Worship

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

Worship and prayer is the heartbeat of Totley Rise and we are really pleased to welcome you at any of our services

Sunday Services

We have a number of opportunities to worship during the month.

On the first and third Sundays at 9am we have a more traditional style of worship. Every week at 10.30am we worship in a contemporary style with the music led by our worship band. This is our largest service.

On the first Sunday of the month at 4pm, we have a quieter and less structured service called "Time Aside".

On the second Sunday 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 the fourth Sunday at 9am is "Toddler Praise" specifically for parents and pre-school children.

The first 10 minutes of the morning service is planned for all ages worshipping together before the children leave the main body of the church to attend Sunday Club.

On the second Sunday we have All Age Worship. Please see the 'Families and Children' leaflet for more details of our Youth Church and All Age Worship.

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 on most Thursday evenings at 8.00pm in the church to rehearse for Sunday worship. If music is one of your passions, please contact Dean Duke, one of our worship leaders for more details. Email: deano1972ok@gmail.com

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 specifically every Tuesday between 9.30am and 10.00am a group meets in the church to pray for the church, the town, the world and individual needs. You would be welcome to join us.

Prayer Chain

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 gail.hunt@methodist.org.uk

Focus Church

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: sueandjohn6@talktalk.net

Hear our Sermons

A selection from our services can be found on our Podomatic Podcast Page.

Home 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 gail.hunt@methodist.org.uk.