Learning and Caring -Growing in Faith Together
The Church exists to help people to grow
and learn as Christians, through
mutual support and care -
Methodist Our Calling Priority
Our growth as disciples of Jesus is important to us. We long to be more than just admirers of Jesus. We seek to "take up our cross and follow him". Equipping ourselves for the journey of faith is part of our mutual responsibility for each other. Bible study, prayer and pastoral support are central to our affirmation and care for one another as the body of Christ.
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
King David prayed for a steadfast spirit and wrote in Psalm 51:10: "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Our prayer is for a renewed relationship within each of us for God and to show others the love that God has for all. We believe in prayer and we also understand that we may be the answer to the prayer we pray. How often we pray for someone but never show them the care that God has for them?
Be the answer to prayer.
Our email prayer chain allows others to pray for you or those you care about - email here with details of your request and the co-ordinator will send to all in the prayer chain. To be added to the regular receivers of the prayer chain also email the bove address.
Please may we ask that you get the individual's permission (if possible) and be aware that information is shared with others. Names can be omitted if required.
Sometimes individuals post prayers on our Facebook page so we can join together.
The following are gatherings that have taken place in the past but have been replaced with those shown on the Home page.
Growing in faith and discipleship is an important part of the work of New Song. Discipleship evenings started in 2009.
Theology is about us and God. We live out our understanding of who we are in our relationship with God, to one another and to the world. The Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Christian life is our response to God's love and grace.
The Church calls our response to God 'Christian Discipleship'. Discipleship focuses on actively following in the footsteps of Jesus. As Christian disciples, we are not passive spectators but energetic participants in Gods activity in the world. Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God. We order our lives in ways that embody Christ's ministry in our families, workplaces, communities, and the world.
Discipleship is about loving God . It is more than an acknowledgement of God's existence of a statement of belief regarding God. It is total devotion. It is the deep desire to know God, to be one with God, and to worship God. Discipleship evenings allowed for mutual support, affirmation, prayer, discussion and worship particularly important in a new church.
Feast your Faith
Feast your Faith
This took over from Discipleship and met on the first Wednesday of the month at the Hudson Close manse in Old Hall.
There was a full meal following which there was time for discussion, prayer, song, questioning.
Home Groups are a great way of learning, praying and supporting each other. Led and hosted by lay folk from within the New Song community each of the groups met at a different time and drew from a vast library of resources.
The pandemic and its associated lockdowns caused most churches to re-think how they functioned.
As a church New Song came out of this difficult time still full of enthusiasm to be involved in the community and to worship in a modern way.
Some original ways of meeting together were left behind and our up tp date plans you can find on the Home and Up To Date Information pages.
We've left some of the above sessions behind but they were worthwhile and strengthening to us as a new church.