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SUNDAY 8TH MAY at 5pm at the Methodist Church, Uppingham
Photo from the May Cafe Church:
the oneness gospelOn this Sunday the theme was ONENESS. Jill Cannings was leading it and planned an amazing programme for the 55 minutes. The children were involved throughout, and Jill explained the significance of Russian dolls in her teaching! There was also a very mysterious jigsaw puzle to sort out, along with six worship songs to sing. The scripture references were John 17, 20-23 and 1 John 4, 7-12, and these were read at the service. So, come and join us at the Methodist Church by the traffic lights - each second Sunday of the month at 5pm..
Jesus is risenThe April Cafe Church service will focus on the wonderful good news of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. The title will be "Easter Praise - He is risen." There will be a video inspired by Matthew 27,64 - 28,20 and there will be a children's Question Time. Three life changing personal testimonies will be heard and with a selection of modern worship songs to sing.
All this and good friendly Christian fellowship to enjoy, with refreshments served throughout the service. The atmosphere will be as relaxed as ever, but the intention of course will be to glorify God. Come and join us, and bring along your friends and neighbours! 5pm at Methodist Church (the church on the traffic lights.)
Lent - 40 days of renewalThis month the service will be led by the Watts family.Lent - fast, pray, repent, love, forgive Their chosen theme is "Love Lent, Live Love," and will involve videos, activities, teaching, prayers and scripture - all of this in the usual highly relaxed setting, with coffee, tea, squash and refreshments served throughout the service. Join us at the Methodist Church at 5pm.

A Man kneeling before Jesus and a crossThe next Cafe Church will be led by Carl Love and his theme will be "Walking the Walk of Discipleship." This challenging title follows on from the recent Methodist Covenant service, which was also attended by people from other denominations as an Uppingham Churches Together event. Carl promises that there will be a "visual sermon" and to see exactly what that means, come along at 5 pm on Sunday 10th January to the Methodist church. There will also be a selection of contemporary worship songs and coffees and teas and refreshments will be served to one and all. Remember to invite your friends, family and neighbours!


White candle lit next to pine coneOn Sunday 13th December there was a seasonal and exciting Cafe Church at 5 pm at the Methodists' Church. We were in Advent and the theme was "He is coming." However the organisers, the Thompson family (Geoff, Janet and Alex) brought more of Christmas into the worship as the service progressed. Otherwise as they pointed out, Cafe Church would never be able to celebrate Christmas since we are always on the second Sunday!Joseph leading Mary on a donkey
The children were fully involved - learning and then leading us in actions for one song; we heard scripture from Luke's gospel; we joined the Archbishop of Canterbury in saying his special version of the Lord's Prayer (the one banned by cinemas!); there was a selection of seasonal songs; there was a parcel to be unwrapped; videos to watch; and more than anything there was highly festive worship and fellowship. Oh yes, and there were the usual tea, coffee and refreshments to enjoy throughout the service!
Cafe Church and teapot imageEvery 2nd Sunday of the month at 5pm the churches of Uppingham combine to enjoy a contemporary, modern hour of worship. The venue is the Methodists' Church by the traffic lights in Uppingham, just across from the garage. Everyone, of all ages, is very welcome and will be greeted by a choice of tea or coffee, with refreshments on the low coffee tables thoughout the service. Cafe Church has become very popular in its first four years, and there is a busy management committeee ensuring that a variety of worship songs and service content keeps all ages actively engaged. There are enough worship leaders such that each person leads for just one month in the year, and there is a small worship band with a lead singer or two.