Drama Group

Are there any budding actors/ performers out there?

Are you keen to develop your skills in this area?

We are making some preliminary enquiries to see whether anyone might be interested in being part of a small drama group here at St Michael’s.

No prior experience necessary, just an interest in performance, storytelling and having some fun along the way.

Click here to express an interest

 

What We Love About Jesus

There are so many things to love about Jesus,  In our latest video testimony series, we want to include as many of those reasons as possible from as many people as possible. And that includes YOU!

We would love it if you could record a short video clip of you saying what you love about Jesus, and send to us using this link. 

If you’re not confident on recording yourself – let us know and we can help you!

 

 Tips for making your short video:

– Video yourself in landscape (not portrait) view
–  Make sure there’s enough light on your face
 – Keep your face in the top half of the screen
 – Make sure your voice can be heard clearly
 – Keep the camera still
 – Position the camera high enough

Once your  video is ready please Click here to upload

 

New Wine United Breaks Out

Online 29 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2021

Since 1989,  the New Wine family  have gathered together in our thousands – on a showground over 2 weeks of the summer – for worship, fellowship, teaching, refreshment and, most importantly, to be empowered and inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Following the cancellation of what would have been the 32nd annual summer event (United 20) due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they launched their first-ever online event, United Breaks Out, in July 2020.

This year, New Wine have again taken the step of faith to offer all celebrations, youth and children’s programmes, and  Accessible Church stream, without charge.

New Wine United Breaks Out runs from 29 July to 3 August and is all available online

Head here for the main webpage

And here for the full programme

Paul Harcout, New Wine National Leader says: “Amidst all of the challenges of the last year, one that has hit hardest has been losing the opportunity to gather. For the Church, gathering together has not just a social significance but a deeply spiritual one, as we meet not only with others but, in a special way, with GodWe hope that churches and individual Christians will be able to gather round these offerings to receive healing, encouragement and fresh vision to serve the nation as we begin the process of recovery.”

Easing of government restrictions and what this means for St Michael’s

As we move into Step 4 of the government roadmap out of lockdown, the emphasis has moved onto more personal responsibility, and less on following government restrictions.

We must now decide how best to manage the risk to ourselves and others. Church of England guidance places this responsibility on the incumbent. So with this in mind, the leadership team (headed up by Simon as the incumbent) has carefully considered the options.

Whilst many of the previous legal requirements are now optional, it is felt that completely stopping them all would not be a responsible move. 

Therefore, from Sunday 25 July, and until we next update, the following applies:

 At all gatherings:

We expect and recommend the wearing of face coverings, especially when moving around, in poorly ventilated areas, and when singing.

Singing is allowed – but please wear a face covering whilst doing so.

 At all Sunday services and celebrations:

Pre-allocated seats will no longer be necessary. You can sit wherever you like. Be aware that some people may still wish to practice social distancing.

Bookings will no longer close on Friday morning. This means you can sign-up right until the start of the service/celebration.  You can even “sign-up” as you arrive. We must still keep a record of everyone who attends, for track and trace purposes.

Communion will still be taken in “one kind” only – meaning the clergy takes the wine on behalf of everyone.

Children and Youth groups should still book in as usual.

Revised risk assessments will be completed, for both St Michael’s Centre and the Church building.

As before, if you have covid symptoms, have been asked to self-isolate, or have tested positive for covid, please do not attend.

Our services and celebrations will still be live streamed, and you can find them on our youtube channel

Securely Single Course

A 5 session course, in-person on Wednesday evenings starting 18 August

Securely Single is a course especially for Christians who are single (whether they have always been single, or are divorced or widowed).  The course material helps single Christians discuss and address the positives and negatives of the single life and encourages all to be content in every and any circumstance ( Philippians 4:11-13)

Over five sessions, we will look at various subjects including:

  • Who are you? Unveiling God’s promises.
  • Is singleness a gift?
  • What about intimacy and celibacy?
  • Moving on: Making the most of being single

There is an opportunity in every session to spend time studying the Bible, looking at passages such as Psalm 139, 1 Corinthians 7 and Isaiah 54.

Space is also provided for discussion and personal reflection and each week will conclude with prayer and a challenge to think about the one thing to take away from what has been discussed.

We have both a female and male leader for the course.  If you have any queries before signing up, please email. securelysingle@stmichaelsbristol.org

Apologies to anyone who emailed this address before 22 July – due to technical issues no emails were received before this date. Please resend, or contact Laura via the office

Click here to sign-up

Try Flower Arranging

A chance to come along and see if flower arranging is something you would like to get involved in!  An informal morning  -where those who have been involved in arranging the flowers in church will be on hand to share their expertise!

If you plan to come along please sign-up so that we have an idea of numbers and can keep the morning covid-secure.
Thanks!

Click here to sign-up