This page describes our main services, the ones for people with special needs, our prayer activities, our fellowship groups and where to hear recordings of our sermons.
Main Worship Services
Before the pandemic we had a variety of worship services during each month. At present, with some members not yet feeling comfortable about returning to face-to face worship, we are primarily concentrating on our main contemporary worship services, every Sunday at 10.30am - usually led by our worship band. Most weeks these services are broadcast on Facebook Live, and later uploaded to our YouTube channel.
On the second Sunday of each month at 3pm "Focus Church" takes place. This is a time of worship specially structured for those who have learning disabilities and cognitive difficulties. (See below).
On two Sundays each month "Toddler Praise" is held, specifically for parents and pre-school children. This starts at at 9am with refreshments.
In 2022 we expect to restart our All Age Worship versions of the 10:30 am services, on the 4th Sunday of each month, and perhaps our monthly quieter and less-structured afternoon service called "Time Aside".
Please check our calendar for dates.
Worship Group and Band
We have a lively worship group and band to lead our 10.30 am morning services. They meet in the church, usually on Thursdays at 7.00pm, to rehearse for Sunday worship. If music is one of your passions, please email email@example.com for further details.
Opportunities for Prayer
Prayer is an important part of Christian life and you will find that it features strongly at Totley Rise. We have a comfortable room set aside for prayer and prayer ministry is available after any of our worship services.
Prayer is central in all our worship but while our regular Tuesday prayer group is currently suspended, we invite you to send us your prayer requests by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you send to us prayer requests which identify others such as family members, friends, neighbours or work colleagues, then please obtain their permission for us to pray for them at your request.
We have a dedicated prayer team of trained volunteers who will hold before God in prayer whatever needs or concerns you may send us. All prayer requests will be handled in the strictest confidence. Even though it is not possible to reply to individual requests for prayer, please be reassured that the members of our prayer team will bring before God whatever needs you present.
Prayer needs can be circulated amongst church members by telephone or email. If this is something in which you would like to participate or if you have a need for prayer then please contact the minister.
Tel: 0114 236 0772 or email email@example.com
A special church service for people with learning disabilities and cognitive difficulties. The service is a time for worship, creativity, fun and fellowship.....and an opportunity for carers to chill.
The service is on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 3.00pm to 4.30pm
If you are interested, please come along, or if you would like to know more, please contact Sue or John Freeman on 0114 236 6819 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fellowship / Home / Small Groups
These are small groups of people choosing to meet together in relaxed and informal settings. These groups provide a great opportunity to get to know each other better and build friendships as well as an opportunity to explore the Christian faith and expand opportunities for conversations about the things that matter.
The tradition of meeting in small groups stretches back many years. Early Methodist gatherings were called 'societies'; they were formed to nurture people as they responded to the Gospel message.
The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, encouraged different kinds of small groups to develop so that both leaders and members of the movement could receive support and deepen their faith.
These groups became central to the developing church, through them accountability was sustained, the Bible was studied, prayer life enriched and members offered support to one another so that faith could be put into practice in everyday life.
These supportive small groups are still found to be one of the most powerful ways for people today to feel that they belong to a Church; they provide an opportunity for learning and growth. Recently, they have been described as: "The relational glue which can hold a Church together - particularly of value when large numbers of people come together on a Sunday to worship."
If you would like further details about joining a small group, please contact Rev Gail Hunt on 0114 236 0772 or email email@example.com.