Church Family

At Church on the Heath, we welcome all who join us for Christian worship and fellowship.

If you decide to worship regularly with us, then you may like to join in:

MyChurchontheHeath

If you worship with us regularly, you may like to consider joining our Church Family Contacts List.  This enables you to receive e-mail updates from Patrick and our news-sheet, you get access to our address book and are able to sign up for rotas and events.

If you worship with us regularly and would like to join the contacts list and address book please use this link to our 2018 Data Protection Questionnaire

Once you have your log-in id, you can log-in here.

Giving

There are many ways to give to the church – including time, talents and money.

We often take up a collection at our regular services, but we also rely on the generosity of the church family in planned, regular giving for the resources which enable us to maintain the church building, pay the staff team, support a wide range of activities throughout the week, and provide financial help to deserving causes.

There is a box available at our services into which financial donations can be placed. However, many members of our church family prefer planned giving through direct debits or standing orders.  You can find details of ways to give here.

Gift Aid form

Standing order form

If you would like to discuss planned giving or one-off gifts please speak in confidence to our Treasurer, Tracey van der Meijden.

Get Involved

We are a church which encourages people to get involved and gives people opportunities to use their gifts and talents.

With church activities taking place throughout the week, we rely on a large team of volunteers to make things happen.  Opportunities for involvement include serving in our coffee bar, supporting the Church Office,  church maintenance, gardening, pastoral work, working with children and young people (subject to safeguarding regulations), or playing a part in the wide range of teams which support our worship.

For more information on getting involved, please pick up a news-sheet in church or speak to the Church Secretary, Paul Roberts, to find out how best you can use your gifts

Small Groups

Small Groups are an important part of our church life.

Andrew Cullingford looks after the organisation of our small groups.

Around 100 people of all ages already participate in the wide variety of small groups which meet during the week either at the church or in local homes across Elvetham Heath and the environs of Fleet.

Worshipping together on Sunday is at the heart of our weekly programme at The Church on the Heath, but it is very hard to get to know everyone in a rapidly growing church.  And that’s where home groups offer something special.

They provide an opportunity to meet regularly, in an informal atmosphere, with a small group of up to a dozen people.  Together we take a look at what God says to us about everyday life through the Bible, while getting to know one another and having fun and – of course – enjoying some refreshments!

The Church on the Heath currently has a variety of groups meeting on weekdays, including Monday mornings (with a crèche) and a Ladies Fellowship group on a Thursday morning, both in the Church building itself.  There are also home groups that meet on the Heath at 0930 on a Thursday morning and in Fleet fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon.

There are also several groups meeting weekly in people’s homes at 8pm:

  • Tuesday fortnightly in Church Crookham (1930 – 2100).
  • Wednesday at Ancells Farm, two groups on the Heath (both fortnightly), one on Zebon Copse, and one in Fleet. 
  • Thursday in Crookham Village and on the Heath.

There is no expectation of existing Bible knowledge and no one is put on the spot!

Our groups have also taken a break before Easter so that we could all participate in the Lent Groups organised by Churches Together in Fleet and Crookham.

If you would like to try one of these groups, please contact the church office who will point you in the right direction, speak to Andrew after Church one Sunday or email him.

Most Recent Sunday Morning Sermon

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Remembering Sunday (Job 19:23-27, James 3:13-18)

Rev. Betty Hayes, 10th November 2019
Part of the ---- series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Remembering Sunday

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Job 19:23–27 (Listen)

23   “Oh that my words were written!
    Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
24   Oh that with an iron pen and lead
    they were engraved in the rock forever!
25   For I know that my Redeemer lives,
    and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
26   And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I shall see God,
27   whom I shall see for myself,
    and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
    My heart faints within me!

(ESV)

James 3:13–18 (Listen)

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

(ESV)

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Most Recent Sunday Evening Sermon

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Macedonia and Greece (Acts 20:1-11)

Clare Usmar, 21st July 2019
Part of the Acts series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

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Acts 20:1–11 (Listen)

20:1 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” 11 And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.

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Eco-Church

Here is a copy of our latest Eco-Church newsletter – September 2019.

With the General Election on 12th December in mind, Keep Britain Tidy have produced a manifesto of challenges to the next government – whoever it may be – to take action to tackle environmental pollution and create a cleaner and greener country where everyone can be proud to say they ‘Love where they Live’. Click here to see more details, and download a copy. If you share their desire for action from the next government, why not share the manifesto with the candidates yourself when they knock on your door or send them a link to it via social media?