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Welcome to Trinity United Reformed Church, Wigan

. . .  a friendly Christian church for everyone
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Our Church is a group of friends whose lives have been changed by meeting Jesus - Come along and make some new friends and discover Jesus for yourself.  Jesus loves us all.  He is Alive!  Come and see.

Sunday morning family services, start at 10:45am.  We are all together in church for the first part of our worship and then, any young people go to their room for their own activities. Parents of toddlers are welcome to go with them if they wish.  Tea, coffee and squash are served after the services.  You are very welcome.

Our Mission

We seek to offer and extend the love of God in Jesus Christ, spiritually, emotionally, supportively and caringly to all people and by doing so to make a positive difference to our neighbourhood and the wider world.

Welcome to Trinity
Yoga Class

Yoga

Relax (Calm) Kids

Slimming World

Want to spend a structured quiet time with the Lord each day?

The United Reformed Church has a helpful archive you can link to here.

NOTICE BOARD

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Facebook Page?

Wigan Music Soc. Return to top Peace Garden

Recycled Goods Help save the planet

Are you planning a wedding or celebration and/or looking for a regular venue? Can we help?

"Our church building is registered for marriage services, both for marriages between a man and a woman and for marriages of same sex couples."


Church Bookings  

View slideshows of our:

Facilities

Sanctuary

Church Bookings

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AT TRINITY & SAFE CHURCH

The Gospel Family Worker Mission Group 18 Sep 2016 Podcast Find Us Contact Us Welcome to Trinity Good News! Diary of Events Wigan Music Soc. Churches Partnership Youth & Children Clubs & Groups
We are loved and cherished by an awesome God who created the Universe,
including our Star, the Sun (shown below).  He chose our insignificant little
Planet, Earth, on which to be born and live among us.  He was tortured, died
and embalmed but on the 3rd day he arose from the dead - His name is Jesus
and he wants to live in our hearts today.  Incredible but true.  Read more . .
Click on the centre of the Sun or the radial arms of the Sun to access the menu items.


Rev Chris Parker’s

Monthly

Newsletter

Spare the time to watch this slide show below - we need more than ever to turn to God, to Jesus!

The Holy Spirit Continues Jesus’ Ministry & Teaching.

On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.  And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.  At that time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem. When they heard the loud noise, everyone came running, and they were bewildered to hear their own languages being spoken by the believers.  They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee, and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages!  Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!”             Acts 2/1-11 N.L.T.

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE TRINITY URC WIGAN

When Self Isolating or Social Distancing

Following advice from the URC the Elders of Trinity have agreed to the following:

1. All worship and activities in the church building will cease for the time being.

2. Worship will be available every week on this website and on Trinity’s Facebook page. Resources to help with worship are also available on the URC national website including daily devotions

3. The Elders, Minister, Family Worker and pastoral group leaders will contact all our church members and friends at least once a week to offer prayer and help within the confines of the current Government advice.

4. Sadly
we will no longer be able to offer the prayers in the peace garden as we cannot encourage people to be out and having the possibility of meeting others. Please be assured that you all will be kept in our prayers. Elders will continue to phone the congregation and if you want to call Chris at the manse please do so.  So please stay at home & stay safe.


Above all we want to stay connected even if we cannot meet. Please contact us if you need help, can help or simply need a chat.

Chris and the Leadership team.

Please note: Message from our insurance company - no-one is to enter the church building after Friday 27th March 2020 until further notice.

During this period of enforced isolation, if ever there was a time to draw close to the Lord, it is now.  Why not grasp the opportunity that we have to spend some time each day getting to know the Lord Jesus Christ better?

1. I have enjoyed spending a day with the Lord, finding a quiet place, away from distractions, opening my Bible at say Isaiah 55 and prayerfully reading and thinking about each word and verse, asking myself what I can learn about God and what He wants me to understand and apply to my life.

Jesus boiled everything down to His two great commandments, which are restorative not punitive - it is more blessed to give than receive:

King David tells us in Psalm 19 what inspired and encouraged him as he depended on the Lord in difficult times.

Verse  8 - The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

             The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Verse 10 - More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

              Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

Verse 14 - Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy                sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

2. Another thing we can do is learn some verses of scripture.  I like the book of James, which is very practical and gives us a lot of advice about how we can cope in adversity and how to love our neighbour.  “It is not how many times we have been through the Bible that counts, but how many times the Word of God has been through us.”

Why not set yourself a challenge of learning James chapter 1 verses 2 - 8 or the chapter.

3. You can also listen to the Word of God and enjoy past Sunday Services.  Take your pick from 4 years of Trinity URC Sunday Services abridged to 40 minutes.  How? Well explore our Good News page and pick Podcasts and enjoy the virtual company of others in the seclusion of your own home and enjoy a variety of preachers we have had over the years. Just click on a date and press the play > button on the podcast.

4. If you visit our Peace Garden to Pray and meditate, please remember to stay at least 2 metres apart from anyone not in your own household.  The National Trust has announced that it has now closed its parklands and gardens for the foreseeable future during the coronavirus outbreak.

