Serving at Sunnyside

Nothing that we do at Sunnyside would be possible without the amazing people who serve in so many different ways. Thank you to all those who give so generously of your gifts and time; we are hugely grateful. Thank you to those of you who do big jobs and those who faithfully do small ones; thank you to those of you whose serving we see and those whose serving is only seen by God.

Serving at Sunnyside is not only a good way of helping us do those things that make us the church we are like worship, children and youth work and pastoral care, but being part of a team is a great way of getting to know people. It can also be extremely satisfying and great fun!

We can only continue things like coffee, Friday Youth Clubs, lunch club and supporting those who need our help, if people are willing to serve. Sometimes having a large staff team and knowing that lots of people are serving can make us think that we are not needed or we that could not do something that excites us, but that is not true. Since Covid, all our teams have shrunk and it is more important than ever that we all think about how we can play our part. We are Christ’s body here at Sunnyside and God has given us all the resources we need (including people) to do the things he is calling us to do. Just as with our church finances, the responsibility is ours so we need you!

With Rebecca about to go on Sabbatical and therefore visiting preachers/leaders coming to help, it is more important than ever that the teams which enable our Sunday services to run so smoothly have enough people. We need more people on the following teams:
The Nine: coffee, welcomers, intercessions and prayer ministry.
The Ten-Thirty: coffee, service wardens, welcomers, Sunday’s Cool and prayer ministry.

How might you get more involved with what God is doing at Sunnyside? Speak to Rebecca find out more about the teams and what is involved. 


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    Jane Porter says

    I really miss all the things I used to be involved in over the years when I could get about more freely. I still collect and pray through the prayers that are requested on the WAY INN prayer board, which started many years ago when there was just a prayer request box it the shop. Then a small group of us met upstairs after closing time each week and prayed together. This had to stop when the insurers complained that we were using the premises after it had been closed at the end of the day, so we migrated to someone’s home, but that person died and so three of us prayed together in my house, and then old age and other commitments took over and it has been just me since then. I’m not sure what else I can do. I could give lifts to people but I don’t drive after dark any more as I hate the high headlights on so many vehicles these days. I’m often given a lift to & from church at Sunnyside, so that would mess up Lingering after the service. So – not sure where I go from here.

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