Freedom Church would normally be meeting at Waddington Village Hall on Sundays. Sadly, with the current situation regarding Coronavirus, we are unable to meet in person, but we’re not letting that stop us. We gather at 10.20 online for a chance to catch up over a cuppa, and then our worship starts at 10.30. There’s time after we’ve finished for more chat. We’d normally share lunch together if we were in the village hall, but that’s on hold for now.
We would still love for you to ‘visit’ – drop us a line (contact details are here) and we’ll get you hooked up with the things we’re doing. We’re mostly using Zoom (www.zoom.us), which is free software for your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and lets you join in with a multi-way conference event. You can even use it if you don’t have a webcam or microphone! Little Angels, our tots’ group, is also still happening online – find out more here!
You’re more than welcome to come along any week to find out what we’re like, what we do, and why we do it! We don’t dress up for church – Jesus welcomed anyone he met, whether they were rich and well-dressed, or poor and in rags – and we know that God doesn’t require us to pretend to be something we’re not, so come dressed however you feel comfortable.
What goes on?
We know that visiting a church service can be quite a daunting thing – even if you’ve been a Christian for years, let alone if you just want to find out what it’s all about.
Our meetings begin with a chance to catch up, or to be introduced to folks if you’ve not been before, over a brew. After that, once everyone is sitting comfortably(!) there might be some notices about other things which are going on.
When we actually ‘get going’, we’ll normally start with a bit of an introduction before a time when we sing songs to God and about him. They’re normally pretty easy to learn, and you don’t need to be a confident singer to join in, but we won’t mind at all if you just want to sit and watch. You might find that people share things in between the songs – perhaps a prayer, or a few words from the bible – and everyone is very welcome to contribute.
Then that week’s speaker will share a bible-based talk, relevant to life in the 21st century. After that we may pray with and for each other, and we might have another song or two. Again, you’re welcome to join in as much or as little as you’d like to, and there will always be a chance for you to ask questions about what’s going on, or why we’re doing something.
What about my kids?
Kids are a really important part of the Freedom Church family. You might find some of ours helping with the service, or the little ones pottering about while we sing. It can get noisy at times, but that’s what real families are like in our experience!
You are hugely welcome to bring your whole family along to visit, and we really don’t mind if they cry, shout, run around or heckle!