Come and Join Us at Fareham United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church, Osborn Road South, Fareham PO16 7DG
The United Reformed Church, Osborn Road South, Fareham PO16 7DG

We hope that you will find much to interest you here and will want to join with us as Christians in Fareham. Our church mission statement is "Sharing Jesus' love with the world today". This means we, all ages, come together each week for Sunday worship to listen for God's word for us. The rest of the week we try our best to act on what we have heard both in church and through our own prayers. We try to care for each other to the very best, and this love and care then flows out through all of us in our work, leisure and home lives. Wherever you are as regards faith in God, come among us and help us together, to grow closer to him day by day.

You may or may not be aware that there are now daily reflections, written by all kinds of contributors, made available by the United Reformed Church as emails. You can subscribe here to receive them: http://devotions.urc.org.uk/ You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/URCDailyDevotions/.

 

Coronavirus - suspension of worship, meetings and activities

In line with advice from the United Reformed Church and Government guidance to avoid public gatherings, it is with regret that we have to inform you that we are suspending all acts of worship, physical meetings, and other church activities during this outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The elders are considering how best to keep in touch with our members and regular visitors on a weekly basis. In the short term we will be adding information to the weekly notice sheet with links to devotional material for use at home. We are also investigating the possibility of online worship for those who have this facility or providing a range of links to churches who have this already as part of their mission.

Please continue to pray for all our church families, friends and all those associated with our church. Please pray for your neighbourhoods and all those people who are providing essential services to our community.

We will provide new information by email and telephone calls to members as the situation changes, and post regular updates to our website.

If you have any problems or concerns during this difficult time, please contact your elder or Fiona Corless, the Church Secretary at secretary@farehamurc.org.uk

United Reformed Church Guidance can be found here

A prayer for uncertain times

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC), the Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, have offered the following prayer as the UK and the rest of the world come to terms with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

‘God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.’
Psalm 46:1, NRSV

As so much is re-shaped by Coronavirus Covid 19, let us pray with

  • people left unwell, beckoned by death or bereaved;
  • people providing professional health care and advice, looking after loved ones at home or working to create treatments and cures;
  • people shaping the response of nations and neighbourhoods, of commerce and industry, of service and voluntary organisations and of communities of faith;
  • people who are anxious or afraid, alone or isolated.

Living, loving God,
we praise you,
and through times of peril we lean into you,
for in Jesus Christ
you have trodden paths as difficult as ours,
revealing there a love that nothing defeats,
a love that bears us through.

Even as we strive to behave responsibly,
and to care reliably,
so we feel after you
that in these uncertain times we might trust you are with us,
our refuge and strength,
and our faith, hope and love might be renewed,
through Jesus Christ, Amen.