This Sunday, we celebrate all that God has done though us, a community of his people.
40 years ago, 8 people met in a house in Stockton to talk about who the Holy Spirit was, after one man had experienced instant healing. After a few weeks of meeting, there were 22 people and soon they had to rent somewhere to meet as the house was not big enough. Now we bare a church of 850 and God continues to grow us. He continues to love among us and to change lives.
As this is a celebration week, our service will be a little different. We will begin with worship as we usually do and then will Ray and Sylvia Mills Will lead us though a time of thanksgiving for all that God has done though us – for our individual stories and for our corporate story.
An end to restrictions!
As restrictions have now been removed, we are able to enjoy certain freedoms that we haven’t been able to enjoy for the past 2 years!
You do not need to book in this week – just turn up! Our service begins at 10.30am but as we are expecting extra people, do come early to claim your seat!
You do not need to wear a mask to enter the building! However, if you do wish to wear a mask, you are very welcome to do so. We will continue to have one designated section so that all those wishing to wear a mask can sit in the same place. This will be the only area in which we will be encouraging social distancing.
We will be serving refreshments after the service so please stick around for some celebration cake and a drink (which will of course be free of charge). Everyone is very welcome.
Come and have a chat too! Our stewards will all be about and can be identified by their green lanyards. They are always happy to answer questions and just love to meet new people, so do go and say hi!
We will not be passing around an offering bag, but those who wish to give to all that God is doing through TVC Church can do so at our giving point, as well as the usual online options. The giving point can be found in the foyer and includes the opportunity to give by cash or card.
We will no longer be asking you to social distance – so if you have been dying to hug your church family then, yes, you can! Just have a little check first that they are happy to hug, before you launch in – the last 2 years has changed us all in different ways.
Children and Youth
Birth to 11 years
We love that we are a multi-generational church! We really hope that you will bring your children along to celebrate with us. We begin the service all together and then after roughly 15 minutes, our children will have the opportunity to go to their own groups which are in different areas of the building.
It is important that all children are registered at our welcome desk on the way in.
This is to comply with our safeguarding policy – safeguarding children and those who are vulnerable is something that we take vey seriously. Stewards will point you in the right direction and our children’s team will be on hand to help your children to settle.
11 to 18 years
Our young people will gather with the adults in the auditorium for the whole service this week. We love it when they gather with us.
We hope to see you there!
Whether you come regularly to The Oakwood Centre, or are brand new, everyone is very welcome to worship with us each Sunday morning – so come along!
If you are brand new to us, check out our Sundays page for some more info and what to expect.
03 Mar 2022