As you may know, following the latest government advice, the connexion has now advised that worship in Methodist Churches can restart subject to strict conditions.  Each of our churches is making its own decision about how and when to return to our buildings, once the new lockdown is over.

For the latest information on this website, please refer to the Home page.

As the situation develops, we have found ways of sharing in worship by other methods.  Orders of service, supplied by Rev Lis Mullen, can be viewed or downloaded here, along with many other useful links.

Rev Martyn's video services, and details of online Communion services, are here.

Lis writes:

Dear Friends,

Thanks to Moira for preparing this week’s service and reminding us that it is the end of the Church Year as we turn our thoughts and hopes towards Advent, my favourite time of the year - especially as it is preceded by the shortest day - so that we know, as always, that the days will begin to lengthen and we can begin to hope for more light.

Last Sunday we held another evening Communion Service on Zoom and I am really sad that many of you can’t access it, but in that service I talked about hope for our future too. We have had the wonderful, positive news about a possible breakthrough with the Coronavirus vaccine but even when that becomes a reality and we can get back to church altogether again, we will look around and see we have changed. This year will have taken its toll in many different ways and as was said at the beginning of it all, we will have to find a ‘new normal’. Things will not be the same; but as I said at the communion service, things were not the same for the disciples after Jesus had died, risen and ascended either. They had to find new ways of being disciples, of coming out from behind their closed doors, of finding a strength and courage and energy they didn’t know they had and they had to trust in the power of the Holy Spirit. We do too, and we might find some help in this if we all begin to read how the disciples did it by taking up our Bibles and reading the Book of Acts once more. They had to find out how to ‘be church’ and they made it up as they went along, often making mistakes, having setbacks and disagreements but in the power of the Spirit they set the church on a path that we now have inherited.  We want to come together to worship again. We want to keep our churches alive and active, so let us read how it was done before and pray for the inspiration and power that only the Holy Spirit can give.

A Covid-Secure Posada

We would like to spend this time connecting with each other and one way that we have done this in the past has been to have a Posada. This involves representing Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem by passing a model of them around the congregation. Each person keeps them for a day or two before taking them and passing them on to the next person on the list and sharing a short time of fellowship and prayer together. Of course, this isn’t possible in the present circumstances but we think we may have found a ‘Covid Secure’ way to do this. If you would like to join in this Advent journey and receive the figure of Mary and Joseph for a couple of days, that would be great. It will not involve you leaving the house – the figure will be brought to you and collected again, but it would be good if you could write a short note and/or prayer to the person who will be receiving it after you.

Please ring (45456) or email me if you would like to join the Advent journey to Bethlehem.

Wishing you every blessing as we face yet another lockdown,

With love and prayers,

Lis


A short service of worship and reflection is available each week via the Kendal URC website. Click here.

Rev. Martyn Coe is producing a series of reflective videos, which can all be found here.

The newly-produced "Journeys" reflective resource for worship at home, by Ralph Penny-Larter, Moira Rose and Lucy Foster, can be found:
here (7 October),
here
(28 September),
here (7 September), 
here (24 August), 
here (10 August) or
here (July.) 

A newsletter, "Carver Life", can be found here.  "Carver Calendar" can be found here.

For the latest information on this website, please refer to the Home page.

With my prayers and best wishes,
Rev'd Graham Ransom, Circuit Superintendent.

Easter Cross at Carver


Wherever you are on life's journey
you are welcome here.

We are an open and welcoming Church for people from all walks of life who would like to explore faith a little more. If you are new to church, or if you are looking for a church, or if you simply have questions about life we think you might find a home with us. Why? Well, we are people who have questions about faith and life and we have found that thinking about things together is better than doing it alone.  Seeking God together helps us to notice things we might otherwise miss, it helps us to support one another in good times, bad times and times when we struggle. We know that God is calling to us and wants us to know God more than we do now. We come together on Sunday seeking to connect with God and each other.

For detailed information about our services, events and activities, please read our magazine “Carver Calendar”: click here

Whether you are able to join us on Sunday or at one of our weekday activities you will be very welcome.

carver entrance areaCarver Church is on Lake Rd Windermere LA23 2DB and there is parking on the street and in our two car parks.

Our building is accessible to most people. The car park off Oldfield Rd allows level access to the building and the public areas of the building are step free. Toilets suitable for people with disabilities and with baby changing are available.  The worship space has a hearing loop fitted.

We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:45 with communion mostly on the 2nd Sunday in the month.

Evening quieter service (which is often Communion) is at 6:30 on the third Sunday of the month

Croissants and Chat is at Windermere Methodist Church at 9am on the fourth Sunday morning in the month.

We welcome anyone of every background and as a Uniting Church we are a part of the United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church.


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