Covid 19 update
Last updated 23.03.20
In light of the recent guidelines issued by the UK government, and our belief that we are to honour these for the collective health of our nation and to reduce the burden on the NHS, we have decided to temporarily suspend all physical church services and church related meetings/events until such time as the guidance changes.
We will gather virtually at 10:30 on Sundays through a streaming option. We are testing these options and so please check social media (links at bottom of page) an email will go out to the church mailing list on Saturday for how to access the feed.
Can we encourage you once again that should you or anyone you know need any form of support or help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as we have resources and volunteers ready and able to do shopping runs or discuss concerns and worries etc. Let us demonstrate the love of Jesus and be the calming voices and caring hands in our families and communities.
Everyone is welcome to join us on Sunday mornings as we gather to worship God and hear teaching from the Bible.
Sunday mornings: 10:30am - 12pm
Westfield Academy, WD18 6NS
(Car park access via Croxley View, not Tolpits Lane)
What to expect
A typical Sunday morning consists of a short welcome and a time of sung worship, followed by teaching from the bible. After this there is an opportunity to receive prayer from the Prayer Team and then enjoy free tea, coffee and cake together.
During our time of worship, words to the songs appear on a screen. We regularly share communion together, which is a way for Christians to remember Jesus' death and resurrection. We also take an 'offering', this is an opportunity for people to contribute financially towards the mission of the church. There's no expectation for visitors to contribute. There's no specific dress code and you don't need to bring anything with you.
God loves families and so do we. We want your kids to have a great time learning about the love of Jesus in a fun and safe environment. We have two groups that run every Sunday for those up to the age of 11. And then we also have a group for those at Secondary School that gathers every Friday evening and some Sundays.
To put your mind at ease, we have put a thorough safeguarding policy in place to ensure that your children are as safe with us as they can be. All of our leaders and helpers have been DBS checked and have received training for their roles.
See the sections below for more details on our under 18s groups and also our young adults Sunday lunches.
We have a creche facility that is available to use throughout the morning on Sundays. Feel free to take your child/ren there whenever you need, though please don't feel like you have to remove your child from the service if they are restless - we don't mind a bit of noise! The creche will be staffed during the sermon from about 11:15am. You are welcome to stay with your child/ren, or to leave them with our friendly creche team so you can listen to the preach. If you are needed to attend to your child we will contact you.
When: Sundays 10:30am - 12pm (staffed from 11:15am)
Where: Last room on the left at the end of the corridor from the auditorium
Impact is our fantastic children's group for those in primary school. Impact learn about the good news of Jesus, how they can know God personally and how to apply the bible to their lives in fun, age appropriate ways. The children leave the service during the time of worship, when announced from the front. If it's a child's first time out with Impact, they will need to be registered by a parent/guardian when the children go out. All of the children must be collected by their parents at the end of the service.
When: Sunday mornings, roughly 11am - 12pm
Where: First room on the left out from the auditorium
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity" - 1 Tim 4:12
That is the heart behind Forge, our teenagers group. We want to equip our teens to live out these attributes both now and in the future. Forge also have loads of fun together playing games, watching films, eating together and other activities. If you would like to know more about what goes on, please email: email@example.com Forge meet every Friday and some Sundays during the sermon (announced in the service).
When: Friday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00pm (depending on activity)
We have a young adults group in the church called Xcentral who enjoy sharing lunch together nearly every Sunday. Anyone is welcome to come and eat together, laugh together and encourage one another. As much as possible meals are hosted at the homes of hospitable Christ First members and so often there's a chance to ask questions of the host/s about growing in life and faith. If you would like to come along then you're more than welcome.
When: Sundays after church