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Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored

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 freerelaxed and informal course, whether you are happier just sitting and listening or whether you would like to actively join in. 

Chowdene Church are starting an on-line Christianity Explored course via Zoom on Saturday 30th May at 7.15pm.  It will be a good chance to learn more about God, Jesus and also ask questions.  

Find out more here

If you would like to join here is the link for the first meeting or alternatively just type in the Meeting ID number 

Join Zoom Meeting  

Meeting ID: 862 9502 3340  

Please feel free to join the course yourself and let friends and relatives know so that they can join in too. 

Logging in to online services

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.


Foodbank Appeal

Church family,

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.


Chowdene Church Online

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.

From this Sunday until further notice, we won’t be meeting in Emmanuel College or the Chapel building in Low Fell but you can join us online at 11am here and on our YouTube Channel here.

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.

Remember –

  • 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.

Corona Virus

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

Next Sunday

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”

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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 convinced atheist or a committed Christian or somewhere in between? Perhaps you have lots of questions to ask or perhaps you are happier just sitting and listening? You might go to church or you might not?

Whoever you are, Christianity Explored is the chance for you to explore what life is all about. It is free, relaxed and informal.

Chowdene Church are starting an on-line Christianity Explored course via Zoom on Saturday 30th May at 7.15pm. It will be a good chance to learn more about God, Jesus and also ask the questions you have always wanted to ask. It would be great if you could join us.
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Asking For Help Stinks!

God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble—James 4:6

So, carrying burdens is something for which we are built . . . and something which we are supposed to do. God designed us, built us, intends us—to lend our strength to others, to those who need it. “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). The problem is, most of us read Scripture one way only: that we are to carry burdens for others. Few read it the other way: that we must allow others to carry our burdens too. We don’t really like that reading. That reading causes our pride to rise up.

Like it or not, though, any one of us can carry only so much. Sure, we can “gut it out” with burdens that are too heavy . . . for a while, at least. Before long, however, they begin to grind us down. Anger, anxiety, burnout, depression and despondency, isolation and loneliness, or rebellion and sin emerge . . . simply because we’re neither designed, nor built, nor intended to carry our burdens alone. “One's pride will bring him low” (Proverbs 29:23).

Okay, so what do we do?

Is there something you’re carrying that’s feeling too heavy? The burden of being a provider? Fears about finances . . . about work? The burden of children living up to expectations, in school, in athletics? A hidden sin? A hidden addiction? Another burden, perhaps?

If so, look around for that person with whom God intends you to share it . . . your friend, your wife. Go to them today. Die to pride. Let them in. Explain the situation and let them respond. Fulfilling the law of Christ also means that we must, sometimes, surrender our pride, surrender the images we have of ourselves, get over ourselves, and ask for help. We are meant to live free and fast and light . . . and together.
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