Church Life

We are a community of God’s people, living out God’s mission to the world. We organise our Church life around the values of being:

God Centred: moving always towards Him in all we do, to bring about His will in His church in the heart of the community, Arnold.

Relational: building relationships with God and each other, in our Sunday worship and during the week, in our small groups.

People Empowering: It is important that we empower each other to become the fulfilled human being whom God intends each of us to be, acknowledging and developing the gifts and talents he has given us.

Disciple Making: Jesus commanded us to “Go and make disciples”, and to tell others about the Good News of Jesus. A good place to learn more about becoming a follower of Jesus, a disciple, is in our small groups.

Missional: At Arnold Methodist Church, we are God’s representatives in the community of Arnold. You are welcome to be with us within Arnold Methodist Church at any of our activities and services. A few of them are described below. Tuesday Coffee, Saturday Coffee, Men’s Supper Club, and Holiday from Home. Contact us through this website.
Beyond our own buildings, you will find us in the community, often with Arnold Churches Together at Food Bank, Church on the Street and Carnival. (See Community).

Prayer is our life line of communication to God, personally or together with others. Followers of Jesus pray in services of worship and in our small groups.
We have a prayer ministry team and a telephone text prayer request line. Prayer is for all. Please ask.


Coffee

Tuesday Coffee

We serve our church and local community on Tuesday mornings by providing a warm and friendly environment  with affordable coffee, tea and biscuits.

We listen to those who wish to talk with us.  During the Coffee Morning the Church worship area is open for private prayer, or if requested, there are church members who will pray with people.

Occasionally we have a ‘Give-away morning’ when we support charities or appeals, but in general the money raised is helping to finance the work of God here in this church and community. All our helpers are volunteers.

We are open most Tuesday mornings 10am – 11:45am, although we do take a break around Bank Holidays and through August.

If you’ve never been why not call in, we’d love to meet you!


Saturday Coffee

12-Coffee-Morning-2A warm welcome is offered to all when refreshments are served in the church Hall from 10:00 – 12:00pm on Saturdays.

We like to express the love of God to all who visit us. We offer opportunities for people to meet friends and make friends, and we are available to listen if anyone wishes to talk with us.

We cater for individuals and whole families. We offer Fair trade filter, milky and decaffeinated coffee, Fairtrade tea and decaffeinated tea, all with biscuits.

Volunteers to join our team will be very welcome.


Men’s Supper Club

Men meet every second Friday of the month at Church at 7:30pm for food, friendship and to encourage each other in their faith.

We usually share a cooked 2 course meal followed by a talk from a speaker on a wide variety of topics. Eg. from local history to bees and holocaust.  This year’s programme also includes trips to places of interest eg. Malt Cross in Nottingham and a talk on the work of the Gang masters. At Christmas the talk is from the local Methodist ministers.

Also we try to link in with either the armed forces or charities connected at Remembrance time in November.


Holiday From Home 

Holiday-from-HomeHoliday from Home takes place during the summer when many church activities take a rest, yet many of our older friends (maybe over 55 years of age) appreciate continuing their fellowship with friends, especially as many may be unable to go away on holiday.

If our day is planned at Church, we start around 10 o’clock with coffee and time to chat, review the papers or participate in quizzes. Then there is a thought for the day and a session in which there is some participation – may include discussion, painting, crafts and bowls. We usually have lunch together followed by a second session before setting off for home.

Some days we go out, and enjoy coffee mornings and afternoon teas.

Next years dates are yet to be confirmed.

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Mental Health Befriending and Support Group

Arnold Methodist Church Mental Health Befriending and Support Group aims to provide a safe space each Friday 11.00am – 2.00pm to sufferers, service users, carers, families and friends.

We offer friendship, support, pastoral care, games, crafts, refreshments and information and signposting to other relevant organisations and services as part of networking.

We aim as a Church community along with our partners, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Gedling Borough Council, to work in partnership with other Church communities, organisations and charities to offer and pool our resources. We also hope to offer training events to volunteers, service users, carers and their friends as appropriate. This will include workshops, speakers and special events.

All our volunteers are DBS checked and have, or are completing, safeguarding training. This is regularly reviewed and updated.

We aim to work to a caring and professional standard and we welcome all to attend the group whether they share a faith or not and regardless of race or sexual orientation.

As a group of volunteers we are directly accountable to the Church Minister and leadership team as well as to our partners. Our volunteers have a range of qualifications and lived experience of mental health and related issues. Also some volunteers are carers or have been sufferers themselves.

There are no charges for our services but of course any donations are gratefully received to allow us to constantly update and improve the services we offer.

If you wish to become a volunteer for the group please apply via the Church’s email address: contactus@arnoldmethodistchurch.org or on 07514 775514.

ALL ARE WELCOME


Links

Arnold Churches Together – Local Churches meeting together in Arnold http://arnoldchurches.org.uk/

Boys Brigade http://boys-brigade.org.uk/

Christian Aid – Christian Aid has a vision – An end to poverty www.christianaid.org.uk/

Compassion – Releasing children from poverty worldwide https://www.compassionuk.org/

Food Bank – Emergency food for those in Crisis http://arnold.foodbank.org.uk/

Framework – Opening doors to homeless and vulnerable people www.frameworkha.org/

Jesus – Following Jesus http://www.followingjesus.co.uk/

Gedling Borough www.gedling.gov.uk/

Girls Brigade http://www.girlsb.org.uk/

Nottingham East Methodist Circuit – Local Methodist Churches http://nottinghameastmethodistcircuit.org.uk/

Operation Christmas Child Christmas Shoeboxes – Good news, great joy http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Women’s Aid (Nottingham Central) – Support women with or without children http://www.centralwomensaid.btck.co.uk/

Methodist Church in Britain http://www.methodist.org.uk/

Methodist Women in Britain http://www.mwib.org.uk/