As a Christian community we are committed to sharing God's love in the Woodside area and beyond. Worshipping together each Sunday lies at the heart of all that we do. We see it as a privilege to offer praise and thanks to God through Jesus Christ. We see it as our responsibility to love and care for each other, especially as we go through difficult times. We see this care as going beyond the church family and into wider areas.
•Christmas Coffee morning 1030 till 1200 on Saturday 2nd December.•Community Christmas concert on Saturday 9th December at 4.00 pm.•Carol Service on Sunday 17th December at 4.00 pm.•Christmas Day service at 10.00 am
The worship plan for the month of December is as follows:
Date Time Worship led by Notes3rd December10.30 amAnthea Turner10th December10.30 amRev Keith Salter 6.30 pmRev Mark RowlandHoly Communion17th December4.00 pmCarol Service 24th December10.30 amRev Mark RowlandChristmas Eve25th December10.00 amRev Pauline WarnerChristmas Day31st December10.30 amLocal ArrangementNew Year’s Eve
We worship every Sunday morning throughout the year. On the second Sunday of each month we also worship in the evening. In addition, there are special services at Christmas, Easter and on other occasions. Sometimes our worships led by our own or another ordained minister - sometimes it is led by a Local Preacher or Worship Leader from the Coventry area.
There is a prayer chain operating within the Church community through which several people offer prayer for those who need them, both at home and overseas. Please contact our minister Rev Mark Rowland if you would like to have prayer offered for anyone or anything. If you would like to pray now the Methodist Church website offers a topical daily prayer with associated bible readings.
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The minister is very happy to talk to new parents about baptising their baby. This usually takes place as part of morning service (10.30am) and then the family can stay and enjoy a cup of coffee after the service.
The Aao Milo Group, which means ‘come and meet’ in Punjabi, has members in their 70s and 80s and is drawn from Asian and Christian communities. The women take weekly exercise classes, share healthy eating, food and cooking tips and go on educational trips. They meet every Tuesday from 10.45 am – 12.45 pm. For more information contact Mrs. Harminder Chahal on 024 7641 3378.
The City of Coventry Male Voice Choirrehearses on the premises on Wednesday evenings. It consist of enthusiastic amateur singers, who derive great pleasure from rehearsals and from performances to audiences around the Coventry and Warwickshire areas. They also take part in massed choir events. Many of their concerts today are in aid of charity organisations which they are proud to support. They aim to have about 12 concerts a year. The choir, which numbers just under 50 members, sings traditional male voice four-part harmony - top tenor, second tenor, baritone and bass. The music is varied, ranging from pop to opera and includes traditional male voice choir pieces. If you would like find out more, see CCMVC
Coventry Musical Theatre Society.rehearses on the premises in preparation for their presentations. If you would like information about the Society or would like to take part in a production, please see the website at CMTSand leave your details.
Elite Dance Academyprovides classes in tap, ballet, Irish, Street, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Boys only, adult lessons, Zumbaand more! We meet on Saturdays from 9.30am – 4.30pm. For more information contact Jade Falconer on 07708 855821.
LS Aerobics offers classes in aerobics; Legs, Bums & Tums and FLEXI-BAR., catering for all abilities and age groups. We meet every Thursday from 6.45 – 8.30pmFor more information contact Lesley Seeley on 024 7641 8444.
Yoga & RelaxationYoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function. We meet every Tuesday from 9.30 to 10.30am and from 6.30 to 7.45pm. For more information contact Mrs. Angie Blowers on 024 7641 0136 or email.
Mothers & Toddlers GroupThis is a great place to meet people with children the same age as your children. Your children make new friends too. They will be stimulated and entertained by a whole variety of toys, books and sing-a-long activities. There is a baby corner for new mums to make friends and enjoy a coffee. The age range is for children aged 0-4. We meet on Mondays and Thursdays. For more information contact Emma Chong at: email@example.com
PlaygroupThis gives the children the opportunity to interact with other children of a similar age as well as giving parents and carers the chance to socialise with others in the same position. We provide children with the opportunity to enjoy messy play, singing and other new experiences. We have fully trained and experienced staff who have cared for children with Down’s Syndrome, children with moderate to severe learning difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, and have undertaken training in all of these areas. Staff are trained in Makaton, British Sign Language and the use of Epi pens. We cater for children from 2 years 6 months to 4 years 11 months. Playgroup meets on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9.00am – 3.00pm and on Thursday & Friday from 9.00am – 1.00pm. More details are available from Mrs. Susan Ogleby on 07711 985791.
The 89th Coventry Scout Group accepts boys and girls to come and learn new skills including cooking, camping, team sports as well as making some new friends. Beavers is the youngest section of the Scouting family. Activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, investigating nature, learning how to be safe etc. Beavers is for children aged 6-8 years old. Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement. Here you will try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. Cubs is for between 8 and 10½ years old. Scouts is the third section of Scouting. Take part in a wide range of activities as part of the Scouts programme. Scouts is for children aged 10½ - 14 years old. Beavers meet on Fridays at 5.30pm. Cubs and Scouts meet at 6.15pm. For more information contact Mr. David Latchem on 024 7641 9422.
The Coventry U3A Philosophy Groupmeets on the premises on alternate Friday mornings. For further information contact Brian Davies on 024 7641 8313
Apart from Sunday services and week night meetings we welcome many community groups who regularly meet on the premises. if you would like more information about any of these, please use the contact details given below:
It is proposed in a few weeks to commence meetings for
Divine Worship in the KENPAS HALL
The initiative and responsibility will be undertaken on behalf of the Free Churches by
Methodism and by the Ford Street Church in particular.
The immediate object is to hold a
CHILDRENS’ CHURCH IN THE AFTERNOON AND
Divine Worship in the evening
Your presence is earnestly desired on
Sunday Evening, May 18th, at 8.30 p.m.
In The Kenpas Hall
The following will be present -
Rev. T. MORCOM TAYLOR, B.A., Rev. GEO. PREECE, Rev. NORMAN ROBINSON, M.A.,
Pastor JAS. GREGORY, Mr. T. DALTON and others.
and will conduct a Brief Preliminary Devotional Service after which proposed details will be
made known and the views of all interested may be ascertained”
It was from this invitation that the Church, known for so many years to the confusion of visiting preachers and speakers seeking its whereabouts as ‘Green Lane Methodist Church’, and only in recent years, more accurately, as ‘Woodside Avenue Methodist Church’, began its life.
In the Spring of 1930 there was distributed to the homes on the new ‘Green Lane Estate’ that was rising rapidly on either side of the equally new Coventry By-pass between Coventry/Kenilworth road and railway, the following invitation;
Many folk who come to Woodside serve in organisations outside the Church as officers, members, trustees and volunteers in a wide variety of local, national and international charities.We have particular links with Action for Children, because of its Methodist roots, and Christian Aidwhich sees all the churches working together to combat the apalling difficulties in many overseas countries.
Coffee mornings are held in the Church Hall on the first Saturday of each month to support local and national charities.Very many organisations have been supported in this way recently including:The Laura CentreThe Air AmbulanceMyton HospiceThe Alzheimer’s SocietyAction for ChildrenSt Andrew’s HouseNational Autistic Society.. . and many more
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All welcome, to sharemaking, crafting and messiness,songs and celebration
It’s Christmas time!!Our next Messy Church….with carolsSunday 17th December at 3.30 pm