St. Thomas’ Road, Normanton, Derby, DE23 8RL
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Midweek activities include:
Coffee Morning every first Saturday of the month 10am – 11.30am
CAMEO (Come & Meet Each Other) every 3rd Wednesday of the month 2pm – 4pm. Social activities.
Discovery Group (exploring the Christian faith) every 1st Wednesday of the month 2pm – 3.30pm
The Circuit Missions Together and St Thomas’ Leadership Teams have been exploring the possibility of serving and reaching out to those within the community and have made the decision to provide friendship, fellowship and worship once a month for people with learning disabilities, their carers and for anyone who would enjoy a more simple style of worship. This will be run in conjunction with ‘Prospects’ under the name of ‘Simply Worship’.
‘Prospects is a national charity specialising in supporting people with learning disabilities. It has recently joined the Livability Group. In the recent ‘Livability News’, Claire Howell who runs an act of worship called ‘Fusion’ at King’s Church, Eastbourne, writes, the service is ‘for people who take a little more time to learn’.
A ‘Prospects’ group already exists at the Hope Centre in Derby on the 2nd Sunday afternoon of every month and we aim to provide worship on the 4th Sunday morning of every month, thus complementing each other.
The first ‘Simply Worship’ will be on Sunday 24th September at 10.30am at St Thomas’ Road (Harvest Festival).
We are seeking people who would like to work with us on this:
- people who can serve tea and make people welcome
- people who can help with simple craft activities
- musicians to play songs
- people who can help lead simple worship
All those attending with learning disabilities must bring a carer with them. It is appreciated many reading this will attend their own Churches on a Sunday, but the more people who volunteer, the less commitment will be required. Anyone who has a heart for God’s people, would be the ideal volunteer.
‘Prospects’ provide training for those who offer to help and we are in the process of arranging a date in May or June.
If you feel this is something in which you would like to be involved, please contact Revd Jenny Dyer who will furnish you with more information.
You may also know people with learning disabilities who would benefit from this worship and we would ask the above information be shared as widely as possible eg in your Church news sheet/letter. We are excited about this development of God’s work here at St Thomas’ Road and ask for your prayers and support where possible.
Future events at St Thomas’ Road
|Saturday 29th April||6.30pm||Madeley Players 40th year concert|
|Saturday 13th May||2pm||Tea Dance|
|Saturday 10th June||Mary’s ‘At Home’|
|Saturday 8th July||11am||Church Anniversary bring & share Lunch + entertainment|
|Saturday 12th August||2pm||Cream Tea and stalls|
|Saturday 23rd September||11am||Salad, Songs & Stories Harvest lunch|