News & Events
Have you ever wondered what being a Christian is all about? Is there really a God? These are the questions that people are asking right now. You might be a new Christian or still have some questions that you would like answered? Alternatively, you might know someone who would like to know more?
Christianity Explored is the chance to explore what life is all about. It is a free, relaxed and informal course, whether you are happier just sitting and listening or whether you would like to actively join in.
Chowdene Church are running an on-line Christianity Explored course via Zoom on Saturdays at 7.15pm. It’s a good chance to learn more about God, Jesus and also ask questions in a friendly, open, non religious environment.
Please feel free to join the course yourself and let friends and relatives know so that they can join in too.
Hi folks. Some of you have had some problems getting logged on to our online services. Although anyone can view them, to join in the chat you need to register on the site. It’s quick and easy, you just have to do it once.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone but for some, things are getting desperate.
So we have an appeal to help some of the poorest and most challenged families and children within our sphere of influence.
We recently provided much needed help through our #FiverforFoodbank challenge to St Paul’s CoE Primary School (see letter below).
Well they need our help again now. Terry’s daughter in law Nicola is a teacher there and described yesterday at school as the worst day of her career.
She said “Our food bank is currently empty. We’ve had parents on the phone crying because they can’t get food or nappies for their babies. It’s awful. Long life milk, nappies, wipes, sanitary products, other than that anything we can give them is received with huge gratitude. They are desperate,it’s awful.”
So we want to help and we are asking all of our church to donate what they can. If you can please contact Terry by email or phone on 07557 449671, If you can confirm a suitable time Terry will collect from you; just leave the stuff in a bag at your door so as to maintain ‘social distancing’.
As an alternative you can donate or pledge a financial contribution by clicking the button below and we will use this money via Hospitality & Hope to buy goods from Suppliers with connections to the Charity/Foodbank sector.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. We are the hands and feet of our Lord. Blessings.
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Commencing Sunday March 22nd, 2020
The developing situation across the world with the spread of the Coronavirus is causing everyone to re-evaluate the way we do things and the health and wellbeing of our congregation is our highest priority.
Please be assured that the Chowdene Team is closely monitoring and acting on the guidance provided by the UK Government regarding the coronavirus and social distancing recommendations.
This week we will be recording the service in advance but you can take part in discussion whilst its going on, put in prayer requests and so on. In coming weeks we will be looking at all kinds of ways to richen the online service so please get involved in this new way of “doing church”. After all, when Jesus said “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”, He didn’t say where!
While we are not meeting at our Sunday gatherings, groups or other events, our wish is that you are part of a group so that you are connected and supported at this time. Please make sure you are connected to a House Group or other Fellowship support Group that meets your needs.
- If you or anyone in your household shows any symptoms, please follow the newly issued UK Government Stay at Home Guidance and self-isolate for 14 days
- Be alert in taking the necessary precautions regarding your own health by following the advice for the public from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
- Check the recommendations of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) before traveling overseas.
- Ultimately, even as we pursue preventative measures and exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and loved ones safe, our faith and security is in Jesus Christ. We pray His promise of protection over you and your family. Let’s also pray for those affected around the world, and that the virus will be quickly contained and conquered.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1
Philippians 4:6-7 says this: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel some events until further notice –
Please be assured that we are closely monitoring the guidance provided by the WHO and the UK Government regarding the coronavirus.
We’re praying for you and your family and believe God’s comfort and peace will be stronger than any fear you may face in this time.
Take care Church.
The Chowdene Team
Quick reminder of the advice from last Sunday
Follow advice given by government on hygiene
Do not come to church if you are displaying symptoms – for example a fever and/or a persistent unusual cough.
Tell someone if you are ill – housegroup leader or pastoral contact
Avoid close contact at church – that means hugs and handshakes!
Wash hands often and thoroughly or use hand gel
Make sure that you are signed up to emails and/or church connect facebook group where we will give the latest information and advice and if any services are to be cancelled.
At Emmanuel could we please ask that you :-
• Wash your hands when you enter the building and/or use the hand sanitisers
• Wash your hands frequently
• Avoid unnecessary contact (no shaking hands)
• Avoid touching your face including mouth, nose and eyes
• Sneeze into your elbow or a tissue (not your hands)
• Put any used tissues in the bin and then wash your hands
This Saturday, 7th March, Marriott Gateshead, 0830-1000. Bring your mates!
Next week we return to our Created for Significance series. Ruth will be talking us through part 4 – “How do I Invest my One and Only Life”