Reminder of resources available:
Sunday services are now being held at church at 10:30am and recorded live for Facebook, or catch up later via the church website www.aaurc.co.uk (just tap ‘Facebook’ picture on the homepage).
For those unable to access these services we produce a written ‘at home’ service which we send out by post to some of our congregation who are not on the church’s email list and to a few via email who prefer this to the on-line service. If you would (or know anyone else who would) like to receive these ‘at home’ services, please contact the church office.
Monthly Worship and Prayer evenings led by Suzie and Adam James (invitation sent out via Facebook and Church email list.)
Weekly Bible study on Thursday morning – Questions are sent out each week via email; then there is a live discussion group via our WhatsApp group; following our Bible study a transcript is sent out via email for those following along at home. If you would like to join the Bible study WhatsApp group, please contact the Church office with your mobile phone number.
We also have a Church WhatsApp group where we share encouragement, prayers and stories. Again, if you would like to join this group please contact the Church office with your mobile phone number.
Zoom meetings for various committees within the church.
If you need help with any of this technology, we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can talk through things with you over the phone (sorry I know that, that is not as easy as showing you in person), again contact the Church office and we will try to link you up with someone tech-savvy.
We are still providing lunches on Wednesday and Fridays if you know of anyone who this might prove useful to or you would like to receive them yourself please let the office know.
I you have any other ideas how we can stay connected through these difficult times please let me know.
God bless.

Jane

Revd. Jane Wade

Welcome to Abington Avenue URC

Our Mission Statement:

‘To celebrate God’s love together, to grow in Christ and to serve our neighbour’

Hi, welcome to Abington Avenue URC (AAURC), we are a Christian community of faith, that welcomes people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities, drawn together by Jesus Christ to worship, proclaim and serve God. We seek to be Church that honours God in all we do. Enabled by his Spirit we seek to explore, discover and act upon what it means to be His people today.

Our heart is for compassion and justice for all; we aim to help everyone (at whatever stage in their journey with God) to have a closer and deeper relationship with Him through developing their discipleship; we strive to foster a sense of belonging, peace, unity and harmony within the diversity of who we are as the Body of Christ and deepen the fellowship and commitment of Church members to one another.

We are passionate about worshipping God aiming to connect the congregation through authentic, sincere, relevant worship services of a good quality.

We are eager in our desire of helping others discover the joy of new life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Church community we believe the good news of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is for all who turn to him in repentance and faith. Whether you are young or old we believe a full life is to be found through Him.

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Sunday services, one of growth groups (that meet regularly during the year) or to any of our activities and groups. If you have questions and are searching, we hope you will feel AAURC is a place that can encourage you on your journey.

With Every Blessing,

Jane Wade (Minister) 

Please take a look around our website to get to know us and see whats going on

When?

Gathering Service 10:30am

Sanctuary Service 10:45am

Where?

Abington Avenue
Northampton
NN1 4QA
01604 604623