Church Life - URCwalsall

in the West Midlands Synod of the URC
■ Blakenall
■ Broadway
■ Hatherton
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Bible Study meetings are arranged.

Charity Support - We support Fairtrade and Christian Aid and have collecting boxes for
Birmingham City
, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Bible Lands Society.

Church Meeting is the decision-making body for local churches in the URC and is held on a quarterly basis with some matters devolved to the Elders or Management Committee..

An Elders Meeting takes place monthly.  Discussions include the provision of regular worship and pastoral concerns for individual members.  Each Elder has pastoral responsibility for a number of members and does home visits when required.  A Management Committee has oversight for finance, fabric and fund-raising activities.

We have a Music Group that rehearses on Thursday evenings and sings at special services and festivals.

Social Events -  We have a varied social programme which includes a Fellowship Group that meets on the first and third Thursdays in the month, with speakers from many and varied backgrounds  We eat together on three occasions each year with lunch at Easter, Harvest and Advent.  We have a Spring Fair and occasional Sales during the year.

Hatherton URC is part of Walsall's Town Centre Ministry, which also involves two Anglican, one Roman Catholic and one Methodist church.  There are good ecumenical relationships, and regular joint activites including Lent lunchtime services, a Good Friday procession of witness (see photo) and a Fun Day in the town centre during June.
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