Provided you are not one of the 1.5 million ‘Shielded’ most at risk group who have been contacted during the week commencing 23 March 2020 and told to stay at home, the Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty, told the BBC on 18 March 2020: “Being outside in the park is a very good thing to do.” but please remember to keep your distance (two metres) from others and don’t congregate in large groups, during this difficult time - see below:

Be Encouraged and have Fun.  Why not watch the Lions feeding at Chester Zoo, Go on, enjoy the new found freedom we all have to do those things we always wanted to get round to doing, whilst at home and away from distractions.  Sort out the garden, get creative with those paints, read a good book, listen to your CD collection, or dig out that old violin, or how about ‘phoning a friend or Skyping a relative or helping an elderly person by shopping for them.  Above all stay safe and healthy and keep washing those hands.

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SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT TO DO DURING TIMES OF ISOLATION

Glenda

 







Trying some new recipes                           Patience                            Doing jigsaw puzzles     

Looking through old photos and  guessing where and when.                Making cross stitch cards

Katrina                                                                                                     

Getting up at a regular time                                      Playing card games

Doing some exercises                                               Playing Scrabble

Going outside for some fresh air                                Knitting

Gardening when possible                                           Keeping in touch with family or

Playing the piano or violin                                          friends by phone or face time.

Jenny

Sorting clothes and ornaments etc.           

For charity shops.

Spring cleaning all round the house

Playing the piano

Baking new cakes

Gardening

Knitting and planning new projects

for Closeknit.

Revising recognition of bird calls

using my little gadget.

Scanning all the old photographs so

They can be stored electronically and

shared with the family.

Needle felting - bird designs                                          



LETTER FROM BRYAN SHEPHERD ABOUT FREE MEALS

Hi All

Restaurants in Wigan that are unable to feed the public at the present time are coming together to provide hot meals that can be heated up in the microwave.

These are for people who are isolating because of the cova-19 virus especially elderly people over 70 and not for the general public.  The meals will be taken out by AgeUK to those who could benefit from them.

The meals are free as is the delivery.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from having the meals delivered please let me know who it is and their address confirming the fact that they are self isolating.

Many thanks,  Bryan                   (If you, or anyone you know, needs some meals, please contact                                                        one of Trinity’s Church Elders.)


YOU CAN ACCESS AN ONLINE COPY OF URC MERSEY SYNOD’S ‘LOOKOUT’ LEAFLET HERE

YOU CAN ACCESS AN ONLINE COPY OF URC’S ‘REFORM’ MAGAZINE HERE


“Breaking News”

PANTOMIME - Urgent Announcement         Update from Ruth Our New Family Worker

Neighbourhood Watch By Chris Mangham     A Message from Tony     Rhubarb from Christine




A MESSAGE FROM TONY

There has been much discussion and great concern over recent years at the threat to our world from global warming and contamination of our land and seas from the waste we produce and discard. As I write to you now, we all know that we are facing a global threat that is destroying lives and families indiscriminately. This global pandemic has hit hard the vulnerable, the medical staff, carers and those providing essential services. It has also had a major effect on the physical and mental well being of us all as we have had to carry out social distancing and in many cases self isolation during the present lockdown requirements. For many, their lives must feel broken and in pieces.

I am currently in isolation, after receiving a letter from the NHS instructing me to do so, for twelve weeks. This means that I am required to stay at home for this period unless of course the situation changes, although this does not seem likely at the moment.

I have just celebrated my birthday, but it was a very different one this year. I am sure those of you who have had or will be having a birthday in the months ahead, will agree with my comment. Although I could not celebrate with family and missed being with them, I particularly missed spending the day with my grandson. I did receive cards and was told to expect a parcel through the post. The parcel arrived: I opened it to find it was a jigsaw. Now apologies to any of you, who are, but I am not really a jigsaw fan. I think the last time I completed one was when I was very young. However, what was different about this jigsaw was that once all the pieces were fitted and the jigsaw was complete, it was of my grandson Jakey sitting in his Dino Coupé car that Denise and I bought him for Christmas last year. As I looked at the picture on the front of the box and lifted the lid, I thought with 1,000 pieces, completing this picture would take time.

We can relate to the jigsaw in our lives, we and our family are each like the pieces; similarly, we and our church family are all in pieces. At the present time, like the jigsaw I received as a present, we are separated and until we reconnect with each other, our lives are on hold. Unfortunately, during this pandemic, many thousands of people have lost their lives and so we think of all those people and pray for their families.

In remembering those who have lost their lives due to this terrible virus, we should remember the loss all Christians shared when our Lord Jesus was crucified to save the world and then to celebrate with joy at His resurrection. We take comfort in our faith that those who have been taken from this world are in God’s safe keeping. The picture for them is complete. Of course there is no urgency for me to complete my jigsaw, other than to see my grandson’s happy smile.

I hope we are all united with our families and church family soon. Of course we are never alone and separate from God when we have Him in our lives. Love to you all. Stay safe and keep well.

Tony

Trinity & Tunley United Reformed Churches


Welcome to our 31st May Sunday Service


Remember you are not alone, your friends will be sharing this service with you and the Lord is with us all.  As Christians we are united in Jesus Christ.


Our Minister Rev Chris Parker has recorded the service on youtube, which will go live at 5pm on Saturday.


Please click on this YouTube link to join in the service:

31st May 2020 Sunday Service


We hope you can worship with us this morning. The words of the hymns will be shown on the video so you can join in the singing if you wish.

If you have missed a service the links can be found on our Podcast page.

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