Sunday Morning family Church @ 10.30 am each week
The following information applies when gathered church services are taking place. Currently, we are not meeting in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Sunday morning services are livestreamed at 10.30 via our YouTube Channel. Norton Baptist Church, UK - YouTube. When gathered services resume, they are likely still to be subject to Covid safety restrictions.
Sunday morning our main worship service and is relaxed and contemporary in style, and lasts about an hour and a quarter with refreshments afterwards. It is suitable for all ages and there are separate programmes for the children (AllStars) and young people (Anchored). The Little Stars creche also runs when needed.
It is a good place to start if you want to find out more and get to know us.
Below are the answers to a few FAQ's to help you if you are new to church:-
Where should I sit?
You can sit anywhere you feel comfortable and stand or sit for the songs as you wish. There is a Welcome Desk at the back of the hall by the entrance if you want more information about the church and a member of the Welcome Team will answer any questions you may have and show you to a seat if asked.
What's a service like?
The service generally begins with several worship songs led by our worship group and the words are displayed on a large screen. We may sing older hymns or modern contemporary songs though it is usually a mixture. There are other items in the service that vary each week but may include multi-media materials, drama/puppets, mission reports, times of testimony and sharing what's happening with folk, prayer and Holy Communion. There will always be a Bible reading and a talk or sermon on the passage of Scripture. This usually lasts 20-30 minutes and will often include multi-media materials, and is meant to be both inspiring and challenging, and relevant to modern day life. We finish with a song and a blessing followed by refreshments. Private prayer for personal needs is available after the service for anyone wanting it. Sometimes we do something completely different!
What should I wear?
There is no dress code for church! However, most folk dress smart casual but casual is fine. Come in what you are comfortable wearing.
What about my children?
There are separate groups that run parallel to the main service for both children and young people. Colin and team run AllStars for up to year 7, and Jane (our staff church Worker) and team run Anchored for year 7 and above. These groups also run in the main school building. There is also the Little Stars crèche for the very young. All our staff and volunteers are DBS/CRB vetted. If you prefer them to stay with you in the main service then that is OK too.
Is there a collection or money offering?
There is an offering or collection in the main service for the work of the church though this is primarily for those who attend regularly and want to support the work of the church financially. If you are a visitor, just let the offering basket pass by without feeling obliged to contribute. Many church people give by other means so a lot of folk just pass the basket on without putting anything in it.