We meet on Sunday mornings from 10am, every week except for the first Sunday of the month.
We try and make our welcome warm and relaxed. We want whoever comes to feel as though this is somewhere they could belong.
As a church we meet at the heart of our community and seek to have the community at the heart of the church – so we’re involved in lots of community based activities through the week. But, Sunday mornings begin all together in the main hall of Love’s Farm House with breakfast, Sunday papers and conversation around the table. After half an hour the children go into the foyer for their own activities while the adults look at a story from the Bible and explore how it might have something to say to us today. Each Sunday morning has its own ‘menu’ to guide people through the programme. We try and use a variety of media to engage with the main theme of the morning.
Three key words express the heart of what we hope for as a church on Love’s Farm: community, encounter and discipleship.
Community is really important to us, both the one that gathers on a Sunday morning and the wider Love’s Farm community that we’re part of. Encounter also matters because we believe that faith is not the absence of doubt but something much more dynamic, involving relationship and journey. So faith is not something we either have or don’t have; it’s a journey that we’re on and a relationship we’re a part of.
The word Christian is only used three times in the Bible whereas disciple is used over 260 times. Jesus invites us to become his disciples – which means apprentice or learner. When we get together on a Sunday, we try to work out what following Jesus looks like – learning to live and love and walk and work like he did. So community – encounter – discipleship are words that we’ll often refer back to.