Thursday Fellowship is a meeting for men and women on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm.
The group has been going in various forms for many years and is currently well supported. A small committee set up the annual programme with input and suggestions from any of the members. Our aim is to have a mix of Christian and secular speakers, but in each meeting we include a hymn, bible reading and prayers whoever the speaker is. We manage a blend of interesting and informative meetings, not to mention fun; and it is particularly good sometimes to have members of the congregation speak on their speciality.
If you ask our members what they value from the meetings, the words ‘friendship’ ‘fun’ ‘a way to meet members of the congregation if you are new’ and ‘a relaxed afternoon’ are various responses. We try to reach out to church members and their friends, who often initially have no church commitment. People are never pressured to join but often find it is a way into church.
Our monthly meetings include an annual Musical Afternoon, cream tea and Christmas lunch. The photograph above was taken at our annual Communion service.
We pay for our speakers through our monthly donation and also support a Pavement worker with street children in Brazil through Scripture Gift Mission. We supply the free literature on the table at the church entrance where you will find a copy of our current programme.
I would like to encourage anyone who has just a little interest in knowing us to choose a subject on the programme and come and see! We are glad to welcome intermittent members and I believe the quality of the friendship is of the highest.